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|