The Perfect Cover Up
It's that time of year again when we start to notice a chill in the air and need a jacket or cover up to carry us through Autumn into Winter. This transitional season is my fashion favourite, a time to add interesting layers without being laden down by heavy coats and boots.
These are my Top 5 Perfect Cover Ups with a nod to Autumn 2015 trends - and not an anorak in sight - my mother would be horrified!
One of the biggest trends for Autumn 2015, the cape is a better groomed version of the poncho. Both stylish and practical it's my No1 Autumn essential. Camel is the neutral that never dates and the addition of pockets and collar on this Topshop cape look extra smart.
Olive green is having a bit of a moment and I'm all over it. A great alternative to black and more interesting than navy, it's such a flattering Autumnal shade. I've been after a mac for ages and this Biba for House of Fraser one is the most stylish I've seen.
For day to evening wear, Zara ticks multiple boxes with these two offerings - velvet and embroidery have been all over the catwalks while the kimono has had an embellished upgrade. I love the detailing in these and think both would work equally well over jeans / leather trousers or a little black dress.
There's no getting away from suede this season. Whether you opt for a statement piece like this Zara tasselled cape or more subtle accessories, be sure to inject a little suede into your wardrobe.
The humble blazer is the most timeless, goes-with-everything choice and one that you'll wear for years, so it's worth investing in a well cut classic style like this one from Whistles. Throw it over a crisp shirt, culottes and ankle boots for an instant wardrobe update.
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Nic is a Belfast beauty blogger, freelance writer and mum, with a penchant for Chanel lipstick, shopping & strong coffee. As editor of Strawberry Blonde Beauty, she helps steer women through the beautysphere with reviews, tips and the lowdown on the latest releases. Nic loves exploring Belfast's thriving cultural scene and agrees with Dorothy that there's no place like home.