Autumn clothes? I know, I know, it’s still August! If we’re lucky there could be another 6 weeks of summer to enjoy. In fact it’s often still warm and sunny on my birthday in October and it’s a well known retail problem that nowadays city folk don’t need coats until Christmas at the earliest.
But it’s impossible to escape that new pencil case feeling. Having spent way too long in formal education (I’d still be there, doing yet another random degree if only I could afford it) I associate autumn with the start of a new year far more than January. And what better way to celebrate than with a few new wardrobe items? Some weeks back we were all having wardrobe clear outs, so now it’s time to fill the gaps!
I haven’t had much chance to go shopping recently but I have made a couple of new purchases and I’m planning how to mix them in with pieces I already own and love.
For women with busy days and realistic budgets I definitely believe it’s best to just tweak your signature style with new trends rather than go for a whole new look. The trick (and sometimes problem) is knowing your signature look… not always easy, especially when your body shape and colouring change with age. I’m going to do some investigations and write a piece on that next week. In the meantime here are some outfits of the week, my new items and I’ve also done a roundup of the key wearable autumn trends that you can read here.And finally, a couple of Outfits of the Week – as you can see, I’m not giving up on my beloved the blue and white stripe just yet.