Sophia Sellwood's Autumn/Winter Shopping List

Autumn Winter is approaching fast and the new crisp season of pumpkins and all things sparkly will be upon us before we know it.

Published 14 September 2023

I know we have recently experienced a late summer heatwave, so you may not be ready to wrap up in knitwear and knee-high boots. But I want to share a secret tip with you… All the best products launch at the start of a new season and normally once they are gone…they are gone!

Autumn is the beginning of the investment season. Trench coats, cashmere jumpers, leather boots, wool jackets. So, it can be a pricy season, but if you make smart choices and invest in the right pieces, they will last you all through to the Autumn Winter and hopefully for many more years to come.

I have been on the hunt at Lakeside and started some seasonal shopping. Of course, I am going to be sharing my top finds with you.

Let's Talk 'Wardrobe'

Here are my 5 top picks you need in your AW wardrobe.

The Must-Have Boucle Jacket

I am absolutely obsessed with tweed and boucle jackets if you haven’t already noticed on my Instagram! So, of course I have found the best one on the market available at H&M.

This chic boucle jacket is a perfect piece to bring you into the transitional period. A jacket is a perfect way to start layering your outfit for those chillier mornings and evenings. It comes in two colours! Light blue and a Black and White checked. Fully lined, at the price of £37.99 I feel like I need both!

Light Blue Boucle Jacket - H&M - £37.99

The Viral Bomber Jacket

A huge trend this year has been bomber jackets. The Zara Black Bomber jacket went viral and retails at £79.99. But boy are you going to be happy – I tracked down an identical bomber jacket from River Island for just £60. At that price this is going to be a sell out too! It’s available in Black and Beige.

Black Tailored Crop Bomber Jacket - River Island - £60

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The Cable Knit Top

Stop! I have found this amazing piece from Zara for £19.99. I can tell you know I am going to be living and layering in this piece all autumn long! Black is a very versatile colour to wear with any other colour. I love this sleeveless style, especially for the transitional season where it gets hotter by mid-day. This knitted top will also get a lot of wear in the winter months layering under cardigans.

Sleeveless Cabin Knit Top in Black - ZARA - £19.99

The Little Black Knit Dress

There is nothing more easy or comfy to wear in the cooler months than a knitted dress. I have found this classic one from Superdry for £79. It looks so cosy to wear with a pair of knee high boots. I love it.

Knitted Roll Neck Jumper Dress in Black - Superdry - £79.99

The Affordable Barbour Jacket

Barbour is a heritage brand that never dates, so you can be sure that this investment piece is going to be in your wardrobe for years. My favourite style is the quilted jacket. Perfect for the start of Autumn to slip on for a casual walk around town, or a family walk with the dog. I am a country girl at heart and there’s nothing better than getting your wellies on for a walk in the forest over the crunchy leaves! The jacket comes in 4 different colours, and I think £115 is a great price for a designer brand.

Barbour Deveron Quilted Jacket - House of Fraser - £115

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Let's Move on to Beauty!

There’s nothing better than putting on a new lipstick or opening a new pot of cream for the first time! I have dry sensitives skin all year round, so for me I need all the moisture I can get in for autumn winter.

Blistex Lip Balm

This is my go-to lip balm all year round. It never lets me down! My skin has been extra dry this year, more than normal and this honestly saves me every time! I am literally a Lip Balm Queen and hands down this is the best healing balm your lay your hands on! We are not talking best fancy gloss; we are down to the nitty gritty dry lips we all get in the middle of winter! Plus, it has SPF15 and only costs £2.29 from Superdrug!

Blistex Med Plus SPF 15 7ml - Superdrug - £2.29

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips

I have recently discovered a new shade from Charlotte Tilbury and it’s my new go to everyday pink nude, ‘Liv it up’.

Charlotte Tilbury Liv It Up Hot Lips Lipstick - H Beauty - £27

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Jo Malone London

If you know me, I am one of the biggest fans of Jo Malone. One of my old-time favourites is Wood Sage & Sea salt – great for both women and men.

Wood Sage & Sea Salt Collection - Jo Malone London - From £18 - £238

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Clarins Super Night Cream

My skin has never been so dry recently, so I discovered The Clarins Super Restorative day and night cream. It’s so moisturising! It’s a bit spenny, but it has saved my dry patchy skin over the last few weeks! So worth all the pennies.

Clarins Super Restorative Day Cream - House of Fraser - £80

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Rescue Moisturizer

As mentioned, I have very sensitive skin – I always have. I have tried many creams on the market and this is by far the best for dry eczema prone skin. I hope this is a help to anyone else that suffers from itchy dry skin too.

Epaderm Cream 50g - Boots - £3.50


Home From Home

Who doesn’t love homewear shopping! It’s another addiction I’m sure all our partners think we don't need!

Must Have Candle

Of course, there was always going to be a cosy candle in this section! Whether it’s a treat to yourself or someone else I think we all deserve one of these beautiful candles in our homes! So, make sure you add this to your wish list or Christmas list. They look beautiful on display.

Magical Bright Lights Signature Large Jar Candle - Yankee Candle - £29.99

yankee candle
Snug As A Bug Throw

I have a thing for throws. Maybe it’s because we have animals and a baby in our home. They are practical in keeping your bed or sofa clean and a great way to accessorise your home effortlessly.

Extra Large Soft Throw - Primark Home - £14

Autumnal Jug

No matter how many vases or jugs you have, you can still always add one more right! I cannot believe that this is from Primark! It looks very countryside chic. How handy will this be for cosy dinner dates in the lead up to Christmas.

Ceramic Leaf Detail Jug - Primark Home - £8

Cosy With Coffee

There's nothing better than warming up with a coffee or yummy hot chocolate on a wintery weekend morning! Who doesn’t love a nice mug to drink out of! Next have some lovely choices! I found it hard to decide which is my favourite.

Set of 4 Leia Mugs - NEXT - £28

Electric Oil Diffuser

I have been wanting to try one of these electric oil diffusers for years! Like such a long-time, but never took the plunge to get one. M&S have this amazing one for just £30. I have never seen one so cheap. I love the M&S at Lakeside it’s such a big store with loads of stock.

Electric Diffuser Gift Set - Marks & Spencer - £30


My Favourite Autumnal Drink

Salted Maple & Caramel Latte

We can’t have an Autumn Winter shopping day without some Starbucks!

I have been going to Starbucks for years! One of my all-time favourites is the Salted Maple & Caramel Latte, I have such a sweet tooth!


I hope you have enjoyed reading my new top finds at Lakeside for AW, stay tuned on my personal Instagram @sophiasellwood and @lakeside to keep up to date with more fabulous products I find.

Much Love,

Sophia xoxo

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