Twice a year, our poor wardrobes are included in the arch-known seasonal house cleaning ritual that allows us to put away/get rid of all the stuff accumulated during previous months –one can brave the weather with bare legs and vaporous blouses only for so long– and make space for new and more exciting trends, while we convince ourselves that our existing clothes are not enough to carry us through the impending season. Regular-sleeved sweaters? Pleeeeeease, that’s so last year!
The arrival of autumn is obviously one of those occasions when I can’t help but get excited about chunky knits and auburn hues… however those who know me well know that I have a problem with letting go of summer –in recent years British summers are to blame for this, although they are not always as bad as people think–, so the transition to the next sartorial cycle poses some challenges for this little fashionista (if I can be considered such?). Also, the fact that the weather doesn’t make up its mind when September knocks on our door doesn’t really help. Dear Indian summer, I had already put all my sandals away so please take your leave and let the sweater weather begin. Thanks!
In my first attempt at an autumnal outfit, I tried a look that oozes comfort and masculine vibes, because I have always loved and envied those girls who can pull this off (I even have one entire board on Pinterest dedicated to these girls) and because I have grown so fond of my fedora hat that I needed another excuse to wear it. A chambray shirt, more versatile than I had given it credit for, was the chosen top for a slightly dressy effect and I went for sandals as it was still warmish when we shot this on an autumnal day in July 😀
Switch the shoes for a pair of Oxford shoes or brogues and add a oh so trendy checked blazer and bam! Boho power suit for #ladybosses.
In terms of accessories, best to keep it simple: a nice necklace to add a touch of sparkle –totally see this with a colourful tribal statement necklace as well– and a cool bag borrowed from my sister (did I mention she has the coolest bags ever?). This one in particular is from Oficio Estudio, a Spanish brand whose designs are inspired by the classic XIX century doctor-on-duty bags that you can still spot in period drama series and films.
It’s a rather heavy bag, but the quality of its vegan leather is amazing for the price point and it not only has plenty of space inside but it can also be engraved with your name or initials! How cool is that? I know I love me a good customized piece ♥
What did you think of this masculine attire, glamistas? Would you pull it off or is it too much? How would you accessorise it?
Hope you are having the best weekend! We are still in Canarias as you could see on my Instagram, where the warm temperatures are preventing us from fully embracing autumn, but hopefully charging our batteries to survive through yet another British winter 😉