Autumn Vibes

Ok, we may not have seen much of summer yet this year (at least not here in West Yorkshire anyway), but I’m already channelling an autumn vibe with my most recent purchases.

Autumn fashion is ideal for me, as it allows me to inject a bit of colour into my otherwise mostly black, white and navy wardrobe, without being too in-your-face.

Autumn Knits

Olive short-sleeved ribbed knit. Primark, £8
Olive short-sleeved ribbed knit. Primark, £8

On a shopping trip this weekend, I chose two autumn knits, perfect for the recent weather (where it’s nowhere near chilly enough for a coat, yet not quite warm enough to just go out in a t-shirt), and to see me through into autumn.

The first is this chic olive-green ribbed short-sleeved jumper. This week I wore it to the office with cigarette trousers and loafers for a sophisticated work look, but I know it will look great with skinny jeans and trainers too.

Rust thin knitted jumper. Zara, £15.99
Rust thin knitted jumper. Zara, £15.99

My second autumn knit is this rust coloured long-sleeved jumper from Zara. This jumper is so lightweight it’ll be perfect for those in-between days, or with a vest or blouse underneath when the weather turns chillier. I’ll be wearing this with a high-waisted skirt or cropped trousers, but to be honest, the beauty of these basics are that they’ll look great with anything.

Be Bold

Marigold print shirt-dress. Topshop, £38
Marigold print shirt-dress. Topshop, £38

Taking the autumn theme a little further (too far perhaps?) I couldn’t resist this marigold print shirt dress from Topshop. The bold print, and, well, general orange-ness of this would usually be way out of my comfort zone, but the moment I saw it, something about the colours had me envisioning walks in the park kicking dry leaves.

I recently teamed this with a black leather belt to break up the print slightly (shown in picture; the dress comes with a tie belt in the same fabric as the dress), and black converse for a casual summer look, but I can’t wait to dig out the woolly tights and boots and find a pile of leaves to run through!

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