It’s that October feeling we get once Vogue and the like have hit the newsagents shelves and our inboxes are bombarded with new irresistible Pieces in the new seasonal colors…or is it just me? 🤷♀️ I think not. Even those of us not that interested in fashion feel the temperatures drop and with it the pace of life and changes of habits involved. The days shorten and we are much more inclined towards cosy textures and warmer colors.
I would recommend however that our seasonal wardrobe shift should commence with a good inventory of what we already have. Older fashionistas like me will have gathered quite a collection of classic items over the years and many of these pieces will perform for many seasons with a tweak here and there and the addition of one or two new bits and pieces. I aim to show you how to achieve this feat without breaking the bank or adding greatly to the landfill sites of the world.
Those of you have followed me over on Instagram, Thank you🙏 , will have seen my closet evolve from grey shades towards brown over the last few years. It’s not that my love affair with grey has ended, more an acceptance of warmer shades. This does not mean that I will stop wearing grey. In fact I’ve discovered a love for grey shades and brown shades combined, as in the look above. The stole that I’m wearing is around 15 years old btw, which rather proves my point about combining pieces from different seasons and years to achieve a more authentic style.
My love of animal print has continued unabated and leopard or tiger print are both perfect additions to an otherwise neutral look. The patterns add interest and fit well with the classic camel, black and brown shades best suited to the fall Season. The addition of sneakers in a darker tone also serves to help the same basic pieces to transition into cooler weather.
With the addition of white and camel It is easy to create a lighter autumn/ winter look. I use this trick all the time. Swap out a white shirt for a black one, or try the look with a grey sweater, OR black jeans/white jeans/brown pants or skirts. This constant reshuffling of the same items gives the impression of a much larger wardrobe than you actually have 🤷♀️
Here I’m wearing a camel vest and blazer to Elevate white jeans for a chic look.
Above I’m wearing the same scarf with black jeans, a white shirt and the same black boots. All closet basics worn on repeat. The long cardigan is a signature piece for me too, also from previous season.
A light weight trench coat is perfect for transition style. This one in a striking cheetah print. Here I’ve doubled up on animal print with a touch of leopard on this black saddle bag.
Ring the changes by mixing in long boots with shorts or a skirt using the same principals and you start to have an infinitely flexible wardrobe.
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That’s it for now folks, thanks for reading. Bye for now, Sarah xoxo