And just like that it seems the winds have changed, and now a cooler air has set over Kingston. This can only mean one thing: Winter is coming. Nooooooooo! As you wipe away your tears let me tell you about one of my favourite accessories for autumn to see if that helps heal your wounds.
I recently borrowed (stole) my boyfriend’s gorgeous Filson backpack, and I may never give it back. It’s beautifully made with the nicest materials, and it makes going back to class seem not so terrible.
aka I feel hella fancy carrying it around which makes going to an 8:30 am lecture doable. Fancy > everything, right friends?
I’ve paired the backpack with a luscious knit turtleneck from Zara and my go to black jeans from American Apparel.
What are you carrying you stuff around in right now?
A trend I am loving for this season is the 70s revival that’s going on. Everywhere you look you see suede, a-line skirts, beautiful blouses, wide-leg trousers, and floppy felt hats. As a history student, I often find that the past has a way of cycling through time which means trends always cycle through. But an easy tip on how to know which trends to try and shop is to look at how it looks on your body and how well it is made. This suede skirt from Zara, for example, is very 70s, but it is made really well with beautiful quality material. More importantly still, I like the way it fits me. It’s a practical skirt that I can see myself wearing for years.
So when you’re shopping trends for this season, look for items that are still flattering to your body. The quality doesn’t always matter if you are not looking for an investment piece. If that’s the case, try something different! Really embrace the trend!
The skirt is Zara, the shirt Forever21, and the jacket is a vintage Lee’s.
Photos done by the amazing Sophie Barkham