Before I start I would like to say that fashion is really not my strong point! I tend to prioritise comfort over looking trendy, so if you’re here for real fashion tips I am truly sorry. Somebody once said to me “I like how you just wear what you want all the time”, which I chose to take as a compliment, though it does kinda show how not fashionable I am!
My outfits are pretty much the same all year round, just with more layers in the autumn/winter seasons. I’m a leggings with a dress kind of person. That way I get to be super comfy but also look kinda presentable. Leggings are the most pyjama-like trouser there is without transcending into the full pyjamas-in-public lifestyle (not that I’m against that! Just not sure my employer would approve).
With that in mind, I’ve decided to write not about outfits, but about the smaller changes I make to what I wear in the Autumn. My Autumn Accessories, I suppose. These are the small and often inexpensive changes you can make to your style rather than shaking up your whole wardrobe.
I LOVE scarves, and boy do I have a lot of them. They’re such a perfect way to being a pop of colour to an outfit, especially if you’re like me and live in mainly dark colours. Plus they keep you warm!
There’s something about throwing on a scarf that makes me feel a bit more put together. Most mornings I put very little thought into my outfit, in fact I cycle through the same 6 or 7 outfits constantly so adding a scarf makes all the difference. It’s a tiny bit of thought in an otherwise completely automatic task.
I also love how a scarf can be a simple way to express yourself. I have some with cats on, which is kinda my thing. I am a Cat Lady and not ashamed. Plus you can use most scarves as blankets if you’re in a pinch!
Warm and Watertight Boots
I was 14 when I got my first pair of Docs, and didn’t need to replace them until I was 24. And I wore the hell out of them. They went to Download Festival with me, many muddy forest walks, to gigs, on nights out…. I’m surprised they lasted so long! At £70 a pop they’re quite pricey, but it’s alright when you consider that overall that’s only £7 for every year they lasted!
My new Docs are exactly the same, I loved them that much. And once you’ve worn them in they’re like a glove for your foot. I love pairing them with pretty dresses, so I look nice but also like I’m ready to fight anyone who attempts a harassment. The perfect aesthetic in my opinion!
Chunky Knit Cardies
I throwing on my chunky knit when the weather is crisp and cold. It conjures images of steaming hot chocolate or a little cup of mulled cider at the market. Many of my favourite cold weather memories were forged in chunky knit.
As a bonus, they never seem to go out of fashion! Every year I find myself unexpectedly trendy for a few months, and that’s pretty neat! I get to be one of the cool kids! Seriously, I feel at my best when wearing a chunky cardie with a nice scarf and my Doc Martens. Perfect winter ensemble, and who really cares what you’ve got on underneath?!
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