The season of pumpkin spice lattes, scary costumes, toffee apples and log fires is upon us! Autumn is a magical time that many people – myself included – rate higher than Christmas for its warm and cozy qualities. As the air gets crisp and the leaves change color, we all have to start putting away our light summer clothes and digging out the trusty winter selection. Out come the big sweaters, the heavy coats, and the chunky scarves. Something about the changing of the seasons just makes you want to shake up your wardrobe and try something new.
Autumn presents some interesting sartorial challenges; the changing weather calls for some clever layering, while we also have to think about keeping dry in unexpected wet weather. The best way to handle the changes of the seasons is to build a capsule wardrobe filled with carefully selected pieces that will work in any kind of weather situation. Here are our top five items you need for your 2016 fall capsule wardrobe that will help you cruise through this season like a pro.
1. The Statement Oversized Scarf
When the weather is changing, you can step out of the house expecting subzero temperatures and be walking around in 20-degree heat by lunchtime. When the weather is unpredictable, an oversized scarf will help you to handle any situation. Wear it over a simple sweater on milder days, or layer it over a coat when the temperature dips. And if it rains, you can throw it over your head to keep your hair dry if you’re caught without an umbrella.
2. The Multi-Tasking Bomber Jacket
Leave the heavy winter coat in your closet for another couple of months and pick out a lighter jacket such as the oh-so-on-trend bomber jackets that are seemingly everywhere! These versatile pieces can be dressed up or down depending on your mood, and you’ll never have to worry being caught out by the weather. Fur collars can make it feel much cozier and warm, but these can start to feel a lot less glamorous when they get wet, so choose wisely!
3. The Versatile Chelsea Boots
Keeping your toes dry in autumn doesn’t have to mean wearing wellies. Chelsea boots seemingly never go out of style, so you don’t have to worry about every feeling out of place. If the thought of wearing flats makes your squeamish, choose a Chelsea boot with a slight heel for a more refined feel. These boots are perfect for the office or more casual settings, and can be worn with jeans, trousers, skirts and dresses – what’s not to love?
4. The Luxe Trainers
If you can’t face wearing leather boots all autumn, you can’t go wrong with a pair of super luxe trainers. If you want to get away with wearing them in a more formal setting, you’ll have to make sure they are more refined than your normal gym shoes. Look for high-quality brands, vintage styling or interesting collaborations.
5. The Flattering Cable Knit Sweater
Autumn is the perfect time to leave the house wearing a sweater and a scarf. It’ll make you feel cozy, without the feeling of being drowned in heavy fabrics and wool. Finding the perfect flattering sweater is simply a case of dressing your shape. Avoid anything too baggy that will drown out your shape if you’re petite, and avoid anything with a print if you want to appear smaller. A fitted cable knit sweater is generally universally flattering and will keep you warm throughout autumn. Pair it with your favorite pair of jeans or create a playful, feminine look by wearing it with a delicate skirt and a pair of heels, the possibilities are endless!
Author Bio: Rebecca Harper is a freelance fashion writer living in London. She loves to write about lifestyle, fashion, and social media trends. You can find her on Twitter.
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