I know I’ll be gutted when summer ends and autumn begins as I love the heat but with the weather we’ve had this year at least we can say we had a good summer before progressing into Autumn instead of hoping for a late Indian summer which they seem to have been predicting for the last few years and it’s simply never materialised.
In preparation for Autumn, I’ve bought a new cardigan. Is cardi a more fashionable way of saying it? I always feel like I associate cardigan with an older lady, not that there’s anything wrong with that as I’m pretty much a 90 year old in the body of a 27 year old anyway so whichever way you say or spell it, suits me just fine.
I’ve seen loads of chunky, pom pom knits on Pinterest. That’s the kind of images I pin all winter long before immediately switching to bikinis and travel inspo such as Positano or Tulum from the first day of Spring to the first day of Autumn.
I strangely look forward to buying thicker, warmer and cosier clothes. It’s a preparation ritual if you like for the harsh winter ahead, the shorter days and colder nights. To be fair I generally feel cold 99% of the time and do tend to have a jumper or cardi on hand or a blanket (I have one at my Grans, my aunts & my brothers house now actually) to compensate for the fact my body temperature is wildly different from everyone else around me all year long.
Today’s outfit isn’t exactly appropriate for the darkest depths of winter but it’s ideal for the transition stage which is kind of where we’re at or certainly approaching, now.
Last week I was browsing the River Island new in section when I developed big heart eyes exactly like the emoji. Not a sale bargain, not a bikini but a chunky cardi with petite pom poms. I’ve been trying to stop buying so much lately but I couldn’t think of a valid excuse not to buy this right there and then so that’s what I did.
The ones I mentioned before that I’ve seen on Pinterest and Instagram as well are beautiful but very thick and oversized. The pom poms can be a bit OTT and they are also wildly expensive, I’m talking like £300+ which I feel I could put to better use. The River Island version is only £42 which I think is great for the quality. It’s slightly oversized but not too much that it adds kilos to your appearance. I’ve got a similar grey chunky knit from last year which is perfect as you can just throw it on and go. I forced myself to get a different colour and went for the nude for a change as I thought that would be the best alternative that would still go with a lot of things.
Since I’ve purchased (impatient as always) they’ve added another style in blue. It’s similar to the grey one I have but it looks like a really nice shade of blue.
Anyway I’ve paired my new cardi with a white top and skirt for an in between summer and autumn look. I’ve brought out my boots again as I like to wear with skirts and dresses at this point in the year when it’s getting a bit cold for ballet flats and open shoes.