This season I have decided to add bright colours to my core wardrobe of dark neutrals. I have spent the last few years building up a collection of practical styles in various shades of grey, navy and black. My colouring is cool. If your colouring is warm your basic neutrals may well be the browns, oranges and mustards. I have now arrived at the point where I am yearning for colour to liven up my classics.
My latest addition is this glorious bright fuschia boiled wool cape from HopefashionUK (They do ship internationally). I am wearing it over one of their foundation tops and a pair of classic wide leg trousers.
We took these photographs on a Saturday afternoon at Ham Common. You can just see the cricket team in the background. Very English. However, in this case, I think it may have been the West Indies team practising for a match the following day.
I find capes really useful to pop over a top or sweater when it is chilly but still not cold enough for a winter coat. It is also useful for evenings to sling over your shoulders or to act as an extra layer.
In the three images above I have swapped my wide leg trousers for a pair of Hope’s foundation leggings. I decided to go a bit over the top and wear two necklaces. The chunky one is by Jaeger. Similar available at Etsy and Mango . The feather one is from St.Tropez market Similar from Etsy.
PS. I’m giving away a fabulous WoolOvers knit from their New arrivals collection. If you haven’t yet entered to win, it’s easy. Just go HERE and follow the simple steps. Be sure you’ve used the widget at the bottom of the post to enter. Closes 2.00pm (GMT) October 25th.
All photos by Laura Hines. She has perfectly captured the mood of the autumn colours. Follow her on Instagram.