Sunday, 17 September 2017

Transitioning your wardrobe from summer to autum

I’m sad that the summer warmth has left us but autumn is one of my favourite seasons, because it’s a great in between stage. But I guess I am not the only one who went on a summer shopping binge and doesn’t want to completely let their summer wardrobe go to waste.

Well you don’t have to. Because of this in between weather, it means you can be in between wardrobes. Today, I wanted to share with you some of the ways I am going to be taking some of my favourite summer pieces and bringing it into autumn fashion. We are constantly bombarded with these sorts of videos as well as trend alerts every time a new season rolls around but it’s really helpful to first begin by looking in your wardrobe and seeing what you have. What you liked from summer and autumn and how you can mix and match some of those items.

Off the shoulder and mustard

I’m starting with this because its incomplete but I have a vision in my head that I think will pan out and is a way I have incorporated the trend of the grey check blazer. This skirt and top combo is something I wore just like that on my internship days in china but with the weather changing, I got to add a few more layers. I want to add a grey longline blazer as layering is a key element of autumn fashion (which you will come to realise as you go through this post) and for some added warmth in the evening. Finish it off with tights and black boots or black trainers. What I love about this outfit is it can work for the day or night just by switching out your accessories.

Top – Monki // Skirt – ASOS

Spaghetti straps

Another one of those infamous internship outfits and because of the humidity, layering was just not going to happen really. But keeping in line with ongoing trends and the weather cooling down, I’ve layered a white t-shirt underneath. Going back to basics is a real trend this season and is worth investing a little more in. my favourite place to get tees from are H&M and Zara for the longevity. You can complete this look with the grey blazer or denim jacket.

I also layered this t shirt with a jumpsuit which I did a post all about why the jumpsuit is the one item you need in your wardrobe which you can read all about here. But another great item to keep in your wardrobe recycle and works well for day and night.

Tshirt – H&M // strap top – M&S // trousers & jumpsuit – new look //

Midi dress/midi anything

This ribbed H&M basic midi dress is such a must to have in the summer and at an even better price. This silhouette works on all body types and just hugs you at the right places. But I wasn’t ready just yet to completely ditch the skirts and dresses. I adapted it for UK weather by turning it into a midi/almost full length shirt. That way I saved money but still got the figure hugging look from the dress. I paired it with a basic crop top which I can still leave out from summer and I always finish this look with my oversized denim jacket and trainers. But with a look like this, the shoes and jacket are interchangeable for the look.

Dress & top & kimono – H&M // jacket – meters browne


They are just one of those items where your legs are just gonna get a little bit cold but you can still get a few more wears out of them. I’ve chosen these ones from newlook which have that beautiful blush pink striping in them which work well with the transitional weather and help to break up a potentially all black outfit. To keep the lower half warmer I would suggest some ankle or calf length/height boots but that’s not really me so I would just go for my trainers. I went for a warmer top half with a sweatshirt, a happy medium for the unpredictable weather. This look would look great with an oversized leather or suede jacket too, incorporating some different textures, again to break up a potentially monochromatic look.

Crop top – bershka // culottes – new look // badman sweatshirt – dua lip merch


Silhouette: I tend to gravitate towards cleaner lines and things that aren’t too busy into the mix so roll neck jumpers with highwaisted jeans are a great starting point into building an autumnal wardrobe.

Pops of colour: reds, mustards, pinks and greens are just a few great colours to throw into the mix. As much as I am attached to the colour black, it helps to break an outfit up with pops of colour even if it’s just in your accessories.

Denim and knitwear: they work well together especially when layered underneath each other. Rolling knit sleeves over denim jackets work great with jeans and leggings to give a cosy yet put together look.

Think before you buy: fast fashion is a hook line and sinker so don’t get trapped with all of those amazing pieces. Take a step back and think about what you actually need, will you wear it, and how can it work with the rest of the stuff in your wardrobe. 

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