It may be wholly unsurprising considering my subcultural leanings, but Autumn is my favourite season. The world seems to breathe a sigh of relief as Summer’s heat ebbs. We become reflective, savouring every moment, every crunchy leaf, the smell of woodsmoke in the crisp air reminding us of how much we love hearth and home.
With the onset of this time of coziness comes the need for equally cozy clothing. The weeks that follow the Equinox still resonate with the lesser Sabbat’s satisfying balance wherever we look – the weather being one example. The last of Summer’s warmth can still be felt on some days, adding a bit of balminess to the cooler atmosphere. I love this, because I’m able to wrap up warm without having to be completely bundled, and I usually don’t have to worry about getting wet or dealing with ice. This means my outfit won’t be obscured by a coat (Not that I don’t love my coats, because I do!), and I have a greater choice of footwear.
So! Here’s one of my outfits for this wonderful time of year.
The shoes are my favourite part because of their practicality. They’re by a brand called Melissa, which uses recycled plastic to create cute and comfortable eco-friendly products. As they’re made of plastic, getting caught in some drizzle or having to dance through puddles isn’t a problem.
Red shrug: New Look
Black camisole: H&M
Black chiffon skirt: TopShop
Black tights: Boots
Red ballet flats: Melissa
Jewellery: The Crypt Of Curiosities