Perhaps the title of this post is a bit dated now.
In reality, we’re way past the “transition” part of autumn and almost into winter, or at least it feels that way.
When it gets cold, I inadvertently retreat back into a cocoon of black. This season, I’m loving oversized coats that I can tuck the thickest of sweaters underneath, long boots, and “grandma chic” style, aka the wrap-around sweater as a pseudo-scarf.
First up is this Oak and Fort coat, which completely reminded me of how versatile black coats are. Throw it on with any outfit and it goes. I love how roomy and oversized it is, which makes it look a bit different than your typical streamlined coat. When I wear this coat, I always try and contrast it with something a bit more fitted on the bottom - seen here with my trusty Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots. Unfortunately it looks like this particular boot was discontinued since I picked them up last year, which is a shame because I really love the tapered kitten heel look right now. However, these are quite similar in a to-the-knee style and they look just as good.
I threw on this older Sylvie and Shimmy sweater as a scarf piece to top off the look and for a touch of contrast. With the coat on, it basically looks like a short scarf which I’m not opposed to at all since the extra layer of sweater actually keeps my back warm in this weather!