Now, the fashionable hills are alive again with the sound of one stepping on crisp dry leaves. Although the weather in Scotland is still relatively mild, it's never too early to get ready for fall - Scottish weather is notoriously unpredictable anyway. Hence, I present the Glamorously Grey edition of what's hot this fall - only a Romantic Grunge knows how.
1. The Ever-so-versatile Lacey Tunic
|Free People Secret Origins Pieced Lace Tunic, fp.com|
It's hard to find a lacey piece that's not tacky. I am normally not a let-us-wear-a-lacey-dress-because-I-am-a-girl person, but something about this Free People tunic captures me. I especially love the unique neckline.
How to style: Wear it with a leather biker jacket (e.g.) and distressed long boots (e.g.) for a tough, yet soft look.
2. The Multi-Textured Cardigan
|The Kooples Shawl Neck Cardigan with Leather Sleeves, thekooples.co.uk|
How to style: Wear it with a dedicate silky light-color scarf (e.g.) and leather patch skinny blue denim (e.g.) for the ultimate off-duty look.
3. The (Colorblock) Silk Shirt
|DKNY Pink and Burgundy Silk Shirt, harveynichols.com|
How to style: Wear it with a dark fedora hat (e.g.) and a camel cape (e.g.) for a polished yet laid-back look.
4. The Stand-Out Maxi Skirt
|Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Hunter Skirt, farfetch.com|
How to style: Wear it with a plain tank top (e.g.) tucked-in and these full-of-attitude ankle boots (e.g.) for a chic, minimalist look. (Oh, and obviously a coat for some much-needed warmth, but you know that.)
5. The Knitted Cape
|Nasty Gal Adorned Sweater Cape, nastygal.com|
How to style: As with all capes, top-handle handbags like this (e.g.) is a must; pair the cape with skinny leather pants (e.g.) for a constrast in texture and silhouette.
6. The Ankle Boot
|Acne Studios Track Boot, farfetch.com|
How to style: Well, these literally go with everything, but if one pairs them with a flowy slightly-boho midi dress like this (e.g.), it will make for an edgy yet feminine look.
7. The Off-white Handbag
|Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo, shopbop.com|
How to style: Well, this hobo literally goes with everything, even if you were daring enough to wear an all-white outfit in the winter - it would make you stand out from the crowd, no doubt.
8. The Scarf
|Louis Vuitton Monogram Shawl in Amarante, louisvuitton.co.uk|
I have this strange obsession with anything oxblood / burgundy. Everybody knows that the Louis Vuitton monogram shawl is a classic item for one's wardrobe - this new 'Amarante' color is perfect for this fall / winter. Hell, I would rock it even during the spring or summer months in Scotland.
How to style: Pair this with a classic white collarless top like this silky number from COS (e.g.) and black skinny pants (e.g.); if you are feeling extra preppy, treat yourself to this well-fitted blazer from Ralph Lauren (e.g.) for a classic yet modern look.
9. The Oversized Coat
|AllSaints Suki Coat, allsaints.com|
Apparently, exaggerated coat shapes are in this season. It is not just a trendy fashion fad to me though - the oversized coat can often offset fitted look for an effortless contrast. The fact that one feels nice and cosy wrapped up in a huge coat doesn't hurt either.
How to style: Wear it with fitted looks. The above AllSaints Coat probably doesn't work too well with flared dresses / skirts because of its straight-down shape.
10. The Textured Convertible Leather Jacket
|AllSaints Alford Leather Biker Jacket, allsaints.com|
Obviously, I'm very predictable in the sense that I am not ending this entry without a leather jacket. In my humble opinion, THE leather jacket to have this season has to be the AllSaints Alford Leather Biker Jacket. This jacket can be worn in three ways: regular, sleeves zipped-off as a gilet, or... I am thinking wearing the sleeves alone as arm warmers, OR in the summer months with one sleeve on for a experimental look. The textured leather makes it a stand-out piece from the sea of leather jackets in the market.