It is the evening of an unusually hot October day. A fine day of lounging around and watching reruns of beloved 90s TV shows. But it isn’t always this quiet, some days I barely find the time to eat lunch. Living in the city, there is much to do, people to see and places to go, all which require fabulous looking outfits. And so, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, I have an overflowing wish list growing in my bookmarks bar. But instead of keeping it all for myself, I’m going to share my top picks with you, some which fall into the trends of Autumn/ Winter 2020, and some which I personally believe will make a comeback, and most definitely a statement.
It is getting colder, at least in some parts of the world, where the climate isn’t Mediterranean on steroids. (Where are the brown leaves and crisp air, and what about sweater weather?) In any case, colder weather deserves stylish yet comfortable outerwear, statement handbags when the rest of our bodies are tucked away in said outerwear, killer shoes, and of course, comfy knits and denim.
For those of you who haven’t jumped on the fuzzy/ teddy coat bandwagon, now is your chance. Besides being a gorgeous coat, its colour is perfect for this Autumn Winter season. Carrying over from a major trend of Spring/ Summer 2019, the sage hue is taking on a darker, more grey approach. Pair with sleek dark skinny denim, chunky boots, or a midi skirt and trainers. Flare jeans? A satin dress? The combinations are endless.
This bag may appear pretty out there for some, but trust me when I say, shearling bags are in. A statement, yes. But also something to pet on those crowded morning train rides to work when it gets just a little too overcrowded and you’re finding yourself starting to get a little nervous. The beige/cream colour combo nods to a big trend this season; all white everything. I know it’s not just me who has noticed the intriguing aesthetic of beige and nude colour palettes, calm, lines and minimal Instagram feeds. Pair with denim, with a mini skirt, a camel coat, a white coat, an edgy leather jacket for some contrast, or even a pair of cream coloured joggers and a cosy knit. The sky is the limit. Plus, for 150 euros for a luxury brand you can find on Net-a-Porter, it’s a steal.
Ok, so I didn’t say everything would be affordable, or realistic for me at least. But just look at it. It’s gorgeous. A faux leather longline jacket— good for the animals, good for the environment. In a croc-effect embossed material it is also a definite perk for your style game. A stylish and modern twist on the classic leather jacket look, it can not only be worn with anything, but the quality of the brand will make it long lasting and something that can last forever. All in all, a beautiful investment piece. If anyone wants to PayPal me the funds to purchase this, send me an email.
Speaking of statement pieces, remember when booty ripped jeans were a thing a few years back? It makes me reminiscent of old Tumblr days and high school drama. For a while there I went a long time without wearing ripped jeans, and in fact, I actually looked down on them. But, if paired properly and tastefully, a few rips can make for a very modern and stylish look. Straight leg jeans are the shape of now and this light wash, carefully placed rip and statement black and white label make this pair pop. By December 2nd, you will be mine.
I know it’s only October, but is it really too soon to be looking for New Year’s Eve dresses? Because I think I found the one. Oversized sleeves? Yes, please. Pale lime green? Yes, please. Sequins? Yes. In a sea of tight black dresses, stand out from the crowd with this green number and much to my approval of the styling that went on in this photoshoot, I would agree with pairing it with a deep, dark red lip and freshly tousled hair.
The perfect top for going out for drinks with the girls, date night at a dimly lit restaurant, or to a classier event. In a black satin material, a deep neckline, and synched in waist, this blouse yells: chic elegance. Plus it is made by the much under rated, and one of my favourite brands, & Other Stories. So it’s a pretty obvious choice if you ask me.
The ultimate statement sweater if you ask me. Tassels and bobbles, thick knit and a cream colour palette, it could be considered “too much”, but not if worn correctly. Keep this the highlight of the main outfit, with a killer pair of shoes, or statement handbag.
Curiously reminiscent of Carrie Bradshaw’s sleek grey dress she wore in that one episode when she was dating that guy. Plain, yes. Simple, also yes. Chic AF, 100%. Honestly, worn with a knockout pair of heels and a mini top handle bag, you’re sure to turn heads.
I had always considered myself a handbag girl, but lately I am falling -hard- for the beauty of shoes. I think I have accumulated too many. But can you really have too many pairs of shoes when they look this beautiful? A play on the western boot trend, this heel version is perfect for nights out with friends, at a club, for a drink, for a late night dinner, or a night out in the city, walking through those twinkling traffic lights and yellow cabs zooming by. They look like the kind of shoe where the second you put them on your confidence rises 5 levels. It’s a yes from me.
So there you have it. My nine I-need-to-have pieces for the Autumn Winter season which I will be ordering as soon as the Black Friday sales hit. A girl has to save that coin, even to risk the much dreaded bold grey print “Out of Stock” label.