One of the best things about autumn fashion is the way in which if you don’t want to, you really don’t have to spend a fortune on new clothes. While it can always be tempting to go out and blow your wad on the latest looks, the beauty of the autumn is the way in which it allows you to transition many of your summer looks into amazing autumn outfits. And of course, the less you spend on autumn fashions, the more you’ll have in your pocket when the winter lines come out!
This year more than most, designers and influential fashionistas all over the world are championing creativity and individuality. When it comes to the very best new ladies fashion, it’s all about mixing, matching and creating unique looks that are personal to you and you alone. There may still be certain ‘rules’ to follow, but much of the rulebooks as a whole has been torn up…or at least, rewritten. Which is why there’s never been a more apt season to take a look at your summer wardrobe, in order to determine what can be repurposed for the autumn season ahead.
Here’s a look at just a few tips for making the most of the autumn, without having to spend a fortune on new looks:
1 – Keep Maxi Dresses Out
First of all, don’t even think about putting those maxi dresses into storage, or even relegating them to the back of your wardrobe. While they may be more closely associated with warm summer evenings, maxi dresses can also be your very best friend throughout the autumn. It’s simply a case of wearing them with long sleeves, which opens up a world of possibilities in its own right. From chunky sweaters to belted blazers or really anything else that takes your fancy, repurchasing a maxi dress in this way costs next to nothing and will never look anything other than gorgeous. And of course, the fact that this is also the time of year when most retailers are selling off their summer maxi dresses for next to nothing serves as quite the bonus to say the least.
2 – Buy Some Killer Tights
Feel free to explore the entire colour and texture spectrum, when it comes to transforming your summer garments with tights. While leggings may seem like the standard go-to when it comes to bringing skirts, dresses and shorts into the autumn, you’ll probably find it easier to pull off a truly awesome look if you get creative with tights. They cost next to nothing and simply scream autumnal elegance, which means you’ll save a hell of a lot of money while still enjoying huge freedom of choice.
3 – Layer Up
Unsurprisingly, layering up continues to represent the number-one rule of choice when it comes to making the most of your existing looks in the autumn. What’s great about layering up is the fact that not only is it 100% practical, but it also gives you the opportunity to mix, match and create totally unique looks. By taking what you already have and combining your garments with a few new bits and pieces, you’ll find yourself with hundreds of possible combinations to choose from. And as mentioned a little earlier, this season is all about making it up as you go along, breaking the rules and creating unique looks all of your own. So when it comes to creative layering, the sky really is the limit.
4 – Invest in a Statement-Making Coat
If you’re wholly intent on spending at least some money and would like something as versatile as possible, you really should be focusing your attention on a statement-making coat. The reason being that there is really very little to gain from spending a fortune on a wide variety of elegant autumn garments, only to then go and cover them up with a less-than inspiring coat. The beauty of investing in a gorgeous coat means that throughout much of the autumn and the winter alike, it really won’t matter what you decide to wear underneath it! So even if it does mean pushing the boat out, this is one purchase for which you will definitely get outstanding value for money.
5 – Embrace the Bargains
Last but not least, try to remember that if your intention really is to repurpose summer looks for the autumn, there’s really no better time to make use of the end-of-season sales. Right now, you will probably be able to pick up a whole bunch of incredible summer garments and outfits for next to nothing, which with a little creativity can easily go on serving you proudly throughout the autumn, not to mention a fair bit of the winter.