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The Colombo’s survival guide to autumn

The Colombo’s survival guide to autumn

There’s lots to love about this change in season. Beautiful autumn colours on the trees, crisp mornings and sunny afternoons, a return to hot and hearty comfort food, and of course, autumn fashion. With these tips for embracing the cooler weather, this season will feel like an absolute treat.

1. Cosy up your living space

What could be better than having a warm, inviting space to retreat to when it’s chilly outside? This is where the Danish concept of hygge comes into its own: adding lots of snuggly blankets, comfy cushions and candles to your living spaces will be like coming home to a warm hug.

Hit up French Country Outlet for beautiful soft furnishings and homeware, Nordic Chill for the ultimate in Scandinavian comfort, and Redcurrent for some gorgeous linen to make your bedroom a haven. Collective has a beautiful collection of crystal candles and home fragrances to infuse your space with yummy smells and warm lighting. Smiths City has furniture for every style and every room in the house.

2. Bolster your autumn wardrobe

Soft, floppy hats, warm woolly jumpers, boots and a chic coat or two – it’s time to get excited about 2022’s autumn fashion.

Issimo Pop-Up Store has the last word in footwear and accessories, from sneakers and heels to boots, flats and everything in between. Hills Boutique has an incredible range for all ages, and can fill the gap in your wardrobe whether you’re looking for casual or corporate wear. Annah Stretton’s autumn range is flowy, romantic and will keep you from falling too deep into the denim-black-grey rotation. Stencil’s high-end streetwear includes some absolute must-have brands, and Identity and Repertoire boast stunning designer fashion that will have you excited to get dressed in the morning. Collective has fashion for the whole family with classy womenswear, menswear and childrenswear. And if activewear is your thing, hit The Frontrunner to stock up on long-sleeved running gear for those cool mornings.

3. Curl up with a good book

Cold weather means staying in. Make the most of it by relaxing with a great read (or five).

The Colombo Bookstore has a wide range of books across many genres, including bestselling novels, new releases, non-fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, and a carefully curated selection of magazines. No need to change out of your slippers – with a healthy stack of books at your side, you’ll have everything you need right where you are.

4. Get an autumnal manicure

Fashion is so much more than what you wear. Getting a seasonal hue on your nails is a fun way to welcome in the season, and there are many gorgeous autumnal colours to choose from. Will it be red, gold, terracotta, plum, chocolate, or perhaps the full palette?

Colombo Nails and Beauty specialises in dipping powder, a durable colour that will look fabulous for up to a month. The team can do custom designs or nail art as well, so you can let your creativity run wild. Embrace Skin & Beauty has your manicure covered, as well as a range of facials, massage, and other pamper treatments.

5. Jump in a leaf pile

The quintessential autumn activity. With or without a camera, with or without kids, you’re never too old to enjoy the pure innocence of crunching full-bodied into a big old leaf pile. Autumn bucket list, complete.

Image: French Country Outlet