The Autumn Staples Are Out
“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…)
WEARING: New Look jacket; H&M top; Topshop pencil skirt; Christian Louboutin shoes; ZAC Zac Posen bag*