Um birr! Last week I may have hinted that this week would involve some chunky knitwear and I am sticking to my word. The temperatures are dropping and the evenings are closing in (cliché limit reached for this week). As we head into autumn and on to winter I love pairing the rich warm colours with cosy cream knitwear. I think strong rich colours and soft cream knits look so comforting together.
This swing dress is from River Island. I am really loving shades of burgundy and aubergine this season. I really have to stop myself from buying everything I see in these shades. This dress is so comfy and easy to wear. This would be a good outfit to wear on a day of shopping as it’s easy and quick to get in and out of, so great for when you will be trying on loads of clothes in all the shops, just swap the heels for some flats.
This hooded Aran style long cardigan is old and it was from boohoo.com. It’s a warm soft knit that works well with dresses or jeans. If you spot something similar to this in the shops I recommend picking it up because I wear this lot. A really easy outfit with this cardigan would be black top and black jeans, with tan belt and tan boots.
The necklace is from Parfois. I do always say a round neck needs a little something and this necklace is just perfect with this dress.
The ankle boots are Redz. I am on the search for my perfect casual black ankle boot with a small heel or wedge.
Are you wrapping up in the chunky knits yet?
Hope you all have that Friday feeling and are looking forward to the weekend. It may be winter but it’s still fairly mild in comparison to previous years, so I can still brave the odd day with just a blazer. The best thing about this outfit is it can easily go from day to night, which may come in handy during the upcoming party season when heading out with colleagues after work.
You may think a dusky pink blazer should only be worn during the summer, but I think it’s perfect for this time of year when paired with blacks and greys. The colour adds soft warmth to these cooler days. This blazer is from Awear (lets all hope Awear is saved).
This beautiful grey blouse is from Vero Moda. The lace detail on the shoulders and down the sides is gorgeous and glams it up. You can’t see the lace under a blazer so you could wear it to work but then if you are heading out later, when you take the blazer off the top is dressy enough for a night out. There is also a cute bow tie. The black skinny jeans are from Dorothy Perkins.
The ankle booties are Redz.
What’s your go to outfit for going from day to night?
Brightly coloured skinnies may have had their moment in the summer but since I am a bit paranoid about my lower half, I was waiting for the change in season to wear darker coloured jeans. I had to have these forest green skinny jeans the moment I saw them but once I had them home couldn’t decide how to style them. I don’t want to wear them with other neutral colours and end up looking like G.I. Jane but if I go mad with the colours I could end up looking like a hippy. So in the end I played it safe with greys.
These forest green skinny jeans are the Wonder Jeggings from Vero Moda. They come in loads of colours (I also have them in a deep red and a plum purple).
The plain grey t-shirt is from Penneys. This chunky grey cardigan is also from Vero Moda. Coloured jeans are a great way to de-frump chunky knits. I think coloured skinny jeans really freshen up knit wear, giving the outfit a more modern take more so than normal blue and black jeans.
The necklace is from Awear. A plain t-shirt needs a statement necklace and this one works perfectly with the jeans.
The ankle booties are Redz.
How do you feel about coloured skinny jeans? How do you style them?
There has been a lot of excitement about a rose gold metallic knit jumper in the new Awear A/W range. I was thinking I can’t wait to get my hands on one until I realised I have something very similar already in my wardrobe. My metallic knit is more a champagne gold so I may need to get the rose gold one yet. I thought I would show you how I wear my one for some inspiration in case you do beat me in the rush to Awear.
My champagne gold metallic knit is from New Look. The metallic thread is subtle enough so it doesn’t scream sparkly Christmas jumper. It works all through the Autumn Winter season.
The navy blazer is from Zara and the skinny jeans are also from New Look.
The Amber necklace is from Gerard’s and adds a nice bit of warmth that ties in with the cognac rich colour of the boots. The necklace and the boots together warm the cool champagne tone of the jumper.
The boots are Redz from Paul Byron.
I’m not usually mad about floral prints, but a few items catch my eye every now and again. I love the orange and purple clash of colours in the print of this top.
Also because the print is here and there instead of all over it makes it more appealing to me. The colours really pop against the black.
I like orange but I’m not sure my complexion can carry off an all over tango look so I prefer to wear it in small doses. Orange looks great next to loads of other colours; you’ll be amazed how much wear you can get out of orange accessories.
The top is from Pennys/Primark and the jeans are Dorothy Perkins.
You may have spotted this necklace in previous posts: it’s from Carraig Donn. This necklace is just one of those pieces that works with everything.
The boots are by Redz and they have slight orange tone to them so they finish the outfit off nicely, if I do say so myself. There is still a bit of a nip in the air so I won’t be ditching the boots for pumps and courts just yet. What colours do you like to wear in small doses?