I am a huge fan of autumn, mainly because it suits my layering style, and this week with the lingering fog and chill in the air my need for layers has become more apparent. We are in the midst of press day season, lots of time away from my computer, mentally making my spring/summer 2013 shopping list, as well as constantly being in and out of different venues – so this look was perfect.
I am a fan of parka coats and this one from Dorothy Perkins is one of my favs and has been in my wardrobe for around five years and still looks fresh each season. It isn’t the warmest of coats, so generally autumn is when I wear it, but I love the shape, the drawstrings and the pockets – plus khaki green really does work with most colours.
When I look at this outfit I realise how many capsule wardrobe pieces it contains, that wasn’t intentionally but does show that when you buy classic pieces such as black jeans, a long draping cardigan and a Breton striped top what you can come up with.
This Breton striped top from Crew Clothing is fast becoming one of my favourite pieces in my wardrobe, I love that it is perfect for layering under a cardigan and it is comfortable to wear, which is ideal for a busy day.
Today, I also went to the OPI Nails spring preview, checked out all the fab colours coming and also got a pretty manicure – I am in love with the new Liquid Sand shades coming – I do love matt textured looks. I also think that my purple splash nails also goes well with my pink arm candy, especially my Chamilia bracelet that was designed in aid of Breast Cancer awareness month.
Finishing off my look are my new biker boots from Tribeca shoes a cool footwear emporium of the latest trends. What makes these boots my new favourites has to be the style – I love the studs, they are seriously comfortable, and every time I wear them I can’t believe they are only £35 – serious bargain!
Do you love autumnal layering? And are you a fan of Breton stripes?
My Style: Dorothy Perkins green parka (many, many seasons ago); New Look bird scarf; Crew Clothing Ginger Lily Tee(c/o); Warehouse jeans (c/o Westfield London); AllSaints cardigan (c/o); and Tribeca Shoes – Kimmi Black Studded Biker Boots (c/o); New Look bracelets; Chamila breast cancer bracelet and bead (c/o); Ice-Watch (c/o); NW3 plane necklace (c/o); and Karen Millen glasses (c/o Specsavers).
Fancy shopping for some Breton Stripes? Well check out some of my favourite styles below:
**Thanks to Sherin from HiFashion for snapping my piccies in the middle of Soho Square**