The pumpkin spiced lattes are out, the sandals are firmly back in the closet and the Elf memes are finding their way back into your Facebook feed (incase you forget how many Mondays there are until Christmas). Yes, it is officially the end of summer.
While we’ll be waving goodbye to lazy tanning sessions in the park, you can’t deny the winter months have some pretty major bonus points. Unashamedly re-watching every Richard Curtis movie? New Years Eve? Nights out nursing a large glass of mulled wine and your 15th mince pie? Bring. It. On.
And, of course, the fash-un darlings! As we sashay into Autumn we can’t help but get a little excited about the WWC (Winter Wardrobe Change). Here’s 10 reasons why Fall fashion really is the best of them all…
1. Colour clashing
As Marilyn Monroe once said: ‘Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don't feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.’ The colour palette options for winter are limitless – navy, deep reds, earthy greens, purple...The off-shoulder white dress now goes into hiding for six months.
2. Tights are your best friend
Sparkly tights. Coloured tights. Nude tights. You name it, the fash pack are probably wearing it. It’s the chicest (and cheapest) addition to that dress you've worn a million times. We’ll be channelling the Gucci Girls this AW16.
3. There’s no such thing as TOO much layering
Okay, so maybe Joey wearing Chandler’s wardrobe is one step too far, but we’re all for mastering the Annie Hall vibe now – keeping cosy with stylish waistcoats, cardigans and blazers. More is more.
4. Maximalist accessories
Delicate finishing touches to your ensemble? Forget it… think OTT chokers, furry bags and glitzy gloves.
5. It’s a textile masterclass
Let’s face it: your outfit options in 30-degree heat is rather limited when it comes to comfort. Tight jeans and thick materials are a big no-no. So basically our attire from June-September is cotton everything. Then Autumn arrives and the fabric frenzy begins! Come payday we've got our eye on velvet suits, shimmering brocade dresses and leather jackets.
6. Luxe faux fur coats
While the hunt for the perfect winter coat is no easy feat, the faux fur option is the chicest – and most huggable – option for Autumn. Instant gratification, worn over any outfit.
7. Neck gains
It's scarf time - finally!
8. You can dust off your polo-necks
The wear-with-anything option for winter for that effortless, 1970s Parisian style.
9. Boots galore
Funky footwear is back in fashion – from patent sock boots to Bowie-esque platforms.
10. Socks in every shade
C’mon they are the easiest gift for Secret Santa in the office and also the style staple we literally could not live without in chilly temperatures. And for the fashion-forward who can brave it, you can pair with your beloved heels.