For weeks, we’ve been scantily clad, contending with some of the hottest temperatures the UK has ever seen, so it’s hard to envisage the season changing. But if there’s one thing we know about our country's weather, it’s that we’re only one cloud away from a total U-turn.
It will soon be time to evaluate the autumnal pieces in our arsenal and assess whether anything needs adding or taking away. For me, this process begins around now and coincides with the early autumn drops.
In the past few days, there’s been an evident shift away from summer sales and into newness at our favourite online stores. Colours are graduating to sage green (which has proven itself as a staple), brown and indigo. In terms of styles, hemlines have been extended, and denim is everywhere—whether that’s the many dungarees on offer or jeans in varied sepia tones.
Autumn is a favourite for many. On good days, it’s warm enough to go sans coat in favour of a utility jacket or long-sleeve, and if we’re lucky enough, we can even extend the wear of summer dresses with a light layer tucked underneath.
Chunky flip-flops can be worn with maxi and midi dresses from summer to autumn.
Talking of which, for the first time, cult favourite Réalisation has introduced long-sleeve styles in its collection, so you can wear figure-hugging bias cuts with a little more coverage throughout the year. Additionally, the many ballerina iterations are everywhere just in time for us to retire our sandals. Keep scrolling for my early autumn shopping guide.
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A flowing light-knit dress crafted from Oeko-Tex finely spun merino wool. Pieces like this are fall-back items for most seasons that you can get your money’s worth from. Wear it with white canvas trainers in the spring, sandals in the summer, slip-on loafers in the autumn and boots in the winter.
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