When the seasons are changing, it’s a great time to update your look and refresh your style. Many people dread autumn, because the quickly changing weather makes it impossible to know what to wear when you head out the door in the morning. With some smart layering and a few key pieces, you can easily transition through the autumn months without breaking the bank or falling foul of the unpredictable weather.
The Perfect Boots
Keeping your toes dry in the unpredictable autumn weather should be your first priority. A high-quality pair of Chelsea boots is the perfect choice for the changing seasons; they’re always on-trend and they go with pretty much anything. Pair your boots with jeans or trousers and you’ll always look perfectly polished and put-together.
A Trusty Bomber Jacket
When the weather isn’t quite cold enough for your heavy winter coat, it can be difficult to choose the right jacket. Bomber jackets are the obvious choice for most people, mainly because they can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. If you picked up a light bomber jacket in summer, you might want to upgrade to a heavier winter version with a fur collar for extra cosiness.
A Versatile Oversized Scarf
In autumn, you can step out of the door in the morning into glorious sunshine, be drenched in a downpour by lunch and face sub-zero temperatures before you can make it home at night. As this is the most unpredictable time of year in terms of weather, you need to be prepared for anything, without dragging too much of your wardrobe around with you. The key to this is smart layering, and the perfect item to help you pull off this look is an oversized scarf. Wear it over a sweater on milder days, or layer it over a jacket when the temperature drops. You can even use it to keep your hair dry if you’ve forgot your umbrella at home, or wear it like a poncho if you’re caught without a jacket.
Summer might be gone, but that doesn’t mean you have to put away the trainers just yet! Ditch the summer look by upgrading your footwear to a luxe version of your favourite shoes. Look for high-quality leather, impeccable attention to detail and those little touches that elevate them above your everyday shoes. Look to brands like Antony Morato, Balenciaga, or Berluti for the perfect luxe take on classic trainers.
A Cosy Cable Knit
Many people shy away from heavy knitted jumpers because they’re afraid of looking chunky. The key to perfecting this look is all about achieving balance. If you’re wearing a chunky cable knit sweater, everything else will need to be a little more delicate and refined to stop you from looking like you’re drowning in wool. If you have a smaller frame, look for a looser fit jumper with a textured knit. If you’re worried about looking bulky, select a finer knit in a fitted form. A classic colour such as black, navy or camel will work with everything and will be just as versatile in winter.