Should autumn updates need to break the bank? I don’t think so.
Cleverly dressing a new accessory can transform an aged outfit. Fact.
Prime example of this would be a statement bag of course.
Adding any of these bags from John Lewis which have the luxe look will turn heads and boost your confidence with the most bland of outfits. Definitely better to splurge on one punctuating piece if you can for a put together look.
Wearing top to toe black for example might not be revolutionary, but it’s economical, practical and chic and by adding just one killer piece – BOOM – instant update.
If budget is super tight, grab your best winter coat from the back of your wardrobe and update it in an instant with a baker boy hat to top of your tresses this season. These natty little numbers merely dipped their toes in the puddles last year but are set to take off in a big way this time around.
I chose grey because it’s the go to neutral for me when the chill sets in. Easy to pair with most colour palettes and flattering to my skin tone. There are so many colourways to select from to suit you.
My favourite other way to update would be an oversized scarf which can serve many a purpose, and it’s an easy way to add layer and depth to an outfit. Take the shoot I’ve done for this month’s Prima magazine (available from all good newsagents peeps – lol!) here’s a new take on the traditional way to wear a scarf in technicolour splendour.
My prime comfort zone colour pick from the centre which matches the hat to a tee is this neutral block one, also from River Island.
Belts are huge in real life thanks to Instagram as the Gucci belt popped on every fashionista feed this year including mine, but the high street is never slow to glow and the offerings around Centre MK are plentiful.
This River Island belt I added to my basket gives a nod to the chunkier trend and has the necessary statement hardware to cause a commotion. Belt it over a cashmere polo neck – winter’s ubiquitous capsule piece – or loop it around your jeans for a more streamlined look.
I also love belting coats or oversized sweaters high in the waist as it cinches in the silhouette enough to accentuate the good bits of your bod without drawing attention to any unwanted lumps or bumps.
Got a favourite dress in your closet but don’t want to bulk up with boots now you’ve ditched the flip flops? Instead, whack on a pair of statement kicks with your trusty denim jacket or cosy shearling and immediately you have an easy wear, self-care spring in your step.
Kurt Geiger excel at this at the moment, embellishments a-plenty and sparkle galore, if that’s your bag – It’s definitely mine!
Failing that, if you are the chilly type, opt for a chunky biker look and cosy tights to get the most out of your flirty dress throughout the year. I wore these KG Carvela Sander boots to death last year and they are still en pointe and look great with multitude of new options to boot. (pun intended lol)
Hope these ideas sparked your creativity – remember you can ask me anything on wardrobe woes, beauty queries or virtually anything over on my Instagram, come and have a chat!
Until next time lovelies! xx
*Disclaimer – I am working in a paid partnership with centre:mk but as any of you paying attention will already know, it is my local shopping centre, we spend half our lives there and it’s where I buy waaaaay too much stuff. The end.*