Looking at the weather it’s hard to deny that autumn is here. The window for an ‘Indian Summer’ has closed, and we’ve definitely not had one.
It’s not too late to get your wardrobe ready for Autumn. Whether you want to go to town and pick up whole new outfits at a time for the season, or simply collect a couple of well chosen pieces that will give your existing autumnal staples a bit of up to the minute buzz, we’ve got a few suggestions for you today.
The most important thing you can do is find the right coat to carry you through autumn and into winter. Fortunately, a lot of the fashions that have come off the catwalk in preparation for the new season are focussed on comfort and warmth: fashion in service of function rather than at odds with it. One small label is producing ‘heated coats’ that come with a small chargeable battery back that powers wearable heating technology that not only keeps you warm, but also purports to hold health benefits similar to the heated pads you might use to ease muscle pain.
If you’re not interested in being an early Smart Coat adopter, there are still plenty of options for you this season. Vogue draws attention to a string of different coats apparently inspired by the Queen herself, which as well as offering comfort and style signal the return of the headscarf as an accessory to play with.
If you’re not looking at a cashmere jumper for autumn, you are missing an opportunity. Cashmere is the perfect fabric for a season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and, more prosaically, falling temperatures. It shares insulating properties with more mundane wool, but is also a byword for the softness and comfort you’re looking for this season. It’s been a fashion mainstay for many years, and is unlikely to go anywhere. You know that a well chosen cashmere piece is one to enjoy for many years.
Chinti and Parker are offering a great range of luxury sweaters and leisure wear in cashmere, with bold, inventive designs that ensure you’re keeping up to the mark fashion-wise as well wrapping up against the October chills. If you’re looking for something a little more playful, they also have a whole range of designs based on the iconic Moomin characters of Tove Jansson!