October brings in our Autumn wardrobes. From trusty jackets to cosy jumpers and warm tights, this month is known for layering up our favoutie pieces.
Yet this year, October has been very mild on some days but also very wet. It has often felt confusing on what to pull out the wardrobe each day.
As part of our new daily newsletter, The Nottinghamian, we take to the streets of Nottingham every Thursday to spot the best-dressed people and get the details of their outfits. Across the city centre, people have been making the weather work for them and still opted for stylish outfits no matter the rain or temperature.
Below is a round-up of the five best-dressed fashion lovers this month.
Black and white
Josie Lawlor from Woodthorpe stood out in her black and white outfit. The 46-year-old described her style as “trying to be in with fashion as much as I can at my age.” Josie gets her style inspiration from what other people are wearing online and in person. She tends to buy her clothes from a mixture of charity shops, car boots and clothing stores. When asked to give a piece of style advice, Josie said: “For me, I would opt for something that I know looks good on me.”
- Top – H&M
- Jacket – George from a charity shop
- Skirt – Monki from a charity shop
- Shoes – Adidas from a car boot
- Bag – Marks and Spencer
This colourful couple were spotted in town in their bright outfits. Naomi Wright and Euan Lees are from St Anns and both have a love for fashion. Naomi describes her style as “thrown together” but she likes the colour blue so that forms most of her outfits. Describing his style Euan said he takes a “pretty structured” approach and likes to use colour and pieces that work together that “come naturally” to him.
The 34-year-old coffee shop owners say they get their style inspiration from places they have been, music they listen to and TV shows and films they watch. They gave a shout-out to Wild Clothing in Hockley, where they source some of their vintage pieces. When asked to give one piece of style advice, Naomi said: “Wear good socks, socks can make an outfit.” Euan added: “Do not be scared of using colour in your outfits, splash it on and see what works.”
- Jacket – A shop on Instagram
- Jumper – Monki
- Jeans – Lucy and Yak
- Trainers – Converse
- Cap – Vintage
- Jacket – Native Youth
- Sweater – Vintage 70s cable knit
- Trousers – Vintage 80s work pants
- Trainers – Last Resort
Ready for fall
Keeping dry, Mercy Muzvongi looked stylish in her casual autumn outfit. She described her outfit as “just my personal style”. The 22-year-old was visiting Nottingham on holiday from Zimbabwe, having studied here for university. Mercy gets most of her style inspiration from Pinterest. She said: “I like going on Pinterest and finding outfit inspiration. I usually look for casual outfits but now I am looking for fall outfits. I am into shackets (a combination of a shirt and jacket) like this one at the moment.” When discussing Nottingham, Mercy said: “I like it here, it’s like home for me.”
- Cap – Primark
- Jacket – H&M
- Top – From South Africa
- Trousers – From South Africa
- Bag – From a holiday to China
- Boots – Zara
Simran Varghese perfectly described her style as: “Comfortable but rugged and colourful always.” The 25 year old from Aspley studied in Nottingham as a student. She gets her style inspiration from social media, movies and TV shows. Simran’s style advice is to “be colourful and don’t be boring.”
- Jumper – Zara
- Jeans – Vintage
- Trainers – Nike
- Bag – Sports Direct
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