This post is more for me, than you, dear reader. I needed something to make me focus on the new season, as it’s fast approaching and it’s a good way to familiarise myself with product and what is out there on the High Street too (I haven’t been buying much lately, as I haven’t really felt that inspired).
So here it is, a new season round-up in a nutshell:
|Dress: £49.99, H&M|
I mentioned boho maxi dresses in my last post on Trends, but it doesn’t stop there. Full length coats and maxi skirts, too – go supersize with length. Not great for puddles, rainy days or dusty floors. Saying that, it doesn’t have to be such a dramatic look – why not try a chiffon maxi for the next wedding/evening event you go to? Or try a maxi coat in a thinner fabric, so it doesn’t feel so bulky. I’ll be bringing out my grey coat from last year (which is now only £60 in the sale):
|Grey wool coat: £60, Asos|
|Dress: Primark. Bag: Hunter Boots (sold out)|
|Dress, £46, Topshop|
I’ve been long singing the praises of a trusty white shirt, but it’s time to let its more delicate sister shine. The blouse – slinky, frilly, pussybow – it’s all in the details. Wear with flares or wide leg tailored trousers.
|Blouse: £29.99, Zara|
|Blouse, £19.99, H&M|
This front tie on blouses is HUGE at the moment, but will probably die quickly. I would suggest buying some black velvet ribbon and tying around a favourite blouse.
Yes, this comes up most years but it’s definitely more of a ‘thing’ now, especially worn with said blouse (see above). My advice, buy some grey wool wide leg trousers – and wear with trainers or platform loafers and socks for a relaxed vibe.
|Wearing trousers: Jigsaw. Trainers: Adidas. Jacket: J Crew (sold out but buy similar from Asos here)|
The neck is kind of a big deal, this season. For me, it’s about more luxury than a super cheap fix – think heartland Cos and And Other Stories for a chunky version (Cos have done the most amazing cashmere one, which I will come to another time) – it will look great with tailoring. But also try and think of different ways to wear – with a maxi skirt to dinner, or with a button down suede skirt and thick tights.
|Ribbed turtleneck, £45, And Other Stories|
And now we come to my favourite – Margot Tenenbaum. Always a style icon, she is literally this season’s look. The entire Gucci A/W show (which I loved) had such an air about this fictional character, it was hard to ignore. Chunky faux fur coats, boyish flats and awkward length skirts? I’m in. Why not try it in a less retro way – with a shaggy oversized coat?
|Coat: Marks & Spencer Indigo (in stores October)|
|Lace dress, £260, Self Portrait at Matches|
Red is the colour of eveningwear, for sure. But you can try in outerwear, too. A red coat is a good investment – it can transform the plainest of outfits.
|Boden coat from last season. Cashmere crew-neck: £139, Boden. Jeans: MiH (old but buy new washes here). Heels: £79, Dune. Photo: Ella Sadika|
|A/W All Saints|
|Suede coat: £99.99, New Look|
Ain SSB says
I've been eyeing on that grey military coat from asos but sadly, my mum said it won't look good on me because I'm short (ok I'm only 160cm), it would make me look shorter. /cries a bucket
Btw, I've been your ghost reader for a while and has always loved your posts! <3
– Ain [ http://www.captaineverland.blogspot.co.uk ]
Alexandra Stedman says
Aah no – I suppose the maxi length is not for everyone! Oh thank you so much for reading…so lovely to hear x