After the success of the first time I tried out a printed skirt I was shopping with my mother in Fenwick in Canterbury, and we decided that I ought to go all out and invest (well, she got it for me as a going off to LA present) in a floral print skirt from one of my favourite high street brands, Whistles. There are so many things that are 'me' about this skirt, though I usually steer clear of anything printed. First off, the base colour is black. Black is my automatic go to Autumn Winter colour, and as for the whole I don't 'do' colour in Winter thing, the colours on this skirt are jewel colours which I do usually like to accessorise with. Second, pleats. Winter pleats are always the way forward in my book, and they made this skirt so much more desirable.
Floral Print Midi Skirt: Whistles, Navy Scoop Neck Long Neck Tee: Boden, Sandals: See by Chloe c/o Spartoo, Key Pendant: Tiffany & Co.
This post actually features another piece of the beginings of my Autumn Winter wardrobe, but this time in the basics catagory, rather than a statement inverstment piece. I have been wearing Boden since I was very small and I was dressed to the nines in Mini Boden, and as an adult, as well as the odd investment piece (I am coveting a knitted dress my mother has just purchased, working on a kidnap for an outfit post so I'll let you know!) but always for great quality basics. I have been purchasing their long sleeve scoop neck tees for a couple of years now, they make an absolutely amazing basic I would be totally lost without. Before I have had stripes (as seen here and here) but this season I thought I'd invest in some plain ones, this in navy and another which is still on order in plum. They're amazing value for only £15 each for solid colour or £17 for striped. What I have always loved about Boden is they are mail order (only shop I ever shop out of the catalogue for), but I have recently discovered they have an actual store now in Hanger Green, London which I am going to have to make a pilgrimage to at some stage (and pick up some more basics, obviously!)
Have you started building your Autumn Winter wardrobe yet? Have you found any particularly amazing basics that will go with anything, or any wild statement pieces which will freshen up last years looks?