With Autumn almost upon us and Fashion Week having commenced, I’ve been itching to update my wardrobe for the new season. Despite being an advocate of embracing your own personal style – whether it be minimalist or more busy – I’ve found myself getting tired of my same old style habits and have been struggling to find inspiration. So, I spent my Sunday morning seeking inspiration and pinpointing some prints, colour palettes and shapes I want to embrace this season. Here’s the steps I took:
1.Take time to browse your favourite blogs, magazines and other sources of inspiration.
2.Pick out and collect the images that catch your eye and bookmark, favourite, save them – anything that allows you to go back to them later!
3.Place the images onto a mood board – this can be on a physical piece of card or paper, or online (I used http://www.gomoodboard.com/boards/dwm4ZLuE/share)
4.Once looking at your mood board, you’ll be able to spot a pattern of prints, styles, and colour palettes – use these to build your seasonal wardrobe around!
By looking at my own collection of images, I instantly identified the concepts that I’m drawn to.
Leopard print (duh, always) and particularly paired with a breton stripe.
Red everything – from knitwear to loafers. I’ve always loved the way red looks on me, but I definitely do not own enough of this colour and its a great way to get out of my ‘grey’ rut (although grey is 100% in).
Pinafore Dresses. I’m all about layering and nothing nails ‘preppy yet sophisticated’ like a button down shirt under a pinafore dress. All of the yeses!
The blue shirt. I don’t know if its just because I like blue and I like shirts, or if starting a full-time office job has me subconsciously swooning over work-appropriate clothing but I cannot walk into a store and not pick up a blue shirt. Which takes me on to my next point…
Camel. Camel coats and blue shirts together just gets me way too excited, its definitely not normal. I’ve always been a lover of camel for autumn, ever since I got a pair of camel coloured Jamie jeans from Topshop literally years ago and rarely took them off.
Gucci inspired loafers. Need I say any more?
(Photo Credit: All Pinterest)