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HIT REFRESH

grey5grey7grey2grey9grey3grey6grey1GreyIt’s October in New York and with the turning of leaves there is a refreshing shift in style. For me, there is nothing better than a fresh start, a new season calls for an all important updated wardrobe and with that the exciting promise to reinvent. I see it as a clean slate to refresh my style, banishing the repetitive summer wears of barely there basics, and replacing them with rich fabrics and generously proportioned silhouettes. There is no doubt about it the hero of this season is knitwear. This one from Zara is a loud echo of the Celine knit-suit that stormed the runway and I couldn’t be more obsessed with the long hand covering sleeves and slashed side slits. I’m wearing it here with some baggy cropped trousers, they make a nice change to the usual cigarette shape I go for, adding a much needed touch of volume, a look I’ll be adopting in every way conceivable this fall. As for the loafers (Porter magazine is calling this manish chunky flat the ‘new loafer shape’ to covet) trust Zara to come up with a High Street equivalent of the ubiquitous Marni shoe. When I saw them online I knew they needed to be part of my new season refresh and judging from the insane response on Instagram, you all couldn’t agree more.

And speaking of fresh starts, I shared some exciting news today on Instagram that I have found a job in fashion e-commerce in New York. It’s a very similar role to what I was doing at Selfridges in London so I’m feeling very excited to finally get back on the career ladder! I’m going to apologise in advance for the sporadic posting on the blog that is bound to follow as I lead a normal 9 to 5 but I promise I have every intention to continue The Wears as I spent so much time building it and really love sharing my style inspirations with everyone. Thank you to everyone for reading and following my New York adventure so far x

Long-sleeve Knit: Zara // Peg Trousers: Topshop // Loafers: Zara // Bag: Alexander Wang //


Oatmeal

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I’m sorry for the lack of posts these past weeks! Unfortunately for the blog things have been pretty busy for me lately but for the good and the changes happening are something I could not be more excited about. I intend to explain more in a later post but for now, let me make it up to you with a dose of oaty goodness. I’m pretty much obsessed with all shades of beige this season whether it’s creamy bisque or tawny brown, the only condition is that it comes in the form of chunky oversized knitwear. I blame Celine and of course the 70s vibe in the air this fall. Although this jumper is nowhere near as oversized as I intend to wear my knits going forward – I’m still clinging to the last rays of summer in the city – you can expect the proportions to get bigger and better from here on out. You can blame The Row for that one.

Beige Knit: Topshop // Silk Skirt: Topshop // Faux-Pony Clutch: Asos // Sunglasses: Nick Campbell Eyewear //


THINKING AHEAD

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Sleeveless Jacket: Topshop // Silk Slip: ASOS // Sunglasses: Vintage Rayban // Bag: Alexander Wang //


BLUE JEANS

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High Neck Top: Asos // Boyfriend Jeans: Topshop // Mules: Zara // Bag: Theyskens Theory //


COFFEE BREAK

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I can’t believe it’s Friday already! The weeks are flying by recently and all the while we’re getting closer to the inevitable cooler temperatures of fall. I’m looking forward to wearing the AW chunky knitwear trends that are populating all my inspiration boards and Instagram feed but I’m certainly not one to wish away summer. I intend to make the most of the last weeks of sunshine, starting with some thrift shopping and the Smorgasburg in Williamsburg tomorrow before heading out for some drinks on a rooftop in the evening. With the weather still beautifully warm I can squeeze the last bit of life out of my trusty old Birks and pool slides… at least until I’m brave enough to pair them with socks when the weather allows it.

As for these pics, they were taken on a coffee run earlier today just up the road from my apartment. Working from home is great but it’s so nice to get out at lunch for a change of scenery or to work from a coffee shop. Why Not coffee is great for this, it’s laptop friendly and always full of people working away on their Macs and obviously enjoying some coffee. I’m wearing a comfy pyjama striped shirt from Topshop which is an oldie but goodie, a simple skort and my well worn Birkenstocks. Perfect attire for a dress down Friday even if I don’t have an office just yet!

Have a great weekend everyone x

Striped Shirt: Topshop // White Skort: Topshop // Sandals: Birkenstock //