A quick flick through the blog's archive and I notice a pattern - July is barely out and I'm rhapsodising about the merits of autumnal dressing. Autumn is my favourite season - all that 'back to school' goodness and the crunchiness of just about everything - the leaves, the apples, the new books, the crisp air. I like autumn too because it means boyish colours -umber, wholesome greens, russet, burnt orange, deep blues and naveys - paired with battered boots and brogues and a bundle of library books. For some reason, autumn for me means embracing something of wartime aesthetic, consider buttoned - up shirts, the occasional floral and the aforementioned palette and outdoorsy footwear. There's a certain comfortable practicality that I want my clothes at this time of year to possess. Less frivolity, more utilitarian.
Shoes, skirt - Topshop, jumper, jacket, - Zara, shirt - Bershka.
I am mightily in love with my 'horsey' jacket at the minute....I'll save you from too much gushing though. To sum up - I like the pockets, the corduroy collar detail and the hood. Man, I love a good raincoat.
Autumn is a nice time too to try the odd new thing out. I've always been a bit wary of pencil skirts...but I was attracted to the bold orange stripes of this one, and needless to mention, the neat five euro price tag. It' s tricky piece to work with, but a challenge is always good, right?
Top, skirt, - Zara, shoes - Topshop, belt - River Island, hoop earrings- A-Wear