Absolutely Nothing To Wear : My Autumn Wish List

Ah September. The new nursery school term begins…it’s been a very long 3 months for both me and my 3 year old….and it’s time to pack away the Summer clothes. I love this time of year and I am going to embrace it whole fashion heartedly.

I spent 3 blissful hours in the salon chair this morning (Michael Van Clarke – it was heaven) and am now the proud owner of a fringe and a splattering of low lights – to ease the grey. I spent the entire time reading September copies of Vogue and World Of Interiors (I like a fashion/interior mix) and I now have my Autumn / Winter wish list beginning to take shape. It reads as follows – this is a purely selfish and cathartic exercise for my own pleasure so forgive me if I go on a bit :

Neat collared shirts – buttoned to the top. Uniform staple. White, dark grey and navy.

Tailored crop trousers – I’ve realised this is what my wardrobe is really missing and I need some

Silk pyjama trousers –  I remembered I own some already from many moons ago! Love it when that happens

Wide “men’s” trousers – always been a personal favourite and will remain so I think

Knee length kick pleat skirts – not pencil, not flared, just nice.

Blazers – the deconstructed variety. I never get on terribly well with the tailored ones – I can’t move properly. And I rather like the idea of double-breasted. That might change…

Capes – I can never have too many

My black Celine Crombie – no need to change a thing about this one

Polo necks – so happy they’re back. I love nothing better than a black polo neck.

Heeled ankle boots with socks – I have the best ones from Celine of old (one pair in navy satin and one in black leather) which I shall wear until they wear themselves out.

Chelsea boots – I’m thinking chocolate brown

Opaque tights – dark grey and navy. Am going to stay bare-legged until the last possible moment though – hence the inclusion of socks

Colours – navy, dark green, black, charcoal and a some bright vermilion red, crisp white and pale grey for colour

Satchel – my old fishing bag will do. Bought for school when I was 14 and used almost every day since.

So in conclusion this AW I shall dress as though it were my first day of the new term.

Think Miu Miu circa 1997 – if you dare to remember that far. It was my favourite fashion year of one of my all time favourite fashion labels and the AW collection was the basis of one of my very first “test” shoots at college. Ah, those were the days…..

Miu Miu SS 1997

Photographer : Peter Lindberg

Model : Angela Lindvall

Miu Miu Aw 1997

Photographer : Glen Luchford

Model : Audrey Marnay



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