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Style update: 11 pieces to add to your autumn wardrobe

3rd March, 2021

Farewell, summer! It’s officially time to welcome the start of autumn and that means our wardrobes start reverting back to transseasonal styling and everything has to be ready to go from hot one minute to cold the next. What I’m loving about the upcoming trends and also what I’m seeing in store, is that there are going to be beautiful textures and elegant neutrals on the cards, along with interesting oversized silhouettes and modern takes on wardrobe staples like blazers and knits. It has got me excited for what’s to come in winter.

A knit dress

A knit dress is a great staple to have on hand as it’s an easy layering piece that can be worn with a denim jacket or a knit thrown over the top, but also a great option as is when worked back with flats or sneakers.

A crisp white shirt

A white shirt is something that has longevity so I always tend to look for an updated take on it at the start of a new season. This one has a billowy sleeve and a relaxed silhouette that’s very now, and also makes it a versatile piece to have at the ready.

Black blazer

The black blazer is a constant in most women’s wardrobes but this season consider it in a more playful silhouette. And I love this blazer for that reason. The voluminous sleeve, the single button, the nipped in waist—I’m here for it all.

Straight leg jeans

Seeing as skinny jeans have apparently been cancelled (thanks, Gen Z) there’s no better time to appreciate a great pair of classic straight leg jeans. Opt for a style like this one and I guarantee you’ll wear it all year round.

Black loafers

If you’ve not yet welcomed a pair of black loafers into your life then you don’t know what you’re missing out on. This classic style will take you from work, to shopping to drinks, all without missing a beat. And they’re so comfy too.

Zipped knit

I love the fact that this zipped knit would works so well with a pair of lounge pants to elevate casual wear into something a little more polished. While you’re at it, it would work beautifully with denim too.

A trench

I’ve been really loving the trench worn with tracksuit trend, and I have to say it has to be one of the cosiest, most comfortable things you can wear this season and beyond. Buy yourself a trench like this and watch yourself wear it to death.

Wide leg pants

Black pants are a sophisticated option for any day of the week, and in a wide leg silhouette like this you can’t beat it for comfort levels. Worn with a shirt, a tee, a cami, a crop, a knit… the pairings are endless.

Oversized denim jacket

You can’t beat a denim jacket as a fashion saviour during transseasonal weather. It’s warm enough to keep the chill at bay, but also lightweight enough so you don’t overheat on hotter days. Look for a slightly longer length, and in an oversized silhouette for the most modern take on the style.

Neutral sweatshirt

Sweats are in. This little number by Camilla and Marc is a great example of how to do sweatshirts this autumn/winter. Opt for one in a neutral shade such as this for maximum wearability.

Sleeveless knit

This is a great alternative to a casual tank. It’s got the same vibe, but just a whole lot more polished. The ribbed texture is also very up-to-the-minute, making it the ideal on trend addition to any outfit.

What’s currently on your autumn shopping list?

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What’s On My Shopping Wish List

13th March, 2020

A new season calls for a wardrobe refresh and I had a thoroughly great time daydreaming about a few new pieces I want for autumn/winter. This time of year can be tricky simply because it can still go from hot one minute to cold the next so I’m after clothes that can work for varying temperatures. I wanted to play with different textures, including luxe tweed and sleek leather plus standout accessories that will steal the show. Here’s what caught my eye…

Cropped crystal-embellished sequined tweed top, Alessandra Rich

This has a classic feel with the tweed and pearl buttons but the cropped top is thoroughly modern.

Crystal-embellished Sequined Tweed Mini Skirt, Alessandra Rich

I love a matching set of any kind and this worked back with the tweed top is polished and would be perfect for an event.

Cropped crystal-embellished sequined tweed jacket, Alessandra Rich

This jacket is the finishing piece to the skirt and top featured above but it could easily work on its own. I could pair this with jeans and a tee and have a relaxed yet sophisticated look.

Jila Flower PVC Sandals, Cult Gaia

How cool are these sandals with the transparent PVC straps and the flower heel? They’re the perfect statement shoe to finish off an outfit.

Gold-tone Bracelet, Bottega Veneta

I’m often on the look out for bold new jewellery that will be the perfect full stop to an outfit. This bracelet definitely fits the bill. It’s big and bold enough to hold its own but also versatile to work back with myriad looks.

Gold and Silver-tone Earrings, Bottega Veneta

For those who love statement earrings but nothing too over the top, these studs are it. Love the contrasting metals.

The Pouch Large Gathered Leather Clutch, Bottega Veneta

I’ve had my eye on this clutch for the longest time and I think I’ve finally decided on this neutral hue. It’s perfect for the working back with virtually my entire wardrobe so I know it will be on high rotation.

Anagram-logo cat-eye acetate sunglasses, Loewe

I’m always on board with bold, statement sunglasses. This pair by Loewe is striking enough to elevate a look but just the right shade to enable it to work back with several outfits.

GG Marmont Mini Leather Backpack, Gucci

I love a backpack for its practicality but I especially love one that’s such a cool design. I’m all about the shape and also the chain link straps.

Square-neck Cotton-Blend Gingham-Seersucker Dress, Ganni

I often wear dresses in autumn and throw on a jacket whether it be a leather bomber or a denim number when temperatures cool. Once summer hits then it’s always worn on repeat, and I have no doubts this Ganni piece will be just that.

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10 things to add to your autumn wardrobe

6th March, 2019

Autumn is still in that tricky territory of having some hot days interspersed with cooling temperatures so it’s about having a balance of pieces that can easily work for varying temperatures. One of the great things about navigating trans-seasonal weather is that you can easily get around it by working with layers. I’ve been working on building up my own wardrobe for this season and these are some of the things I think every closet needs.

A lightweight knit

You don’t need to go into full blown heavy jumper territory just yet so a nice lightweight jumper in neutral tones will see you through the next few weeks with ease.

A roomy tote

After having such a deep love affair with smaller daintier bags it seems the tote is making a comeback. Think nice and roomy enough to fit all your essentials but understated and chic in design.

A good pair of jeans

Invest in a good pair of jeans now that will take you through to winter. I am loving the slightly straight leg silhouette with a more stiffer denim as a change of pace from my old favourites, the skinny leg.

Ankle boots

You always need a great pair of ankle boots to survive autumn/winter. Find a pair in black and you can wear them with everything from jeans to pants and dresses.

A trench

A trench coat is a forever classic but this season in particular it’s going to be huge. You can easily pair it with most things in your wardrobe and it provides just the right amount of coverage and protection if you’re out and about and the weather cools down.

Anything in animal print

Animal print is another big trend to look out for. I’m a big fan of anything leopard so I will definitely be incorporating a few pieces featuring that print in my wardrobe.

An animal print maxi dress ticks two major trend boxes
A printed long sleeved maxi

The great thing about a long sleeved dress is that it always looks polished and is perfect for trans-seasonal weather as it provides ample coverage from the elements. This season dare to go bold and opt for a printed maxi style that’s designed to add a punchy element to any outfit.

A blazer

If you don’t already have one, a black blazer is a must. Look for a nice fitted silhouette, in a simple design that will be versatile enough to work with myriad looks.

A suit

I’m still loving a great suit as a polished option for the office or for an event. You can even look to experiment with colour for a modern take on traditional suiting.

A hair slide

Hair accessories are going to be huge so if you’re not one for bling, this is an easy way to dress up an outfit. A gorgeous hair slide will add a pretty touch to any look and also look majorly on trend.