The clocks have gone back, it’s almost Halloween and it’s so grey and cold outside- we’re definitely in Autumn. This season is always my favourite for fashion, I love that it’s completely acceptable to wear dark colours and that I can get away with boots, scarves and warm clothes on a daily basis. My wardrobe doesn’t really cater for Summer as I’m always wanting to layer up with big fluffy jumpers. So whilst I’m wrapped up in my duvet in bed and procrastinating with online shopping, I thought I would share some of my favourite high-street finds that I would consider the classic autumn, wardrobe essentials.
The Chelsea Boot
Everyone needs a pair of ankle boots in Autumn because not only are they warm and comfy, they’re practical. If you find a pair with a bit of a heel and a clean finish they’re appropriate smart/ work occasions but my favourites are always the chunky ones, think: classic Doc Martin Chelsea Boots with a tag and cleated sole).
The Knitted Dress
A jumper dress is probably one of the most useful items to have in your wardrobe through autumn. Just add chunky tights and boots or wear it over leggings and you’ve got a whole outfit sorted. Dresses with round necks can be layered with shirts for a smarter style whilst the less fitted ones look great with ankle boots and a blanket scarf for a casual look.
The High-Neck Jumper
Definitely the cosiest of the lot. Get yourself a polo, roll or funnel neck jumper and layer it under a jacket in autumn or coat in winter and you’ll definitely appreciate the benefits.
The Wool Coat
My first priority when looking at coats is always that it must contain wool. Although it seems like a given to use wool (the warmest fibre) when creating an item of clothing designed for the purpose of keeping you warm, it’s more expensive in terms of manufacturing and when shopping on the high-street you have to keep your eye-out for the shops that will cheat you with the cheaper fibres.