The nights are drawing in, the weather is getting colder, and outside nature is putting on its spectacular yearly display of golden browns, rusty oranges and mellow yellows abound. Yes, the cosy season is here - and your local shops have everything you need to embrace it with open arms!
Whether you’re refreshing your wardrobe or adding some autumn magic to your home decor, we’ve put together a handy guide to all the autumn essentials you can’t live without.
Autumn Essentials: Fashion
You can never be sure what the weather is going to do this time of year, so the autumn season is all about layering. Think summer dresses paired with chunky woollen jumpers and boots, or blazers on top of button up shirts, turtlenecks or sweaters - or even layered under a coat if the weather gets really chilly.
Of course, knits are an autumn staple you’ll pull out again and again - and this year it’s all about embracing neutral tones, like creams, browns and caramels. Another big trend for AW21 is mega knits - seen across everything from maxi length dresses to chunky scarves.
Luckily, your local shops have lots of great options. How about this gorgeous Camel Oversized Soft Chenille Jumper from Forgents & Vogue in Bolsover? For a great choice of women's fashions, check out Classy Collections in Wimborne or Wanda Fashions in Rugby.
For extra style points, don’t forget those aforementioned accessories. Adding a hat and oversized scarf will really up the style stakes and keep you warm whatever the weather! This Fine Pashima Scarf is ready for autumn with its stunning red leaf design.
Autumn Essentials: Home Decor
What could be better than getting cosy in your living room with a roaring fire and assortment of flickering scented candles? Embrace the season with a few well chosen accessories and turn your home into a warm and welcoming sanctuary you won’t want to leave.
Equally, why not give your home an easy seasonal transformation with some new cushions and chunky blankets or throws in classical autumnal hues like reds, oranges and yellows.
For more inspiration, check out these five autumn decor ideas to make your home feel cosy this season.
Autumn Essentials: Skincare
If your skin is struggling with the change of season, it’s time to give it a little helping hand by upping your skincare routine. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to keep it looking and feeling great in the months ahead.
As the weather turns chillier, skin can become dry and flaky, so using a gentle exfoliator a couple of times a week is a great way to brighten your complexion and keep that summer glow going.
Equally, it’s time to swap out the foaming cleanser for a cream cleanser, which works to lock moisture in and keep skin looking and feeling great.
Chapped and dry lips need attention too, so invest in a rich lip balm to leave your pout smooth, repaired and hydrated.
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