Summer to Autumn Essentials
September can be a either a scorcher or sopping wet and has continued to have us diving in and out of our wardrobes for years. So, keep up with the changing seasons with some key essentials hand-picked by us. These pieces are suitable for all occasions and weathers, and will take you gracefully from summer to autumn. They are also versatile, fashion forward staples which will keep you ahead of the fashion pack well into winter.
We’ve Got You Covered
Leave your old jacket at home and opt for a more creative cover up. This year we are seeing all over the fashion blogs, magazines and media oversized scarfs and wraps, which can be worn many different ways. High street favourite Reiss has summer to autumn cover ups for every possible need.
The Dinmont oversized blanket scarf is weaved out of demure colours and super soft threads. The bright coral stripe will liven up a grey sky day in autumn. Use it as a scarf, use it as a poncho, use it as a hood or whatever you desire in the varying temperature and weather.
If you’re looking for something a little more feminine, wrap yourself up in the Tally floaty and fringed poncho. It’s a simple, uncomplicated statement piece which is great to throw over a work outfit. The poncho is easy to dress up, just accessorise it with an eye catching broach or skinny belt.
For something heavy duty which will withstand tougher weather, there’s the Cavalier wool blend cape. This fashion forward cover up is elegant, sharp, and means business. The Cavalier cape’s round collar and straight talking tailoring makes it a classic piece to treasure for years.
Preparing for winter doesn’t have to mean succumbing to grey knits and plain dresses. Large prints and block colours will nicely transition your wardrobe from summer to autumn. To transform some of your current summer dresses into autumn key pieces, accessorise with wooden bracelets, rough cut semi-precious stones, and other natural materials.
You could, however, have a look at some of these beauties to give your winter wardrobe a warm and lively twist! Go out and paint the town red (or orange) in the Larkhill seventies inspired swing dress by Maeve. Pair with your summer block heels or knee high boots if the weather isn’t as kind. This is the only dress you need to stand out of the crowd at the last summer BBQ.
The Florence pleated dress also by Maeve is a stunning masterpiece made for more formal occasions. This romantic tunic dress will turn heads and stop hearts, either at the restaurant or at your own sublime dinner party. The renaissance cut and shape means this is a timeless dress, which you can wear for autumn after autumn.
This Eastern European inspired Babet tunic dress by Isato is hot on the tail of this year’s trends with unmissable block colours. It’s easy to wear to the office or dress it down with a pair of jeans because of the no-fuss tailoring. What makes this piece truly special is the hand embroidered detail in contrasting colours, which will make a statement against the grey skies of autumn.
It’s a Denim Affair
Forget skinny jeans, old-fashioned boot cut jeans are on a comeback to compliment your new autumn boots. Boot cuts are not only practical, but are complimentary to curves and are great for showing off your lean legs in colder weather. Look the part wherever you are, with Tommy Hilfiger’s range of reliable denim wear, which will see you through all the way to spring.
These Paris boot cut jeans are your go-to jeans, in smooth catalina blue wash. This pair is cut into a flattering high waist out of stretch denim to ensure the most comfortable fit ever. Pair these jeans with chunky heel or platform boots for a subtle vintage vibe.
Take the Rhonda boot cut jeans to the bar with a waterfall shirt for some understated cool. The sophisticated dark blue rinse will lengthen your legs and make you feel at home at low-key occasions. You can pull off a pair of heels or heeled boots with these jeans- just make sure you keep it classy.
If you’re after something a little more fun, find those Rhonda Jeans in a more refreshing dark blue stonewash instead. It may be getting colder but the sun is still shining, and these jeans are ready for last minute adventures in the setting sun. These hardwearing jeans still have a super soft feel to them, five pocket styling and a flexible regular rise.
The Pavement is Your Catwalk
Boots are a standard autumn staple, but we’ve found charming, fierce, and fabulous Kurt Geiger boots you’ll want to wear all year round.
These Asset heels are the perfect day to night shoes for the summer to autumn season; practical, yet stylish. Pair them with a bold and beautiful print dress to dance through the streets until morning.
Strut your way to work in these adorable Hollie ankle boots, or parade them on a Parisian style coffee date. They tick all the boxes for A/W 15 with their cute robin hood curves and pointed heel.
No wardrobe would be complete without a pair of solid, knee high boots. Kurt Geiger’s luscious, rich brown knee high boots are a luxurious addition to any wardrobe. Mix and match the deep colour of these boots with both warm and cool tones to accompany the changing seasons.