Autumn is here!
And with it comes colder days and cosier clothes. Don’t you just love it? It’s potentially the prettiest season – the way the leaves fall, dusky mornings, and my personal favourite – suddenly no longer needing an excuse to sit on the sofa wrapped in a blanket…
It’s also the perfect time for a wardrobe update. Nothing too major – you can see I have a lot of versatile items in my wardrobe already – but instead, it’s time for review of my clothes to find out which I can store away over the winter, and to pick out new additions appropriate for the weather.
The first items that have already made it into my storage bag include strappy tops, swimwear, and summer dresses. I’m finding layering is best for the weather now too – sometimes it’s humid, sometimes it’s just bitterly cold – so my t-shirts and lighter tops are here to stay for a little longer!
As for the new additions, I’ve turned to Fat Face for their seasonal selection, and all in gorgeously rich colours too. It’s actually been a relief to find a high street store that provides thoughtfully created and well-made pieces, and to read about the steps they are taking to be a more ethical retailer.
More than just ordinary.
I’ve always thought that it must be a lot more work for larger retailers to improve their accountability, rather than for ethical independents to start up. I can’t say I’ve ever been involved in the process, but I’m really happy to be featuring Fat Face’s autumn range alongside their new commitments: from increasing their use of organic cotton and joining the Better Cotton Initiative, to replacing duck down in all their coats with cruelty-free alternatives, they are slowly improving their ethics.
As I said, it’s all in the layering for autumn! It’s led me to choose three key outfits, which I can layer up, or dress down depending on the time/place/weather/occasion.
1. Knitwear, Knitwear, Knitwear
My first outfit is definitely my favourite, combining my snuggly, warm Harpenden Jumper in Surf with the smarter lines of Fat Face’s iconic Olivia Shirt. Add to that the soft Poppy Brushed Scarf in Khaki, and Everyday Straight Jeans and it’s versatile enough to wear at work or at home.
2. Black is Back
I basically live in black so this outfit fits right in with my black Matt + Nat handbag and boots. I chose Sadie Poppy Meadow Blouse in Phantom and for the first time in my life, jeggings – I’d usually avoid jeggings at any cost, but these are great quality and they feel more like tight, skinny trousers: Five Pocket Jeggings in Charcoal.
3. The Classic White Shirt
My final outfit is more like my first with the heating cranked up! I’ve stripped down to just my Olivia Shirt in White and Everyday Straight Jeans in Soft Brushed. There’s nothing simpler, and I know this outfit will become a staple for me.
This post is sponsored by Fat Face.