he leaves are a-changing. Autumn is upon us, and when the seasons shift, a few updates to your wardrobe are sure to follow.
Thankfully, for those of us who don’t have the money to spend on a full new fall wardrobe, autumn 2016 is maybe the easiest season we’ve ever had to look fabulous without breaking the bank. Dressing for this Fall is all about customisation; taking inspiration from runway trends and street style and making them yours, and there are so many ways to do that without even buying a single new piece!
Embroidery is still reigning supreme in all high street stores, and you can so easily reinvent your denim with little touches. If you’re looking to spend little to no money, raid the sewing kit you packed when you started university and try stitching a few basic patterns onto your jeans or jackets. So simple, but so effective. Stitching may not quite be your thing, and that’s fine! Think pins and patches for a fun way to showcase your personality. And what’s more, you can pick these up at markets and charity shops, showing support for great causes while saving those pennies in the process!
raid the sewing kit you packed when you started university and try stitching a few basic patterns onto your jeans or jackets.
This autumn, we’re all about reviving pieces and adapting what you already have in your wardrobes for a colder climate. Layer a polo neck under the sundress you’ve been wearing and there’s a perfect autumn outfit for you. Wide-legged pants have been creeping in throughout summer and trench coats too on those colder summer days, à la Celine and Proenza Schouler. An update on the off-the-shoulder trend of summer includes snuggly jumpers in the same cut. Perfect for going on beautiful crisp fall walks. You’ll definitely be able to re-use some of your wardrobe staples this season, which is amazing for all of our credit cards.
Layer a polo neck under the sundress you’ve been wearing and there’s a perfect autumn outfit for you.
If you’re going to be spending on anything, check out this season’s biggest colour and fabric trends. Lilac and camel are our go-to picks for colour, and anything in velvet will have you looking chic for party season in seconds. Sequins are, of course, a staple every year, but this year they’re maximal. Make sure you’re staying warm with a stylish statement coat. Military cuts with huge accents will be everywhere, and, as if the sports-luxe trend couldn’t get any bigger, the puffa jacket is back, guys. Have fun with that. In short, go big or go home with key pieces.
Sequins are, of course, a staple every year, but this year they’re maximal.
Of course, we are Exetah, so athleisure will always be a thing. Your Stan Smiths and Nike Airs are a great addition to any outfit, and perfect for tackling the hills. It’s pretty impossible to go wrong there, but if you want to try something new for autumn, try clashing your sportswear with less casual, in the same way that Balenciaga did, with well cut, high class pieces.
Autumn is all about parties, about wrapping up warm as the leaves change, and looking good doing it. Making a statement definitely does not have to cost you, so strike out this season!