It’s a bit of a challenge in September to know what to wear from one day to the next. Summer doesn’t seem quite done with us yet but at the same time the nights are getting cooler and there are definite signs that Autumn is on it’s way. I’ve noticed that all the stores have already made the changeover from floaty colourful numbers in whispers of fabric to a more monochrome palette, with knitwear and soft textures taking centre stage to keep us feeling snug and cosy as the nights draw in.
George recently invited me to take part in a campaign called the #knitwearcareclub where I shared my top tip for caring for delicate woolens on their blog (details at the bottom of this post) and then styled an outfit for the season ahead.
I decided it was too soon for full on Winter woolies and instead found some gems that are perfect for transitioning through to Autumn.
First, this mixed knit jumper. It’s an open stitch so it’s still pretty lightweight, but as the weather gets cooler you can always add a layer underneath to get more wear out of it. I adore the knit detailing and the preppy ribbon neck tie. As I’m a petite five foot this could be worn as a tunic on me, but instead I decided to tuck it into gorgeous A-line soft faux suede skirt that I picked up in H&M.
If you’ve seen any of my previous outfit of the days you’ll know that I love a big bag and this one is of Mary Poppins proportions. I can fit loads in it so it’s perfect for when I’m travelling as I can fit in my brolly, battery pack and makeup and still have plenty of room to spare (I’m definitely not one to travel light!). Plus it’s no plain black bag, it’s full of texture and detail to keep things interesting.
Layering is always my best friend at this time of year so I also picked a paisley print tassel kimono, which pulls double duty since it not only works as a wrap, but looks just as good tied to my bag.
Finally, my staple for this time of year is the trusty ankle boot which works equally well with thick black tights or bare legs… depending on how brave I’m feeling!
Mixed Knit Jumper* | George | Shop it here
Suede A-Line Skirt | H&M | Shop it here
Paisley Print Tassel Kimono* | George | Shop it here
Faux Suede and Snakeskin Bag* | George | Shop it here
Faux Suede Ankle Boots* | George | Shop it here
As mentioned above, there’s a really helpful post over on George’s blog, where a whole host of bloggers (including yours truly) have shared our knowledge on caring for delicate knitwear. There’s advice on how to tackle annoying bobbles plus tips for coping with moths and the right way to store your delicates and keep them in shape. It’s well worth checking out.
View the post here: Everything You Need To Know About Knitwear
A little side note…
For those of you who want to try doing outfit posts but don’t have a willing other half/friend, I shot this OOTD using my Olympus Pen on remote control with a tripod and my phone. It was my first time trying this and I found that it made the whole thing really relaxed since I was in complete control of every shot and could take as long as I liked. It does make the process a bit longer since you need to put everything on timer and check after each shot to make sure you’re in the right position, but I recommend giving it a go if you can find a quiet spot where you won’t feel interrupted or embarrassed doing it!
My hubby was happy as he got to stay at home and watch the footy and I was happy because I DIDN’T have to stay at home and watch the footy. Win win!