It’s jumper wearing, bonfire building, leaf crunching autumn again! Let’s rejoice in all the cosy cliches shall we? There’s no need to hibernate, though – wrap up warm in some of my favourite finds for fall and you can keep camping in forests and cold weather surfing in style all season.
Yellow raincoats are A Thing at the moment, in case you hadn’t noticed. Stay bone dry in Petit Bateau’s classic jacket, complete with toggles, blue and white striped hood and matt black poppers for added adorability. The last word in lustworthy rainwear, my friends.
2. Twig necklace, £16 from Wolf and Moon
British designer Hannah Davis’ intricate jewellery pieces draw inspiration from all things natural, including geology, seaweed and tree branches. Until I’m brave enough to wear a mushroom garden on my head I’ll stick to this delicate twig necklace or the namesake wolf and moon brooch (£15) to plead my allegiance to the great outdoors.
3. Kendal rucksack, £25 from South Beach
Squeeze out the last of summer with this flour bright aztec print backpack from South Beach. It’s roomy enough to fit a wetsuit and towel for seaside escapes and the beachy print will make you feel cheerful on the rainiest day.
4. Felt fedora, £37 from Goorin Brothers
I totally fell in love with the incredible hats for sale at Goorin Brothers on Bleecker Street in New York. Shaping up hipster headgear since 1895, Goorin stock all manner of fall-friendly styles, from woolly beanies and flatcaps to felt fedoras like mine, perfect for topping your autumn outfits. Oh, and their designs have the best gangster names ever. This one is a Mr Winfield but I kind of wish I owned a Godfather or a Queen of Knives.
5. Wearable sleeping bag, £99 from SLPY
A sleeping bag you can walk around it. I KNOW. SLPY is about to take duvet days to the next level. A zippable bottom and arm holes mean you can go from snuggled up in your tent to fully mobile in a few seconds – perfect for wearing around the campfire on colder evenings. I’d avoid choosing a white one, though, as it’s bound to get messy unless you’re only planning on wearing yours to the corner shop.
6. Waterproof socks, £30 from Sealskinz
Totally waterproof, breathable and windproof socks loved by athletes and adventurers. Their warm winter socks are lined with merino wool to keep you toasty and the waterproof membrane wicks away moisture whilst keeping your feet dry. Clever stuff. Invest in a pair and they’ll keep your feet happy for years.
7. 1964 boots, £100 from Sorel
Every autumn kit list I ever make includes Sorel boots. They are The Ones, the holy grail of winter boots. These waxed canvas and rubber beauties are waterproof, super comfortable and have little polar bears on them. You might only wear them to the park but in your head you’ll be out exploring Norwegian fjords.
8. Stone beanie, £15 from Mute Collective
I’ve already waxed lyrical over Mute Collective’s organic, surf and skate-inspired togs, perfect for layering up in for snow sports and winter walks. My favourite pieces are their lush woolly beanies for keeping your ears toasty till spring.
9. Wave scarf, £39 from Peregrine
I’m a long-time fan of Peregrine’s beautifully made, British heritage inspired classics. Wrap up in this super soft merino wool scarf the colour of falling leaves or the nordic jumper from their Autumn/Winter 2015 collection – it’s supposed for to be for the guys but it’s worth stealing for a Scandinavian-whodunnit vibe.
10. Silver Ridge convertible trousers, £55 from Columbia at Cotswold Outdoor
Changeable weather calls for go-anywhere gear. Columbia’s Silver Ridge convertible trews are ideal for hiking, trekking and camping in autumn and spring, as they give great sun protection, are quick drying and convert in seconds from trousers to shorts.
11. Winona sweat top, £21 from Southbeach
Dressing for autumn can be mighty confusing but this cropped, lightweight striped jumper from South Beach is here to save you from sartorial dilemma. Wear it over yoga gear, under a jacket, on top of a dress, to work, to the pub. Done.