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The change of season is well and truly underway. Summer extended slightly longer than expected this year with a late spell of heat attempting to make up for an otherwise mediocre Summer. We had the odd day here and there where the weather was glorious but it was very hit and miss and as always in Scotland, totally unpredictable. Autumn is slightly more predictable in that we expect the cooler temperatures, wind and rain and therefore can dress and prepare accordingly and that’s perhaps why it’s one of my favourite seasons.
My Autumn wardrobe is always quite minimal and understated. Neutral tones dominate and make the process of getting ready easy as the pieces all all mix and match effortlessly. There’s something comforting about Autumn when it comes to fashion that I’ve always resonated with. Perhaps it’s from being a scorpio and entering the world around this time of year or simply growing to accept the climate of my country and learning to enjoy the process of layering up as the temperatures drop.
I love the familiarity of the key pieces in my Autumnal wardrobe that come out year after year such as the Camel Coat, Biker Boots as well as Chunky Knitwear. These are my essentials for the season and the ones which I invest most into due to the high volume of wear and versatility. I remember my Gran talking about Camel Coats when I was growing up and seasonal shopping was always something we did together so there’s also a nostalgic element to it as well.
The thought of cosy nights in drinking hot chocolate and binge watching the latest series on Netflix fill me with joy. I feel as though there’s less expectation in terms of commitments through Autumn and Winter. It’s more acceptable to cancel plans and stay home to do absolutely nothing although in my circle it’s perfectly acceptable to want and do that any time of year. The current situation has also taken the pressure off of always having to be somewhere or doing something. Life slowed to a complete halt which sadly is sometimes what it takes to bring things into perspective and evaluate why we did things the way we did for so long. The Italian saying Dolce far Niente ‘the art of doing nothing’ has never been more poignant and it’s something I plan to partake in as much as possible through the coming Autumn and Winter period.