With winter well and truly upon us it’s time to wrap up warm and dress appropriately for the change in temperature and conditions. For me, autumn and winter are the best seasons in terms of style mainly because my uniform all black outfits are acceptable but also because I love to layer.
The first thing I like to buy come autumn is a new pair of ankle boots (although this year i’m still in last Septembers purchase). Ankle boots are a cult classic and something everyone ought to have. I usually go for a classic black boot with a heel of about an inch for everyday. The pair above are a Topshop find and are serving me fairly although being worn every single day means they’ll probably need replacing in the new year.
Another cult style buy is a Breton stripe tee. These make me feel Parisian and chic and I wear my Jack Wills one on a weekly basis. Go for something boxy in shape and a thick cotton material.
The black skinny jean is a definite style essential for me, there’s probably no point in me taking them off for bed as you can guarantee they’ll be back on come morning. Above are the Topshop Joni jeans which are high waisted making them ideal for both daytime and evening wear.
A jumper is of course more than necessary for the current chilly temperatures. I like knitwear from Topshop and Zara. Pictured is a thinner, oversized piece (blending in with the duvet, amateur) which didn’t come off my back between November and March last winter. Why change what works.
Finally, a cosy scarf is perfect for wrapping up warm as well as looking chic and stylish, incorporating layers into an outfit. Mine is from Topshop and is a lovely seasonal camel shade.
What are your style essentials?