September marks the unofficial start of the fashion season as magazines release their most important issues of the year. (Let me know your favourite ones! Mine was KKW for Vogue Arabia wearing a breath-stopping, literally, dress by Thierry Mugler). For the rest of us, September marks the start of Autumn/Winter shopping. As October rolls around, we want to be appropriately attired, for our mandatory Fall Instagram post, against the scenic backdrop of fallen leaves and diffused sunlight. Here are my top picks to revitalize your upcoming season’s outfit.
- Kate Spade White, Black and Pink Leather Tote
This bag will look perfect against the go-to all-black winter looks we tend to favour. It breaks out of the darker colour scheme we associate for this season, but the contrast makes this bag stand out and steal the show.
- Sophia Webster 'BiBi' Butterfly Flats
Colder temperatures require us to bundle up more. Put aside your summer sandals and instead opt for close-toed shoes like these. The best thing about them is that they are an elevated basic. Perfect for every outfit, yet the embroidered butterfly injects a more personal style into these shoes. I would pair the butterfly flats with funky, preferably Vivien Westwood, socks or stockings for added warmth and zest.
- Louis Vuitton Monogram Vernis Wilshire PM bag
Can this list be complete without a statement dark bag? This Louis Vuitton is a season-less classic but if you are shopping on the darker end of the colour wheel for winter, nothing can fit the bill better. You can swing this bag using the top handles while going out for brunch, or wear it on your shoulder while running errands around town.
- B. Brian Atwood Bambola Leopard Print Peep Toe Heels
The fashion world has been consumed with jungle fever these days, from Givenchy snakeskin bags to Versace’s Jungle detail shirts. Get on trend this autumn, with these leopard print heels. They are the perfect statement piece that will look striking against all-black ensembles. Or if you are a rule-breaker, then pair them with a chunky red sweater to turn heads wherever you go!
- Celine L41756 Black ZZ Top Polarized Sunglasses
Sunglasses might be a surprising addition to a winter must-haves list but they are an established staple in street style now. Especially these Celine sunglasses which have been approved by models and designers alike. I would steal a page from Kim Kardashian’s look book and wear them with an all-white ensemble to aim for a modern ice queen aesthetic.
Hope this gives you some inspiration for the new season.
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