What’s better than updating your wardrobe for the new season? Updating your wardrobe with pieces that don’t shout about what season they come from – thus establishing themselves as true friends.
I *may* have mentioned approx 392 times that I flipping love autumn. Not only is it my favourite season, it’s my favourite sartorial season. Yes, I know summer is probably easier (throw a dress on and go), but who wants easy when you can have a great knit and crisp leaves underfoot, eh?
Because we need virtually zero excuse to update our wardrobes, we had more fun that was properly seemly or, indeed, dignified, perusing Me+Em’s autumn offerings to produce our very own Me+Em edit. Here’s what’s getting all the heart eyes from us right now…
Let us start as I personally mean to go on ’til around April: with the wonder of knits. Alex is falling over herself with love for the stripe slouchy box jumper – which is the perfect marriage of comfort, chic and Breton stripe (and has a removable neck turning it into a crew – genius!). I mean: what’s not to love here? I nearly fell over in my eagerness to lay my hands on the Guernsey jumper (cream? Navy? Grey? All of them…) which also comes in a longer version. The Icon cable knit in cashmere is pretty fabulous (and it has a removable collar – one of those clever details at which Me+Em excels).
If you’re more of a slim-knit kind of girl, then Alex is sporting the navy crew neck which is an absolute non-negotiable wardrobe classic and excellent quality (I’ve seen less costing more). The cashmere slim fit roll neck is more of an investment piece but just think how you’d wear it and wear it (providing you are not plagued by moths. I am still waging that particular war but I note that it does not stop me acquiring cashmere…) The camel boxy jumper is also firmly on my radar.
I can never resist a pair of navy trousers, especially when they come with military details like a grosgrain stripe and stud detail, like this slim crop pair. However if, like me, you already have several pairs in your wardrobe arsenal and – unlike me – the power to resist acquiring new ones, can we persuade you of the charms of the side stripe?
Alex is wearing the double stripe jogger but we also love the luxe track pant and the triple stripe man pant. And please don’t confine them to leisure – they look just as good with heels as they do trainers. The velvet side stripe trousers would be a rather fabulous way to switch up your evening style. Alex has long raved about Me+Em jeans – she swears by the leg-lengthening properties of the kick flare and this season she will be sporting the update: the side stripe jean.
Side stripe jeans, £139
This is where Me+Em are really clever. They do these snazzy things like the Layering shirt as modelled by Alex [above] which fit seamlessly under even the neatest knits – and their blouses (and some knits) have stepped hems so you can tuck the front in and leave the back loose for that insouciant effect.
Spot and Frill blouse, £199 Green silk blouse. £169