Fashion: Transitioning To Autumn

This time of year is definitely my favourite. I love how the trees start to turn, how hedes are bright red with berries. I love that the sun takes on a golden tinge, that mornings are cool enough to make a scarf needed, but the afternoon sun is still warm. I love that we can take advantage of the slightly darker evenings to curl up with a good book and a hot chocolate. I look forward to comforting food, to pies and stews, to berry crumbles with custard.

 photo Transitioning to Autumn Fashion 9_zpsrt3zvdx0.jpg photo Transitioning to Autumn Fashion 10_zpsrhrxuva9.jpg photo Transitioning to Autumn Fashion 6_zpsn7oqfozn.jpgThe one downside? It’s spider season. How do they get into my house? How do they appear in the middle of the floor? Why do they run so fast? How can I make them go away?! Eurgh…

One of my favourite things about going into Autumn is pulling out all my favourite bits and pieces from the back of my wardrobe. All my most-loved clothes are made for this time of year, and the first day I put black tights on again is definitely one I enjoy – no more leg shaving for a few months! I love the autumnal shades, in fact our wedding is scheduled for early October purely because of the gorgeous colours around at this time of year. And it’s the same weekend we original got together, I guess!

 photo Transitioning to Autumn Fashion 3_zpskyrjljhb.jpg photo Transitioning to Autumn Fashion 1_zpsw4t0gmao.jpgThis skirt has been a staple in my wardrobe for an embarrassingly long time. Like, my pre-university days. Which felt fine when I was actually at university, but now I’ve graduated feels a bit excessive. That said, I can’t bring myself to chuck it just yet. It’s one of the few skirts I paid to have taken in when I lost weight (though still needs a belt to stay at the waist), the material is thick and good quality (that’s M&S for you!) and it has pockets.

The best thing though?It’s perfect for sunnier, warmer days that still hint at an Indian summer, whilst being ideal for cooler days where a jumper is needed. I’ve taken to carrying around a pair of woolly black knee-highs around with me, as they’re perfect for slipping on when things are a little colder than expected. Far too often in the past few weeks have I pulled on a dress, only to get rained on! Throwing on a jumper is effortless with a skirt like this, as it goes with so many. I’d originally planned to pair it with a blush pink jumper, but I’ll be damned if I can find it…

 photo Transitioning to Autumn Fashion 4_zpsuxw0x1lw.jpg photo Transitioning to Autumn Fashion 8_zpsm839hooi.jpgAnd the boots*. Oh, how I love these boots! Usually I spend months and months trying to find decent boots (though I hit the jackpot last year with some bargains from LIDL & ASDA). Having wide feet, narrow ankles, chunky calves and a whole size difference between each foot makes things rather difficult. These somehow work. I don’t need to wear three pairs of ankle socks on my small foot to keep it on, I don’t need to shove insoles in. The elasticated ankle means mine are supported, yet I can see there is enough give for those blessed with a bit of padding on their ankle bones. If you have dodgy-shaped feet, I can highly recommend a browse on JD Williams, I’m rather enamored by these too… The pointed toe is surprisingly comfy, the heel height just right. I can see these getting a lot of wear through to Spring time!

 photo Transitioning to Autumn Fashion 2_zpswd6yu6j5.jpg photo Transitioning to Autumn Fashion 7_zpsb7yfdn8c.jpg(Typically, the day I shot these photos was very warm, with sun so bright I could barely see. Hence the squinting and horrendous shadows. Sod’s law and all that…).

*Boots received from JD Williams in exchange for a post. All opinions are my own, if I didn’t love them the post wouldn’t be going live!

What’s your favourite time of year? Do you have a wardrobe staple you refuse to get rid of?

  • I love getting out all my winter clothes, anything burgundy is a must for me! Pretty skirt 🙂 x

    Everything But The Kitchen

    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you, I’ve had it for so, so long now! x

  • Jennifer

    I’m with you on fall, I can’t wait for autumn to come around. Love the dusky, autumnal colours in your outfit | British-Korean Beauty & Lifestyle Blog


    • ninegrandstudent

      Thank you! x

  • I love the skirt – nothing wrong with keeping a good classic that you like! (Plus anything with pockets is an absolute winner). I’m looking forward to autumn – crisp weather, crumbles and getting cosy 🙂
    Jennifer x
    Ginevrella | Lifestyle Blog

    • ninegrandstudent

      Oh definitely, the fact that it has pockets is the best thing! x

  • Love the skirt! I have items that I’ve had for years too I just can’t let go!

    Abigail Alice x

    • ninegrandstudent

      I have a dress I have had for 8 years and I just can’t bear to get rid, despite it being far too big for me! x

  • Ohhhh my GAWD do not even get me started on spiders! I love the transition into winter but holy shite I cannot cope with not knowing if some 8 legged wilderbeast is going to jump out at my every time I get home! Argh!

    Really like the autumn colours in this outfit and your hair colour is freakin’ LUSH.

    Katie xx

    • ninegrandstudent

      Aha, glad it’s not just me! x

  • Looking so beaut Chloe! I absolutely love autumnal tones, and knee socks n boots! NOOOOOOO not spider season! I am SO bladdy scared of the things, I am dreading finding one! eeeep >:( Hopefully cinnamon buns and hot chocolate will make up for it… Immy x

    • ninegrandstudent

      Aha, I’ve found my flat to be great, it’s been completely spider-free bar one in the entrance hall! x