Okay I'm not going to brag, oh ok, I will: I'm sitting on the balcony in 32 degree heat near Cadiz in Spain and I am about to talk Autumn Winter fashion. It's gloriously hot but I'm still excited to build a new season wardrobe when I get home.
The things that make a girl happy, huh? The thing is it can get a bit confusing as to what to buy and you don't want to buy your wardrobe too early in advance. So the key thing is to get things you can start to wear now - and trust me there is plenty.
I've decided on three pieces that you can get your mitts on now, and start to style them up for this transition period in fashion.
- The long line jacket
This is a difficult style to wear on a petite frame, so it needs a heel to lengthen out your legs. I think opting for a colour that's neutral means you can wear it now without looking too wintery, and then wear with darker shades once winter comes.
Try this grey jacket over a white t-shirt and dark denims for now and try a polo neck come colder days. (We have debated the polo neck before, you can read about that here).
- A denim shirt
It might sound a bit casual, but denim is going through a new cycle. I've seen how the fashion editors live in them over fashion week and it's a piece that can't go wrong as it matches everything.
The key thing is you need one that fits you well; fitted and nipped at the waist for definition and does NOT gape over your chest. You can of course go over an over-size kind of cut, but I think a fitted shirt looks chic. Try with black trousers or tuck into a pencil or a-line skirt to dress it up. It will also look great over a printed dress with a belt and boots.
- An ankle boot
A good pair of boots will last years, so it's worth saving up your pennies and investing in a good set. Dune have some great styles right now which are timeless and will work with pretty much everything you own. I'm moving away from black shoes this year, and seeking out dusky colours like grey. It's a nice break from the plain black boot of winter.
And the best bit about my top three pieces? They all match! It's magic!
What is your number one fashion investment going to be this year?