The temperatures have plummeted this week, and jackets & coats will be top of my clients' shopping lists.
I've posted many times before about Autumn Winter jackets for men, and the ones I feature seem to follow a rough pattern, and nearly always include a bomber jacket, a peacoat, a mac, and more recently a heavier over-shirt or chore jacket.
I always try to find ones that are a smarter alternative to your "dog-walking" jackets (aka functional, waterproof jackets that aren't particularly stylish) but not as formal as an overcoat, as this seems to be the gap in a lot of my clients' wardrobes
If the weather could make up its mind, that would be super helpful - it's been pretty tricky to know what to wear recently hasn't it? Eventually it'll get cooler though, and what easier way to "Autumise" your wardrobe than by adding an item in corduroy to it?
So, in readiness for the 'cord festival' that my client nearly convinced a few shop assistants was a real event (!) I've picked out some of my favourite pieces from the things I've seen in the shops.
There's a few things I get asked quite often when I take my clients on personal shopping trips - and one of them is "what can I wear instead of jeans at the weekends?"
And my answer? Cargo or carpenter pants.They were absent in the world of fashion throughout the naughties and any self respecting follower of fashion, wouldn't have been caught dead in them, but now cargo or carpenter pants - those brilliantly practical 90s style trousers - are right back in fashion.
As the sales have already started, I've picked out a selection of things I love (which you could wear as a complete outfit if you like all of them too) from the things that are currently on sale. You might not get them in time for Christmas but it'll be fun to have some new clothes in January to see you through the rest of the cold, winter months.
It's knitwear time - even though it hasn't really got very cold yet, now is the time to invest in some knits before the mercury drops. Below are the ones that have caught my eye whilst out and about researching before I took my clients on their personal shopping trips.
Difficult to know what to wear at the moment isn't it? One minute it's cold and then it's really mild again, so I reckon the only way ahead is layering. Read on for ideas on how to layer like a pro.....
And just like that, it became Autumn. Seemed very sudden this year didn't it? After our hot spell, the minute September hit, the chill crept in. And if you're making do with some raggedy looking outerwear, then let's get. you sorted with a transitional jacket before winter sets in good and proper. Here's my selection......