The London Lookbook: Autumn in pink
There’s a change in the air: a bite of autumn cutting through the summer warmth. The first whisper of seasonal change is always exciting. I don’t think I could live in a country without seasons – as much as the dreary British winter often overstays its welcome, the joy of change and regeneration is forever a delight. The best places to watch the city change into its new autumn look are London’s parks. One of the best views in town is from Alexandra Park, one of the highest points in London.
If there’s one colour trend that’s dominating the runways this autumn winter, it’s blush-pink. It’s somewhat curious to dress in the colour of spring blossom when autumn’s knocking at the door, but when pale pink is grounded with more traditional autumn colours like deep aubergine or rich merlot, it creates an grown-up femininity that’s hard to resist.
My dress and fur stole 1960’s vintage, and my jacket is 1930’s vintage. When dressing in vintage it’s really important to mix it up with modern pieces, or you can veer into costume drama territory. My bag is a new buy from Michael Kors, it’s the perfect size to cart around my assorted gubbins that I need from day to day. I bought my shoes from Italy last year; they were a total impulse buy, but they’ve become on of the stalwart accessories of my wardrobe. I bought my earrings last year from H+M (similar here), my belt is old from French Connection, similar one here. My sunglasses are my forever-favourite Tom Fords.