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Leaning into the Autumn Classics for October

Leaning into the Autumn Classics for October

Leaning into the Autumn Classics for October

Just when you think you’ve got a handle on settling the kids or grandkids back into school, October can come at you with cascading events. 

It’s half term in Scotland already, Halloween filtered into the shops weeks ago, then it will be Guy Fawkes and it won’t be long before the world that some don’t mention til the first of December runs amok in our lives! 

We like to lean into the classics in October.  October celebrates orange.  This is sometimes tricky colour works wonderfully in autumn because this is the time when layers are your best friend. Temperatures fluctuate and the weather can turn from gorgeous to monsoon in a flash. 

If you’ve been continuing to work on your wardrobe, stripping out what no longer serves you, now is a good time to keep sorting your clothes into outfits ready for the week. 

For example, you might have one of our signature tunics like Hannah whose tulip silhouette is so flattering for those of us with smaller chests and bigger hips.  This year there is apple green so that the linen Lagenlook classic can liven up. It’s ok to have several of the same piece.  When you find the ideal shape for you, run with it!  It works with our Willow & Georgia trousers, the perfect weight not too hot, not too cold for Autumn and you can get them in wine. Or dig out some colourful tights and show off those shapely calves. Burgundy by the fire anyone? Our Royce cayenne jodhpur boots in cayenne faux leather with a zip complete the dressed-for-it outfit smart enough yet robust enough to get you through puddles to where you need to be.    

What about a dressier top, thicker than linen but not quite so warm as wool?  It really is not winter yet. Our Michelle is just such a fabulous piece.  It’s made of sweatshirt material but it is mid-calf length and has a beautifully feminine pleat and bow detail on the left thigh. Of course, it’s from our Made in Italy collection.  Only the Italians could be so clever! If you wear it with our Paolina faux suede taupe boots you really feel dressed for the day but also fun and dancing.  It will sashay when you walk .If you feel the need for a little kitchen dancing in the morning you can “shake it shake it” like Taylor Swift! Classic femininity with a fun twist. 

And you could add a witches’ hat for Halloween or buy it in paprika to be a svelte pumpkin as you troop the kids round the doors in the dark.  In Scotland, it’s guising and the kids must at least tell a joke or sing.  If only the trick-or-treaters did that too! 

Don't for a minute think that the week’s outfits need to be set in stone; you can still channel your inner creativity, flaunt your favourite florals, or subtly style up a sophisticated outfit to impress at work.  Accessories are the answer. 

Scarves freshen up any outfit.  And with the unpredictable weather patterns, they're so practical! The ideal present for colleagues’ birthdays or buy a few in different colours for gifts for your closest circle of friends when it comes to that giving season. Need a teacher’s gift? Scarf it!  Our range lets you match their personality precisely. It’s not too early to get ahead of Christmas shopping and enjoy it.  Shopping online when you can be sure of the quality, delivery and excellent service is fun not fraught!  

Do you have a drawer full of scarves you never wear? Did your late Aunty give you one?  Hand it down to your daughter so you can replace it with something you love to wear and works with your lifestyle! Some were gifts so are hard to let go of, others were bought for a specific era of your life or outfit that brings back memories of a particular occasion.  But why not limit yourself to 6 so you can treat yourself to something fresh and floral that you can wear or tie in 6 different ways?  If you need something warm for an early dog walk we have super fun hats and thicker scarves.  It’s dark before work nowadays but that doesn’t mean you can’t look and feel bright. 

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