We’re lucky to have distinctive seasons in the UK. Well, maybe not today when it’s still 30 degrees in September. I shouldn’t be complaining, should I? Although it may be tricky to decide what to wear, the ever-changing weather makes fashion more fun. In a single year, you can wear everything from a bikini to a luxurious faux fur coat and not look out of place. Summer dressing may be over, but it’s time to embrace new transitional trends.
Autumn is a bit of a mixed bag when it comes to the weather. The best way to look the part without getting too hot or cold is to use layers. Go for lightweight fabrics, and carry a large bag with you. It’s always wise to have an umbrella and an extra jumper to hand if it’s one of those four seasons in a day situations. Jeans are always a winner but mix up your style with casual daytime skirts and dresses too. When temperatures drop, you can add a pair of tights or pop a t-shirt or polo neck jumper under pinafore or slip dresses. You can pick up basics for next to nothing on the high street. It’s also worth looking online for voucher codes and discounts for shops like New Look.
In the height of the summer, we love to celebrate all things bright and beautiful. As we move into autumn, it’s time to change the palette and embrace the dark side. Jewel tones like burgundy and purple look incredible on gloomy days. You can also experiment with different shades of grey and blue. If you’re eager to inject accents of lighter, brighter colours, go for a vivid bag or a statement necklace.
Autumn is an excellent time of year to play with prints. Swap summery florals and nautical stripes for bold animal prints and opulent damask. Avoid overkill by keeping prints separate. Often, less is more. So go for a printed bag with a chic LBD or a patterned blouse with black cigarette pants.
You don’t want to be carrying around a thick coat as soon as the sun goes in. In September, you tend to find that it’s still fairly pleasant during the day. You need something that will keep you warm without causing you to overheat. Biker jackets, bombers, and chic trench coats are excellent options for this time of year. If you’re heading out for dinner or cocktail, sling a blazer over your shoulders for a cool cosmopolitan look. You’ll find amazing catwalk copies in high street stores and some fabulous styling tips online. Check out Pinterest.com for inspiration.
We may moan about the rain in winter and the heat in summer. But the seasons give us an opportunity to mix up our wardrobes all year round. If you’re a fashion fan, embrace the arrival of the new season, and update those summer outfits. It’s time to discover new shades, prints, and patterns and start rocking those autumnal ensembles.
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