The period between mid September to late December is my favourite time of the year, late Summer merges in Autumn before giving way to Winter. Festivities such as Halloween, bonfire night, Christmas and er, my birthday start to take place - it's dark, it's cold and there's an excuse to wrap up warm in lush textures such as faux fur and shearling.
With the temperature biting now I have been layering up and readjusting my wardrobe to suit the colder season. With a super exciting trip to Berlin on the horizon I was sure I needed a super cosy coat to wrap up in as the temperate drops way below zero. For my 21st birthday a few years ago I went to Amsterdam and the temperature was almost unbearable, lets just say a lot of hot chocolates were consumed and I am pretty sure a similar story will unfold in Germany.
I had been after a parka for some time (nothing to do with Liam Gallagher in Supersonic) as my other Winter coats are more fashion focused like this mutli coloured outrageous coat and my vintage leopard print number from Topshop. I found a super snuggly, waterproof, faux fur hooded parka in Zara. It was expensive but worth it as I will call upon it time and time again, year after year. It is already infused with the deep, smokey scent of bonfire night following a party we had a few weeks ago whereby a lot of marshmallows were toasted and pretty fireworks lit up the sky.
At this time of year I also like to rock an oversized jumper, I have a few in my collection and I think the best ones are sold in vintage stores such as Pop Boutique. I love scarves but I find they get a little annoying after a while, therefore this year I have been rocking a faux fur stole to keep my neck nice and warm. I bought mine from Primark for a few quid and they make a nice addition to an outfit after you've de layered and want some texture and interest around your neckline.
Finally, a pair of Winter boots. I have a few pairs of Dr Martens and printed ankle boots however, I have recently found that I am wearing my cowboy boots day after day. I bought them whilst I was in America from Tractor Supplies store?! And they are the sturdy-ist boots...ever - They also include a hint of leopard print so there's more to love there too. I wear mine with leggings, jeans, tights you name it, perfect for running through crunchy leaves and snowy days.
What are your style staples in AW?