Every September I fall head over heels in love with autumn fashion. It’s something to do with childhood memories, when the change of the seasons welcomed shiny new leather school shoes and a warm duffel coat. I still feel like that excited kid – kicking though piles of crunchy leaves, pockets stuffed with conkers and a heart full of dreams.
Of course, in reality, September usually has a foot in both summer and autumn. Some days are warm, some are cool – so you need plenty of light layers. Here are four useful pieces that’ll help you through the month…
I’ve got a lot of time for dungarees in September. They make transitional dressing easy as pie. Wear with summer tees on warm days and cosy sweaters when the autumn wind blows. I really love these ones by Monki which are incredibly comfy and appeal to my inner land girl. Dungarees are a classic, so do check your local charity shops if you’d prefer not to buy new.
A relaxed dress
A laid-back dress is a September essential. Just like the dungarees, you can add and remove layers like tee-shirts, leggings and jumpers as needed. I love these three button-through examples. Toast and Gudrun Sjoden are great places for investment pieces, but if your budget doesn’t extend this far then it’s well worth searching for both these good-quality ethical brands on eBay.
September is the perfect time to dig out your favourite boots and give them a good buff and polish. If you have a pair of boots with a weak or damaged sole, then head to your local cobbler who can help you restore them to their former glory. I recently had a pair of old leather boots re-soled for about £30, giving them a whole new lease of life. If you would like to invest in a new pair, then try the new trend for chunky laced up boots. I have this pair from Marks and Spencer which are very comfortable and look great with cropped trousers.
A cosy jumper
September days may be warm, but the mornings and evenings are pretty chilly. A soft, oversized jumper will always be your faithful friend! I’m a sucker for creamy, oatmeal colours which go so well with conker brown and navy. Browse the rails of the charity shops for old-fashioned hand-knitted sweaters or search on pre-loved clothing apps like Depop for ‘Arran jumpers’. If you’d like a new jumper, then I love this soft one by H&M.