I am not too keen on the change of season from a wardrobe perspective. One day you are in t-shirts and white jeans and the next it just seems inappropriate and too cold. We’ve been very lucky this year with mild and sunny weather lasting well into September but I still can’t seem to get my outfits quite right at the moment.
I’ve put away my ‘high summer’ clothes and have got out from storage my ‘lightweight’ jumpers. I am busy sorting, deciding what to keep, what to sell, what to donate to charity.
I’ve shopped online and I’ve had a wander around the shops too. I have a few new outfits but I am still resisting a complete changeover.
I tend to move from sandals to ballet flats or loafers before I get the boots out but I usually have some new boots waiting to be worn. I will also start adding a cardigan then a scarf then maybe a heavier coatigan until it is time to start wearing a coat. This year we have the option of the cape or large wrap scarf which stretches out the need for a coat for a bit longer. I also find now is a good time of year to make use of leather jackets. I find them too cold when winter really sets in but autumn is the perfect season for a biker jacket.
Here are a few outfits I have worn this last week ...
I wore this outfit for a day out in Hammersmith. The jumper is from Boden and I wore it over a White Company vest top in case I got too warm! I like the button detail on the side that you can undo. Shoes are adidas superstars.
I wore this for a life-coaching workshop I attended then lunch with a friend. Autumn is the ideal time to make use of leather jackets, this one is from Mint Velvet. As the day wore on though the sun came out and I felt I could have got away with less clothes!
Bit more sun between the heavy rain for this outfit and I was taking my son to get some new clothes now he is starting a full time job. My navy jumper is new from Hobbs and I am wearing it with a Phase Eight scarf from last year. My loafers are from Russell & Bromley.
I wore this casual outfit to go on a Segway adventure with my son by Bray Lake. My jumper is a knitted hoodie from The White Company and it is pretty old now but it was a good buy and comes out year after year. I have layered it over a striped vest top from Boden and a scarf from White Stuff and I wore Boden jeans and adidas superstars.
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