It’s official, summer has definitely packed its bags and left and autumn has well and truly arrived. Ahhh autumn, one of my favourite seasons. Why, you ask? Well, it may be getting colder with the leaves falling from the trees and grey clouds bringing rain from above, but I just can’t help it! This season is great for adding variety to your style and getting those much-loved boots out.
Your best ally in autumn is layering! That’s right, donning several layers of clothing will not only keep you warm but also give you the chance to play with fabrics and colours and create new, beautiful and original looks. It’s very high-trend right now!
Not yet ready to wrap up in a big winter coat? Still want to show off your stunning legs or the remains of your holiday tan? No problem, here are my three must-haves to welcome in the new season. Three simple items you can use to adapt your look in an infinite number of ways, plus face the cooler temperatures while still looking great!
Must-Have N°1: ankle boots
My season’s best pick and favourite accessory. If you only choose one thing to buy, I’d unhesitatingly recommend a pair of ankle boots. Patent, heeled, flats or even animal print, ankle boots are the star of the moment and will give your look an original touch.
If you are more of a ‘boots’ girl, my advice is to seek out a good pair of over-the-knee boots. Nothing original, but they are among the most popular fashion items when the cold weather sets in. With a skirt or dress, or even jeans… they match with everything!
Must-Have N°2: oversized knitwear, if you please
Autumn is the time to get out all your knitted garments. As well as keeping you warm, sweaters, cardigans and shawls have been right on trend for the past few years when worn oversized – an extra fashionista touch allowing you to combine comfort with style.
As for colours, opt for neutrals like nude, taupe, camel and also grey, black and white. Worn with a nice pair of jeans over a shirt or with a pencil skirt, knitwear guarantees a great look! Do be sure to buy good quality though, girls. Low-end fabrics do not do justice to this type of clothing. Great style means paying attention to the details that make all the difference!
Must-Have N°3 – the pencil skirt
An essential in any woman’s wardrobe and a real gem for enhancing femininity, the pencil skirt suits all circumstances: work, casual wear or a night out with the girls. It’s one of my most treasured basics and this autumn, it’s definitely one of my favourites.
Pencil skirts are available in all shapes and cuts: elegant, sophisticated, trendy, frilled or with a split. There’s one for all tastes and styles. A particularly winning combo is a pencil skirt matched with a close-fitting roll-neck top to hit that ‘chic’ look right on the head. Otherwise, wear with a pair of casual sneakers for a more relaxed, high-trend look or with a pair of high-heels for more feminine elegance. Here’s my little tip: if you’re pear-shaped like me, go for a flared midi skirt instead. It will flatter your figure better than a pencil skirt and offer you just as much style.
How about you? What are your favourites for autumn?