'We' Autumnal must haves...
Autumn’s cooler mornings are peering around the corner usually meaning a few more layers to start the days - and with new season stock filtering into stores, it is a question of what makes you spend your money on the new? Do you make a list of what you need - a pragmatic and practical approach or are you a bit of a magpie and purchase from an impulsive emotive part of your brain... Like most we flip flop between the two, depending on our current state of mind and how much alcohol we have had before (and after late night internet shopping!).
For most of my clients who have built clever base wardrobes over the seasons a new purchase has to be beautiful, versatile and flattering. Other common requests usually include lightweight, soft, comfortable and modern not trendy.... phew, these clients know what they want or know what they want when they try it on - and my job is to find it for them.
People often ask me where I like to shop and brands I’m loyal to season after season - generally I seem to cherry pick great pieces from all over, never exclusive to one label or a look. I prefer finding modern silhouettes in great versatile fabrics.
This winter on my ‘list’;
A Harris and Wharf light felted wool coat - easy as a cardigan but way more stylish and flattering.
The Juliette Hogan twill ‘Mal’ pant to replace some others that are looking tired.
Along with the lovely printed ‘Hannah’ dress from Reiss, - that will look great with a boyfriend blazer and ankle boots, and a pair of cropped ‘Roxanne’ charcoal Citizens of Humanity jeans.
Also Helen Cherry’s ‘Bacall’ jacket is stunning as is the ‘Firenze’ top from Gregory (They are on my maybe list)… however the coat, pant, dress and jeans will all inject some interest and update staples.
It’s not about having a lot it’s about buying less and buying well... and ‘We’ all win! - ‘We’ being the environment, local industry and our wardrobes.