It’s autumn! Technically!
Fine, it’s still mysteriously boiling and we’re all still necking Calippos, sleeping with the window open and dragging the same three crumpled summer dresses out from the bottom of the laundry basket.
But: crunchy leaves, scarves and custard are just around the corner. So let’s warm up to the new season with some cold weather swag that you can totally start wearing now.
Patch it up
The fastest, easiest way to fall back in love with the jeans/jacket/bag you’ve been wearing all year is to add patches. Monki has the kitschiest, cutest selections around, and all you have to do is a little casual ironing. Or parent-bribery.
Teenage hero turtleneck
Could this be the perfect summer-to-autumn dress? Yes, yes it could. Work it with bare legs and trainers now, with tights, boots and an oversized knit once things get chilly.
You probably lost your flower crown in a mud puddle sometime back in July, so upgrade to this elegant piece of hair foliage instead. It’ll keep those festival vibes going long into pumpkin spice season.
Give it the slip
Favourite of Suki Waterhouse, this silky cami is the colour of autumn leaves BUT breezy enough to keep you cool until the weather gets its arse in gear – and when it does, you can wear it over a poloneck for maximum 90s revival points. Rad.
That’s a wrap
It’s autumn and therefore law that we must all have a GIANT SCARF. But unlike your usual woolly numbers, this GIANT SCARF will helpfully double up as a picnic blanket or beach sarong until you actually need to wrap up from the cold. Plus, look at it.
Metallic shoes are going nowhere fast – but you will be in these beauties, running into rooms to shout “EVERYBODY LOOK AT MY SHOES”. Wear with rolled-up jeans now, tights next month and ridiculous party dress at Christmas.
See Mum, they’re an ‘investment’.