Back in the UK the wheel of season is finally turning and it's the time of the year to stow away the sheer blouses and crop tops, and unload the underpinning formulas to keep you on your style toes as autumn arrives. A novelty to a girl who grew up in Brunei, I do treasure the fact that I get to experience each season in turn. And for a lot of people, this gives them the chance to own more clothes but I like to fill in my wardrobe with fewer versatile pieces that could be worn often. And I firmly believe that if you start to think outside the box, you will create a near-finite number of outfits.
1. The (faux)Leather Jacket
A leather jacket has a very sleek fit and can be thrown with a dress and still look polished. I have a very feminine aesthetics and this monochrome jacket balances out between looking too bulky and oversized.
2. The Accessories
Accessories are outfit staples and they exist to elevate an outfit. Fact: The bigger the necklace, the better.
3. The unconventional outerwear
i.e. the printed jacket/blazer. Investing in a printed jacket may not always be the option but it really gives a handful of potential outfit ideas.
4. The structured dresses
Despite the little black dress being the epitome of elegance with a reassuring timelessness, I am swooning over this mod number- a steadfast amidst the ever-changing trends.
Then there's the long black dress which is a sartorial tango between chic and looking like you belong in the Coven. (depending on how well you accessorize yourself)
4. The make-up
Because you're not dressed well until you put on some lipstick.