Autumn Fashion Favourites
Autumn and spring tend to be the easiest seasons when it comes to picking the right outfit. Take the best pieces from your summer and your winter wardrobe, throw them together, et voilà. I believe that the combination of different textures, graphics, and colours makes an outfit more unique. While I choose to let my outfit reflect my mood and how I feel on that day, I also like the effect a particular look can have on myself. It’s the flowy skirts that make me want to twirl in the park. Or the fierce heels that make me feel like I am walking the streets of Manhattan. The following outfits are some my favourite recent everyday looks that are practical enough to jump on my Vespa riding from uni to meetings and back, but all have a personal touch.
1. A Pop of Orange
Talk about colour coordination. Canterbury has been showing off its all-year-round beauty with some mesmerising autumn colours over the last weeks, and it seems like this bright orange clutch by H&M was made for it. The textured midi skirt falls beautifully but seems almost sporty with a simple white tee. The leopard loafers add a touch of character to it while keeping it simple yet different.
Here is another look to which this orange assemble added just the right amount of sophistication and colour. I am wearing a midi dress by Urban Outfitters, the perfect light and loose trench coat by H&M and a pair of Nike Airs.
2. Girlfriend jeans
It’s about time you split up with your boyfriend jeans. Girlfriend jeans are the better fitting, the better looking version that you should devote your attention to. I found mine at Zara. This pair of must-have denim is the more classic and flattering pendant to its better half and ideal for curvier shapes. Like any other good pair of blues, they look effortlessly sexy paired with a plain tee. I chose to go for a more intricate and colourful look and teamed them up with a stripy cotton blouse and a chunky woollen jacket that gives it a comfortable and edgy vibe at the same time, which I adore. Finally, my patent brogues were, like with most outfits these days, the best choice. It’s hard to go wrong with a pair of good, well worn-in brogues. Its level of detail and quality make it the perfect shoe to wear to work, dinners, uni, just anything.
3. Classy Cool Culottes
Culottes may seem a bit too ‘fashion-forward’ to some, but they are hands down my favourite trend this season. Paired well, the boyish piece is just as edgy as it is flattering. Start with a more minimal cut and go all out during warmer summer days with a looser fitting pair in a statement colour or fabric (pure white, denim, you get the idea…). Here is how I wore them to hold a formal talk and to take a leisurely walk a couple of weeks back. Whether you choose to dress them up or down, once you have got used to them they will soon turn into a staple item after the colder winter months have passed.
4. Red Lips
While combining a printed silk blouse with faux leather pants and a graphic oversized woollen coat is not an obvious choice, it works. The print is fun; the pants are always on trend and perfect for colder seasons, and the coat gives a look a relaxed and effortless finish. I find that this type of pants is best paired with simple sneakers during the day. Switch them with black lace-up heels and you are ready for a great night out.
5. Leather and Lace
Opposites attract, right? Thinking fashion, this translates into silk lace tops worn with (faux) leather jackets and Nike Air’s matched with a classic bowler hat. I would describe this look as sporty with a twist. When combining a variety of textures, colours should be kept simple to make it seem chicer.
Last but not least, fashion should always be fun. Be creative, play with different fabrics and feel comfortable.
Now, over to you! What are you autumn fashion favourites?