It’s that time of year again. With Halloween over, we can officially start to look forward to Christmas, although there is always that one friend who is already months into their festive preparations.
Nonetheless, as November begins, while amid the fireworks, bonfires and occasional left over pumpkins, we have to let go on our summery clothes and start to wrap up warm for the winter.
Well at least that is what I thought.
Due to having a slightly milder start to the winter here in England, I have still been lucky enough to get away with wearing skirts and short sleeved tops. However, that is over now. Or is it?
Last year I had a big transition, putting my summer clothes into the drawers in my bedroom and then taking the winter clothes from my drawers and hanging them up. Please never waste your life doing this tedious and fruitless task. It looks pretty and organised for a couple of days but it simply doesn’t work. Why? Because, although the seasons are changing, doesn’t mean our style has to be restricted down to die hard duffle coats, wool, wool and a bit more wool for warmth.
Oh no. Today my friends, your life will change for the better. I am going to be sharing with you my favourite autumn styles of 2016. Hope you like it!
Velvet is back with a bang this year and it’s bigger and better than ever! It’s a fabric that is thick enough to be warm but it doesn’t make you feel too much like a polar bear! Also the colour are quite wintery, with burgundys, greens and blues reminding us that Christmas is coming. For a casual look you can chose to opt for a cute velvet bag or chunky heeled shoes (yes, shoes!), or, if you want to push the boat out you could grab a velvet choker neckline playsuit. I’m particularly crushing on the red burgundy playsuit from Primark at a steal at £10!
This material is somewhat overlooked for the winter months despite it being a key element for adding some snaz. You can pair it with velvet or denim which creates a more dressed up look, or simply pick a few accessories and mix and match! Although lace is seen as a summery fabric for clothing, as long as you layer up there should never be the need to abandon your favourite lace essentials in winter.
Bodysuits are brilliant for anyone, no matter what body you are blessed with. Simply pair with some high waisted jeans and a wooly throw cardigan for a chilled and comfy look. If you’re feeling more feminine, you can easily pair one with a skater skirt, tights, some boots and a leather or cropped jacket. There are ace for keeping stylish on a budget too. The only drawback is that you have to wear high waisted trousers or skirts with them to cover the v shape you get down either side of the bodysuit.
Ta da! I hope you enjoyed this post and were able to draw some inspiration away from this post. Feel free to comment your autumn fashion hacks below!