If someone ask’s me…..’what my favourite season is’….hands down the answer is always Autumn – with Winter in a close second (Christmas and my birthday)……need I say anymore? So I always get very excited this time of year when the shops start introducing their Autumn/Winter collections and its time to say goodbye to summer clothes. I adore Autumn colours – burgundy, maroon, olive and forest green, black, beige, grey, mushroom, brown, orange and navy – and the high street is brimming with all of this at the moment. I find now is a good time to start shopping for your Autumn/Winter wardrobe because before you know it……it’s Christmas everywhere and then Spring/Summer 2016 starts creeping in.
So when I was in H&M the other day (who do Autumn/Winter very well might I add) I picked up a couple of fab accessories to get my Autumn/Winter wardrobe started. I’m holding off on clothes still at the moment (well I may have bought some tops!) until after the baby arrives and I can see what fits me! So I just concentrated on accessories for now – I just seem to be accessory-mad through this whole pregnancy – so I may as well keep going ha, ha!
So first up, these amazeballs brogues. I absolutely love brogues and that whole androgynous look. I think it can look so classy and brogues look super stylish with smart cigarette trousers, cute dresses (with or without opaque tights for winter), cut-off/rolled-up jeans and culottes. So I couldn’t leave these. I love the patent look and also the fab mushroom/beige colour (the actual colour is called Light Mole) which is perfect teamed with all the gorgeous Autumn/Winter clothes hitting the shops right now. In my head, I have already teamed them with my cream Zara skinny jeans, navy sleeveless duster coat/jacket and the fab navy, cream and maroon scarf I also bought (see below). They are also such good value at AED179 – and look actually more expensive than this. If you do one thing this season, buy yourself a pair of brogues – they will also transition nicely into Spring with a cute skater dress, midi-dress and high-waisted shorts.
I couldn’t believe when I saw this complete dupe for the Chloe Faye bag (bought a few days after the actual H&M accessories haul in top picture!). I absolutely love the Chloe Faye bag and its on my current wish list (cue wish list blog post very soon!) so this is going to keep me happy until I can get my hands on the real-deal (maybe, hopefully….in my dreams ha, ha?). The bag itself is imitation leather but actual real suede on the flap with a really nice gold plated metal buckle. Plus its a very nice size for holding all your essentials and all whilst looking super trendy for the Autumn/Winter season with its on-point burnt orange/tan colour. How fab would this look with a pair of gorgeous denim flares, chunky knit and floppy hat!! Another steal at AED109. See the Chloe Faye bag below……..
Next……this scarf! Scarves are such good buys, especially in the UAE as they are great for winter time when it does get cooler……to wear with a cosy knit or little jacket and in the summer to shield you from the chilly air conditioning. I just love the colours in this one in particular. It encompasses all my favourite Autumn colours and will go with so much and at AED59 – its a steal.
One can never have enough bags…….and this gorgeous cream one is no exception. It can be both casual as a shoulder bag and dressy as a clutch by tucking the strap inside, it’s a nice size and a perfect neutral colour to go with everything in your wardrobe. It can take you from day to night, from Autumn to Spring and has that classy, date-less look. Go get it…..only AED79!
I sometimes wish the winters in Dubai were cold enough to get away with wearing cosy coats and hats. But…..I’m not complaining about the fab winters here….ha, ha. Instead I intend to wear this floppy hat (which is such a nod to the huge influence the 70’s is having this season) with a nice jump-suit or leather skinnies/leggings and a fab chiffon blouse. This Autumn/Winter H&M have such a good selection of floppy hats, I already purchased the maroon and the grey one – so expect to see me donning them all this winter!
H&M jewel-encrusted statement necklace – buy similar here
I’m a huge fan of statement necklaces – they can completely transform a look and literally ‘make a statement’. I particularly love them with plain t-shirts, blouses, chunky knits or logo-tops. I’m always on the look-out for statement necklace’s that are a bit more on the funky side and different and for me – Zara and H&M do the best ones. I love this silver jewel-encrusted one for Autumn/Winter as it will be fab paired with a logo t-shirt as I’ve done (above) and with a cropped leather jacket.
H&M dusty pink statement necklace – buy similar here
This cream/dusty pink statement necklace is also one that will look great for Spring/Summer and will also look good paired with the Autumn colours such as maroon and grey. I have teamed it up with a chunky knit of the same colour to add a bit of texture to the look. Both of these necklaces were only AED5 each and on sale at the moment in H&M……so grab them now before they’re gone.
So there you have it – just a selection of some fab Autumn accessories H&M have in stock at the moment. I plan on doing a lot more hauls on the blog – fashion, beauty and of course accessories (I’m very excited to start shopping for some new Autumn/Winter clothes) – so stay tuned for more exciting shopping sprees!