This week, a wardrobe sort out is needed to work out what I need to add to my new season shopping list for AW 21. Autumn is upon us, & I’ve got cosy knitwear, belted coats and chunky boots on the mind!
A few tips I swear by every season before making any purchases-
A big wardrobe clear-out to work out where any gaps are. Collating a mood board on Pinterest with some inspirational outfit ideas. Trying on a few looks, so you have outfits ready to go!
I've curated my new season shopping list below of the best 10 pieces to invest in for AW 21.
Buy the right pair of leggings, and they will fast become your staple all season long. Comfortable, flattering and stylish with minimal effort- add a chunky knit and boots, and you’re good to go. The key is buying a pair that will hold you in; Spanx or Wolford are my go-to, and Toteme for something a little smarter.
This season, chunky loafers are number one on my shopping list to update my look. Keep the rest of the outfit simple- slim leg jeans, knit dresses or a cropped trouser and let your footwear do the talking.
The puffer jacket has been a winter staple for the past couple of seasons, and it’s showing no signs of disappearing. I invested in a Holzweiler puffer jacket a few years ago, and it was the best decision. When the weather turns, and you need to look smart and put together, having a coat that you haven’t walked the dog in is a game-changer. I wear my puffer over any outfit and still feel chic.
I have decided that tailored trousers are going to feature heavily in my AW21 look. I recently purchased this style from Toteme (can you tell it’s my favourite brand right now?) and wore them with a belt and a knit this weekend. I love the effortless yet stylish look of a trouser when you find the right pair. Wear long with a trainer, heel or loafer and keep the rest of the look super simple.
Number 2 on my shopping list is a smart, stylish wrap coat. I’m going to opt for a fail-safe black style, but you can’t go wrong with a chic camel coat. A belted coat will add a touch of sophistication to any outfit.
A belt is the easiest way to update your wardrobe for AW21; team with a pair of smart trousers, denim and a tucked-in silk shirt or over last seasons coat to elevate your look. Timeless and classic.
We’ve seen plenty of quilted jackets this season already, but there is a reason the sell-out Frankie Shop jacket became a cult buy. Lightweight with an oversized fit, it’s the perfect layering piece as we head into A/W and super easy to style with the basics in your wardrobe- I’ve been wearing mine with leggings, an oversized hoody and trainers for an off-duty look.