What to keep wearing this season (and what to invest in too!)
Photo by Moeez Ali
One thing's for sure: you don't need to rethink your entire wardrobe to be ready for this season. Instead, think of it as reinvention and the need for a little spring - or in this case Autumn - cleaning. Take it on instinct but don't be too hasty to throw out: re-using and re-inventing are good for both your pocket and the planet. So instead of a long shopping list of new things you need to buy, we give the things you should dust off, and those - if you haven’t already got - you might want to consider treating yourself to as we head back to school.
The good thing is that in a world of ‘slow ‘fashion the white boots you bought last season (or even the season before) aren’t going anywhere. So wipe them down! Or failing that take a look at these guys…
Boots, £695, Marques'Almeida
Boots, £79.99, Mango
Boots, £460, Isabel Marant
If you haven’t noticed forever-chic animal print, and in particularly leopard print, is having a bigger moment than perhaps normal. Zara and Mango are packed with everything from snake-skin printed two pieces to leopard headbands. If animal print is not something you’ve considered trying (and we suggest straight in and going head to toe) dip a proverbial toe into the trend via some subtle leopard print accessories like these:
Mules, £345, Loeffler Randall
Bag, £49.99, Zara
Boots, £825, Tabitha Simmons
Hoorah! Another trend that fails to budge. After the sell out success of Balenciaga’s Triple S and Louis Vuitton’s Archlight last season For Autumn/ Winter Gucci showed platform jewel encrusted metallic trainers that are not for the faint hearted , whilst Christopher Kane continued his reinvention of the ugly shoe creating diamante embellished orthopedic style trainers. A gentler way into the trends is surely these oversized sneaks, great for balancing a feminine floaty dress:
Shoes, £1,080, Gucci
Shoes, £39.99, Zara
Shoes, £260, Maje
Shoes, £615, Balenciaga
KNEE HIGH BOOTS
If you haven’t got a classic heeled knee high boot in your wardrobe why not invest this Autumn Winter when the shops will be filled with great versions. A style that never dates if you buy a well made pair they really will be a friend for life. Slip under a mid or full length dress for an ever-chic ode to the 70s
Boots, £199, &Other Stories
Boots, £149.99, Mango
Boots, £570, Marskinryyppy
FUZZY FLUFFY AND WARM INSIDE
A great faux fur or shearling accessory will always say winter, so unpack your scarves and trimmed jackets and take it to the next level by investing in a furry hat or bag to up the cosy ante.
Hat, £236, Filù Hats
Bag, £375, Shrimps
Bag, £495, Mehry Mu
While delicate jewellery reigned in the past the strong and long-standing case for the oversized earring has now been joined by the chunky pendant. Initially seen at Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s debut Chloe show last season this season it was spotted at Giambattista Valli, Altazurra, Elie Saab too. Save money and make your own, inspired by the found objects threaded onto long pendants at Coach and Stella McCartney.
If not here’s some to invest in:
Necklace, £225, Sylvia Toledano
Necklace, £510, Chloé
Necklace, £178, Brinker & Eliza
And a special mention to the COWBOY BOOT
We such big fans we devoted a whole ode to this season’s cowboy boots. But if you have a great pair, never throw them away!