We’re already a week into November which means autumn is soon over and winter will enter. Not that there is a massive difference between the two here in the UK. The temperature more or less stays the same. It’s only by the leaves or in winter’s case, the lack of them, you know the transition has happened. At the end of summer, I invested in five autumn winter staples from H&M that’ll see me through into the next year. I love these clothes and hope they’ll last me years.
The Jumper Dress
Is there a comfier piece of clothing this time of year? Honesty, it’s so easy to style and so convenient to wear. You stay warm and dressed up all day without wanting to change into something comfier at the end of the work day. I have seen plenty of nice looking jumper dresses this year but I of course went classic and picked up this black jumper dress from H&M. I spotted it in grey first and hoped a black version would be released and right I was. This is from their Conscious section so a little bit pricier than normal but worth it as it doesn’t 1: itch and 2: leave fuzz everywhere.
The Chunky Boots
Earlier this year, I invested in a pair of classic Dr. Martens boots but sometimes, when I want to look a bit more stylish and less rock chic, I don’t fancy wearing them. Enter chunky boots. They’re still cool but pass the criteria for a more dressed alternative. These are also from H&M but look like they could be a Dr. Martens boot. A lot cheaper and if they last me only this season, I’m ok with that. Chunky boots are on trend this year so if you don’t own a pair – where have you been?
The Tight Turtle Neck
Turtle necks are great for layering and layering if a must during autumn and winter. This leopard print turtle neck from H&M is so comfy. It’s a shame to completely cover it so if I do layer it, it will be with a cardigan or under a dungaree dress. I love how it’s so thin but still keeps you warm. Most likely because of it’s snug fit and high neckline. Leopard print has been trendy for a while now but there are so many different variations of it that it never gets boring. I will admit, I used to hate it back in the day but I guess with age (?) I’ve fallen in love.
The Warming Knit
H&M are killing it with their knits this year. There are so many lovely jumpers, cardigans and dresses. I already own enough but could resist to pick up a grey knit jumper in their sale. It’s similar style to the jumper dress (the neckline) but thinner. I don’t like wearing lots of clothes or when they are too chunky, it makes me uncomfortable. Like the turtle neck, this is great as it’s thin and light but still keeps me warm.
The Oversized Coat
I love an outdoor garment. Can you have enough jackets and coats? I think not! Funnily enough, I never feel like I have a coat I can wear when I want to feel a bit classier. Similar to the chunky boots. I guess comfort and warmth comes first for me but sometimes it’s important to also feel like you look nice. This year, most coasts seem to be colourful or patterned but I need black not to get bored. I found this oversized coat online at H&M for less than £50. I bought a size S and still it’s too big to button up, even with a chunky hoodie underneath. That’s what I call oversized. As I’m only wearing it to look nice and not use for a long walk along the canal or in the woods, there’s no need to be able to button it up.
What’s your go to wardrobe staples in autumn and winter? Have you invested in any of the above?