September is such an awkward month. It looks sunny outside…Oh wait it’s actually 12 degrees. Raining in the morning so you put a jumper on…no doubt you’ll be sweating by lunch time!
That’s why every year I aim to try and find a few transitional items. You know like skirts you can wear with leather jackets and camis now, and jumpers next month? Or a nice top/jumper you can layer up later? Here are my transitional
What I love most about the autumn/winter trends so far is all the different shades of brown! I remember being 16 in sixth form, and living in camel jeans/flats/jumpers/tops…I was a bit obsessed! Not really my friend Katy recently told me I suited the colour, not like I need my addiction encouraging!
I always feel like one the best items you can buy this time of year is a skirt. Let’s face it, most skirts don’t go out of fashion. Going out for a nice meal or drinks…nice top and heels. Going causal…turtle neck and chunky boots. My skirt is Zara at £22, and my turtle neck is Miss Selfridge at £22.50.
If you know me well, you’ll know how obsessed I am with boots! Unfortunately I didn’t have any brown or tanned boots, so when I come across these at £36 from Public Desire I couldn’t resist. I can see me never taking them off this winter!
Since the start of August, bodywarmers (or gillet if you want to be posh), have been everywhere. There usually about every winter, but I swear it’s been more so this season! Anyway, I’ve been obbsessing over this Topshop bodywarmer for ages, but I just couldn’t justify £65 till loan day! However, recently I’ve just got a new job at Krispy Kreme, and all the sizes were selling out. So that’s how I justified buying it out of my savings…I know, bad Lucy! But least it’s not boring like most of the gillets in the shops at the moment, plus it has camel in it! I can’t wait to layer this up, or just simply pair it with all black. All I know is, for £65, I’m definitely getting my wear out of it!
The one thing I was really lusting after this season, was a leather skirt. I’ve seen them everywhere, but this Topshop skirt at around £28, is by far the most flattering on my body shape/height.I planned on wearing it when it got a bit colder…you know bit oversized jumper and a scarf.
However, I wanted to be awkward and wear it for a date night in the middle of August. In topshop they’ve style it with checked shirts, but I thought this sleeveless turtle neck would be a lot more flattering…and cheaper! This is the first jumper (sort of) I bought this season. It’s from River Island at £16. The boots were £50 from River Island, which is slightly more expensive than I’d pay normally, but as soon as I saw them I knew I had to have them. Although cheaper versions are now available EVERYWHERE.
Well after me being indecisive whether the outfit looked good together or not, I actually got a compliment on my skirt…Although it did take 6 hours for him to realise that I was wearing a turtle neck, close enough.