Autumn is my most favourite season; to say I am enamoured with it would be an understatement. I just love all the pretty scenery around at this time of year. The gorgeous golden, yellow and rust leaves, the crisp, cool air and sunshine and of course, all of the fashions.
During the Autumn months I will happily stock up on chunky knitted jumpers, cute printed dresses, scarves and accessories in my favourite colours of mustard, burgundy and forest green. For weeks now I have been buying little bits and pieces here and there to completely refresh my Autumn wardrobe. Today I thought I would share with you just a few key pieces that I really love and know I will be getting a lot of wear out of this year.
Before I get started, I just want to write a little disclaimer. Although it might not seem it, I have felt nervous about posting these photographs. Although I am quite happy with them, I’m also a self-conscious person and I appreciate I’m not the best model. I don’t generally do look books or fashion posts and I understand that what I like to wear may not necessarily be everyone’s cup of tea. That said, I gave it a go in the name of Blogtober and it was quite fun. I hope you can enjoy the outfits I put together and the key pieces I have included in this post!
Squirrel Pom Collar: Handmade by Fairytale Collars, £13
Burgundy Stretch Top: Primark, £3
Adalene Red Check Swing Skirt: Lindy Bop, £27
This is without doubt my favourite outfit of the season. To me this outfit is quite vintage-inspired and unique…plus it features a lot of burgundy/berry shades which are perfect for Autumn. The Adalene swing skirt from Lindy Bop isn’t something I’d usually buy for myself, just admire on other people. As I’m quite short (5ft 3) I tend to steer clear of long or midi skirts thinking that they tend to highlight my shortness and make me look stubby. I haven’t worn a skirt in a long time as I prefer to stick to dresses but the design of this one pulled me in and I had to have it. I’m probably breaking a million fashion rules with it, but I don’t care…it truly is a beautiful skirt and it makes me feel sophisticated and classy in a vintage way – and for me it’s definitely all about how an item of clothing makes me feel! It’s quite a thick and heavy skirt, well-made and of good quality. Lindy Bop does a few other variations on this design too, all of which are really nice – so I recommend checking those out.
The squirrel collar is also a nice touch I feel. I love wearing something handmade and Fairytale Collars is one talented lady who creates the most beautiful collars. Everything she makes is just perfection! This collar features a gorgeous embroidered red squirrel, mustard satin bow and a little pom pom trim. I really think it adds interest to a top and is a great alternative to a necklace.
Chenille Jumper in Mustard: New Look, £19.99
Chenille is everywhere this season and that makes me incredibly excited because I love it! When I was much younger I had a lovely soft chenille jumper with elbow patches, and it was a firm favourite of mine due to how cosy it was. This year when chenille exploded over the high street I was eager to pick up this mustard yellow number from New Look. This jumper is oversized, super-soft and really cute. As it starts to get colder I know I will get more wear out of it. In this outfit I have layered it over an old striped blue dress that I wear all the time (it’s comfortable and good for layering.) I don’t wear jeans or trousers so all of my jumpers need to layer over dresses. I really like mustard yellow and navy blue together.
Mustard Cardigan: Primark, £6
Horse Print A Line Dress: Modcloth, £45
Pumpkitty Necklace: Lucky Dip Club, £10
Burgundy leggings: Primark, £3
Chelsea boots (not pictured): Clarks, £60
Wool Tweed Coat: Sainsbury’s, £45
Yellow Scarf: Hand knitted by me
In these outfit images I am wearing a really striking horse print dress from Modcloth. I adore the conversational print on this dress and the colour palette is perfect too. I think the dress looks really nice when paired with the mustard cardigan and burgundy leggings I picked up in Primark. I’m also wearing some brown Clarks Chelsea boots as they are perfect for the Autumn.
Finally I’m wearing a wool tweed coat that I picked up in Sainsbury’s. I really do think supermarkets are the perfect places to pick up nice coats and Sainsbury’s always has the best of the bunch. This coat is quite smart so I think it could easily be dressed up or down and worn for a range of occasions.
So that’s what I have been wearing and loving so far. In case you missed it I also wrote a Cute And Quirky Autumn Outfit And Accessories Wish List of pieces I’m still keen to pick up!
Where do you like to shop for Autumnal clothing? Do you have any recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments below!