1 August marks the end of summer. In my book.
I’ve always operated on cinq seasons:
Hiver, Printemps, Été, Pré-Automne et Automne
I’m uncertain if I can begin to articulate how much j’adore automne et hiver. Nonetheless, I’ll do my best to convey those feelings. My birthday is in July and for my birthday trip, I go to great lengths to holiday in countries that are cold. Think Iceland, and South Africa (pictured above.) J’adore le froid so much that while other ‘grammers are posting sand (which creeps me out) and margarita pics in the winter, I am en Montreal snuggling in a fur stole, drinking the reddest wine I can find.
Since September begins a new year in fashion, August is the month of (wardrobe) resolution planning. Instead of “I’m joining a gym and eating a salad a day.” Think “I’m going to purge pieces I no longer wear. I’m going to finally get the hem adjusted on that skirt.” Or my personal favorite “I’m going wear everything in my closet.”
In preparation for the (fashion) new year, I’m slowly adding pieces to my existing wardrobe. This automne I’m planning to add the following styles, prints and colors into my classic mix.
I certainly will not get lost in any corn maze because I’ll be adorned in prints, prints and plus prints! Snakeskin, floral, leopard ohhhh my!
Deux. Monogram Monday but Everyday.
Prior to being on trend, I have always included monogram in my daily ensembles. Splashes of classic monos will forever be a go-to pour moi.
Trois. It’s not a scarf, it is HERMES.
Scarves and twilly’s (irrespective of the designer/brand) will be in constant rotation this pumpkin spice latte season.
Quatre. Testing textures.
Texture makes everything plus interesting. I’m often asked how I can wear black nonstop. It’s elementary my dear, texture. Fur, suede, lace or leather. Adding visual variances is always an intriguing choice.
Cinq. Think. Pink!
There’s something so je ne se quoi about adding a splash of pink to the mostly muted colors of automnes fashion repotorie.
Have you started pondering your automne ensembles? Am I the only person who writes lists? If not, what’s on yours?