I don’t know about you, but I feel a bit as if we are in the in-between stage regarding the seasons. I have seen countless peoples state that summer is coming to an end and the few sunny days we were just treated with on the Bank Holiday weekend were the last spells of sunshine that we shall see. I mean, I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case – we do live in Britain after all.
However, it’s not technically autumn until 20 something of September, I believe. Therefore we are pretty much slap bang in the ‘medium mode’ in terms of how to dress. It’s slightly still too warm to be dusting off our winter coats, yet not exactly warm enough to comfortably sport sun dresses. It’s almost as hard as dressing for the ‘summer’ we just had, with such unpredictable weather conditions being thrown our way at any given opportunity.
Nevertheless, the show must go on, as they say. Here are a few things I’ll be wearing in these short weeks until autumn hits us, and we can look forward to those frosty mornings and dark afternoons (feels so odd writing that!)…
Fear not – you don’t have to go and shut away your favourite summer pieces just because August is reaching its inevitable end. Sometimes, we realise that they hold an autumnal tone without even realising it. For example…
I must admit that I never ever wear yellow. I’ve never deemed it as ‘my’ colour, yet this Nobody’s Child blouse caught my eye. I love the styling of it – the feminine frills, subtle floral detail, elegant tie at the front… it’s bang on trend this summer, but that doesn’t mean for summer only. The mustard-like tone of it results in autumnal vibes galore… It could be deemed as a crop top, but throw a little vest underneath for extra warmth and it could easily be sported throughout the season of autumn.
A pair of vintage, raw-hem Levi jeans combined with a little feminine blouse like this is one of my favourite combinations of all time. It’s a way of expressing your femininity while still keeping comfortable and in your comfort zone, which is something I’ve been talking about a lot lately!
I injected a little bit of brown regarding accessories into this ensemble, as I feel that it’s the most autumnal colour of all. However, these vintage shoes withhold a little summer feel to them due to their wicker-like appearance. I’ve been absolutely adoring all things wicker this summer – it’s almost become an obsession, so I fully intend to carry this love on through to the later upcoming months.
Blouse – Nobody’s Child | Jeans – Vintage Levis | Bag – Vintage | Shoes – Vintage
I love this shirt, even if it does make me look like that I’m about to go and sell popcorn at a fairground. Burgundy tones are always a must when it comes to autumn, and the combination of it here along with the off-white in stripe formation is a winner in my eyes.
Once again I’m relying on my trusty Levi jeans, and to accessorise bag-wise I added a little envelope style velvet bag into the mix. Velvet always reminds me of Halloween, and a little of Christmas, due to it’s major popularity last year during Christmas time. I may be thinking a little too far ahead here, but there’s nothing wrong with a little pre-planning…
To finish, I threw on my favourite – cream pointed slingbacks. They’ve been more or less glued to my feet this summer.
Shirt – Vintage | Jeans – Vintage Levis | Bag – Vintage | Shoes – Next
THE SHIRT DRESS
I wrote about this beauty of a shirt dress back in the springtime. Turns out, it’s more or less perfect for every season, depending on how you style it, of course.
Here, I stuck to more of the summer vibe with bare legs and a basket bag at my side. However, I injected a little bit of an autumnal vibe by sporting a pair of patent boots on my feet. These will for sure be an autumn/winter staple for me.
The navy, dark green and brown tones just scream autumn. I always wear this dress all year round, I don’t feel as if it’s specifically limited to a time in the year. To be honest with you, displaying my legs is one of the hardest challenges for me once summer comes around, so I am somewhat excited that it’s almost time to dig out opaque tights. Bigger problems to be had, I know – but sometimes insecurities can feel like the end of the world!
Dress – Topshop | Bag – eBay | Shoes – Truffle
I don’t think there is a more perfect coat for this time of year than the iconic trench. I’ve been lusting after one for ages, and constantly pondering whether I desired a more of a loose fit like Birkin, or a classic, fitted style like Hepburn displays in the end scene of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. I would have been happy with either, but I am rather fond of this fitted find…
The added bonus to a trench coat is the lightweight material. Here, I threw it over a gingham summer cami. However, if the sun were to show it’s face, I could easily take the trench off and sling it over my arm with no hassle.
I took inspiration from Birkin as always by teaming up this coat with a basket bag. By doing this, I find the ideal happy medium when it comes to that summer-autumn transition stage.
Coat – H&M | Top – Zara | Jeans – Vintage Levis | Bag – eBay | Shoes – Zara
So that’s a wrap…
I hope you’ve enjoyed my little ramble about the current awkward season transition stage we are in!
Until next time,
Thanks for Reading | Lucy Violet x