The Essentials that will take me through Autumn
1 The Men’s Cashmere Sweater
I buy one new crew-neck cashmere sweater every year as soon as M&S gets its delivery in store – I always buy the men’s version because they have that slouchy, oversize look I love. I think M&S cashmere is such good quality, plus you can throw them in the washing machine. Navy is my classic staple. M&S Collection Luxury Pure Cashmere Crew Neck Jumper.
2 The Jewel-toned Boots
An easy to walk in no-nonsense block heeled boot in a plush royal blue velvet. I love this pair by Tabitha Simmons Micki Nubuck-trimmed Velvet Ankle Boot.
3 The Oversized Bomber
Keeps out the cold and wind – I love the coolness of this slightly longer (cue butt covering) style and the slouchy style. &other stories Oversized Bomber Jacket.
4 The Animal Print Flat
I love an animal print – while leopard print is ubiquitous, I’m into the monochrome zebra print right now and it will still be relevant next spring. A flat pointy boot also has a cool 80’s vibe that I’m loving and it works as well in the daytime as it does in the evening. Isabel Marant Rolling Zebra-Print Calf Hair, Suede and Leather Ankle Boots.
5 The Red Turtleneck
I usually shy away from colour, but I’m really into this primary shade at the moment. Thin turtlenecks are great to layer under thick jumpers and they keep my neck warm. JCrew.
6 The Military Coat
I fell in love with this Primark Army Green Coat the moment I laid eyes on it. The structure, cut and fit make it feel far more luxe than the price-tag. Primark Khaki Long Military Style Jacket.
7 The Forever Bag
Rather than the latest it-bag, I’ve always been more into never-out-of-style classics. And the one I’ve had my eyes on the longest is the Chanel 2.55 in black leather with a gold chain. It’s a serious investment, but definitely has that timeless appeal. Chanel Medium 2.55, £3620
8 The Track Pant
I love being comfortable and this streamlined navy track pant feels as comfy as my fave jogging pants but is actually suited to outer wear (as in out of the house wear!) I’ll pair it with an oversize cashmere sweater for day and heels plus a tailored blazer for night. ME+EM Side Stripe Jogger.
9 The Glitter Socks
There is never much sparkle to be found in my wardrobe, but I was instantly attracted to these ankle socks. They look really cool peeking out from a low ankle boot. &other stories Silver Shimmery Socks.
10 The Velvet Suit
I love wearing suits, especially in the evenings. They are boyish, yet sexy and in a sea of dresses, it’s a standout. This emerald velvet style is so sumptuous and alluring – I’ll be wearing it to death. Frame Le Velvet Mod Blazer in Spruce and Le Velvet Cropped Flared Trousers in Spruce.