It’s official. Summer is on the way out and we know what follows next. For some, it’s a welcome break from the heat – certainly given the summer we’ve had this year. For others, the crunch of leaves under your feet signals the end of warm, long days and the start of darker nights. Whether you’re welcoming autumn to your doorstep or closing the door on it, here’s your guide to preparing for the season with us at Hammersmith Broadway.
Vitamin D3 Tablets | Holland & Barrett | £7.00
With less and less sunlight each day from now until the middle of winter, you become less exposed to the necessary vitamins it helps to produce. Sunlight is particularly important for vitamin D which is beneficial for the immune system as well as bone and muscle health.
The NHS recommends that in autumn and winter you should get your vitamin D from your diet as the sunlight doesn’t provide enough. Instead of incorporating creative and long-winded ways to get your daily dose of vitamin D, these tablets from Holland & Barrett work a treat!
Vaseline Intensive Care Cocoa Radiant Body Lotion | Boots | £5.99
Temperatures will (eventually) drop to winter levels by December which can cause problems for the skin. Cold temperatures and low humidity result in dry air, drawing moisture from the skin and drying it out, which is not healthy. It can sometimes cause dry and itchy skin.
With this body lotion from Vaseline, you can restore and maintain dry, dull skin and bring out its natural glow from the first application.
Great Scott’s Shoe Repair
There’s no doubt about it, the season of autumn means more frequent wet weather. As our wardrobe transitions from bright pastel colours to more earthy tones, the clothes and shoes we wear need to be weather resistant. By heading to Great Scott’s Shoe Repair, you can make sure your favourite shoes are fixed up properly before winter arrives.
Lofty Stitchy Black Knitted Jumper | Oliver Bonas | £55
Knitwear returns! Do you love the feeling of wrapping up in knitted clothing with a nice hot drink at home? Or maybe you see knitted clothes as just a necessity for you to keep warm in winter? Regardless, knitwear is going to be one of the most effective and stylish ways to stay cosy this autumn and winter season.
This must-have knitted jumper comes in black or lilac to suit your style and flatter from every angle.
YSL Black Opium Eau de Parfum | Superdrug | £83
Summer tends to be the season for lighter and fruitier perfumes whereas autumn and winter often require a stronger, more intense scent – especially when we’ll be wearing more layers.
Black Opium from Yves Saint-Laurent offers a bold and expressive perfume, blending sensual jasmine and orange blossom with dark coffee and cacao notes generously sweetened with vanilla and wrapped in chocolate/woody patchouli. It’s a wonderful winter fragrance for those who love delicious coffee and sweet scents.