By the Sea

by ionarosemccabe


With the windy weather that Autumn brings, there comes a point where we will reluctantly relent to the decreasing temperature  and throw a jacket on, whilst waving a begrudging farewell to the summer days of naked shoulders. Although it is not yet cold enough for thick woollen numbers or draping ourselves in ‘dead sheep’ (my mother’s reference to my fur coats), the bracing breeze certainly calls for some form of outerwear. While khaki military jackets may have ruled the runway last year, navy is a colour we are going to be seeing a lot of this winter in the form of cropped naval jackets and Breton striped knitwear.

Navy is a colour that has always suited me and I love that it is classic, nautical and slightly masculine. For someone who doesn’t like to wear a lot of colour, I think it is a midway point between strong shades and neutrals while feeling like I’m making somewhat of a comprise when wearing it.  Both of these jackets above are beautiful, with the Armani one offering a crisp tailored cut, while the Mango jacket is more feminine and could even be worn thrown over the shoulders.

Trouser waistlines and hemlines are getting higher, so be prepared to say goodbye to bellbottoms and hello to cropped creations such as these Mom and Girlfriend fit jeans. Mom jeans are best suited to a pear shape with a high rise cut that sculpts the waist and hips, whereas Girlfriend jeans look great if you have longer legs and smaller hips.

Stan Smith sneakers still seem to be going strong and I have to say, after having them for a year,  I am still a huge fan of mine. They really seem to add a sporty, casual tone to anything I’m wearing. Striped tees and gold framed aviators are another two things I adore and are timeless, versatile and gender neutral.

To accessories this look and compliment the sunglass frames, add an array of delicate gold rings or one single signet ring to really emphasise the nautical vibes. Just remember, less is more with this casual ensemble and it is best suited for a day by the sea or spent strolling along the pier in the cool Autumn sunshine.

Black and white stripped shirt
£9.31 –

Bassike t shirt
£68 –

MANGO short jacket

AG Adriano Goldschmied straight jeans
£240 –

Adidas sneaker
£63 –

Gold signet ring

Polaroid glasses
£16 –

Ray Ban ray ban eyewear
£97 –