Autumn Wardrobe Essentials I’ve Been Loving

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With the weather getting colder, my wardrobe has seen a pretty quick shift around these past few weeks. The cold came on pretty fast in England, with the 1st of September bringing a drop of about 10 degrees, and grey clouds and gusts to follow. Because of this, the baggy tees and shorts have been banished into storage till next Summer (I already miss them), and the knitwear has taken their place, instead.

As I mentioned in this post, I’ve really gotten into shirts, chinos and loafers lately. I’d always thought of loafers more as a mature shoe, but since styling into a few of my outfits (and seeing them on so many amazing fashion bloggers on Instagram) I’ve absolutely fallen in love with them. I definitely need to stock up on an extra pair, as my ASOS ones are already starting to show some serious wear.

As you can see in the above picture, I’ve fallen in love with this anchor print shirt that I got from Boden. It was in the sale, and they only had XS available (which just so happens to be my flagship size!) so I was super excited to pick it up for a great discount. I love nautical/more structured prints, I think they add something really nice to an outfit. What do you think?

Wearing: Anchor Print Shirt, Navy Chinos, Tassel Loafers

As the months get colder, I love to layer shirts under knitted jumpers – I feel like layering accompanies the colder months so well, and it’s a great way to reuse some pieces from Summer, too – as you can take pieces that you’d wear and layer them with something else to make it appropriate for Autumn and Winter! The only problem is that the work I do gets hot and sweaty – quick – which means that by the time I’m removing my jumper I’m sporting some (extra sexy) sweat stains that absolutely nobody wants to see. That’s the only awkwardness of the cold weather when it’s cold outside but super hot inside – it makes it quite the challenge to dress for!

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Right now, I’m loving the simple shirt and trousers combination, and I really feel like I’m going to have to invest in a nice coat this year. Last, I splurged on a trench coat (that ended up making me look bad in all the wrong places), and a grey overcoat that I absolutely love. This time, I’d love to nail a good trench – so if you have any recommendations that work for somebody around 5’6/7, make sure to let me know! Ha!

What are some of your wardrobe essentials for Autumn?

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