September 17 2019 – Mercantile London
Although never wanting to wish the summer away, with The Mercantile full of autumn collections it feels right to pack away our summer pieces and embrace the ease of autumn. However, whilst the chill of early morning starts and late finishes mean no more sandals (without the addition of Birkenstock socks) the sun is hanging on in there and it's still warm enough to continue with bare legs for a while before we move into denim again.
This is where the hiking boot influence that is filtering down from the collections to the street style is proving both popular and practical. Inspired by an old school aesthetic of eyelets and chunky laces and the Scandinavian outdoor lifestyle of hiking and camping. This gives us an option that can be used now to ground the last of the summer's pretty midi dresses and work as we head into the darker days.
The boots practical aesthetic dresses down a cord mini with a bare leg and chunky sock now and then becomes an easy option with a more layered outfit of denim and knits. They can look smart along with a tailored pant and neat cardi option (as we saw demonstrated on the streets of Copenhagen) or embrace the nineties aesthetic by combining Baum Und Pdferdgarten's 90's legging, Penfield's sherpa fleece and a puffa for those chilly days to come.
Image via Pinterest (ALICE CATHERINE via Who What Wear UK)
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