Major changes coming along, not only here, but also in the weather. Did you know today marks the day on which the meteorological autumn starts? It's officially time to get out these snug scarves, burgundy and camel coloured coats and tights to go under our dresses - autumn has arrived!
But changes also will happen here and in my life - changes which are partly reason why I was so absent in the past. As I have grown in age and maturity (hopefully), I have decided that this blog, as much as I love it, is not what I want it to be and I appreciate and love all my regular readers, but I feel there could be more outreach, so I will make some changes to it and get back to you.
Also, I have exciting news to share with you - which also prod my career into a more professional direction. Recently, I was offered two positions as a freelance writer, which is perfectly exciting and I should rather enjoy working an increased amount of my time as a professional writer (sorry, I am currently watching Call The Midwife, which has some impact on my English).
But enough of these changes for now and back to autumn. When the air shifts and there is a nibble of cold tugging on our sleeves, there is an invariably interesting occurrence of a fashion melting pot. Yesterday, I was walking through the city and saw people with down-filled jackets as well as people strolling about in flip flops - a rather odd beholding if you ask me.
During the transition, it is important to balance your outfit - at least that is what I do. I would wear a warm jumper, but no tights yet - and probably even sandals if the weather allows it. It is important to let one of your body parts breathe a little because otherwise you simply sweat yourself to death. It is interesting to see who the autumn and who the summer people are. Summer people cling to the last rays of warm sunshine, getting out their summer dresses and Birkenstocks even though the stiff breeze already indicates otherwise, whereas the autumn enthusiasts already wrap themselves up woolly hats despite the still 25 degrees outside, tights and fur-trimmed shoes. The balance, however, does the trick and I will show you some of my transitional outfits I love to wear now.
One of my favourite pieces is my A&F linen jumpsuit which works fantastically in summer, but also in autumn when combined with a jacket and scarf and it balances the weather quirks of the best of seasons wonderfully.
Another transition outfit I love to wear is one the rather casual side. I love my "mum jeans" from Peek & Cloppenburg (I cannot recall the brand at the moment), a big-hole knit jumper and my summer shoes from Deichmann. It is pretty warm on the top, but still waves a hello from summer at my feet. Transition mastered!
This outfit is rather on the warmer side and perfect for a sunlit late September or October day (I, in fact, wore it in Luxembourg in October). It sports my Stradivarius skirt and white jacket - which I adore - tights and my Deichmann boots. I love the burgundy colour palette, which is perfectly autumnal and my white woolly coat which keeps the crisp October air at bay. And it is wonderfully fashionable as well - if you ask me.
In here is not only one outfit I love, but two - featuring my dear friend N as well. This is a perfect outfit for early autumn and I have worn it very recently when going to dinner with my man. It is a dress from Lily J, Deichmann shoes - which are very summery still - my H&M summer hat and a loose knit-wear jacket. A rather elegant outfit, but it combines the loftiness of summer and the stylishness which usually comes with autumn (for me at least, in summer I am terribly unfashionable). I do not know what N is wearing, but it is a wonderful combination of leather leggings, peep-toe sandals and a burgundy blouse - burgundy always works wonderfully in autumn!
Rather on the summer side again, but I absolutely love this outfit. With autumn usually comes rain and my lovely wellies (I will update the site when I know the brand, but I cannot recall it now and I have no means to check as I am currently in lovely Tyrol). With it, I style my Cath Kidston dress, which, combined with tights, works in autumn as well. Come rain, come shine - I am ready.
Embrace the loveliest of seasons and I am looking forward to inch toward pre-Christmas season with my transitional outfits - and I would love to see your transitional outfits, so post them here or on Facebook if you like.
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