Welcoming Autumn Stylishly With Open Arms

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By England’s standards, the amount of sunshine that we had this summer just wasn’t enough. Now that the weather has taken a colder, gloomier turn with autumn creeping up on us, we’re to cover up a little. If you didn’t get the chance to wear all of the summer clothes that you had in mind, fear not because it isn’t too late! A few key items paired with what you have already will prepare you for the colder months ahead. autumnstyle2

Tone down your summer brights with warm knitted garments in autumnal colours such as shades of brown and cream, deep, dark shades of red and mustard yellow. Cosy clothing in neutral shades will make your outfit season appropriate. Layer, layer, layer! And then layer some more. Play around with different lengths and textures to keep it interesting. Chunky scarves are a great way to complete a layered look. Invest in a furry gilet to throw over an outfit. Not only does it keep you warm, but fur instantly glamorises your get up.

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A new footwear trend is pairing your sandals with socks. Yep that’s right, to some people it’s no longer a fashion faux pas. I guess it didn’t make much sense during the summer, but as it becomes chillier there’s a certified purpose for it now. If socks and sandals aren’t really your thing, boots will keep your feet super toasty and will even keep your legs warm depending on the style. Ankle boots, knee highs or thigh high, if you’re feeling brave enough, will keep the chill out.

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Don’t lock away your skirts and dresses now that the grey clouds are edging in. Team them with a pair of tights to still get some wear out of them. With tights available in different deniers, colours and thicknesses, you’re bound to find something to keep your legs warm.

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Finally, to protect yourself and your outfit from the rain, get yourself a mac or a trench coat. They’re super stylish and deserve to be in every woman’s wardrobe. The long length of the coat means you can get away with summer clothes underneath.