September is my favourite month for so many reasons. Outside of the crisp mornings, the trees turning and that back-to-school feeling, I consider
to be the best season to dress for. You can make an entrée to layering without overheating; you can still wear sandals or have bare legs, but there’s nothing stopping you from getting involved in the latest drops of knitwear, jackets and boots. autumn
It’s the perfect throw-on-any-dress kind of time—including the ones you’ve loved all summer—and I wish the weather could be like this all year round. It’s also the peak moment in fashion terms when designers and high-street stores are introducing their most trend-driven and important items of the year, so a great time to actually save up for and spend your money wisely.
On Hannah Almassi: H&M dress; Elleme bag. In the past few weeks, I’ve been particularly focused on game-changing accessories. With a 36-week bump, there are very few clothes that fit that aren’t knitted or stretch dresses (fortunate that it appears to be quite a trend across the likes of H&M, Weekday and some of my other affordable go-tos). And trend ticking yet classic items—such as this mock-croc Elleme bag above—have been calling my name. I already own a smaller version of this style in a raffia finish and have worn it to death throughout the summer, so I knew that a leather upgrade would be sensible for autumn and beyond.
Elleme’s bags are my weakness, and now the new colourways have landed…
On Hannah Almassi: Amanda Wakeley necklace; Baserange dress. Next comes the chunky chain—a jewellery staple that literally everyone in the Who What Wear UK office has bought into. You can buy them at every price point and secondhand. This Amanda Wakeley one has just the right amount of grown-up sophistication for it to remain a trusted piece in my wardrobe for many many years to come. What else am I into this month? Well, you’ll have to keep scrolling! From the best faux-fur coat on the high street to the designer boots I’m entirely fixated on buying, these are my top picks for September…
On bare skin or over a roll-neck, this is the ultimate chunky chain.
The sassiest of new-season skirts, all this needs is a simple black knit or white tee.
Adding a vintage tan belt and cowboy boots to this ASAP.
Following on from summer’s smash-hit square-toe sandals come these absolute beauties.
One word: plush.
H&M’s animal-print dresses always sell out fast, and I think this pretty one will too.
Nothing chicer than wrapping up in knitwear.
For when you can’t afford the most expensive strappy designer sandals, these are a cracking high-street version.
Flattering and cosy? Count me in.
Rosie HW is into this new brand and so am I.
Plain outfits are calling out for this fab bag.
Kley is an elevated new label from Debenhams, and we’re all into it.
Don’t hate me for thinking about party season already. This is too perfect not to.
It’s an expensive-looking knit at a very friendly price point.
Been obsessing over these since February, and now they’re available. Must. Save. Money.
A little bit yee-haw, which is a lot of what I want right now.
Yes, ’90s-style leather blazers are back, and this one is particularly great quality.
The shade of pink I’m convinced suits everyone (also, would it look great with the red slip skirt above?).
A classic pair of trousers in a classic autumn colour. These will be a winner every damn year.
They haven’t landed yet, but when they do, I know they’ll sell out.
The final flourish to every look. Next up, the A/W 19 trends I’m most into.