As Autumn fast approaches, I can feel it in the air, I get giddy and quite excitable. I'm a big fan of Summer but Autumn is my favourite time. Even though I'm not the biggest fan of Winter I do appreciate the seasons. The changes in landscapes even in cities create different atmospheres.
Yet surprisingly I'm finding myself drawn to a micro trend for A/W that falls into the first two drops of the season category. The first two drops for stores takes place in late summer to early autumn and then drops 3 and 4 are usually the best coming in late Sept/early October. Hence the need in fashion journo speak for transitional pieces. And you do need them in a temperate climate such as the UK. There are definitely some items if you don't get now they'll be gone, like coats but equally is stock moving as fast as it did a couple of years ago? We'll soon see.
I've noticed a perennial summer piece the stripe enjoying an autumnal appearance and the image below from the Jigsaw A/W 09 lookbook captures this perfectly.
Whistles have a number of key stripy pieces and this purple stripy dress looks like a winner for layering.