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Style update: 10 pieces to add to your autumn wardrobe

2nd March, 2022

As we officially say farewell to summer and welcome the start of autumn, that means our wardrobes are reverting back to transseasonal styling and everything has to be ready to go from hot one minute to cold the next over the next few weeks. 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 the coming months as temperatures drop and we’re ready to cosy up in our winter warmers again.


Ribbed dress

A ribbed 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.

Striped shirt

If there’s one thing that’s been trending of late it’s a bold striped shirt. Think hues of bright greens, vibrant blues, sunshine yellows, Barbie pinks, you name it! A button down 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, and this autumn it’s definitely all about a smart stripe.

Cropped cardi

The cardi this season is all about a cropped length, colourful hues, and if you really want to go all in, a matching twin set style. They look great with jeans or a skirt, and have an endlessly polished vibe. 

Straight leg jeans

Our love affair with straight leg jeans continues. It’s a no-brainer as far as denim options go because it works with a variety of different pieces and suits pretty much everyone.

Penny loafers

This most classic of shoe styles will take you from work, to shopping to drinks, all without missing a beat. And they’re so comfy too. Wear them with jeans to a trouser to a dress. 

Cut out knits

As someone who lives in knitwear throughout autumn and winter, I am loving this modern take on the humble jumper. The cut out design is edgy and adds a modern feel to this cold weather staple. It would be a dream pairing with denim.

Statement coat

Coats are of course an autumn/winter staple but this season they’re all about adopting styles that are a little bit loud and all about standing out in a crowd. The beauty in a statement coat is that it can become the focal point of a look…while also keeping you nice and toasty.

90s shoulder bag

Shoulder bags with a 90s twist are going to be everywhere. Think a structured style with a top handle and something that can be effortlessly draped over your shoulder when you’re out running errands or out for dinner with friends.


Ruching is the styling detail to look out for this season. Expect it on tops, dresses, even pants and it’s the kind of ultra flattering design feature that is definitely worth embracing.

Statement trench

While a classic trench is a forever staple, something you’ll definitely have in your wardrobe for years to come, there’s something about injecting a modern twist to it that all of a sudden makes it feel fresh and on trend. Look for a trench in a print or bold hue and you can instantly elevate an outfit, and give it a new feel.

Corset top

Corsetry is one of the key trends to look out for, and the best way to make it really wearable is by adopting a corset style top. It can be worn in a casual way with denim, but you can also dial up the glam and wear it with a beautiful pant for a night out.

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.


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.