It’s official! Summer is certainly pretty much over here in London. Below, we put together some transitional pieces to take you from these dog days of summer right into the outstretched arms of autumn.


A/W Hello Goodbye


If you’re ready to start stocking up on A/W essentials, add these pieces to your list


 Black & White

Black and white is a huge trend, so mixing them is a must-do.


 Slouchy pants

They are a great substitute for masculine trousers, less baggy and very A silky blouse is our office go-to.


 The button-up A silky blouse

Is our office go-to. Can be worn with any trousers and skirts styles. Colours crisp white or soft ivory.


 Soft pink

Accordingly to Metro, if you can only face a one-stop-shop for the new season, then make sure you pick up something pink. There will be no avoiding the shade this winter, from pale blushes to deep cerises.



Leather leggings, skirts, shorts, dresses or pants are all in this season. At least one item of leather should be integrated in your wardrobe.


 Jewelled embellishment

Too much sequins and adornment will not be enough. Adding a bit of bling gives an instant boost to any item.


 Dramatic accessories

Sterling silver, pearls, layered chains & crystal.



Pointed toe shoes are coming right back into all wardrobes with no platform.



The classic cardigan

Perfect for transitioning from the summer heat to brisk Autumn afternoon. A definitely must-have for the season.


 Figure shaping skirt

 These gorgeous knee length skirts are perfect for the office. A flattering cut loved for the silhouette it creates, you’ll look elegant in a figure shaping skirt.


 A lightweight jacket

It provides the perfect amount of cover for those chilly mornings and evenings.


 Animal prints

Are back, use it to accent your everyday wardrobe. This season is all about patterns. Mix them and have fun.


 Classic coat

Choose a style in a versatile colour – black, grey and navy.



To keep a sense of summer in your look for longer a pretty summery scarf is a great way to go. Add an easy touch of print to any outfit.


What’s on your must-buy list for autumn 2013?


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Myriam Balerio is the founder and writer of PA Privé. After kick starting her career as a PA and finding success as an assistant, Myriam later trained in digital and online marketing and has since combined the two disciplines in creating PA Privé, the platform through which she provides sage advice for those in the assistant profession and a network for like-mined PAs and EAs to connect. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Myriam has lived in London for over 10 years and currently lives in London with her husband and French bulldog.


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