I am appreciating the large assortment of neutrals, non-neutrals, and patterns this season. You are going to find what you want if you’re prepared to order online. The items in this post have been winners on clients and forum members. Some have earned a place in my own wardrobe.

1. ECCO Soft 7 Mono 2.0 Sneaker

These are amazing if you like wearing a versatile, comfortable, clean, crisp and basic fashion sneaker that looks neat and tidy on the foot. They are an update on the original Soft 7 sneaker which has white soles and laces. These are one colour with matching soles and laces, and therefore look more streamlined and simple. I have them in white and pink to replace some old pairs that have worn out. Fortunately, the fit and quality across the colours is consistent. They’re too wide for me as is, but by adding a double foam cushioning insole underneath the ECCO insole of the shoe, I created a fab fit for my low volume feet. Their removable insoles makes them orthotic-friendly too. A roomy fit with toe-box comfort. A little chunky yet refined. The grape is for Team Purple.

2. Madwell Linen-Blend Track Trousers

These are ideal for hot days when you don’t want to wear shorts, skirts, or dresses because you enjoy the coverage of pants. Made of natural fibers and machine-washable, they fit a range of body types, and work particularly well on a curvier bottom half. Conversely, they can work well for straighter figures and apple shaped body types because the elastic waist is forgiving, and the draped pleats collapse back onto the body. Unlike most elasticated bottoms, they have a button and zippered front, which makes tucking and semi-tucking tops a nice option too. They look more structured than regular elasticated bottoms.

3. Sdencin Houndstooth Sweater Vest

If you’d like to try an on-trend sweater vest for Autumn and Winter, here is one way to go. It’s oversized and slouchy, and not tailored. It can be worn as a top over a tank or lace bralette, or layered over shirts, blouses and tees. It can also work over a sleeved sheath dress and baggy shirt dress. Be creative and wear it YOUR way. A lovely item for a very mild Autumn and Winter.

4. Boden Sweatshirt

Boden’s fashion sweatshirts are my favourites because they wear well, are a little dressier, and look crisp and polished. I’ve had my first one for years and it’s a workhorse. I just added a second, which is the first bright floral one you see in the collection. It had my name on it, and lifts my mood. I dress it up with a skirt, white jeans and boots, or dress it down with a pair of blue jeans and sneakers. I wear my pearls with sweatshirts and hoodies because that makes them feel more like me.

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