Perhaps it’s just me, but the temperature in the UK appears to have dropped recently and although it would be premature to declare that winter is on its way, there is certainly a chill in the air that hints at the continued shift in the weather over the coming months. This new autumn bite has left me reaching for my comfy knits and warmer coats earlier that I expected. That being said, this is British weather we’re talking about and its continual unpredictability is legendary.
To celebrate the arrival of autumn I have pulled together a list of my favourite snuggly knits available to buy online from a few select brands. Choosing an overall favourite would be hard, but the cream poncho from Phase Eight does look delightfully soft and comfy. A wonderful alternative to a jacket in the earlier autumn months and an ideal knit to keep you warm and cosy when travelling.
Is it wrong that I find myself willing the weather to cool down?! Not that we really had much of a summer anyway. But that complaint aside, my present-day desire to see the temperature drop a few degrees is unquestionably a result of AW12 collections like this from Reiss…
Reiss have nailed it this season, with shapes, colours and textures that take hold of every emotion. Their inspiration for AW12 was ‘the city’; dynamic and always exciting. Rich and luxurious heritage moments are referenced, but there’s no doubt this a thoroughly modern season. From the artistic and romantic affair of woodland influences to the strength and power of Forties icons, there’s also sexy, minimalist Nineties styling and playful pyjama dressing, which drench the season in utterly aloof glamour.
I simply cannot wait to pull on jumpers, cardigans, scarves and coats and snuggle up against the cold. My desire to throw on multiple layers of knitwear is quite surprising given that I never fully made the transition from my winter wardrobe to my summer wardrobe (cursed British weather!). But when admiring Reiss’ collection I simply cannot wait for the winter months to arrive!
Check out the Reiss AW12 womens campaign video below:
Excited to report that all the items featured in my video are now in the Marks & Spencer 50% off sale - http://bit.ly/NhFCSI
Dress number one (http://bit.ly/L9Qtwk) was a birthday present from my wonderful parents, the cardigan is also from M&S (albeit not from their Limited Collection) and the wedge boots are last season from Oasis.
The second dress (http://bit.ly/NnbTdl) was actually my second 'Limited' purchase and I've paired that with some black suede boots, my favourite necklace and a decorative jacket from Sainsburys.
Dress number three (http://bit.ly/N0uPAL) is the most recent addition to my collection and is a replica of the previous black dress in orange. The top I'm wearing over it is from Zara and my necklace is from designer Anton Heunis.
The final dress (http://bit.ly/NmtIsu) was actually bought before any of the others is my favourite printed garb. The cardigan and boots are the same as before and the necklace is from Mimco.
The 'twinkle' jeans (http://bit.ly/N4RrPJ) were also a birthday present from my parents. Both the t-shirt and the cardigan are from Zara.