Autumn – it is all about the Essentials!

Sitting, as I am, staring at the apple tree outside swaying in the autumn sunshine and shedding its fruit all over the grass below, I am struck by how beautiful the colours are at this time of year.

It has me thinking about what I really need in my wardrobe now, both in terms of the new autumn colours and in keeping warm. So on the eve of our preview weekend, here’s jojo’s autumn picks. We hope to see you in the boutique soon!

Tops / Dresses:

The essential nude layering top – Sandwich Long Sleeve T.

A classic ‘go with everything’ white blouse – Oui White Blouse.

The statement top – Feather Print top – so versatile and great dressed up or down.

A nod to the leather trend with a great leather dress – Jersey / Leather mix dress.


The cashmere essential with a twist – Herringbone cashmere jumper.

Weekend fairisle jumper – AVA fabulous fairisle jumper.

Throw on patterned cardigan – Open cardigan with pattern


Every day indigo jegging jeans – Oui indigo jean jeggings.

Absolutely essential black trousers – Black brocade trousers.

Shoes / Boots:

Must have trainers – Paul Green trainers of course! The flat version – Metallic leather and suede trainer and the wedge – Certainly different wedge trainer.

A great pair of ankle booties – Low heeled grey boot with ankle strap – good old Paul Green…

Run around every day flats – D’Orsay Moroccan-style flats Paul Green shoes as ever!

Killer heels – Hogl Black Stiletto.


THE Camel Coat – Our fave Camel Coat.

Can you beat a cashmere coat? The Cashmere beauty.

And the important nod to tweed – Tweed Coat.

Everyone should have one, leather biker – Oui leather biker

Herringbone Blazer – Sandwich brilliant blazer

Bring it all together scarves – jojo loves a scarf.

So to sum up the colours: this month it’s about greys, blues, navy, black, burgundy, red, white, camel and beige.

Finally, with great pride we are looking forward to Buy British Day this Saturday #buybritishday. Many of our brands, including Hawick, Elvi, Emily and Fin, AVA and Amazing Woman are all British.