If you read my previous post, you’ll know that Ian and I spent four days in Amsterdam last week. The climate is similar to that in the UK. The autumn weather varies wildly from torrential downpours to bright sunshine. We experienced the proverbial four seasons in one day with bright crisp mornings, heavy lunchtime rainstorms, followed by blue skies and sunshine until dusk.
Previously, I wore this burgundy dress with burgundy boots and the navy suedette biker jacket with a navy pleated skirt. The two together make for an easy, autumnal outfit.
The dress is made from ponte jersey which comfortable and crease-resistant. It’s the ideal fabric for packing in a case and for wearing all day. (It’s from Boden and comes in green, black and navy and in petite, regular and long. I’m wearing a size 12 long which fits true to size). The jacket is warm without being bulky and perfect for transitional weather. (It too comes in a choice of colours as well as snake print, all of which are currently reduced at JDWilliams)
The Perfect Pair
What is the perfect eyewear to wear during changeable weather? Zeiss AdaptiveSun is a versatile, photochromic sunglass lens that adapts to changing light conditions and the level of UV exposure. It’s perfect for those with an urban lifestyle and change from dark to darker and back in seconds.
My Zeiss AdaptiveSun performed brilliantly throughout. Amsterdam is already easy on the eye, but these lenses made early morning sightseeing that little bit easier. On bright but cloudy starts to the day, the tint was dark enough to increase visual comfort without making things look too dark. However, they came into their own when the low autumn sunshine followed heavy rain. They adapted and darkened to significantly reduce the glare from the pavements and canals which would have otherwise been dazzling.
The transition from dark to darker was imperceptible to me the wearer but it was the change back that truly impressed. It was quicker than I expected; I didn’t have to remove the glasses when I went into a more shady area, (of which, there are quite a few in central Amsterdam). ZEISS AdaptiveSun lenses come in a choice of eight tint colours, including blue and brown and with either a solid or gradient tint. A polarized option is available too for even greater glare reduction, particularly useful for reducing glare from water and snow.
The frame is a gorgeous blush and brown and is the Tom Ford TF 5512. The blush and brown tones are soft, mellow, easy to wear and the perfect compliment to this autumnal outfit.