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So Last Season

Make a wardrobe shopping list

Thursday, 31st August, 2017 9:34am

For those who work in fashion, we are coming into our busiest time with shoots to prepare and for me, as a personal shopper, I’m also busy with people getting their autumn/winter wardrobes in order.

I don’t know about you but I’ve not been buying much clothing in the summer as it feels like we sort of live in a constant autumn weather scenario; so it’s great to see all the new stock hitting the shop floor.
I’ve started to be less of an impulsive shopper and I find at the start of each season, it really helps to make a shopping list of everything you need to pad out your wardrobe. 
Here is a run-down of what I’m hoping to purchase this season.
Traditionally, I’ve always marked the new season with the purchase of a new coat. Naturally enough, I’ve tended to either go for faux fur, some kind of brocade or leopard print numbers – the more flamboyant the better.
But, I take it as a sign of maturity that I’m really attracted to the more classic coat styles this year.
I’m looking for a classic trench but maybe in a more flowy style, as I don’t need the formality of a more structured piece to take me through the autumn. Then, for winter, I’m obsessed by the idea of a navy, wool peacoat. I really feel it’s a style and colour that will go with everything in my wardrobe and I would be more inclined to wear navy than black.
I’m also having a bit of a moment with blazers after turning my back on them after that period of time in the early 2000s when it was all anyone wore.
I’m loving anything with a check pattern and a longline fit to give it a more relaxed look that doesn’t have an office suit vibe.
While we are on the subject of pattern and print; for me, check has become our answer to summer gingham. 
Even though I was apprehensive at first, having bought a black and white herringbone blazer recently, I am fully on board with the trend now.
For a super fashion-forward look, mix different size check prints and colour for a stylish look and just use a basic rollneck sweater as your base.
When it comes to footwear, I’m all about the trainer this season after spending a summer in ankle boots. First on my list are a pair of black and white Vans that you would think would look way too casual but they look great with everything.
They are great for adding a cool, casual edge to some more dressier pieces, so don’t feel confined to wearing them with jeans and a simple tee even though they also look good together.
I also bought a pair of white Converse recently and I’ve been able to wear them with so many different outfits. I hightly recommend them as a great casual trainer to have, even though you nearly have to break them in to make them more comfortable.
Lastly, I’m really focused this year on stocking up on my more basic pieces which will breathe old life into some of last year’s bits.
It’s almost like having a shopping trip when you get to bring out all the winter stuff from storage and it doesn’t cost a thing. #winning!

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