Autumn is fast approaching and if like me, you have a capsule wardrobe, than you’ll know that about 2 weeks before the start of a new season, is the perfect time to have a rummage through the items you have popped away in storage and work out what might need replacing, what you might like to purchase and what you might like to donate.

These are the few items I’m looking to purchase this Autumn/ Winter to increase the versatility of my wardrobe and if you are unfamiliar with the way I like to shop, then check out this post which I wrote explaining The 5-Piece French Wardrobe.

TAN COTTON TROUSERS

I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of tan cotton trousers for a few seasons now and it’s time to make it happen. They’re versatile year round especially for our QLD climate. I sourced this style recently from Jac + Jack for a client that I love, COS (my absolute favourite) will no doubt have an option however without an Australian online store I’ll have to make the trip into a boutique to have a look, MANGO have a wide-leg tailored style that is beautiful and ATMOS & HERE do a casual and relaxed looking style that are currently on sale though they aren’t 100% cotton. I’m leaning more towards the slightly wider leg at this stage but will suss out COS first before making a decision.


RELAXED/ WIDE LEG JEANS

This is a bit of a risk for me because I love the look of loose-fit jeans but I’m not 100% sold on the fact that I could pull them off. It’s a risk I’m willing to take though and I’m looking at a few different styles. I just need to decide on whether I’d get more wear out of a light blue wash or white. I’m loving this light blue cropped style from Bassike, this light blue wide-leg style from Assembly Label or RE/DONE and MANGO have a crisp white wide-leg style which I think is stunning and honestly would work so well with most of my existing wardrobe.


BLACK LEATHER JACKET

My black leather jacket is easily one of my most worn items throughout Autumn/ Winter. I’ve had mine for so many years now so I think it’s time to splurge on a brand that I really admire. Often, I’ll buy a slightly cheaper version of something just to make sure I actually wear it before I go and spend big and for me, a leather jacket is certainly a worthwhile investment. I’m going to Melbourne this week so I’m going to visit the ACNE boutique while I’m there because I’ve always loved their classic biker jacket. I also can’t go past any outerwear by ANINE BING and I’m a sucker for an Aussie brand so ENA PELLY will be worth a look too.


CHUNKY CREW-NECK SWEATER

When it comes to chunky knitwear, I’m only interested in two brands right now – COS & Assembly Label. Assembly Label do the most affordable 100% cashmere sweaters and the quality is just incredible. They haven’t released their Autumn/ Winter knits yet but I’ll be keeping a close eye on them and fingers crossed they release a beautiful shade that works well with my wardrobe.


BLACK SLIP DRESS

I’ve wanted to tick this one off my list for a really long time. I love the simplicity and again the versatility of a black slip dress. The issue I have is finding the right style to flatter my bust (2 kids + 3 breast removal operations – let’s just say it’s not my best feature). Most slip dresses are cut to a deep v-neckline which doesn’t usually work for me. Having said this, I’m going to try Silk Laundry and I’ll head into their Brisbane boutique to do this because I’ve heard nothing but good things about this brand. I also really like the Sacha slip from Chosen By Tuchuzy as well – the neckline looks more up my alley because it’s not as deep.

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