It’s that time of year again: golden leaves, shorter days, cosy evenings and spiced everything! Autumn is a beautiful time of year with its glorious colours of golds and reds. The temperature gets colder, but the sunlight still glows like the last ‘hurrah!’ of summer. This transitional time of year calls for some different wardrobe choices, so here are a few autumn wardrobe tips to keep you cosy and stylish.
You may feel a bit sad putting away all of the pretty summer dresses you have, but don’t be too hasty! If you have some dresses you’re not quite ready to put away yet, try layering them up. Wearing your dresses with a cropped or loose-fit knitted jumper is a great way to make the most of them, and extend their wear for a little bit longer. You can also layer up with a pair of tights and ankle boots for the cooler days.
It’s time to start thinking about the colder weather ahead, so changing a few of your tops to lightweight, long sleeved tops or roll necks is a great way to start. Try choosing universally flattering shades that you can pair with most of your skirts and trousers.
Lightweight jackets are also a great item to have in your Autumn wardrobe. Some days will be sunnier and warmer than others, so you might not be ready yet to break out the quilted coats! Choose a statement jacket in a colour that suits most of your other items, that way you have a quick and easy option that you can throw on before you leave the house.
Tights and scarves are your new best friend for the new season. Try wearing different patterned tights and different scarves to dress up outfits, or create a different look. These are perhaps the most diverse items in your wardrobe and will allow you to keep recycling outfit ideas.
Finally, wear colours that suit you. Just because it’s the autumn, it doesn’t mean you have to wear reds and oranges if they’re not your colours. If you have a cooler skin tone, then try wearing other autumnal colours, like teal and eggplant, these are still rich colours, like the autumn, but will suit you much better. If warm colours are your thing then go for it with the reds, browns and oranges.
Enjoy the changing of the seasons, it’s easy to feel low when the days start to get shorter, so don’t sacrifice feeling cosy for style, you can have both!
‘He made the moon to mark the seasons, and the sun knows when to go down.’ Psalm 104:19 (NIV)