Happy Friday friends! I’m really happy to be back for another Fashion Friday post, which I love to write as it gives me a chance to do a bit of window shopping and check out the latest fashions. I have a shopping trip planned to update my wardrobe after the baby and with these posts my wish list only seems to be getting longer.
One thing that I’m looking forward to is getting a capsule wardrobe together for the autumn that concentrates on interchangeable staples. Now that the weather is beginning to cool off we enter that weird transitional phase where we are unsure about what to wear – the sun is shining, but it’s freezing cold out outside.
At this time of year, with weather like this I always resort to layering because if it gets too hot I can take a couple of layers off and do the reverse if it gets cold again. On some days I feel like I need a coat, but nothing too heavy just something to cover up and keep me dry if it rains. One autumnal wardrobe staple that is a classic is the good old trench coat and they are everywhere right now. Here are some of my favourite picks that I’ve found from the high street:
1. Soft bonded trench coat,
2. Stud sleeve mac, Primark
3. Dark brown faux fur collar trench coat, River Island
4. Dark red arrow trench coat, Joules
5. 3/4 sleeved trench coat, House of Fraser
6. Ines de La Fressange trench coat, Uniqlo
7. Classic cotton trench coat,
8. A-line trench coat, John Lewis
9. Dark grey sleeveless trench coat, River Island
It’s amazing looking at how many different varieties and looks that are available from one style of coat. Not only is there the classic belted beige trench coat, but they also come in a variety of colours, patterns, lengths and even without sleeves.
Although out of my price range I adore the jewel blue of the Ted Baker trench coat from John Lewis. I like the fact that it’s almost like a hybrid of a traditional trench coat and a princess coat with the skirt at the bottom. The sleeveless trench coat is a great alternative for those fashion forward folks, which I think would look great with black cigarette trousers, a white shirt and worn open like a waistcoat for a more streamline masculine look.
What staples do you have in your transitional capsule wardrobe? How do you pick what to wear in the morning when the weather is so unpredictable?