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Who, What, Wear – Autumn Canberra Style

Well, it is officially Autumn and don’t we know it. Those first two weeks following the end of Summer are usually a divine mix of sunshine and slightly cooler days and then bang, day 14 the temperature drops and we are reaching for our ugg boots. It happens fast and we often don’t have time to wrap our head around it, or wrap a scarf around it either. Being prepared for Autumn and Winter, at least in the fashion stakes, can make the change a more welcome one. We chat to 3 of Canberra’s most stylish to get a peek into their top picks for the months ahead…

Jemma – A Stylish Moment

What are you top 3 picks for Autumn this year?

Chunky knits, black ankle boots with detailing and a good longline cardigan

Favourite place to head out in Canberra when the weather drops?

Outside – Lake Burley Griffin for an early morning walk. Inside – Urban pantry for a delicious coffee and breakfast.

Go-to shade this Autumn?

Red and gold!

Best advice for taking your Spring/Summer wardrobe into Autumn/Winter (layering, etc)

Take a look at what Spring/Summer items you already have in your wardrobe and spend time experimenting them with your Autumn Winter looks to see what you can still wear in the cooler months. Paring your favourite summer dress with a long-sleeved top or with knee length boots can be a great way to incorporate all the seasons into one look!

Steph – The Nameless Blog

What are you top 3 picks for Autumn this year?

When it gets cold I like to be comfortable so either sneakers or boots are a must for me. If my feet aren’t warm, I’m just not a very happy person! I think this autumn will also have a big focus on accessories, particularly with hats and cat-eye style sunglasses trending on Instagram, it’s just such a simple way to add the finishing touches to an outfit. Last but never least, a chunky/oversized sweater to keep me warm in the Canberra cold.

Favourite place to head out in Canberra when the weather drops?

Barrio for a Nutmilk Chai, it’s heaven on earth and will get you through any cold Canberra morning.

Go-to shade this Autumn?

I love all the classic autumn shades; you’ll see a lot of caramel brown on my blog this year but this season I’m going to add some more colour. My go-to shade this year is probably going to be red.

Best advice for taking your Spring/Summer wardrobe into Autumn/Winter…

A lot of my summer pieces are print opposed to more neutral tones I wear in autumn, so I love mixing both seasons together. I like styling knitwear under one of my midi-length summer dresses and pairing it with socks and boots. Also pairing knitwear with summer wide-leg pants is another good tip I’ve learnt. Just such a great way to get more wear out of your summer pieces and often makes a more dynamic outfit.

Alicia – Rebel Muse Boutique Owner

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What are you top 3 picks for Autumn this year?

Low heel ankle boots, leather jacket and a couple comfy crew neck sweats.

Favourite place to head out in Canberra when the weather drops?

Bacaro, the little bar out the back of Italian and Son, they have a fire place in there which makes it so nice and cosy. Plus who doesn’t love pasta, pizza and a nice glass of red on a cold night.

Go-to shade this Autumn?

You know I wouldn’t say there is one go to shade this Autumn. Colour is really having a moment which is great! And so great to brighten up your winter wardrobe. Bright red is probably my fave that we’re seeing a lot of at the moment as well as bright oranges and pinks. Also currently loving pretty pastels mixed with winter whites and creams. As well as punches of metallics for fun evening/party vibes through autumn.

Best advice for taking your Spring/Summer wardrobe into Autumn/Winter

I hate the cold and I feel the cold really badly. Layering is my saviour when it comes to transitioning my wardrobe. Contrary to popular belief, I don’t have a very big wardrobe, so I like to get creative and reinvent outfits with layers. I’m a big shirt wearer, so I like to layer shirts and long sleeve tops underneath short sleeve dresses, cami’s and jumpers. Leather pants and jeans under dresses, chunky knits over the top of summer dresses and thin jackets/cardigans under my big coat.  You can really make an item look like a totally new piece when you layer it.

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Written by our Style Influencer Kimberley Sara from The Style Side.

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