Whether you’re ready to accept it or not, the summer is officially coming to a close.
Those dreaded dark nights are returning and, before you know it, you’ll be snuggled up in front of the fire with a hot chocolate on Christmas Eve.
Transitioning from your summer wardrobe to your autumn wardrobe can be stressful, as the weather is unpredictable and you must be prepared for every eventuality, whether it’s 30 degrees or raining cats and dogs.
Fear not: today, we’ve bundled together some autumn fashion tips, designed to help you not only look great but feel comfortable and relaxed as we head into a new season…
Use Pinterest to find some inspiration
Head over to Pinterest and your favourite blogs to curate style inspirations for the season ahead, and focus on reusing and repurposing clothing you already have rather than creating a list for a whole new wardrobe.
Create a mood board of images and you’ll soon be able to put together a series of autumnal outfits that will see you through September to November.
If you’re trying to cut back on buying new clothes this season, then head to your own library for inspiration.
The truth is that autumnal fashion rarely dates, so you’ll be fine wearing the same pieces as last year - think scarves, long-sleeved t-shirts, trench coats and leggings.
Dig out selfies from last year or head over to Instagram to see what you paired with what.
Consider your lifestyle
If you’re always on the go and travel to work on foot, then you’ll likely need more cardigans and coats than if you drive to work or work from home.
The ideal wardrobe should not only reflect your style but your lifestyle, so look through your schedule for the season ahead and plan your outfits in advance.
Above all else, keep it comfortable: you’re better off with a white tee and an overcoat than a fitted one-piece, especially as we transition into cooler weather.
The good news? People socialise less in the colder months, so you’ll likely require fewer dressy outfits than in the summer - great for the environment and for your back pocket, too!
Choose your colours
Pick your weapon! Autumn is the perfect opportunity to tone down your look and retire some of your bright and bold dresses and tees until the spring and summer of next year.
The majority of what you wear will likely fall into the neutral colour palette of blacks, whites, nudes, and greys, which is on-trend and allows you to mix and match to keep outfits fresh.
If you want to express yourself, then add some excitement to your ensemble by adding a splash of colour, such as magenta, vivid red or maroon - all work well with neutral tones.
Oh, and don’t forget to inject some emerald green and bright orange into your wardrobe - two of the season’s hottest colours and incredibly adaptable, whether you’re at work or play.
Add some new staples
Once you’re settled on your style for the season ahead, consider adding a couple of new pieces to your wardrobe to refresh older looks.
Make sure you do some planning to avoid impulse buys; consider buying your clothes online if you’re prone to overspending in stores.
As you’ll likely be wrapping up in the cooler autumn months, make sure every accessory or t-shirt you buy complements the rest of your style and wardrobe, as you’ll be wearing them time and time again, and carry them into the years ahead.
That bright green handkerchief with blue florals might look fancy, but it’s probably not practical or particularly comfortable!
Depend on hoodies, sweatshirts and jumpers
There’s no season like autumn for keeping it casual and wearing hoodies, sweatshirts and jumpers, so make sure you’ve got enough of a selection to see you through the season.
Warm, cosy, comfortable, and most importantly versatile, hoodies can be worn throughout the year whether you’re headed to the gym or out with friends, so don’t be afraid of stocking up.
However, remember to only choose colours that suit your style and personality, and steer clear of seasonal trending prints such as geometrics which may fall out of fashion in 2020.
Whether you keep it plain or choose an adorable print, like the eco-friendly sweatshirts sold here at Ultra Tee in our fall and winter range, you have no shortage of options to consider.
The first drop of the Ultra Tee Fall Collection is here. Visit our website to peruse our latest additions, and check back regularly for more fashion tips and tricks from the Ultra Tee team!