As you might have already guessed from the strong winds, heavy showers and morning mists – autumn is in full swing! Like any season it has its good points (beautiful colors, Christmas holiday excitement, hearty meals) and its not so good points (see aforementioned weather forecast). Make the most out of fall by investing in clothes that will not only protect you against the elements, but also make you feel and look good.
Here is a wish list of items for your fall wardrobe.
Steal outdoors style from our friends across the pond by getting a coat from a Barbour outlet. Classic, cosy, weatherproof Barbour Original designs include the quilted jacket and the waxed coat, big hits with Brit It-Girls including Kate Moss and Alexa Chung. Choose a neutral shade (khaki, navy, black) so that you can pull out this quintessential British number for years to come. There are plenty of protection sprays and waxing kits to keep in good shape and, with the brand being a perennial favourite, your coat will never go out of fashion.
There should be plenty of reliable knitted jumpers in your wardrobe, but wouldn’t it be nice to have an extra special one that brightens up even the grayest autumn day? Knitwear is no longer reminiscent of what your grandma knitted when you were younger – it’s now pretty funky! Invest in a piece from Isabel Marant, Micheal Kors, Donna Karan or – for something seriously patterned and jazzy – Missoni. Get a style with a little sparkle on it, so you can wear it in the run up to Christmas.
Another one borrowed from the British, no bonafide It-Girl is seen without a pair of Hunter wellies when the rain pours down. They are also made by special appointment for the Royal Family, so you could be wearing the same wellingtons as the Queen of England herself! The brand has undertaken a bit of a style renovation recently and there are lots of lovely glossy patent or brightly colored designs to choose from.
Ideally, you’d love to stroll around in a fedora hat but the high winds make this a very unwise option. Instead, go for a chunky, woolen knitted beanie. This does not mean you have to sacrifice style though! Many top design houses sell great beanies, like UGG Australia, Eugenia Kim and Burberry. Look around for a versatile design that is made with the highest quality, using super soft material
Be sure to wrap up warm to beat the chill this fall – do not leave the house without wearing one! Go for a large, cashmere scarf to walk around in luxury and coziness, like the classic, checked Burberry scarf. If you’re after something that is a little more funky, perhaps for date night, the Alexander McQueen skull scarf is still top on most people’s wish list.
There are always less expensive options and designer copies available, or discounted lines available like at the online Barbour sale. Take a look around before making a purchase. You deserve at least one treat this fall, so go for one of the items above and waltz through the new season is style.
Images from O&C