On Sunday, I put a cardigan on under the linen jacket that I’ve been wearing all summer. Yesterday I swapped my Birkenstocks for ‘proper’ shoes before I left the house. Today I put an extra layer on top of my outfit. Three days in a row, therefore it’s official: we’re moving towards autumn and it’s time to turn the wardrobe dial around one notch.
I have to say that I’m excited. My new (well second-hand but new to me) houndstooth check coat is hanging expectantly on the outside of my wardrobe. Inside the doors, the clothes are begging for a re-jig, with the woollens moving to centre stage and the linens to the side, the open toed sandals giving way to boots.
It may not be full-on gloves and scarves weather for some months yet, but it’s definitely getting cool enough for a nice cardigan. And that makes me very happy indeed.