Get ready for the colder months with these top picks
It’s time to get ready for Autumn + that means a wardrobe overhaul. Thanks to some bullet journal planning to help cull the clothes that aren’t efficient enough (blog post to follow), I’ve streamlined this season’s wardrobe + identified gaps that are going to work for all my needs across the season. The essentials on my wish list are:
Leather biker jacket
A classic that’s missing from my wardrobe, I’m finally going take the plunge + invest in a leather jacket. Staying on the high street + within a reasonable budget, my current favourite is by Mango (£119.99). My heart leaps for the red; my practical side will go for the black. This item is going to work hard for me this season, across work, weekends + nights out. When it gets really cold, I’ll layer it up with this oversize blanket scarf from ASOS + fingerless knit gloves.
As well as my tan leather Kurt Geiger ankle boots, I’m looking for something a bit funkier (but still sturdy) to put a spring in my step through the winter months. ZARA have some amazing shoes at the moment + if practicality (i.e. weather) wasn’t a consideration I’d buy these beautiful blue velvet boots in a heartbeat. Their twist on the details of a Chelsea boot (£39.99) is probably the winner for me, although these patent lace ups are a close second.
Roll neck + cashmere top
Cashmere always make me feel luxurious – like I’m wearing something a little bit special. Add a roll neck + you’ve got a solid top to see you through winter. Add extra long sleeves + I’m smitten. This Sisley version (£37) is on my list, although my top tip for buying cashmere on a budget is Oxfam‘s online shop – I’ve found some real bargains there.
An everyday midi dress is a simple winner for work. This Cheap Monday midi dress (£55) can easily be dressed up or down + has some great detailing to add some interest to the colour (yes, I’m one of those people who ‘basic’ally wears three colours). Win!
There’s no way around it, Diptyque’s Philosykos Eau de Parfum (£95) is a real splurge but has become my firm signature scent. I’ve never spent this much money on a perfume before, but it’s the first perfume I’ve found that really suits me + all occasions. I don’t like floral, sweet or musky scents, which rules out a pretty broad range of perfumes for me. However, the tones of fig + wood in this perfume carry me from memories of Mediterranean summer nights to bonfires + leaves crunching under foot.
Share your Autumn / Winter classics – what are your essentials this season?