Monday, 26 October 2015

Style: Transitional Dressing

A's style rules for beating the unpredictable Autumn weather.

Autumn has to be one of the most beautiful, and exciting, times of the year. What with the lovely autumn colours and falling leaves, Thanksgiving and the promise of Christmas, it's got a lot going for it. Sadly, the weather is all too often very unpredictable. So here's what to wear to outwit the weather this Autumn.

Layers. I am a strong believer in the power of layers, not only do more layers equal more warmth, they are also easily shed for those unexpected warm spells.

Scarves. I'll find a reason to wear a scarf pretty much every day, but it's as it Autumn was made for scarves, perfect for cosying up in, and adding just a bit more warmth to a not-quite-winter-yet outfit. Blankets scarves are having a strong moment right now, so make the most of it!

Jacket. A light jacket will be your best friend this season. Helping you to avoid that red-faced, sweaty look a full-on coat will achieve, this is a must for remaining chic. A rummage in a vintage shop should produce good results on the denim or suede front.

Ankle boots. So ridiculously practical are these, that J is to be found in them most of the year, but they really do come into their own in when the weather starts getting colder and you need something waterproof, that you can nestle your wooly-sock clad feet inside.

Tights. For a long time I was at odds with tights, but I pushed through and am now enjoying the benefits. They can transform a multitude of summer outfits into perfectly good Autumn get-ups, and a pair of black wooly tights, for me, will always hint at left-bank chic and Audrey Hepburn-esque meandering.

Oh, and I don't have to remind you to always carry an umbrella, right? I own about ten, and I don't think this is overkill. Living in Britain, with a spot of rain never far away, you should never be caught out.

A x

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