Last week I shared my first easy to wear outfit for autumn (see blog here). Today see my second easy to wear cosy combo…
Todays uniform – a long jumper/cardigan, leggings and knee high boots What you need in your wardrobe –
- Roll neck jumper
- Longline cardigan (or jumper)
- Knee high boots
This look is all about proportion – a long cardigan or jumper teamed with leggings is a very flattering easy look to wear. A layered look keeps you warm too.
A cosy look for a chilly day, the roll neck jumper underneath creates a more elegant look but if the weather is milder replace it with a long sleeve t-shirt instead.
Knee high boots complete the look and always work great over leggings.
And for hair and make-up? For an outfit like this I like to keep it natural with brown and bronze eyeshadows, a brush of bronzer and neutral lipstick. I like to keep my thick wavy hair more natural in the winter and not straighten it too much so curls are the way to go for me!
Find uniform number 1 here. Look out for my next blog on creating easy to put together outfits this Autumn next week.
Cardigan : TU at Sainburys
Jumper : M&Co.
Leggings : Primark
Boots : Topshop
Autumn is here and its time to put away the pretty dresses, sandals and cute vests. So, what to wear now? Well I personally think autumn is the easiest season to dress for with 4 ‘uniforms’ that will get you dressed in no time. In todays blog I show one version how…
Todays uniform – 1) a roll neck, short skirt, tights and boots
What you need in your wardrobe –
- Roll neck jumper
- Short skirt
- Opaque tights
- Ankle boots
This look is a really simple look to put together. Choose a slim fitting roll neck jumper and tuck it into a short flared skirt. If you’d rather go longer with your skirt pick an A-line knee skirt which works just as well.
Add black opaque tights (I favour a 100 denier tight in the winter) and black ankle boots.
Keep it simple with no accessories and for the most flattering look keep your jumper and skirt tonal – i.e. both shades of brown as I have done here. If you fancy wearing a pattern wear it on your bottom half and keep your roll neck a plain coordinating colour.
And thats autumn uniform number 1!
Look out for my blog next week on creating another easy to put together outfit this autumn.
Jumper : Primark
Skirt : Papaya at Matalan
Tights : Matalan
Boots : Dorothy Perkins
I’ve blogged before how in the last few years I have learnt to embrace vintage clothes and now love the fact you can end up with something totally unique and different from what others are wearing. I have a lot of different vintage pieces now that I really do treasure.
Today I chose to a wear a great 1980’s vintage dress. These sort of ‘RaRa’ dresses always have a double or triple frill of skirt levels and this dress is particularly nicely done. The print is great too – browns, blacks, reds and purples and not garish like some vintage prints. However, when I got it was a little more 80’s looking than I liked so I have altered it slightly – I have rolled and sewed the sleeves so they are not so bat-winged and cut down the neckline so it is a little more flattering. This is key with a vintage piece – if you need to tweak it then do – make it work for you, now!
As its still chilly here in the UK, I co-ordinated it with a Wallis fitted roll neck jumper, a thick three buckle belt from ASOS, opaque tights and Topshop knee length leather boots. I find dresses like this look so much better with a belt and I do love a cinched in waist!
My hair and make-up was simple. I gently straightened my hair and used Max Factor concealer and powder, a L’oreal brown eyeshadow, Rimmel mascara and a neutral Dior lipstick.
I think 1980’s fashion still has life in it, don’t you?
Dress – Vintage branded Claudia Fashion
Jumper – Wallis
Belt – ASOS
Boots – Topshop
Today I met an old school friend for coffee and wanted a look to wear that was casual (but not too casual) and warm. When I say casual you should be aware I don’t really ‘do’ casual. Its not me. There are some days of course I want to be comfortable and chilled but generally you wont see me in a hoody or joggers…I just feel too scruffy!
I based my outfit around an amazing Jigsaw wool jacket I have. Its a dark khaki green and is lovely quality as you’d expect from Jigsaw. Underneath I wore a Primark cream cotton shirt buttoned up to the collar, layered with a Benetton grey wool slipover and skinny jeans. Overall a slightly preppy look. As it been raining I opted for some sturdy buckled Dorothy Perkins ankle boots on my feet.
Jacket – Jigsaw
Shirt – Primark
Slipover jumper – Benetton
Jeans – Dorothy Perkins
Boots – Dorothy Perkins
I love this look and it was warm enough so I didn’t need a coat on all day! Buying a piece like the Jigsaw jacket is definitely an investment purchase but once you have items like that in your wardrobe you’ll use them again and again. I know I do.