Now is the time to have a browse around the shops and online stores for simple updates to your wardrobe, and there are always a few keys pieces worth investing in to make the transition into autumn and winter wear that bit smoother.
There’s no need to spend a lot of money either, it’s just about updating what you have and making smart choices on pieces that can be worn again and again with a wide range of the staples already sitting in your wardrobe.
I’ve had a good look around the shops in the past couple of weeks, and here is my Autumn Lust List:
This is a great skirt for autumn and winter, as it’s ideal for daytime with cosy tights, boots and a snug knit. But it could be easily dressed up with a crisp shirt and heels for a smart casual evening outfit.
The faux-suede is bang on-trend and the nipped-in waist and flattering front panel are designed to complement a wide range of body shapes.
I’ve been tempted to get a pair of dungarees for sooo long! But I really like the dark denim here, as I think it’s that little bit more grown-up than a paler blue denim. They would make a great weekend staple, worn with a pair of converse and a simple T-shirt underneath.
When I’m not working, I tend to live in my gym gear or jeans and runners, so these would make a welcome change from the usual attire. When the weather gets chillier, it’s all about layering for warmth, and you could easily pop a long-sleeved top or a fine knit under these dungarees for extra insulation.
What a name for a pair of boots!! While I can’t guarantee that you’ll be getting a smooch in these boots, I certainly can be sure that they’ll turn heads wherever you go.
I recently bought this pair of over the knee black boots (€120) for autumn and winter, and wore them all weekend at Electric Picnic. Not only do they keep your legs cosy, but they really help to dress up jeans, a skirt or a dress and even elongate your legs in the process.
These faux-suede boots have a slouchy feel, and would look great with a pair of black skinny jeans and a smart blazer. I think that the low heel helps them to look elegant.
I’m delighted to be spotting funnel and polo neck jumper and top styles all over the shops at the moment. They’re a little bit retro, but totally practical as they really keep you feeling cosy from the neck down!
I also love khaki for autumn and winter. It’s super chic, and is a simple way to update your new season wardrobe. This funnel neck jumper caught my eye because I like the fine knit and ribbed detail. it’s also quite a long jumper (nothing worse than your tummy being exposed in short jumpers in cold weather!) but it looks great tucked into these black leather-look trousers.
OK, I have to admit that I decided to treat myself to the larger version of this bag (€65) last week and wore it today for the first time…
But now I’ve spotted this limited edition saddle bag version. Decisions!! 😉
I just love the colourful tapestry pattern as it’s so unusual, and the fringing on the bigger bag gives it a cool festival vibe. But the thick strap on the saddle bag and the front flap make it a great shape and size for carrying your essentials.