A new week is upon us along with a new month – hello October! With the extended summer we’ve had this year I feel like October has just sprung up on me. It doesn’t seem that long ago I was in Paris but that was on the 1st of September and it’s already the 1st of October. I’m not sure where September went but it wasn’t the most positive month so I’m glad we’ve moved past it and hopefully the month ahead will be a little kinder.
October always signifies the beginning of Autumn and while we’ve had some mild days over the last week or so, there is a definite chill in the air. Last weekend I fully transitioned my wardrobe for Fall packing away light jackets and thin coats and I brought out 11 coats, 9 pairs of boots and plenty of cosy knits to see me through the coming seasons.
With entering any new season it’s always a good time to cleanse and make space for some new pieces. Talking of which I picked up this beautiful chunky knit jumper to add to my collection. I seen it on Freddy’s Zara Haul and I was instantly sold. I’ve been drawn to more neutral pieces lately and I don’t own anything in this golden caramel hue. The high neck and puff sleeves are absolutely beautiful and it’s certainly a statement ‘Autumn’ jumper. You can’t see the waist detail here as I’ve tucked into a skirt but the bottom of the jumper is very fitted which is also different from existing pieces I own. I feel like I’m trying to justify buying this jumper which is partly caused by my admission of bringing out plenty of cosy knits when transitioning my wardrobe. I do already have a lot of nice jumpers for the coming season but as with anything, they get misshapen, they might already look a bit worn and although I didn’t particularly ‘need’ another, I’m glad I went for this one as it is unlike anything else I have worn previously.
As I said, it’s quite a statement piece and the puff sleeves are exaggerated and command attention. For that reason I will pair with more simple and understated pieces as I don’t want it to be too overwhelming. My petite frame can easily be drowned with oversized and bulky things and it’s important to get the proportions right. With so much going on at the top, I’ve kept it simple with a black pleat skirt. I like the contrast of the thick knitwear against the sleek pleats and the tones work well together.
My Louis Vuitton boots were always going to be a perfect match and help blend the caramel and black together as does the nude bag.