Autumn can mean many things to many people: Halloween, back-to-school, or an ever-expanding selection of pumpkin spice products. For us, the countryside was always the best expression of the new season, abundant in colors and textures. More than just changing leaves, one observed fields of goldenrod, soft grasses draped over stone walls, the pale amber of dried hydrangeas and the deep aubergine of prunis trees.
So it comes as no surprised that our favorite fall fashions reflect this aesthetic. For me it's expressed in earthy tones and textured tweeds, while for Julia it can mean a tailored plum dress paired with delicate hammered-gold jewelry. And while we're in the city most days, these clothes are best worn against the backdrop of an elegant estate or a country lane.
"Hill-tops like hot iron glitter bright in the sun,
And the rivers we're eying burn to gold as they run;
Burning hot is the ground, liquid gold is the air;
Whoever looks round sees Eternity there."
- John Clare, Autumn