The beginning of a new season is always such an exciting time as I start building up the vision of the woman I will be, and putting together my wishlist. This autumn I am channelling a modern 70s vibe, so I’ll be: wearing lots of tan hues; investing in winter dresses with long sleeves; hunting for the perfect pair of boots that will go with everything from jeans to midi dresses; having fun with Lolita-esque accessories; and topping it all off with a faux-fur coat to complete the look.
In winter I’m often a bit stuck for shoes to wear with dresses – I have a bit of an aversion to tights, but wearing flats without them leaves me too chilly. You need to consider the inclement weather, too, so boots are an obvious choice. Tan is perennially chic and will be a big trend again this winter, and I love the boho edge to these. The heel is also really manageable, so they’re easy to wear all day.
This is a bit of a micro trend, but if you’ve already built up your bag wardrobe this is a great staple that you’ll come back to time and time again. Fashion is cyclical, and this definitely has staying power. I love that it looks different from the bags that I already have, but is still super-wearable and practical too.
I’m seriously coveting this Tibi dress. I love wearing dresses, but I’ve realised that most of them are more suited to summer so I’m making a conscious effort to invest in winter dresses – thicker fabrics, long sleeves and high necks. White is also going to be a big trend for winter – I love how chic it is and the way it brightens the complexion when it’s miserable outside.
Despite the fact that sunglasses are mostly associated with summer, I love wearing them in winter too. I think these are so fun and would add a touch of frivolity to any outfit. I can imagine wearing these to Fashion Week and instantly refreshing my wardrobe.
Red is the colour of the season, so I will be investing in more of it this autumn. At Wardrobe ICONS we consider red a neutral, so anything you buy in this colour will go with pretty much everything in your wardrobe. I also love 60s-inspired faux-fur, and this style of coat is a brilliant way to cover two trends in a very wearable way – not to mention at a great price point. Plus, it would look great with anything denim or tan.
Chinti and Parker is one of my go-to brands for knitwear – I just love the quality of the cashmere. They come at a price, but I feel the cost-per-wear and the originality that comes with this label is really worth it. I wore my ‘Friday’ jumper at least once a week last winter, so this is another investment piece I will be adding to my collection.