OVER 40 STYLE: THE MUST-HAVE AUTUMN ESSENTIALS THAT YOU CAN WEAR NOW

Dressing for Autumn can be tricky as the weather can be unpredictable switching between warm and chilly.

My no-fail tips for great Autumn style include:

  • investing in ‘seasonless’ pieces which can be styled a number of different ways
  • base your Autumn wardrobe around classic styles which provide the perfect opportunity to layer
  • have fun with style by adding pops of colour and trend-inspired accessories

Following on from my ‘How to Master Transeasonal Dressing’ tips, here are more Autumn style essentials that you can wear now:

COLOUR

Autumn dressing does not have to mean dark colours and prints. Choose bold and bright colours for a modern spin on traditional autumn dressing.

Witchery gathered waist dress $149.95

THE SEASONLESS SKIRT

For chic seasonless style you can’t go past a fluid skirt. Pleated skirts remain high on the must-have list and cross between work to play so effortlessly. Wear with sneakers, flats, heels or boots.

Seed Heritage pleated crinkle skirt $129.95

ROLL NECK/TURTLENECK KNIT

Since Audrey Hepburn made it famous in Funny Face, the black turtleneck remains a wardrobe classic. For both day or night, a silk knit elbow-length version is both chic and lightweight and can be worn with just about anything.

Country Road wool silk knit $119

CHECKS/PLAIDS

Swap your summer florals for more autumnal prints likes checks and plaids. Checked blazers are a current major fashion trend for Autumn/Winter. Worn in the boardroom with tailored pants (a checked suit for work is tres chic) or on the weekend with jeans, a checked blazer is timeless Autumn dressing at it’s best.

Style Note: Plaid needn’t be all black and white, opt for colour.

Left to right: Portmans ‘Time Is Now’ blazer sale $74.96  Forever New ‘Emily’ high-waisted pant sale $49.95; Cotton On check pleat skirt $39.99

HIGH-WAISTED SKINNY JEANS

Yes you can wear skinny jeans! No matter your age, body shape or style personality, you CAN skinny jeans AND wear them well. Post 40, a higher-waist version that is both both comfortable and flattering on the tummy. Autumn is the perfect time for ankle-baring cropped versions.

Style note: Lightweight jeggings versions are a comfortable alternative to classic denim styles. 

Jeans West Freeform 360 Curve Embracer High Waisted jean sale $97.30

 


OVER 40 STYLE TIP: HOW TO MASTER TRANSEASONAL DRESSING


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