Ok, I know – it’s still boiling hot out there (especially if you live in Queensland with 30+ degree temps and ridiculous humidity being the predicted norm this week). Temps are still in the mid to late twenties (in most states) and I’m guessing, the last thing you can even bear to think about is Autumn fashion.
Just know, I hear you.
Loud and clear.
I will admit to perspiring profusely (very un-lady-like) as I type this post 😉
You’re just not ready to let go of that summer feeling yet – and I for one, don’t blame you.
BUT, take note my friends…fashion never stops. The wheels keep turning and even if it’s only subconsciously, so do our internal fashion thoughts.
We can see the new season collections landing in our favourite stores, it only takes one stand-out piece to grab our attention then BAM before we know what’s happened – we are suckered in!
My motto is simple in this transitional period, keep wearing what makes you happy (plus keep you cool) but don’t ignore the new drops.
If you find a piece that grabs your heart – don’t hesitate to snap it up either.
Because if you don’t, someone else will. STAT.
No matter how much you want to fight the change of seasons – it truly does pay to get in quick with key seasonal pieces though.
When I say key pieces, I’m mean additions to your wardrobe that offer longevity – I’m not talking about show pony, one-off patterned items. Instead, I mean items that offer you a constant outfit options.
The threads that will happily work for their keep, in your wardrobe real estate.
So, because I LOVE you, it’s my job to suck it up buttercup and jump head-first into a pool of humidity induced perspiration – to show you my finds/recommendations for the coming season.
All in the name of fashion of course!
In fact, although I may have been unbearable (don’t tell Jonny I admitted to that) while I was sweating like a piglet taking these pic’s. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to tickle your fashion taste buds with the insider scoop on what I recommend you add to your wish list.
Not sure why, but I find A/W fashion so much easier than Summer.
In summer I tend to flit all over the place – not quite feeling settled with my choices, but winter is easy.
I guess it could be the English girl in me.
At this time of year, I always focus on a few core pieces:
- Blazer (I always add at least one new season blazer to my A/W fashion arsenal).
- White Shirt (1 with and 1 without a collar).
- Jeans (I take stock of what I have versus what I need).
- Drop Crotch Pants – yes, very much still a staple for me – I should probably replace these black ones below, as they are looking washout from over wearing).
Finding the perfect white shirt is not as simple as it sounds.
Plus, I don’t just want one that fits all occasions, I like to have choices.
This neckline is what initially grabbed my attention on this one. It has a small hook and eye fastening, but I chose to leave this open.
Instead, I have used a small safety-pin lower down the opening, to show more flesh (which creates a more slimming profile for me, thus balancing out the junk in my trunk).
Winter Deep V Top* $149.00 (wearing M) | Distressed Skinny Jean* $149.00 (wearing 32″) both Bohemian Traders | Every Day Cocktail Ring in Sea Marine *$195.00 Uber Kate | Bag (current) and Boots (Oldies) both Mimco
Besides being the perfect neckline, the other standout features for me are the length (I do prefer butt coverage) and the fabric.
It’s 100% cotton with a cheesecloth feel – which reminds me of my youth!
It’s also super flexible (I wore this look last Friday) with the top tucked into a skirt (it will work just as well with pants it you have a fabulous waist you prefer to show).
Winter Deep V Top* $149.00 (wearing M) | Bohemian Tea Skirt* $169.00 (wearing) | Quilted Cotton Waist Belt in Black* $49.00 | Peach Tassel Earrings* $59.00 All Bohemian Traders | Ankle Boots (oldies) Mimco
In England, our lives were very ‘country’ – actually the complete opposite of how we live now, but I guess that’s why we made the move.
Before we left to start our new lives in Australia, we lived in the most beautiful 17th century village (think thatched roofs and 5 pubs in one village) it was amazing.
It’s also the village where Beckie went to school.
Let me tell you friends, it was not uncommon for girls to take their ponies to school (there was a stables plus an equestrian centre available to all the girls).
It was also not uncommon for one of the local farmers to drop his daughter off at school with a trailer full of pigs – not even kidding!
So as soon as I laid eyes on this Bohemian Traders blazer, it reminded me so much of Staffordshire – of the horsey/equestrian set – I just knew I had to have it.
Country life was all around me, so I guess I will always hold a small piece of our old lives close to my heart – even if it’s through fashion.
There are so many ways to wear this jacket (I will of course wear it with the skirt and blouse as above), but today I want to focus purely on A/W inspiration outfits that you can grab and go, without too much thought, but still look super polished.
As I’ve said numerous times, my style personality is classic with a hit of edgy – drop crotch pants fit this bill perfectly for me. Yes I know they are not everyone’s cup of tea, but they are mine.
Houndstooth Blazer $199.00 (wearing L) | Black Drop Crotch Pants $139.00 (these are the original ones, equal to a M ) | Classic Singlet in White* $49.00 (a few sizes remain) | N042 Freshwater Pearl with Cross* $ 175.50 | Shoes oldies from Spendless Shoes
The fit of the Houndstooth is very similar to the white blazer I wear from Bohemian Traders, the white is possibly a touch smaller. I also have the khaki and that is definitely larger.
This houndstooth blazer is indeed a high fashion piece for this season, but I know it will be in my wardrobe for years to come – and I think it should be in yours too.
Note: this blazer is not a gifted item, I paid for this myself – because it was just too irresistible to let go.
I nearly forgot to say:
Happy Valentines Day!
Have you got any special plans?
Shopped the new VAGABOND drop from BT yet?
Got your eye on anything?
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