AW 18 Transition Part O N E

We had such a great summer didn’t we? & suddenly the evenings are drawing in, the dampness is in the air and you can smell that Autumn is just around the corner! I love Autumn it’s my favourite season, I am desperate to get out to the shops and stock up on new essentials to tide me over, I have not shopped for some time due to many reasons, summer of renovations (6 months now so far!) and when I say renovation I mean pretty much a house rebuild! We have an old Georgian home and have discovered endless hurdles OMG!!!!

My house is full of dust, it has been pointless buying anything due to no where to store anything and also the constant wave of dust settling on everything!!! Omg no one could have prepared me for the disruption.

I have been living out of suitcases for some time now and with no washer so utilising my existing wardrobe has been essential.

But I’m back, the build is nearing the end, well hopefully 

I want to shop, I want to be more experimental  and I want to share with you my finds for the season.

I’m excited for the season ahead not only as I need a lot of new items but also because there is so much pattern and fun to play with

LETS TALK ABOUT CHECKS....... this has been on the radar for some time now, if you didn’t invest in a check jacket / coat last season, now is the time, blazers, trousers, skirts, coats its all about the checks, mixing and matching, experimental in colour,


Massimo Dutti classic check coat, this is timeless and the perfect essential coat (above)


Reiss, Massimo Dutti, whistles, Giuliva Heritage collection @matches, Acne  (above)

Lots of checks to play with and layer, blazers, coats, check suiting, loving this formal back to work autumn styling in shades of grey, essential dressing.


More day to day dressing, throw on a check coat or jacket, keep it simple if layering isn’t for you, Cashmere essential jumper @MassimoDutti, wear with smart indigo denim, novelty belt @H&M to add a point of difference and the iconic laoafer @OFFICE, white, snakeskin, crazier the better & a pop of Colour ...... (above)

@otherstories, love these mix and match tartan check loafers  (above)

@otherstories, love these mix and match tartan check loafers  (above)

Checks from grey to browns, reds and mixing tones of checks seems to be a strong look, upmarket country... mix with corduroy, the new season boots in oxblood, these are set to be the new must have boot with dresses and skirts.. (below)


MANGO, Whistles corduroy suit, &Otherstories blazer, ZARA boots.  (above)

The below sums up the no rules policy of mixing and matching checks, tartans, plaids for a more fun approach to style...... 


ZARA playful mixing (above)

(below) pleated check midi skirt &otherstories, team with soft knitwear @REISS, novelty check short coat @otherstories, fendi novelty bag @matchesfashion, @Massimodutti for the western boot , love these soooooooo much.


Over sized cardigans worn with midi skirts and western boots (below)

Oversized cable knit cardigan @ZARA pleated check skirt Calvin Klein, stud bag adds a bit of punch by YSL, oversized boyfriend cardigan @cos & western boots @JIGSAW  


A few ideas of check styling for my first part of transition autumn finds, excited to be back in the game........