FASHION: Stepping into Autumn

Got to love the British weather

Judging by the amount of rain we’re having and the fact that I’ve had to put the heating on, I’d say we’ve officially hit autumn! Fear not busy shes, it’s not all doom and gloomy mornings, thecityandshe has found a silver lining. A change in the season means an excuse for a wardrobe update and you’ve guessed it… I’ve picked the two most wearable must-haves to spruce up your outfits for September.

#1 First up, if there’s a colour that’ll transform you lovely ladies into autmnal advocates, it’s burnt orange. Now I know bold colours aren’t for everyone and the colder months are often associated with a dark palette but this fits the season so well, it’d be a crime in the name of fashion not to!

Clearly enjoying my new blazer – £14.99

A blazer is the easiest way to wear this trend, especially if you’re a little apprehensive. The new look steal above (modelled by yours truly) is the perfect piece. It’s floral detail adds a feminine twist to the striking burnt orange. I teamed it with casual skinny jeans in a bright blue to really generate a contrast. If you like what you see (talking about the blazer here) the snap it up fast as it’s on sale.

#2 Next is the cape. This has got to be the autumn staple that’s closest to walking around in your throw all day! The reign of the cape began in A/W 14 with Burberry’s 15% cashmere and 85% wool versions that were donned by the likes of Cara Delevigne and Olivia Palermo. If seeing these fashion gurus all wrapped-up isn’t enough for you to add this to your collection, well… I don’t really know what to say because it should!

Channel the folk trend by adding fringed boots and denim – £20

Much like last year, it’s all about checks for this piece and ASOS has got it spot on! It’s larger pattern is easier on the eye than some capes around and looks a lot less like a picnic blanket. The mixture of subtle autumnal shades would compliment anything from a pair of jeans as styled by ASOS or a tapered trouser. This makes it a versatile choice perfect for those chilly mornings in the office.