Wardrobe Essentials: Autumn Edition
Amy Clarke | On 28, Mar 2014
As we move from hot summer days into the ever-confusing weather in autumn, one important question comes to mind: what are we meant to wear?
Summer is simple because itâ€™s warm day and night, all you need are shorts or dresses. Sadly, autumn is a lot trickier.
Picture this: you wake up at 7am and it feels chilly so you layer up. Annoyingly, as soon as it hits noon itâ€™s far too warm for your cute new winter jacket, but as youâ€™re heading home at 5pm youâ€™re too cold without it.
Iâ€™ve come up with a few handy solutions for this seasonal problem. Here are some ideas for wardrobe essentials that you can easily wear between-seasons, day or night.
Light scarves: A pretty, light scarf will keep you warm morning and evening but are easy to take on and off throughout the day. They are also great accessories to brighten up a casual jeans-and-a-tee outfit on an autumn day. Favourites of mine are from Forever New and Country Road, usually in a geometric or floral print.
Cropped jackets and cardigans: Cropped jackets are perfect for work, cardigans are perfect for your chill-out days on weekends. Both allow for the perfect level of warm but not overbearing. Opt for lighter colours and prints to keep the look from getting too wintery.
Button-up shirts: Again, great choices for any occasion. Dress it up with a pencil skirt and jacket, or relax it with comfortable jeans and boots. Either way, pick a breathable fabric and youâ€™re all set. The floral piece from Dotti above is a great example of an any weather pick.
For all of these items, fabric is key. Itâ€™s best to stick with things like cotton, silk, and linen rather than heavy wools or leathers. In terms of bottoms, jeans are always great but if you find that theyâ€™re too bulky you can layer skirts, shorts, or dresses with tights that you can always take off if need be.
Be sure to check out a few of the stores mentioned to get your hands on a few of these items before the season is over!