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By Nicola Santini - bon ton and etiquette expert, author of NON LO FACCIO PIU’
An autumn that finally celebrates the mid-season wardrobe. The one made of pieces that come and go, enhances the accessories without making them mandatory, and makes the creativity dictate the law, not the cold. Taking advantage of the forecasts that still give us a few weeks full of acceptable temperatures, here you can find some musts that could turn the season look book.
The maxi scarf that embellishes the denim jacket or blazer: it is maxi in the true sense of the word. It entirely wraps the bust, almost like a cape, and it obviously does not tie around the neck but remains free. It can warm the neck or hands in the first few hours of the day and flutter during the others. On a sober look it can be tone sur tone or a punctuation of colour.
The cityman hat with grosgrain band can be in wool, cashmere, fustian. It makes any look very elegant and contemporary. It can be worn with a black city suit with black sneakers, as well as with a tailleur with cigarette trousers and a necklace of pearls. The easy alternative is the classic woollen cap, that can be embellished with embroidered or appliqué details and fulfils its duty without ever being boring. If you choose the colored version, you can pair it with the shoe, on neutral bases or with the seasonal palette. A total look in beige, forest green, brick, or dark brown with matching colored hair and shoes, is already worn by the most elegant women.
Sunglasses do not go out of season, but they inaugurate it: they also protect from the cold, adapt to the look and warm the overall vision. Oversized acetate frames, in honey, red, or tobacco colors are the most à la page choice.
The maxi bag: in this season, where an accessory for the rain, a scarf, a spare pair of socks or a slightly heavier sweater can always be worn, it is the most practical choice and in the style booklets offers a series of seasonal proposals where you can choose your own. In a few weeks, it will become the weekend bag for those who leave the house already equipped for the coldest temperatures.
Great comeback for tights: if for several seasons they had been discarded even during the most glacial days, now they are back as protagonists. Under skirts, under hot pants, it is not enough that they are worn: they must be seen. Whether it is texture or color, the tights are there.