Goddamn, its baltic outside! I’m definitely not complaining though – any excuse to crack out the fuzzy scarves and oversized outwear. Autumn is definitely upon is here in the UK, which means cosy accessories in burnt orange tones and preppy cord A-line skirts in shades of burgundy right? Well, usually my answer to that question would be yes, aaall of the yes, but this year I’ve stayed from my seasonal instincts and have been loving a few unexpected pieces.
1.The faux fur hat
Okay, I have to start with the elephant in the room (or more appropriately, the fuzzy ferret on my head). I’ll admit, this hat probably isn’t to everyone’s taste and and some would probably argue that it’s UGLY, but truthfully I’m obsessed with it. And its extra cosy. Not just cosy – it’s extra cosy. Also, in a sea of baker boy caps I really wanted to get something a bit different. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely luuuurve my baker boy and it’s been quite evidently worn to death over the past few years, but it was time to mix things up. And obviously, a beanie just wasn’t cutting it…
2. Pink outerwear
I’ve never been a ‘pink’ kinda girl – except for that time I died my hair magenta, or when I went all out on a bright fuchsia Zara coat. Okay, maybe I am a pink kinda girl. But whatever, what I’m trying to get at here is in the midst of Autumnal colour palettes – think burnt oranges, reds, burgundy – the last thing I expected to be donning was a sickly sweet pink coat and loving it. Shop the pink coat I’m wearing here from ASOS.
3. Blue denim
Not just blue denim, but blue flares. Having legs on the shorter (we won’t go into how short…) and thicker side, I’ve always been a little frightened of wearing blue denim on my bottom half. Fearing that it was unflattering – particularly in a flared form – I gravitated towards the slimming qualities of darker denim. Also, When you think ‘blue denim’ you think light summer evenings and casual BBQ outfits, right? Although these jeans will definitely be a summer staple, they actually work pretty well for a laid-back, bundled-up look during the colder months too. The ones I’m wearing in this post are the Topshop Dree Jeans.
4. Polka dots
Polka dots have never really been something I’m in to, whether they’re in trend or not, I’m definitely more of a breton stripe kinda girl. So when I picked up this blouse a few months ago, I was surprised just how much I liked wearing it. Saying that, I probably wouldn’t go for anything with a bolder polka dot – the daintiness of this on this New Look one is perfect. I reckon it’s going to look great layered underneath knitwear too when it gets even more chilly (psst, Zara do amazingly inexpensive knits that are perfect for this).
5. Statement earrings
So, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, or maybe just aren’t as obsessively checking instagram/ the ‘new in’ section on ASOS like I am, you’ll be aware that statement earrings are definitely a thing. Earrings are never something I tended to change up that often, usually just popping in a pair of diamanté studs and leaving it at that, but the last few months I’ve definitely been upping my jewellery game. Although, I won’t lie (brace yourself for the most controversial statement of the year), I’m totally not into those H&M tassel earrings that the internet went crazy for. Please don’t hate me if you loved them. It’s me, not the earrings xoxo. But what I do love is Mangos collection, filled with an array of simple, modern shapes in various metals or colourful oversized jewel tones, which you can shop here.
What have you been loving this season that’s out of the ordinary/ not totally trend based?