I’ve been asked quite a lot about what to wear right now; this mild Autumn weather seems to have thrown everyone for a loop.
I can’t tell you what you ought to wear, no-one can do that, you are a free being and must do as you will at all times. OR are we all merely zombie slaves of Apple. Inc? Discuss.
Anyway I can’t tell you what you ought to wear, but I can tell you what I, personally, will be wearing for the next few weeks. I’m celebrating it still being warm enough to get my ankles out but not so hot that we cannot leave the house because it is so hot.
It is perfect weather for new trainers – either your ice whites or some uglies OR your clogs, remember them? It’s total clog weather. Mine are Lotta from Stockholm. You probably already have a pair. If not, think about it.
And then you’ll need some chinos like these from J Crew; mine are from Vince about 6 months ago and they no longer do them but I really fancy these.
Then a blouse! I’m really into blouses at the moment. My favourite, worn big and loose, is from some crappy clip-joint on Ile De Re, but I have tried this one, Sissy, from Hush and it’s really good.
Or, look, this one from Boden is super, too.
This is brilliant from Topshop – worn with the chinos and the trainers or clogs and some gold hoops: fabulous.
Next you will need an oversized or “Nana” cardigan. You can wear this over the whole lot of the previous outfit on those cold mornings we are getting.
This one from Asos.com
Comes in lots of different colours. Get 3! I have an ancient one from Uniqlo and the amount I wear it I really ought to invest in more.
And this one
I really wish someone would buy this one
Your big cardigan with a plain white t-shirt and some wide-leg jeans like these and some round sunglasses and you’ll be away. (Think sort of 70s mum.)
Another outfit I am really into right now I stole off Fran from Instagram’s The Fashion Lift, which is a bright crazy pencil skirt, hoodie and trainers.
It totally works and p.s. thank god for the return of the pencil skirt?? I look ghastly in anything a-line and not even that great in those pleated midi skirts – if I’m really seriously What-Not-To-Wear honest with myself – so I’m falling on the pencil skirt thing like a crazy.
I have a standard issue Nike hoodie I wear in any hoodie situation (Spike hoodies COMING SOON) like this one here:
Or here is one from good old Hush, with no joey pocket:
Then with that very plain, almost slobby top half you can go freaking wild with the pencil skirt. Mine is vintage and it’s BRIGHT PINK and white in a swirly pattern.
I don’t expect you to spend £300 on this Dries Van Noten thing, but this is the sort of caper that I mean.
Go mad with it. Sequins?
I mean, I’m making these suggestion but I bet you £100 – (okay, £5) – that you have some mad pencil skirt in your wardrobe somewhere that just kind of sits there because you cannot think of what to wear it with. You wear it with a hoodie and some trainers. Or a white t-shirt and some trainers and your nana cardigan. You balance out its audacity by wearing it with something you’d pop to Sainos in, thereby rendering it doubly fabulous.
These are just some of the combinations you can wear all this stuff in:
1 Chinos, blouse, clogs
2 Chinos, white t-shirt, trainers, cardigan
3 Pencil skirt, white t-shirt, trainers
4 Wide-leg jeans, clogs, blouse
5 Wide-leg jeans, white t-shirt, trainers, cardigan
I’m sure there are more but it’s nearly 6pm and I don’t know about you but at the end of a weekend I kind of need a drink.