September is looming. That ‘new school year feeling’ is in the air. The weather is already cooler. It’s time to start thinking seriously about your autumn/winter wardrobe.
Planning your key purchases now (new boots, a coat ?) will stand you in good stead, as will determining what gaps need filling in your existing wardrobe. You don’t need to go mad – if you’ve got the basics right, a couple of carefully-chosen additional pieces will ensure you make a stylish transition into autumn.
I am particularly excited about:
- the continuing dominance of the coat: there are some fantastic shapes out there. I am coveting a beautiful Joseph grey double cashmere belted coat at the moment…
- burgundy/claret is the colour of the season: great for those of you who may be bored of wearing black, brown or navy. Burgundy is soft and forgiving for most skin tones and looks fantastic with grey, camel and black
- cropped trousers and culottes: these may scare some of you, but I think they look sharp and very modern. The new cropped trousers with a turn up look great worn with a tucked-in blouse and heels for the office, or luxe jersey basics and trainers at the weekend. (Atterley have a great claret pair – two trends ticked at once…). Keep your top-half sleek when wearing culottes, and always wear heels if you’re petite. They look great with block heels and a slim biker jacket
- wide-legged trousers: channel your inner Katharine Hepburn and wear with minimal trainers for a modern twist
I’d be delighted to help you prepare for the new season. Drop me an email…