summer to autumn - boden

Summer meets Autumn

Summer is almost over and autumn is fast approaching, which means I find new season catalogues from my favourite stores landing on my coffee table.

I love nothing more than discovering a new glossy catalogue in my mail box; it is a fashion manual of ready-made outfits, a ‘cut out and keep’ shopping list to stock my new season wardrobe. With call centres and websites providing round the clock shop-a-bility, I thought I would narrow it down to just a few key pieces of catalogue couture which are worth splashing out on before the seasons change.
For a perfect transitional piece, pick this shawl coat from Boden. Its fasten free, edge-to-edge style makes it the perfect cover-up for autumn. Add a wide belt to cinch it in at the waist and you have the perfect winter work coat. I love all the shades, but I will be placing an order for the steel grey.

shawl coat

Baukjen is my new on-line/catalogue fave. You may know her styles better as the doyenne of maternity wear, Isabella Oliver. Baukjen is the designer’s name and the re-launch of her womenswear label. The pieces have a designer look and feel, with a high end highstreet price tag. For hard working dresses this has to be your first stop, and I love love love this knitted number. Short enough for late summer with heels and thick enough for autumn with tights and boots. This merino mix shift dress is a sound investment.

knitted dress

So, I know there is a Sweaty Betty shop at the end of my road – they are prolific in west London- but for some reason I always get more of a kick out of their catalogue. I will leave you to pore over their sports bras and running shorts alone, but I have to highlight their new yoga one piece. This gorgeous piece of work-out wear is fabulously versatile. Yes, it will make you the most stylish gal at Bikram, but wear with some converse and a denim shirt and you have got a seriously style-savvy dressed down look.

Wish list at the ready girls, it is time to open your fashion textbook!

Rowan McKinnon
Rowan is a Fulham-based personal stylist and owner of style consultancy Style Eyes.;

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