Planning your autumn wardrobe

Planning your autumn wardrobe

After what I admit has been a long summer break I returned to my pilates classes this week. It was great to catch up with my pilates friends and exchange gossip.It reminded me of the beginning of the school year and new school uniform. As the leaves start to become a rusty orange our thoughts turn to a new season and new colours.

Personally, until I have got my eye in regarding new shapes and styles or the weather turns really cold I am continuing to wear my lighter weight pieces. I find that accessories are a good way to transition into the autumn season. A new bag can transform an outfit that you might have become jaded with.


Multi coloured necklace (US link) / Burgundy embellished bag / Burgundy hat / Red cross body bag (UK link) / Ruby red bead necklace / multi tone ankle boots (similar USA link) / Ruby red drop earrings. 

Burgundy cross body bag

I bought this burgundy cross body bag by Jaeger in the sale. When I last looked it was still available at John Lewis. I love the colour. It lifts the blue and brings the whole outfit into autumn.  I find it just the right size to carry my essentials. For details of the skirt, top and shawl see previous post.

Red is going to be a very strong trend this season. I feel that the slightly softer burgundy/ruby tones can be softer and still add that autumn vibe.  I may try the brighter reds at a later date.



    8th September 2017 / 15:11

    You wear it well!
    Fall is arriving here too in CALIFORNIA………….I’m not ready to see HALLOWEEN and CHRISTMAS stuff in the stores but it is there!

    • 8th September 2017 / 16:30

      Thanks, La Contessa. I am definitely not ready for Halloween or Christmas stuff yet!!

  2. Linda
    8th September 2017 / 15:48

    Burgundy is such an unflattering colour!! I am looking forward to wearing brown and tan, also a bit of golden yellow and mustard. Having brown eyes and blonde hair they are more to my liking.

    • 8th September 2017 / 16:28

      Hi Linda
      It depends on your colouring burgundy can look great on some women. Personally, I find brown, tan and the yellows very hard to wear with my silver hair and cool skin tone.

  3. Eleni
    8th September 2017 / 16:05

    Burgundy can sometimes be a difficult colour . Today I purchased a pair of burgundy ankle boots ! Out of my comfort zone. Thank you for all your suggestions and examples.

    • 8th September 2017 / 16:27

      Hi Eleni
      You are right a dark burgundy can be a hard colour to wear near the face. That is why I mostly choose burgundy accessories.

  4. Ariss
    8th September 2017 / 19:25

    I love burgundy and burnt orange as autumn colours. Certainly looking forward to a bag or long cardigan in these colours.

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