September is my favourite month for so many reasons. Outside of the crisp mornings, the trees turning and that back-to-school feeling, I consider autumn to be the best season to dress for. You can make an entrée to layering without overheating; you can still wear sandals or have bare legs, but there's nothing stopping you from getting involved in the latest drops of knitwear, jackets and boots.
It's the perfect throw-on-any-dress kind of time—including the ones you've loved all summer—and I wish the weather could be like this all year round. It's also the peak moment in fashion terms when designers and high-street stores are introducing their most trend-driven and important items of the year, so a great time to actually save up for and spend your money wisely.
In the past few weeks, I've been particularly focused on game-changing accessories. With a 36-week bump, there are very few clothes that fit that aren't knitted or stretch dresses (fortunate that it appears to be quite a trend across the likes of H&M, Weekday and some of my other affordable go-tos). And trend ticking yet classic items—such as this mock-croc Elleme bag above—have been calling my name. I already own a smaller version of this style in a raffia finish and have worn it to death throughout the summer, so I knew that a leather upgrade would be sensible for autumn and beyond.
On Hannah Almassi: Amanda Wakeley necklace; Baserange dress
Next comes the chunky chain—a jewellery staple that literally everyone in the Who What Wear UK office has bought into. You can buy them at every price point and secondhand. This Amanda Wakeley one has just the right amount of grown-up sophistication for it to remain a trusted piece in my wardrobe for many many years to come. What else am I into this month? Well, you'll have to keep scrolling! From the best faux-fur coat on the high street to the designer boots I'm entirely fixated on buying, these are my top picks for September…