After the long sunny days of summer, autumn is finally here. This change in the seasons and weather offers a great opportunity to make a fresh start, especially in your wardrobe. There’s no need to rush out and replace everything; with a bit of thought and a few new additions, your autumn style for work or play can be transformed into something season-appropriate and as individual as you are. Fast fashion has its place, but so too does quality and long-lasting style.
It’s time to think about layers, textures and perhaps a change in colour palette. Dressing for autumn in the UK requires a flexible approach – the weather is fickle, and you need to dress accordingly if you want to continue looking and feeling good all day. Think fine knits, rich jewel colours and warm tweeds. Tweed never goes out of fashion, but it’s big news this year as everyone wises up to its benefits. It comes in an array of colours, patterns and textures and provides distinctive style with the ability to keep out the autumn chill. If you’re not sure about making the leap to a tweed jacket or suit, how about a waistcoat to start you off? In a heritage check or more muted pattern, you’ll be sure to find something to complement your existing shirts, sweaters and jackets, smart or casual. And nothing sets off a tweed waistcoat like a bow tie.
Using a bow tie as a focal point really helps to pull your look together, whether you’ve still got your jacket and sweater on or you’re down to your shirtsleeves. If you’re not sure where to start, perhaps try the subtle Pascal Dino bow tie in white against a checked shirt for a fresh yet understated look. For something a little bolder, the Matilda Flynn bow tie in black looks super stylish worn with a plain shirt and herringbone blazer. Whether you’re trying to keep it casual or looking for a more formal outfit, a hand-made bow tie is the answer.
To take it to the next step, take a look at our bespoke service. Tailor a shape just for you or match your bow tie to another garment for a unique look. The thought you put into what you wear will impress everyone you meet, and don’t you think you deserve a bit of luxury in your life? A hand-made bow tie is just the thing to show your innate style and appreciation of quality.
And don’t think this is just one for the boys – there are plenty of ways to incorporate a bow tie into women’s fashion. Bold checks are all over the fashion pages this season and work really well with a pussy bow blouse or a more masculine shirt and bow tie. Blake Lively looked stunning on the red carpet earlier this year in a blazer dress and bright bow tie. And the bow tie is even making a comeback as a hair accessory, so there’s no excuse not to get on board.
Don’t be afraid – take the plunge and try something new. Resist wearing the same old thing each time you meet your friends or have a work meeting. It’ll give you a fresh injection of confidence and garner compliments. Put your best autumn style foot forward!