How’s your wardrobe holding up this autumn?! I have been trying to be good, ‘less is more’ is a way of life for us, the home de-cluttering is well underway, but over the last few years I have been very good with keeping my wardrobe under control. It’s not exactly a capsule wardrobe yet, but not far off. If you are honest I bet (like me) you only wear about 30 % of the clothes you own? I have my favourites – everything grey gets worn into moth-eaten oblivion and my favourite pair of jeans are so threadbare they are indecent, the shirtdress above has been adopted to conceal their unladylike ways – (they are basically denim chaps now). But enough about those, here are some of my autumn wardrobe essentials.This autumn, I have added a pair of clogs that I am head over heels about, some more greys, including this scarf above, which I haven’t taken it off since I bought it. If you live anywhere near Hastings Old Town I suggest you head straight to my lovely friend Rose’s shop Butlers Emporium and grab one – huge, warm, fair trade, amazing. The other things I seem to be stockpiling are mostly from Hush – their comfy layers are very ‘mix and match-able’ and I find their colours are right up my street. I have been buying wardrobe staples from them for the last couple of years including the perfect tank, a super soft rushed skirt in powder blue, a pair of slouchy joggers and oversized cardigan – which were actually from the men’s range when they still had one. I’d just like to add – I do not leave the perimeter of our house/garden whilst wearing these last two items – they are strictly for snuggling only.
From their latest collection, I added a classic grey cashmere jumper, the shirtdress from before and the Nina Cardi which I am already very attached to, it’s called brown sugar, how could I not? I am also musing over these two dresses, leaning toward the berry coloured one – can’t decide, help! I am not embarrassed to admit that I am a professional sloucher and comfort seeker in clothes these days, I LOVE oversized knitwear – it’s my best, but I do need to stop my lazy legging wearing ways and find some new jeans, I am emotionally scarred since my favourite pair perished.The final layer to my everyday look lately has been a good splash of Blasted Bloom from Penhaligons. This crisp coastal scent is so refreshing, just what I need to keep me energised while the leaves are falling. I asked Penhaligon’s for a tester to see what the men’s version of this perfume (Blasted Heath) was like too and have been dousing the husband with it daily. Infused with the aromatic clary sage it is absolutely beautiful, and I think I might like it even more that then Ladies one?! It was the name of the men’s fragrance that sucked me in me – I imagine that our troubled hero in Wuthering Heights may waft of this fresh outdoorsy masculine scent out in the wilds. When all the trees are bare and it is hat time, I will move on to warming spiced and exotic perfumes for winter and pick these up again in the spring.What is your favourite autumn winter perfume, and wardrobe colour palette, are you a ‘greige’ fan like me?! If so check out my wardrobe inspiration board over on Pinterest for more cosy seasonal looks. Happy capsule Tuesday! x