Now that we’ve come back from our summer holidays (Athens was hellishly expensive; Cinque Terre was magical), I feel it’s okay to start thinking about autumn clothes – for me that is, since I’ve been thinking about A/W 2011 for work for months already. The weather here in Stockholm is actually helping matters… hovering around 20 degrees during the day, busting out light coats at night.
In the past few weeks, I’ve managed to secure three key pieces from my “essential wardrobe needs” list. All vintage, all wallet-friendly, all from Etsy.
- Leather biker jacket – black. I always imagined a cropped version, but the moment I clapped eyes on a longer, looser version with bracelet sleeves (i.e., more like a coat!) I knew it was for me.
- Chelsea boots – black. Cut just over the ankle, white contrast stitching and the perfect toe shape.
- Shirt with Peter Pan collar – white. Short-sleeved so great for layering. Also has press studs to keep the collar in place. It’s the little things that count.
Now while I was hunting for the items above, good ol’ Topshop unveiled their A/W 2011 lookbook. Going by the book, neatly divided into four collections or personas, I am obviously poised to channel the “New Mod” look:
In truth, this has always more or less been my everyday style. Just add some full skirts (midi and mini), grey marl and a few more blazers. It’s the combination of prep, punk and pretty that I seem to favour. So does this mean I’m done shopping for an autumn wardrobe update? Gasp! Could be!
Oh, who are we kidding…