Autumn Staples

The Autumn Staples Are Out

autumn outfit featuring green pencil skirt and tweed jacket

green Zac Posen bow bag

fitted tweed jacket

autumn leaves

“I see the Autumn staples are out,” said Terry, seeing this outfit lying on the bed yesterday morning, while I did my makeup. 

Once I’d gotten over my shock at the facts that ‘autumn staples’ is apparently a phrase in my husband’s vocabulary now, and that he’s both noticed AND remembered something I’ve worn, I had to admit that he was right. This outfit isn’t as much of a ‘uniform’ as the ‘jeans and stripes’ one I showed you last week, but it IS made up of a selection of items I tend to wear almost exclusively at this time of year.

Take this jacket, for instance: I’ve had it for years now (and I got it in New Look, of all places. New Look. Can you even?), but as much as I love it (and I really, really love it), I’ve probably worn it less than a dozen times in all those years, because it’s one of those pieces of clothing that requires a very specific set of weather conditions to work. It has to be cool enough for a jacket, you see, but not SO cool you’d need a coat instead, and although I could probably get away with wearing it in the summer here, I dunno, tweed just feels like a really autumnal fabric to me somehow. Don’t you think there’s just something about it that says, “Wear me in Autumn, while walking on golden leaves*, and wearing forest green: you know, like you ALWAYS do?”

Anyway, the stars aligned on Monday morning, and presented me with the perfect weather to wear my jacket, and who knows: maybe I’ll even get to wear it TWICE this year, if the dry weather continues? I wouldn’t want to bet on it, though…

(*I only stood on the leaves for long enough to get these photos: no shoes were harmed in the making of this post…)

autumn outfit featuring tweed jacket, green pencil skirt and Christian Louboutin shoes

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WEARING: New Look jacket; H&M top; Topshop pencil skirt; Christian Louboutin shoes; ZAC Zac Posen bag*


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  • Yes, this is why I don’t buy jackets like this anymore! I’ve never managed to wear any of them more than a handful of times… But I still want more jackets – just why are so many women’s jackets made of thin material, or unlined, and basically just completely useless for handling British weather? My boyfriend has a jacket he wears all the time and it’s the warmest thing ever… I know because he frequently has to hand it to me when my own flimsy outerwear is freezing me to the bone!!!

    October 20, 2015
  • You look amazing x

    October 20, 2015
  • This outfit is amazing! I love the green of the skirt.

    October 20, 2015
  • I love the colours in this, the green looks amazing with your hair

    October 20, 2015
  • That bag though! *swoon*

    October 20, 2015
  • Ah, yes, the autum staples! Now that you are in a new house, I’m curious if your wardrobe transitioning is as much of a task as it was before. Are you still keeping your seasonal clothes stored away? I always think to pack mine up, but never really get to doing a proper job of it.

    October 21, 2015