I hate to admit it, but I think Summer is definitely on it’s way out in the UK, which means I’ve started to think about what I’d like in my Autumn/Winter wardrobe this time round. I’ve been trawling through my favourite sites and pulled together some pieces I love, and have surprised myself a little with the whole look that has come together. I never thought myself as a monochrome girl, but this season I seem to be drawn to a lot of black and white over colour. Usually I go for a lot of brights, but at the minute the shades I’m turning towards are mainly pastel hues like mint green and dusky shell pink alongside the basic monochrome.
My love of pretty dresses has continued on through the seasons, and AW13 will be no exception. I’m loving little smock styles and delicate prints such as tartan and barely-there florals from River Island and H&M, yet at the same time I find myself lusting after boyish styles in dark denims like the Warehouse dress above. Have no fear though, I’m not going Goth on you! No, no. I’d wear these more masculine fits with fluffy girly pastel pink knitwear to make it more me.
Of course I’ll be wearing lots of shirts under jumpers (my absolute favourite combo last Winter), mixing prints and colours for a sophisticated look that is toned down when worn with some acid wash skinnies in my favourite Joni fit from Topshop, or dressed up a little with a denim pencil skirt – a great look for work. Accessories are also key for me when the temperature drops. I’m a girl that likes to layer, so you’ll find me piling on the accessories in a big way. I’m loving fedoras and beanies in pretty much any colour, but black will be my staple. Footwear will be robust and practical yet completely on trend in the form of Chelsea boots, like the little leather numbers from Equestrian Clearance, perfect worn with chunky ankle socks peeking out the top for extra warmth.
What will you be wearing for Autumn/Winter?