How to stay on trend while transitioning into autumn
It seems like just a moment ago we were luxuriating in the long, hot days of summer – enjoying endless hours on the beach in little more than swimwear, and flinging the windows open at work because it was just too warm. Yet now, here we are, heading full speed into autumn – with leaves on the ground, a chill in the air, and most importantly of all, an entire wardrobe to overhaul.
In the fashion world, the seasons are everything – and each time a new one dawns, it’s time to go out with the old and in with the new. As the temperatures drop and the days grow shorter, it’s time to swap the scantier attire you wore for the summer for some key autumnal pieces, helping you transition smoothly and update your look with a nod to the biggest trends.
Unsure where to start? These are the transitional pieces you need.
You can never have too many shoes in your life, and any good collection will contain a pair for every occasion. It’s often said that your shoes are the first thing a person notices about you, so it pays to choose carefully, whatever you’re doing that day. As well as ensuring you make a positive impression on all the right people, a stylish pair of shoes can make any outfit look well put together, and a statement pair can be a great way to add a bit of personality to an otherwise minimalistic look. Every man should have a smart pair of quality brogues on hand, whatever the time of year – just make sure they are well polished, and the moment you spot a scratch, replace.
For women, it’s all about the boots, so put that impressive sandal collection away and invest in a few good pairs for the coming months. A plain black pair is a staple in any woman’s wardrobe, and can be worn with absolutely anything – but why not try a nod to one of the season’s biggest trends with a stand-out leopard print boot? Silks and velvets are back again, too – with some of the world’s top designers sending some unusual pairs down the catwalk at fashion week. The choices are endless, so choose wisely and buy many!
With the power to elevate an everyday outfit from zero to hero in a matter of seconds, the right accessories can transform your look with minimal effort – taking a summer outfit into autumn, and an autumn outfit into winter. If you’ve got your capsule wardrobe down to a fine art, then you’ll know that all it takes is a necklace here or some bracelets there to make a big impact.
For women, invest in a few key pieces this season – ‘that’ Gucci belt is a must for cinching in dresses and high-waisted jeans, and a classy designer handbag is the perfect way to finish off a look. Why not treat yourself to one of Prada’s latest statement bags? Wear it with simple monochrome for maximum impact.
Although the scope for accessorising may be somewhat more limited for men, there’s one thing you just can’t go wrong with; an expensive designer watch oozes class and sophistication, making the perfect finishing touch for any well put together look. The Emporio Armani AR2448 is a sterling choice, and one that commands respect. Giving you the perfect balance between experience and youth, it’s a worthwhile investment that will last the distance.
The most impactful way to carry off an updated look is to do so with confidence. No matter what you’re wearing, it’s carrying yourself well and knowing your worth that will really make you shine. Any outfit or accessory you choose to wear should make you feel as good as you look – if it doesn’t, it’ll show, so always be authentic.
The beautiful thing about fashion is that there are no real rules, leaving you free to be whomever you want to be. Making your fashion choices for the new season should be a freeing experience, not a restrictive one – so if you want to make a bold statement walking into the autumn, then now is the time to really let your personality shine through.