The world of fashion is settling into a difficult period. With the summer heat still lingering above us and battling the sudden autumn breeze, dressing for the day, right now, is tough. Is it finally time to bring out the berry lips and boots, or should we still be matching up our shorts and sunnies?
I love autumn. It’s my favourite time of year, and I never stop being excited at the thought of conkers, hot chocolates, cosy gloves and falling leaves. But even I’m ready to admit that this year, the autumn season isn’t quite ready for it’s grand entrance. So where does that leave the fashion of the bloggers? Shorts and jumpers? Boots and t-shirts? As a community of fashion gurus, I’m sure we’ll find our way out of the wardrobes, but for those of us struggling to come up with the perfect look, I thought I would offer my own brand of summer-to-autumn inspiration!
Shades of Green
Green is one of those awkward slightly autumnal shades that seems too cheerful and spring-like to work amidst the golden oranges and browns of the season. But if you can class this hybrid of green, yellow and brown as autumnal, then this dress is as seasonal as it comes.
Picked up in Primark in preparation for an end-of-summer trip to Cardiff, I fell in love with this oversized shirt. The heavy check pattern and earthy palette brought me right up to speed with autumnal fashion, and actually looked pretty good with some heavy soled boots and a cute little jacket.
Thin and Sturdy
In weather like this, who knows what to wear. Is it time for the jumpers or the jumpsuits? The reason I love this shirt, or dress, or whatever it decides to identify itself as, is that it works for this changing season. It’s cool enough for sun, but covers up enough for autumn rain or chills.
The fabric is incredibly soft, and I loved pairing it with a thin waterfall coat to cosy it up a little. For the days out where the weather still making up it’s mind, this fabric is perfect.
Dress It Up
There’s more to life than dresses. And there’s more to this outfit than the staples. The number of ways this oversized shirt could be styled delights me daily, and I can’t wait to dress it up for autumn. Perhaps some higher boots, a thicker coat, a chunky knit scarf or a sturdy woollen hat?
Without losing sight of the dress’ key function, it could also be layered up – switching tights for ripped dark jeans or leggings, for a warmer look.
The only downside to this dress is that it might be ever so slightly too short for a full bend’n’snap, so it’s best to keep the granny pants hidden for this style.
Dressing for autumn and summer can be hard – so take my advice, and have fun with it!
Thank you so much for reading this week’s blog post, and I hope you’re enjoying the first week of autumn!