I found this reversible checkered cape at a vintage store in Windsor (Jones & Co. on Wyandotte Street) a few years ago and it has become one of my most cherished items. It’s from the 60’s and made of wool; I can’t help but wonder who it may have belonged to and the history it has had. Purchasing pre-loved clothing is a wonderful way to make a more sustainable fashion choice, often at a more wallet-friendly price. If you have a bit of extra time this season, visit your local thrift or vintage shop and see what gems you can find.
In my 20’s I never cared about coats. I distinctly remember only switching between two or three things throughout the year. It went a little something like this: a bomber jacket in the spring, a trench in the fall and a black wool coat for winter. In my 30’s it has been a different story - I’m always cold. The coat closet is a thing now, and it’s full. I found that the right piece of outerwear sets the tone of the entire outfit, hence the inspiration for this post.
This is a go-to casual outfit for me this time of year. A leather jacket (this one is a leather + knitwear previous season model from All Saints) layered over a breezy top, slightly distressed cropped denim and an easy pair of slip-on shoes. I’m savoring the last few moments of sock-free weather but this look works really well with a classic pair of Converse too. The white shirt and jeans are the same as the previous look but the leather jacket and slides give everything a more laid back feel. Laid back is exactly what I’m looking for on the weekends as I mosey on about town eating every fried carbohydrate in sight and searching for new candles to buy.
What are your autumn style staples? Are you as obsessed with outerwear as I am or do you stick to a more utilitariann approach?