What a perfect day for this post to go live.
So perfect. Much pretty. Hello handsome. It’s rainy and grim and dark and less than fifteen degrees and oh lordy I just want to spin around in circles and sing sweet lullabys to the autumn gods.
Anyway, as summer is ahem, on the way out (soz guys, denial ain’t going to change anything), I’ve been attempting to be a sensible lil shopper and only snap up clothes that will see me into the slightly colder seasons.
Clothes and accessories that will look mega jazzy when teamed with one of those crisp autumnal mornings, a basic af pumpkin spice latte, a deep red manicure and maybe a smattering of burnt orange leaves on the floor.
You get me?
So here’s the autumn pieces I’m already buying…
Ain’t nothing more British than sticking the word ‘light’ in front of ‘jumper’ or ‘jacket’ to prove to the world that it’s more of an emergency cover-up should the weather turn than a heavy duty piece that’ll see you through any non-existent snow storm.
Anyway, I have bought THREE light jumpers in as many weeks and I’m not even slightly ashamed.
I’ve got two classic slogan knits from New Look (this ‘Funday’ one and that inspirational pink one) and a slouchy pale grey one from H&M which is long and blanket-lookalike enough to be worn with leggings for lazy days round the house.
For me a jumper has to do one of two things – it either has to go with literally every item in your wardrobe, as seen with the grey knit, or it has to have the ability to turn a LOL GIRL YOU SO BORING outfit into Pinterest porn – looking at you slogan huns.
Currently at the top of my wish list? This £25 GLITTER striped beauty.
I’ve been a loyal fan girl to my 2014 beige Primark trench coat since, well, 2014. I love the lightness of it, the classic style, and the midi length that makes me feel approximately 4783568 times chicer than the McDonald’s Drive Thru turnip that I am. (Monki have a v similar style here).
Anyway, I have increased my trench coat collection to two, with this little dark grey check number from Bershka. It seemed liked a sensible option considering y’know, grey goes with everything as we’ve already discussed.
Also pretty handy is the fact that they look slammin’ when worn undone, which will be a blessing in a few months time when lol nine months pregnant and nothing fits.
Still berating myself for not snapping up the Alexa Chung for Marks & Spencer olive green trench coat of dreams last night. Sob, sob and a bit more sob.
Whilst I am v well equipped with sassy jazzy ankle boots that command people to bow down in front of them (y’know, leopard print and silver space-themed ones and a beauts new pair of baby pink velvet ones), I am currently down to zero pairs of black ankle boots.
DUN DUN DUN.
What sort of cool hip and happening millennial owns NO black ankle boots? A girl who threw them all away because they were scuffed to fuck, that’s who.
Anyway, I’m on the hunt for the perfect pair. Ideally real leather, ideally with a slightly pointed toe but nothing too witchy, and ideally with a classic two-inch block heel. I mean, I’m not fussy or anything.
Ankle boots = perfect for winter with jeans and socks and jumpers and all that shebang, but also great for September and October when worn with a summer dress, lots of fake tan and a jacket. Just sayin’.
Ya gal’s blazer obsession started some time back at the start of 2017 when she did that Matalan collab and started LIVING in that black longline one. I mean, it’s well gone and sold out now, but if you don’t have a black blazer in your wardrobe I think you might be broken tbh.
Anyway, I’ve amassed a couple more this year including a white ASOS one and a Bershka grey check one, which is, let’s face it, the style that’s currently splattered all over Instagram with every fash blogger from my girl Chloe Plumstead to the dreamboat that is Liv Purvis rocking one.
Blazers are great for autumn because they’re super chic and easy to layer with a light jumper or whatever, but also to wear with a summer dress whilst it’s not actually all that cold out. Going to use the most ~boring~ word in fashion and say that they’re transitional. Bleurgh.
Photos by Bang On Style.