New In: Zara & COS Autumn 2016
I feel it is time for some ideas on what to wear, now that it seems Autumn is arriving in London and it cannot be stopped. Even Starbucks has already started selling the disgusting pumpkin spice latte, so it must be official. Sigh.
I am, in the meantime, still in Spain. Spain. During a heatwave. Hmm. So, I am finding it a bit difficult to put myself in the mood whenever I scroll down my Instagram feed. Sure it will slap me in the face next week, so I want to be prepared!
Okay. Focus. Autumn requires options and versatility, and to be even more creative with what you already have. Pairings of Summer items with coats, or layering up together thinner garments to make sure you are covered from morning to evening, all weathers, all possibilities.
Today, I have browsed through the new arrivals of two of my favourite shops, Zara and COS, to find some inspiration in grey scale.
First outfit is based around the lovely "Essential" COS wool coat. A medium-thick coat is great as an outer layer, and I will insist: roll up the sleeves if needed. Paired here with more tailored trousers or simple skinny jeans, I would contrast it with chunky-sole shoes, like these sporty Derby shoes from Zara.
Two options for underneath, Zara's Check x Check Collection sweater or COS's thumbhole sweatshirt. Wear them over a white vest so it does not get too stuffy, or maybe just a simple white tee... unless you are into just wearing vests! Who's judging.
Moving on, the second look would be my typical Autumnal uniform: Layers!
I like having options with me, in case the weather changes, and I can put what I don't need in my bag or backpack. Take off the shirt and wear the knitted jacket over the white t-shirt, or simply wear the shell jacket over the shirt, without another layer. You know what I mean.