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As the nights draw in, the mornings get chillier and we finally succumb to turning the central heating on, one thing is definitely on our minds. Not how many PSLs we’re likely to consume this year, but autumnal dressing and all the cosy comforts that go with it. I adore the spring season for all the hope and sunshine it brings, but transitioning into autumn feels comforting and reassuring in so many ways – if only because of the certainty that lays ahead, with the leaves falling from the trees like clockwork. Although the temptation to instantly layer up in dark textured clothing and colder accessories is very real, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to give up colour as we step into the new season; and this year we need all the bright flashes we can get.
Although a monochrome or tonal wardrobe can work incredibly hard for you, over the next six months that will quickly become tired and uninspiring if you don’t find little ways to lift your looks – and your mood. Black and grey were my defaults for years, but more recently I decided to throw out the rule book and have fun with my autumn-winter wardrobe in the same way I do in spring and summer; although it does take a little more confidence to rock a bright pink coat or bold pattern choice when it’s dismal outside your window, I guarantee it will leave you with a little spring in your step and a thirst for dressing all year round.
So what can you do to ensure a colourful and fun wardrobe this autumn season?
1. Invest in a bold coloured coat.
Yes black is more of a wardrobe staple, but does it bring you joy pulling over that same black jacket day after day? Find a bold colour or pattern that really makes you smile and invest in it, knowing it will lift your mood and your look. This pink coat seemed like such a wild choice initially, but it actually goes with pretty much everything and definitely helps me stand out amongst a sea of black trench coats and puffa jackets.
2. Add a few brightly patterned pieces.
I love a pattern, and if you pick them wisely they can really work hard for you all year round. Opting for patterned skirts and dresses with a black or white background colour will ensure they seamlessly work with tights, chunky boots and jumpers as much as they will with a biker jacket. You can still wear them with more understated and dark accessories so they feel seasonally appropriate, but the little pop of colour will really make all the difference.
3. Accessorise with warm metals (and Danish watches).
Ditching your gold accessories as soon as summer is over is a rookie mistake; silver and rose gold are great, but gold really helps to warm the skin tone while preventing your overall look from looking too harsh. One of the biggest trends of the moment is to over-accessorise with chunky gold chains, lots of stacked rings and statement earrings – so you’ll need a beautifully simple timepiece to tie it altogether like the Native White Dial watch from Nordgreen.
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You may have seen this watch popping up on the blog and across my social feeds multiple times this year, because it’s become such a go-to piece within my expansive watch collection. It looks super chic, the quality is unrivaled and its simplistic design ensures it makes a statement without overpowering what I’m wearing. Nordgreen offers minimal design for all genders, age, and generations – regardless of trends. I adore it; it really is a Danish brand with timeless design, and one who offers
What’s even better is that you can also easily change the strap and update your watch with your outfit, without having to invest in a completely new piece.
Hailing from Copenhagen (the reason for its stripped back and classically beautiful design,) Nordgreen has some amazing sustainable and ethical credentials that ensure it’s a brand that’s here to make a difference:
1. Nordgreen is Carbon Neutral, planting thousands of trees to offset their carbon emissions – both from their HQ in Denmark and from shipments all over the world.
2. Their packaging is sustainable, with the card made from responsibly managed forests and the foam being made up-cycled plastic bottles.
3. They engage in responsible manufacturing by partnering with Danish Facilities abroad, ensuring all production facility environments and employees rights are of the highest standard.
4. Their ‘Giving Back’ programme also ensures a long-standing legacy, by helping to provide clean water, educate the future and protect the rain forest.
With every Nordgreen watch purchase you have the choice to support one of three great causes via the unique serial number provided; choose to either provide two months of clean water in Africa via Water For Good, one month of education to an Indian child via Patham UK, or preserve 50 sum of rain forest in Latin America via Cooth Earth. Three great charities doing amazing things, thanks to the support of Nordgreen customers.
So you can look good, feel great and know you’re helping to make a positive impact too.
Fashion is all about having fun, experimenting and reflecting who you want to be that day – so don’t let the new season strip that away from you. Be bold, embrace colour and keep accessorizing all the way until spring. You’ll love it!
Discover more about Nordgreen on their website: www.nordgreen.co.uk
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