Okay, since the mornings have officially become cooler, I feel it is now acceptable to discuss Autumn fashion. I wanted to do this post a few weeks ago, but since I was at the local outdoor pool with my daughter as recently as last Thursday cooling off in the heat, I just didn’t feel right posting about long sleeves and closed toe shoes while I was lounging around in a waist-high pool in bathers and a sun hat. Melbourne, am I right?
1. Chambray shirt
I was on the fence about chambray last year, but the more I see it the more I like it. I bought a chambray shirt from Target about a month ago and plan to wear it with my black faux leather pants or black jeans and boots, and maaaaaybe some red lippie, depending on how brave I feel. For some reason the Target website doesn’t have anywhere near the variety available that I browsed in store, so here is an Asos one that is very similar to what I bought. Also I must note that I cannot seriously read or say the word Chambray without thinking of Jay Peterman from Seinfeld. I’m pretty sure I’m not alone there.
2. Leopard print flats
I have always wanted leopard print shoes and have never been able to bring myself to buy them. Why, I don’t know. So when I walked past these babies in Nine West a couple of weeks ago I knew they would be mine. They have the two things I love most about Winter shoes – they’re flat, and they have a pointy toe. I just love me a pointy toe on a shoe.
3. Extreme length cardigan
I saw this Forever New plum coloured cardi on the weekend and loved the colour instantly. There’s something about rich plum tones that just scream cold weather to me, and it’s reasonably priced for something so long. I’m also crazy in love with this long knitted dress, but I wish it HAD SLEEVES.
We still need to protect our eyes in the cooler months, and I’m angling to buy my first ever pair of Ray Bans Wayfarers soon with some birthday vouchers. I just want the classic black on black look, and I really hope they suit my face when I eventually go and try them on before I buy. BUT these tortoise shell ones are mighty tempting, too.
5. Camel ankle boots
I have grey and black ankle boots, but couldn’t find a pair of camel coloured ankle boots last Winter that I really loved. This year I’ve already seen a few that I like, so once the weather gets really cold I’ll start seriously shopping for a pair. I love suede in Winter, and these Diana Ferrari ones with the slightly higher rise give them a casual western feel that I’m really digging. Although wearing these boots with a chambray shirt? I feel I might be veering into cowgirl territory. I’m really not sure how I feel about that.
6. Cashmere jumpers
UniQlo, I love you. The cashmere at UniQlo is so soft and lovely, it’s almost a crime. What’s not a crime is how you can often find it on sale if you look around the bottom shelves in the shops. They often put styles that are heavily reduced on the bottom shelves where people don’t generally look. I nabbed a gorgeous navy blue cashmere jumper that was so marked down it was $27 at UniQlo over Summer, and have tucked it away ready to pair with dark denim jeans, a white shirt and nude ballet flats when it officially becomes jumper weather. The other good thing is that UniQlo has every colour of the rainbow, so your knitwear can be bright and happy against a grey, dreary day!
7. Cross-body bag
My sister is a big fan of the cross-body handbag. I am not as much, but I feel I could be easily swayed by this gorgeous one from Country Road because it’s not too big. For Autumn and Winter I feel like it suits a wide range of personal styles perfectly.
Seen any fashion must-haves for Autumn? Let me know!
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