As Summer melts away, we bid farewell to our little summer dresses and floppy straw hats and make room for a wardrobe of knit jumpers and woolly hats. Autumn fashion trends are often overlooked because people believe that you can’t be stylish whilst also staying warm and toasty; but we are here to tell you that Autumn accessories are actually very chic!
Although you may be missing your race-day outfits, you can welcome the new season with an array of designer scarves, sophisticated grab bags and gorgeous boots.
Step into Autumn with our favourite accessories and find out how to incorporate them into your personal style.
Layering With Belts
Belts are a classic accessory that can be used to tie together an outfit for every season; however, they generally work best in the Autumn and Winter because they can be used to create layers that pull an entire look together. For example, If you are going for a smart, casual outfit for work, you might consider wearing a plain turtle neck jumper, layered beneath a black pinafore dress, layered beneath a wide patterned belt. Although the first two layers may seem rather basic, the belt can be used as a statement piece to add a pop of colour and fun.
In the Autumntime, this accessory gives you the freedom to keep it simple; if you fancy wearing your staple pieces of clothing, a belt can complete the final look by brining colour, pattern and design to the outfit. With the right belt, you can make every ensemble look snappy and fashionable.
Belts also give you an abundance of options in terms of styling; you can wear your belt high on the waist to give you that hourglass figure, or even low on your hips if you are going for a more casual style.
Snoods & Knitwear
Autumn…what better time of year to wear your favourite knitted clothing and accessories? When the weather turns colder and the mornings get darker, there is nothing better than slipping into a snuggly knitted hat and scarf to get you through the day. A trend that has become especially popular over the past year is the rise of snoods and balaclava-like hats; with the COVID 19 pandemic, the idea of incorporating a mask into your Autumn wardrobe is never a bad idea as it can keep you warm, stylish and safe!
These snoods have been seen in many of the top fashion magazines such as Vogue, giving off a sophisticated vibe that keeps you looking cool whilst staying warm. We offer a wide range of woolly hats and snoods to keep you cosy this Autumn; our snoods come with a detachable mask that can be washed and maintained so that your skin stays fresh and you can also protect yourself from catching the classic Autumn cold.
Although a handbag is an accessory for every season, Autumn trends see a lot more large grab bags being used to complete an outfit. These bags can totally transform your look, giving you that ‘it girl’ style that says “I’m heading off on an adventure”; these carry-all bags have partly come into fashion because of their practicality during the pandemic; nowadays, we don’t leave the house without our hand sanitiser, antiseptic wipes and face masks. At this time of year, we also tend to take an extra jumper and a pair of gloves to the office, meaning we need extra bag room for all our ‘stay safe & warm’ essentials.
Big handbags can also be used to make a style statement; similar to the belts, a large handbag can act as the statement piece of your outfit, adding colour, animal prints and whimsy to your overall look. Our range of Vendula London grab bags would be the perfect choice if you are searching for a unique design.
Lastly, you can’t start Fall without a good pair or boots! These shoes are an ideal pick for your Autumn haul because they are both sensible and fashionable. Generally, we would recommend opting for some knee high boots because they tend to keep you warmer, but ankle boots can also work well if paired with a thick pair or patterned tights.
When we think of Autumn boots, we think of comfort; there is just something soothing about putting away your Summer sandals and slipping into some beautifully crafted, leather footwear. Boots are considered to be sturdy and long-lasting, which is exactly what you need when planning your Autumn wardrobe. The Summer always calls for less clothing with thin materials and light shoes, whereas the colder seasons give us the opportunity to adorn ourselves in layers of thick, durable clothing that keeps us feeling cosy and cute. But, don’t be fooled! Wrapping yourself up in copious amounts of clothing doesn’t mean you can’t make it classy.
Here are our 5 top tips for styling your Autumn boots:
Look 1: Choose an over-the-knee boot and wear them on top of your black skinny jeans; finish the look with an oversized, coloured jumper.
Look 2: Opt for a pair of black knee-high boots; wear them with a pair of thin black tights, a coloured turtle neck jumper and a black pinafore dress;
Look 3: Start with a pair of ankle boots, then throw on some high waisted blue denim jeans; add a white blouse and a patterned jacket. Complete the look with a small shoulder bag that matches your boots.
Look 4: Pick out some knee-high tan boots, then find a long, flowing floral skirt; pick a white blouse and tuck it into the skirt; pick a neutrally coloured knitted jumper (greens, beiges, creams, greys) and wear on top of blouse. Lastly, add a large shoulder bag in a bold, block colour to perfect the outfit.
Look 5: Select a pair of long grey boots; keep it simple and style it with a white knit dress that rests above the knee; finally, choose a cute little handbag to pull the look together.
We can’t wait to see all your fabulous outfits this Autumn! If you fancy treating yourself to the perfect accessory to complete your look, shop online or visit us in-store.