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Though we might be sad to say farewell to summer days, autumn is a glorious season in its own right. The colour palette to this ‘in between’ season is simply stunning with its burnt orange, yellows reds and browns and there is something exhilarating about enjoying bright sunshine on a somewhat chilly day. Many of us are inspired to get out and explore the countryside in autumn before the icy weather of winter kicks in. There is no denying that autumn weather can be unpredictable so be sure to be prepared with the right layers to keep you comfortable whatever Mother Nature throws at you.
Autumn is the perfect time to pull out those lovely knits once more. Go with lighter knits to give you the flexibility of layering rather than overdoing with one huge chunky knit. A cardigan is a versatile choice that is practical and easy to wear.
Autumn is the season that gilets were invented for. At least that is the way it seems. These sleeveless jackets offer extra warmth where you need it most but without adding the huge bulk of a body-warmer style puffa version. Choose a jersey or fleece variety for a thin layer that will be at home over a knit or just a t-shirt. Make sure you choose one that is big enough to accommodate a couple of layers underneath. The faux fur gilet is an on trend option and both tactile and warm.
Let’s face it, there isn’t a season in this country when we can look forward to zero chance of rain. In autumn the chances of rain are pretty high so of course it makes sense to be prepared for the worst. The good news is that there are lots of utterly gorgeous solutions these days so you’re not limited to the frumpy black cagoule that is hidden away at the back of the cupboard anymore. Choose a colourful lightweight parka style jacket that will keep out the rain and cut the wind chill factor when the temperature drops. If you don’t fancy wearing a jacket then consider one of the very pretty pack-away cagoules that are available on the High Street now with floral or polka dot designs. They’ll keep a smile on your face even when the weather is turning ugly.
Cropped trousers have been on trend this summer but for a day out in autumn the last thing you want is chilly ankles! Jeans are universally loved for a good reason so find yourself a good pair of dark bootlegs for the most figure friendly look. If you’re really not a jeans girl then choose stylish cotton trousers such as chinos instead.
Your wardrobe in autumn might be losing some of its summer colour but you can keep those pretty brights and prints year round with your accessories. By far one of the best and most versatile accessories is the scarf. Autumn gives you the flexibility to go with a light winter scarf or stick with one of the stunning summer cotton scarves instead. Go with something bright and bold to keep the fun in your look.
Though it’s great to keep summer in your look for as long as possible, one area where you can’t really compromise or add layers is your feet. In the autumn it’s just not practical or comfortable to be sticking with your sandals so go for a full shoe for comfort and style. If you’re planning a day out then don’t run the risk of your feet letting the side down and opt for a trainer style shoe or something with a sole designed for maximum comfort.