Autumn is most definitely here, the nights are getting darker and there is a crisp, coldness to the air. This has led to the majority of us ditching the summer dresses and heading straight to our fair isles jumpers and skinny jeans. Our autumn wardrobes are always a slightly confused blend of summer clothing mixed with winter items that makes this the one season where we can really get creative with our styles. So how do we get the most out of our wardrobes? Here are some top tips for A/W 2013.
Opt for the masculine over the feminine :
Ok, so I know this is a strange thing to say, but autumn is all about comfort and part of this is making sure that our clothing reflects this. From our boots, which more and more men are turning to, to an oversized boyfriend cardigan – which is a must have in my wardrobe. This baggy look lends itself more towards the masculine than the feminine, but this is where you can get really creative.
Start off by choosing a really flirty, cute ladylike dress; we all have one so I am sure you will know exactly which one to pick. This will be the foundation to the overall look, which you can then start adding layers of masculinity too. Start with a boyfriend cardigan that can be worn with a belt at the waist to maintain your figure. Team this with a pair of boots and you are onto a winner. If you don’t own a pair of these boots – then you simply must experience the comfort. You can find a pair Uggs at Littlewoods Ireland .
Change your colour palette :
One of the best things about autumn is that you can see the world changing around you, from the leaves on the trees all the way through to the bright orange sunrises. This is the exact reason that autumn colours are so popular with the design houses year after year; each season always has a burnt orange and a chestnut number for us to latch onto. So this is exactly what we shall do, we shall begin to sneak in some hints of autumn shades in to our existing wardrobes. This can be done through our accessories, every day wear and can even come though into our beauty regimes.
One of the simplest ways to grasp onto the colours of autumn is to incorporate them into our accessories like necklaces and shoes. Tote bags have been around for the past few seasons and many of us could not be without one now. Let’s face it they are great for everyday bags and constantly look stylish. This seasons Tote needs to be in a chestnut brown, like this one. It looks like autumn and is perfect for all year around as well.
Dress for all weathers :
This is the one time of year when we need to seriously consider every possible weather outcome. One minute it is pouring with rain and the next it is relatively warm; you never know what is going to happen next. It is because of this that our autumn wardrobes have to have an extra layer of functionality, as well as maintaining effortless style. This has to start with a great coat, that will keep us warm when it’s cold, dry when it’s wet and stylish throughout the whole season. Luckily there are many of them around at the moment, that offer us exactly what we need.
One of the best options for an autumn coat is the humble parka. Many brands offer us a waterproof version for those nagging autumn showers, many have a faux sheepskin lining for warmth and they come in an array of colours. Perfect!
(This is a sponsored post which I felt would be beneficial to the majority of readers.
Whats your go to items for Autumn? Mine are definitely Uggs & a parka.)