Bonjour September, October, maybe even November!
Aurevoir summer; I love you but dear autumn you are so much more chic! Oh oui!
What should we wear when we leave the house in the autumn?
I think September is best known as the month of confusion, definitely fashion-wise! Why you ask? Well, because one minute, it gets warm in the sun, and two minutes later in the shade, it feels glacial! You are then faced with a fashion dilemma, what do you wear?
I am one for layering up and I could not be more in love with this season, maybe also because I am an October girl! But let’s not get off-topic, we are here to talk about fashion and transitional coats!
What should you wear this season? What transitional items are the best?
I have a thing for simple, neutral, casual chic. Some brands really focus on this and are always my go-to brands. If you have already guessed COS, Arket, Joseph and Max Mara, then well done you! I have never been able to complain about anything bought from them and I absolutely love every single piece from these brands. They are of great quality, they are versatile, and they are pieces you can count on growing old in! They grow old chic! For example, the classic beauty of a Max Mara coat is undeniable, elegance simply drips from every thread of everything they create! Can I also tell you a little secret? All these brands have great sales, so make sure you always keep an eye for them!
So, how about we go through a few more transitional fashion items?
I would like to say that in my opinion, all these pieces can be considered as good investments and will simply never go out of fashion; trust me! You can always and very easily dress these pieces down for a casual everyday look or dress up for a more formal evening wear. You can also wear them as under layers; for example, the COS zip-up coat and the Joseph long belted cardigan will be perfect for this! How amazing is that? I tell you, layering up is chic!
If I can recommend one thing, it is to own a trench coat! It is always a must in any wardrobe, most definitely! I tend to stick to classic colours, either black or beige! It lasts forever, it really does, I still have my grandmother’s! A trench coat is the epitome of British chicness which has now become quite global chicness! It is versatile, great for in-between seasons, you can wear it during the day when going to work or running errands and you can easily dress it up for an evening out with a great silk scarf and a cute little clutch!
On a little last note, let’s never under estimate the chic allure and warmth given by blazers in transitional seasons! I would say in autumn, oversized blazers would be the best choice as you can always add a layer underneath and completely maintain your style and keep warm too! As an extra under layer, a Uniqlo ultra light down should be owned by all! Perfect as single jacket in mid-season and even more perfect for extra layering for the colder days, nights and months! It has been tried and tested! Believe you me, you will never regret it!
Ooh la la! Autumnal fashion!
Come on, get much cooler already!