Six Wearable Autumn 2014 Pieces
Six Wearable Autumn 2014 Pieces
The leaves are falling off the trees and it never ceases to amaze me how quickly the nights start drawing-in. Only a few more garden evenings left this year and already it's time to think about packing up your summer wardrobe and re-organise your wardrobe for the new season.
This week I have been in the shops doing a reccy for my Personal Shopping clients. I've pulled together some wearable pieces that are in the shops now and are on-trend for 2014.
Just a few thoughts to share beforehand! When I read fashion magazines or look online at the high-end fashion websites, I often feel I can't relate to the clothes as a person. I think this is why I enjoy street style blogs so much, they show real people. I am a mum of two boys which involves parks and school runs, I run my style consultancy business meeting clients, I have drinks out locally in London with other mums and my friends and VERY occasionally I get to glam-up for dinner out with my husband. These are the main things I do and need to dress for on a day-to-day basis. My wardrobe needs to flow through all those areas of my life so I can get dressed effortlessly every day but still look good.
So with the above in mind, I bring you six of the key pieces for Autumn, edited by me from the fashion pages and what's in the shops right now that you can wear, wear and wear again on a daily basis:
Wearable Autumn Pieces
1. WHITE retro trainers. The Mum on the run's best friend, or anyone busy and dashing around for that matter! A nice change from our well-worn converse, break out of the Mum uniform and get a pair of these. They look brilliant with slightly cropped slim boyfriend jean or skinnies and also work really well with tailoring too. A pair of smart trousers, a nice top and these on your feet are a great day-to-day outfit, so easy and on-trend. These are from Net-A-Porter and are Stan Smith Adidas Originals, first made in 1972 but recently relaunched. Nike Air Force 1 in white patent are also a great choice.
2. Sticking to the shoe theme. Knee high or over the knee boots are back with a vengeance this season. I am SO happy the knee high's are back in because they are just really flattering and you can look stylishly put-together in a nice comfy flat pair - no need for heels! Another day-to-day hero piece.
3. Next on the list, Cargo Pants, (working our way UP the body!). Not the sort you get in GAP for knocking around at home in but more dressy and in a slim cut. These are hitting the shops now, (some are in Zara) and are a brilliant alternative to jeans. Wear these pants with white retro trainers, a glittery top and the leather tassel jacket below and you have a fabulous outfit right there!
4. Pretty Silk Blouses. These are good for adding a feminine touch and uplifting the daily uniform of jeans and biker boots or converse. Instant glam and very easy, can be replaced with a chunky knit when the weather gets fresher.
5. Fringing! Fringing and tassels are back, on boots, on bags and on jackets. I've chosen this black leather fringed jacket I tried on myself this week in Zara and it looked pretty good (if I may say so!), at only £129 I'm not sure why I didn't just get it, would get a lot of wears-per-cost out of this beauty! I would avoid wearing it with any boot that resembles a cowboy boot - all ankle boots actually or you might look like you're at a Hoedown :). Stick to the white retro trainers or knee high boots.
6. Shearling. This coat is gorgeous but very expensive at over £500! There are lots of cheaper alternatives flooding the shops now.
The above six items will be great additions to your wardrobe and will kick-off the new season. I am a great believer in always having good shoes and a selection of coats in your wardrobe for Autumn/Winter!