If you're anything like me, the thought of the 'pre-fall' or even worse, the Autumn/Winter collections already making their way into stores will make you feel a little disillusioned. Barely in to the main months of the summer season, and already shops are asking us to prep our wardrobes for the season ahead. Fret not, though, as the beauty of pre-fall lies in its ability to be very 'buy now, wear now' in terms of product and also very key in terms of trend longevity.
I've picked a few pieces from one of my favourite high street shops, Warehouse, and I think the great thing about these pieces is that they will seamlessly slot into your wardrobe right now, whilst providing great building blocks for the season to come. I absolutely love this black suede skirt; a key fabric for AW15 and great now with bare legs and sandals or later with ankle boots, this is a real investment piece that will stand up to the 1970's resurgence for autumn but will also work well pared back with a slouchy tee and converse for low-key days.
Colour and print are always set to be integral to the season and again, nodding to the 70's with the pattern and colourway is this printed tee. A tee is a great piece to pick up to dabble in print with; they are relatively inexpensive meaning that you can trial the trend without too much initial outlay, and the great thing about a tee is the touch of casual it brings to a look. A smart/casual outfit is given just the right amount of slouch with a quality cotton tee and adding interest with a print is a great way to wear it.
My AW hit list wouldn't be complete without a pair of boots, and these beauties are ticking all the right boxes. Almond toed with a slightly stacked heel, these are the grown up way to do trend-led footwear, and they look super comfortable, too. Wear with skinny jeans or use to add edge to a dress, they will take you through into winter (just be sure to invest in the protector spray!)
Have you started to think about your wish list for AW15 yet?