My lunch-time e-mail browsing lead me to a great link called ‘‘Dressing For New York City Fall Weekends’. Although similar in mind-set and ethnic mix, quite rightly, many note the differences in style and attitude to dressing between New Yorkers and Londoners. I have read people describe London fashion as “fearless” and I see New York style as much more considered; London style tends to be much more mood and whim driven. This said, the style advice given for Autumn by the New York Times article above would actually suit both a London and NYC wardrobe.
At weekends most people want to be “…relaxed, but put together…quirkier than your office appropriate wear, but polished enough for an unexpected encounter with the boss.” On both sides of the Atlantic, this style statement rings true. Fortunately, the sun has not yet entirely gone into hibernation so the key transitional piece is shorts in Winter materials. These Zara printed shorts are playful but cut sensibly, or opt for Mango’s ‘Herringbone Wool-Blend’ ones. Please do not team them with tights, if you are that cold, wear shorts.
Do team shorts though with a junky knitted jumper, not that novelty one someone made for you which should be saved for Christmas drinks with friends. Keep it short, otherwise you risk the hem hanging so low passers-by are left wondering if you are wearing anything underneath. The ‘Chunky Knit Engineered Jumper’ from ME + EM is a great choice. I am a fan of the pale blue one as it is easy to match with the rest of your outfit without opting for the obvious white, black or brown, it will also keep a little colour in your style as the light begins to fade. Another great option for your top half from ME + EM before the chill sweeps in is their ‘Longline Layering Shirt’.
To ensure you refrain from looking safe, bring life and uniqueness to your outfit by accessorizing with bold jewellery and whimsical handbags.