It’s time to put away your straw handbag and your sandals. Summer is over (thank god!) and your look is boring and tired. Ok, temperatures aren’t exactly “Autumn like”, but it looks like it’s getting colder, because the days are getting shorter, it rains more often (making impossible to wear sandals anyway), and, aren’t you just sooo fed up with the same clothes you have been wearing for months?? I certainly am.
The answer to this transitional moment, where winter clothes are just too much and summer ones won’t do anymore, is mainly accessories.
Handbag: change it to something more seasonal, like this
Shoes: what about the backless footwear which is so trendy now? Even better, the babouche type, which, in case of rain, you can actually pull up at the back?!
ZARA FLAT LEATHER SHOES
Here Of course you MUST have a pair of loafers too, I chose the mid-heeled kind: Here
Wear denim: it just goes with everything and it’s a great fabric for mid-seasons (if you think about it, it keeps you too hot during summer and too cold in the winter, NOW is the season for it). If you want to have the latest trend, buy yourself a pair of embroidered jeans or make your own buying the application you like to add to your “boring” pair.
Something tasteful, not those tacky pairs full of multi-coloured patches please!
Wear a silk scarf: always a great addition to a classic look or a jeans look. I would invest in this purchase, perhaps going for a second-hand, or, how they like to call it now, an “already owned” one. Here’s a glorious Gucci one
Shirts, shirts and more shirts: this is their moment of glory. Go for the still trendy pussy-bow blouse or the white shirt but with frills! (not to be worn with the embroidered jeans but with a pair of dark blue classic)
Ok, so a waistcoat is a way to update your look in order to eventually meet autumn. I have two, they are short and of course now the trend is for long ones… I haven’t used mine in what? ten, fifteen years? I can’t remember. I have always kept them though. Perhaps I will make some use of them this year.
Anyway, as I said in the previous post, it is only a passing trend, as a consequence I wouldn’t overdo it. That’s why I am going to show you some I found from Zara.
Zara WAISTCOAT WITH BELT black
Zara WAISTCOAT WITH BELT black (side)
Zara WAISTCOAT WITH BELT black (front)
Zara WOOL WAISTCOAT navy blue
Zara MASCULINE WAISTCOAT navy blue
Zara WAISTCOAT WITH BELT navy blue
Zara HAND MADE WAISTCOAT beige
Zara DOUBLE BREASTED WAISTCOAT burgundy
There’s also this cutie:
Zara MICRO-JACQUARD WAISTCOAT black
Now you need a gorgeous georgette bow blouse or a crisp white shirt. For the bottom I especially like to go long, like the waistcoat. A mid calf length would be nice.
Otherwise, jeans are always ok, perhaps better the boyfriend cut, or a pair of wide trousers. Cropped wide ones would be rather nice. I suppose culottes could be appropriate too, even if I am not really that fond of them.