My year doesn’t start on 1 January but in autumn, in September.
No, I wasn’t born in autumn (I was born in early summer), it’s just how I categorise time: autumn always marks the beginning of a new cycle after a period of rest. Everything is new: new projects, new people, new schedule… It’s time to get back to work, and I’m full of energy and very busy: working long hours, socialising with friends, making plans.
|trench and bag: Burberry (old) / shoes: Gabor / trousers: Marks and Spencer|
And it’s so easy to look elegant in autumn… the weather is perfect: not too hot (as in summer) or cold (as in winter). With no heat wave or snow storm cramping my style I feel more comfortable, put-together and sophisticated. Even when I’m wearing my old trench coat. Yes, this coat must be at least 5 or 6 years old, and I still love it.
|scarf: Henri Bendel / ring: Lapponia|
I had wanted to have a classic Burberry coat for a long time, even though I hate beige… well, I might wear beige trousers, but something beige next to my face… I don’t think so. So, when I found this trench it was as if I’d just hit the jackpot. It’s the perfect coat to rival autumn colours…
|sunglasses: Prada (old)|
If it was up to me, it could be autumn all the time, I wouldn’t mind skipping winter altogether… And I feel so lucky that I can sort of make autumn last a bit longer: when it starts getting colder in Finland it’s still autumn in Britain, and as I have Mondays off from work I can commute between the Homebases a bit more often again…
What’s your favourite autumn outfit?
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