So, it’s Autumn. I love Autumn. I love the fact that it’s nearly Winter, which means it’s nearly Christmas 😉 More than that, though, I love the general feel of the world around this time. It’s not yet bitterly cold, we still get days of sunshine, but it’s peppered with breezy, rainy days that mean wrapping up warm when I go out of the house and listening to the weather through my bedroom window when I’m tucked up all cosy in my bed. There’s also a lovely smell around Autumn time. Autumn means stews and soups, hot chocolates and coffee shop breaks, gorgeous leaves underfoot to crunch and puddles to splash in.
There are also certain fashion requisites that go with Autumn. Generally, this is boots, tights and knitwear. Jewellery wise, this means warm golds and burnished copper colours, though I’m not really a gold fan so I might skip this one!
I’m looking forward to fishing out my tulip sleeved coat. It’s black, but lined with this gorgeous, bright pumpkin orange colour that peeps out when I walk. I got it years ago from Kays, an online catalogue, and it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. It was pricey, but it’s lasted and the style is timeless. One of the things I’m most looking forward to when I’ve lost lots of weight and have a proper job is buying a decent, designer coat that will last me for the rest of my life. It’s one of the ‘must have’ purchases that is on my list when I can afford it.
I’ve always said I would buy a Burberry trench coat, because a trench is an absolute classic that more or less every woman should own, and let’s face it; Burberry do it best.
But I don’t actually think a trench is really my sort of style. Maybe a darker coloured one, but in my opinion that kinda goes against the whole point of buying a ‘Burberry trench’. No, in all honesty, the designer coat I buy will probably be from one of my favourite designers: Vivienne Westwood. I love her Anglomania collection; I love the way she uses colour and cut, I love the punk-aesthetic of her tailoring and the shapes she creates with her fabrics. A really good example of what I’d buy is the Noble Coat, from Anglomania A/W 12/13:
However, as it stands; I’m a long way from affording OR fitting into such exquisite things, so my Autumn/Winter shopping list this year is a lot more down to earth, and pretty simple. There are basically four essential things on my list, and then I’m done for the season:
- A Fairisle/’Christmas’ knit cardigan: Yeah, this one’s fairly simple. I want a lovely, cosy knit cardigan that I can curl up in, in a coffee shop, with a soy Pumpkin Spice latte and my reading, watching the weather get colder.
- A nice pair of Ugg-style boots: Of course, these will be Fuggs. But I loved my last pair of cosy, keep-my-feet warm Fuggs, and I really could do with another pair. They’re good for slouching round the house in, and they’re good for going to Uni/taking the dogs/going into town when it’s cold and I really can’t be bothered.
- A proper, slouchy beanie: Having brightly, unnatural coloured hair means, if I want to preserve the hue, I can’t wash my hair more than maybe twice a week at the absolute MOST. So sometimes, I’ll have greasy roots to cover AND it will be chilly outside. What is better to help with this, with the added benefit of promoting a grungey sort of style, than a huuuuuge slouchy beanie hat?
- A nice pair of wedge boots: I like my shoes, but I’m not very good at walking in them. Until I get better, I need to resort to flats, biker boots, shorter heels, or wedges. I still don’t have a decent pair of wedges, should I need to go ‘out out’ on a cold and/or rainy day. I’d like to remedy this heinous error.