Your Autumn Fashion Starter Kit
Autumn is my favourite time of year. The crackle of sparklers, the taste of pumpkin spice syrup in my hot chocolate (I don't do lattes) and the changing colours of the trees... It's such cosy vibes and I love it.
Best of all is fall fashion. It has the richest colours and you can wrap up, cosy and warm, without being too cold. Here are some autumnal pieces you can add to your wardrobe and get the best value for money.
Pleated midi skirts may not immediately come to mind when you think of wardrobe staples but once you add one to your wardrobe, you will wear it forever. They work well with camisole tops in summer but I like wearing mine in the transitional seasons best, with an oversized knit in a neutral, coordinating colour.
There are some beautiful premium skirts on the market such as this ombre one from Reiss but if you prefer to shop more affordably, Chicwish and Shein have some excellent options. Personally I would suggest having 2 darker skirts for autumn and winter, such as forest green, black or burgundy, and one lighter one for spring and summer.
Recently I discovered that I have a Flannels store local to me and I stumbled across these amazing boots from Burberry! Ankle boots are perfect for so many autumnal outfits, easily coordinated with a mini, long-sleeved dress and tights or of course with jeans and a jumper. I like to own a couple of pairs with a slight heel, but not too high to be uncomfortable, and a couple of flat pairs. When it comes to Autumn, boots, boots, boots are the answer to everything.
I recently bought this burgundy Ted Baker dress for an amazing bargain price from Vinted and it works so well with tights and ankle boots. I got these polka dot hold-ups from Ann Summers and I think these and the beret make such a statement. The patent black ankle boots work perfectly with smarter dresses like this one, as well as with jumper dresses or jeans.
It is definitely a good idea to add a wool hat, such as a beret, to your autumn wardrobe. When the mornings get colder, you want to spend more time in bed and less on your hair, so a hat covers this as well as helping to keep you warm. (My mum always told me that if your head is warm, the rest of you should be! Not sure how true it is though...)
Another staple pair of boots you need for autumn is a pair of over-the-knee boots. Personally I find black to be the most versatile colour but taupe or dark brown are also good options, depending on the overall colour palette of your wardrobe.
As someone with 'thicc' thighs, I thought over-the-knee boots wouldn't work for me but as long as I find a softer material, or a ruched style, I'm all good. There are also some wide calf options out there from brands such as Simply Be.
I love dark floral dresses for this time of year. They are great for transitional weather as you can layer knitwear over them or wear them as they are if it's a warmer day. There are so many affordable options out there such as this one from Mango.
They can of course be easily accessorised with all the other items I've mentioned in this blog post!
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