I always loved going back to school and university after the summer holiday; September will be forever synonymous with a new term, a fresh start. These days, it’s not the semester that’s new, it’s the sartorial season. However, the principle, (and my feelings) are the same. The end of summer and start of autumn is the ideal time to take stock and plan a wardrobe refresh. Not for one moment do I mean a smash-and-grab haul of the latest must-haves, I mean mindful, careful selection of select new pieces. Timeless, versatile additions for the new season and beyond.
This vintage-style ponte dress from Boden is perfect for work. As an optometrist, I get up close and personal with my patients, so my attire must be modest and practical. It must allow me to get up and down and manoeuvre around the consulting room. I don’t want the fear of revealing more than I should, or the inconvenience of having to adjust the outfit when I move.
This colour block outfit is equally perfect for an upcoming city break to Amsterdam. It’s smart, comfortable, elegant and effortless. These boots are made for walking. And sightseeing and lunching.
Colour-blocking is a failsafe way of composing an outfit. This shade of burgundy is delightfully named “ruby ring.” It’s warm, uplifting and a wonderful way in which to embrace the new season. It looks chic and understated with navy and is head-turning with orange. And it’s the perfect foil for animal print; my leopard-print heels will elevate this outfit from smart-casual to smart.
The Perfect Pair
What is the perfect eyewear to compliment this dress? A warm, autumnal colour will compliment the rich ruby tone of the outfit and a geometric shape will balance its silhouette. These polygonal acetate statement frames are the “Date Shake” by LA Eyeworks. They’re strong, uplifting and always draw compliments. “Tortoiseshell” is a brilliantly versatile neutral which works with a multitude of colours, colour block and pattern; an essential addition to the eyewear wardrobe.
My dress, boots, earrings and belt are gifts from Boden. All of my opinions are honest and all content is my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support my blog. Thank you to Ian for taking the photographs.