I guess because our weather changes so quickly, I’m generally starting to think about what to buy for autumn around early August each year. That’s usually a good thing, because usually round about the end of the month it actually becomes autumn in the UK, so you might as well be prepared.
This year, I’m going to try really hard to not buy all the tartan a la 2014, as I think if I try to put one more piece of plaid in my wardrobe, the dodgy bowing rail will finally snap in half in protest. Happily, for the sake of my furniture, I’m finding myself more drawn towards colours and shapes I don’t already have…
It might be because I’m watching Mad Men again, but I definitely feel that I’m lacking in the jewel colour department. I have barely anything in green, hence that emerald jumper, or purple. I have about three things with purple in my whole wardrobe – so I was pleased to see this cute bengaline skirt from Collectif. Not only is it a pretty rich shade, it’s also a shorter length than their regular swing styles, which at around 28″ long, are virtually ankle length on me and therefore always need altering. This one should finish above the knee, so a bit more of a 60s vibe about it and no trip to the tailor necessary – win!
The skirt would go fabulously well with those boots, too, for a real 60s vibe. I’ve been looking for suede heeled boots like this since last year, admittedly, and I hope to add some like this to my closet soon. Not only would they be great with shorter skirts, but peeping out under that stripy tube dress too, as they’re fitted.
Faux fur is never far from my mind in the colder months and I enjoyed wearing my 60s shaped coat so much last winter I’m eyeing up this little beauty to replace my decade-old battered black coat. I just can’t resist a fur collar on a coat – so snug!
Something that I can wear without having to worry about my stumpy legs, narrow shoulders, tiny torso and/or short arms is hats. Of course, my beret collection will most likely grow as I’m seemingly powerless to stop it and I definitely need this raspberry beret (you’ve all got Prince in your head now, I’m sure – you’re welcome), but I’m hoping to get a nice felt hat too. Which is admittedly more 70s than 60s, but it’ll look so good with those boots and you know it. Although, I did try one on similar to this in a shop recently and B thought it looked like a ‘witch’s hat’ and the colour didn’t suit me, so maybe I need to find a lighter one!
I definitely feel like I’m more 50s in the summer and more 60s in the winter. The long boots, pea coats, turtle necks… I don’t enjoy the cold, but I do enjoy any chance to expand my wardrobe 😉
How will you be adding to yours this season? That goes for you too, my southern hemisphere friends – go on, make me jealous!