Wear now Wear later

Red print coat

August is one of the trickiest months sartorially speaking. This year has been one of the most difficult in London at least weatherwise. It is beginning to feel like autumn already and my summer dresses have been languishing in my wardrobe since my return from France. Yet somehow I am not quite ready to dive into the new season’s shapes and colours.


My formula is to keep things simple and invest in items that I can wear now and adapt for autumn…………

Red print coat. Fashion over 50

A pair of jeans, a simple pale blue cotton sweater and a statement coat.

Investing in pieces that you can wear now doesn’t mean they must be banished to the back of the wardrobe once the colder months roll around. If you choose a colour that can transition easily from summer to autumn you can get more mileage out of your purchase. Just switch the sandals for ankle boots, swap the cotton sweater for a wool one and replace the white jeans for classic denim.  Maybe introduce one of the new Pantone colours for a more fashion forward look.

Pantone colours - New York

Red print coat

The butterfly decided to join our photo shoot. Its colours seemed to perfectly reflect the colours in the coat.

My sweater is by WinserLondon from last year. Similar WoolOvers and PureCollection UK

Red pattern coat

Enjoying the summer sunshine at Chiswick House. I bought my coat in the Mango sale (now sold out).

If you choose wisely you can wear these pieces now, tomorrow and throughout the year, time and again.


All photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her inspiring photography on INSTAGRAM.


  1. Janis
    18th August 2017 / 15:12

    Your smile was the most beautiful part of the pictures today

  2. Sue
    18th August 2017 / 15:16

    Lovely coat, Josephine, the colour really suits you, and your sweater picks out the blue in the pattern, hair still fab too.

  3. Ann
    18th August 2017 / 20:14

    Very nice outfit on you! Looks so comfortable too!

    • 20th August 2017 / 11:08

      Yes, Ann, the outfit is very comfortable. I have worn that format on several occasions

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