For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved that back-to-school feeling, or more accurately, back-to-school shopping. Even when I was at primary school, I insisted on getting the polo shirts with the scalloped collar and a pair of Clarks’ finest patent leather Mary Janes. As I entered secondary school, this turned to the shortest polyester-blend skirt I could find (honestly, some things never change). And, I felt genuine excitement at the thought of returning to my West Lancashire comprehensive armed with a River Island tote bag filled with the latest stationery Paperchase had to offer. I think I just love that feeling of being fresh and new.
Despite some trepidation at my imminent return to Manchester to start my final year of my bachelor’s degree, which I wrote about in
1. AllSaints Vice Puffer Jacket
Is it raining in Manchester? Probably. It’s a well-known fact that Manchester is one of the UK’s rainiest cities, so a good winter coat is a pretty essential investment and this AllSaints puffer is the perfect way to keep warm and dry while keeping a strong sartorial edge. It has an oversized silhouette, detachable hood and zip details on each shoulder for a deconstructed vibe.
2. Zara Braided Velvet Headband
Maybe it’s my near-overwhelming excitement about the Gossip Girl reboot, but I’m simply obsessed with Blair Waldorf-inspired headbands right now. Zara has an incredible selection at the moment, from jewel-encrusted pieces to basic faux leather and satin offerings. This stiff velvet headband with braided detail is the perfect choice to elevate a daytime ensemble.
3. Kimchi Blue Tapestry Babydoll Dress
With Autumn imminent, it’s easy to forget that September days can still be pleasantly warm, in which case, an embroidered babydoll dress paired
4. Prada Monolith Leather Boots
Just like the waterproof jacket, a pair of leather boots are
5. Miaou Mid Rise Plaid Pants
Nothing says Autumn like the return of