If you believe what the stores are telling us then you’ll know that it’s already autumn and time to be buying your new wardrobe or at least investing in a few ‘key pieces’ and what to wear or buy right now becomes quite difficult.
Of course some will already have gone along with this, and have a beautifully arranged closet with new season’s clothes and accessories ready and waiting, but if you’re anything like me and far from ready to look properly at autumn, but loving the newness of what’s just arrived (or some of it, anyway) you’ll be itching to pick up something new and shiny.
A bag will achieve most things, although it can be hard to get it right for now – that discounted rich red Michael Kors tote – and be sure that it’ll be perfect for later on, unless you’re willing to invest in something animal print such as Dune’s zipped shopper.
Having done several wanders around Macy’s in Dallas last week and been severely tempted I managed to keep my hands off, knowing that I would probably be ‘got’ at some time in the future but hopefully when it would be easier to make a ‘chic but sensible’ decision about what arm candy I should have next season. And please don’t tell me I have enough bags in my cupboard already……no woman ever does, any more than dresses and shoes.
One item in the what to wear and buy now category that is always safe and you can be sure that you’ll want to wear it on into autumn, winter, spring and beyond is jewellery. A new piece of jewellery can be less than bank breaking – although of course you can spend as much as you want – perfect for now to wear with summer dresses or after dark and should work with just about anything as it cools down.
Look for precious pieces that are new in and that you’ll want to keep for a long while. They don’t need to be investment items, and I would equally avoid the cheap and cheerful as such things mostly don’t last. But a piece of jewellery to fall in love with now and wear today and later. A perfect buy for this time of year.