I’ve compiled a little AW15 hit list made up of the things you’ll actually wear again and again, because as sassy as those red lace-up-to-the-knee heels are (and oh boy does that Missguided model make them look hella good), you ain’t gonna wear them. Ok, lies, maybe once and then you’ll be like eBay anyone? Anyone?
I know what you’re like boo because that is me all over.
So here’s the easy-to-wear things, the comfortable things, the things that go with everything. The things that’ll make you look and feel as killer as your pinned ladies on Pinterest ‘cept like without blisters or tears or being constantly aware that your gunt or nipple might be making a bid for escape.
Have fun looking hella’ cool this autumn whilst you’re strutting about with your pumpkin spiced latte and berry lip gal pals.
1. FAUX FUR GILET
For some reason when I think of gilets I think of rooting around the Jack Wills sale in January with a group of pals and hearing the odd person pronounce the T. Yep, gillet, that’s the one.
I bloomin’ love me a gilet I do, mostly because they make you look a bit like a lamb, but also because they layer up beautifully over jumpers and the gospel of fashion bloggers – the humble leather biker jacket.
I’m desp for a black, slightly more slimming version, to add to my AW wardrobe for 2015. My one here is old H&M, but I love this classic New Look one which comes in both black and cream. Perfecto.
You’ve got a few routes with this bad boy – you can go suede like me and stick to a tunic shape which is defs more flattering if you’re ahem, blessed in the boobie department, or you can go denim (this £20 Boohoo one comes in denim and white denim and oh my, that devishly perfect raw hem) or faux leather in more of a dungaree dress shape.
They’re incredibly versatile which is why I basically die inside every time I see a new one on ASOS’s new-in section. BANK BALANCE, I’M SOZ, I’M REAL SOZ. (This one’s my current fave)
Wear with a roll neck or a striped tee or a shirt. The world is your oyster.
Just cos everyone needs a little summin’ summin’ to hide a I went to bed at midnight because Netflix and didn’t have time to wash my hair lol.
Also, they kinda like take the cool level of every outfit up one notch, don’tcha think? (I have a couple from Boohoo but I have seen a dreamy camel one in Primark for about £6…)
4. OVER THE KNEE HIGH BOOTS
If there’s one thing London Fashion Week has taught us is that’s every woman apparently now owns black over the knee boots. They are the new trainers. Cool.
The dreamy thing about them is that they offer a flip of a lot of ankle support which makes walking in heels ten bazillion million times easier.
5. CHAIN CROSS BODY BAG
I mean like yeah you could just go and buy a Chloe Drew and join the rest of the Instagram clan but ya know what’s also fun? Not spending a few months rent on leather. Yeah huh. (Also, have you seen the Topshop looky-likeys?)
There’s some pretty sassy tan and black toned bags trotting their way onto the high street this season (my New Look babe is available to buy here) which makes my heart pretty happy haps. Make sure yours is roomy enough for like spare make-up, a phone charger and a snack otherwise you’ll never use it. Trust.
6. STRIPED T-SHIRT
Having spent the summer essentially sleeping in my Breton tee collection, I’ve now mixed up my stripe obsession and am all about the men’s tee.
I like the fit of a slighty oversized t-shirt and my fave hotspots for these are H&M and Primark’s menswear departments. They cost no more than a fiver and fit like a dream. (I NEED this long-sleeved fella in every colour way, uh huh).
Perfect for tucking into skirts and wearing with jeans.
7. LIGHT ROLL NECK
I love a chunky kinda babe that you can snuggle into on long CHRISTMAS IS COMING nights, but it’s the light, easy to layer ones, that see the most wardrobe action.
I have an ancient dark grey one from Primark that’s still one of my faves and I find the colour goes with legit everything.
Or, if you’re that kinda girl you should try a jersey one with 70s inspired burgundy and orange stripes and pair with a pinafore (summin like this). ALL THE YESES.
8. BOYFRIEND SHIRT
Just like with the striped tee, I like my shirts to be ever-so-slightly oversized.
Go denim or go check, and wear under pinafores, or open over t-shirts, or wrapped around your waist if you wanna y’know, look like Shay Mitchell. Which you obvs do because hubba hubba.
No-one judge, but I want this OMG MY EYES HURT one. This with a red lip and jeans = my happy place.
9. A-LINE SKIRT
Unless you’ve been on a mission to the moon of late you’ll have noticed that there’s only one skirt shape to be seen in – the sassy little A-Line. Honestly, my heart’s sobbing over the lack of midis. Wah.
You’ve got two main styles darting about out there – the indigo denim and the suedette.
I’ve just snapped up this plain black zip up one from New Look because it’s slimming and the zip means there’s no unsightly button straining across my generous thighs (and also, £12.99 cannot be faulted). Halle-blinkin-lluah.
10. RIPPED JEANS
Because have you seen Pinterest and Tumblr and Insragram?
Go black and skinny or faded and boyfriend – either way, they’ll look effortlessly hip with ankle boots and slouchy t-shirts and shirts and a gilet and you knows it.
(ASOS’s Kimmi jeans are my jam)
11. SEVENTIES INSPIRED DRESS
My midi dress here is actually a Miss Selfridge style from last year, but I’m excited to get back into wearing it.
I love a girly, floaty printed dress like this because it easy to dress up and down – they look as handsome and ready for a VSCO cam filter with a biker jacket and ankle boots as they do with a clutch, red lip and strappy heels that you pretend you can walk in. Like oh me, no I’ve just hurt my ankle, my shoes are fine and not too high at all. Nope.
(Current obsession is this ASOS hunk)
12. STATEMENT ANKLE BOOTS
Nah but leopard and glitter and snakeskin boots are everywhere this season and it makes me want to buy them all immediately.
If it makes you feel better, I find I wear my leopard babies just as often as my flat black ones but they just feel a bit sassier – River Island’s ones are fo’ real on point and I prefer them to my Zara ones AND they’re cheaper. (Pssst and also, how are these glitter boos only £30?)
They’re the perfect way to amp up a plain jeans and tee outfit when you’re like hungover or all your other clothes are in the wash because who has time for the washing machine when there’s GBBO?