The Fall collections that have been on your mind since seeing them on the runways in February have finally hit the stores and the streets. Coats and boots can now be pulled from under the bed and everyones favourite word in fashion 'layering' can be used. I have put together my list of my favourite fall items, from clothing and accessories to candles and art, this is everything I'll be wearing and buying this season. Remember to click on pictures and links to shop. Stay warm and chic.
Vintage Shopping at Your Finger Tips
To every cool kid in London dressed in early 90's Champion and Polo Ralph Lauren this is nothing new and as common as a trip to the charity shop or going for artisan coffee. However, for myself Depop is a whole new world of shopping, with better finds in two minutes of scrolling than a whole day at Value Village. To explain, the app is set up wholly like Instagram, with followers and clean aesthetics, but instead of just liking you can now also shop. There is anything from barley used Saint Laurent to 1970's glasses and all the in-between. It is completely addicting and completely wonderful. I have been inspired by the British outlook on vintage style and how that relates to the growing topic of sustainable fashion, and I will be staring a project related to this new found inspiration very soon....stay tuned.
The Colour Red
I saw it all through A/W16 fashion week, in Paris and London, and being someone who strictly does not wear colour I have to admit it was a big step to buy a red sweater. Red is the colour of the season. From coats to blouses that Valentino red has replaced your burgundy skirts and blue collard shirts. Personally I’ve never wanted to be a blonde in a red dress. However, I do love good knit so I’m trying the trend out with a lovely turtleneck from Wilfred.
Le Duo Illustrations
This French illustrative art is entertaining, innovative and now fills the walls of my room. I stumbled upon three works in a home store in Shoreditch Box Park, depicting nine famous designers, trainers, and drinks. I gravitated towards the works firstly because they made me smile and secondly because they were a different way of displaying famous and beloved images. They were a mix of pop art and graphic design. I was not surprised to later find out that the Le Duo illustrations haven been seen in Karl Lagerfeld campaigns and rail way information videos. I plan to keep a close eye on what popular items are depicted next and add to my collection.
Bus Driver Hat
Also known as the ‘sailor hat’ this head piece is beginning to pop up everywhere. From Saint Laurent to Gigi X Tommy Hilfiger to now being able to find one at Forever 21, they are an ‘it girl’ accessory. I grabbed mine in August from Aritzia and wore it to the Sid Neigum show this London Fashion Week. I am also finding that the hat is a great way to make a t-shirt and jeans a more high fashion look, paired with a pair of black booties and a suede chocker. I am excited to see how the trend piece is worn this upcoming fall and winter.
Blazers and Sports Jackets
Louis Vuitton Perfumes