Five autumnal outfits and where I bought them

Chunky knits and layered looks – autumn is one of my favourite seasons for styling my wardrobe. I think it’s the time of year where you can have the most fun with different textures – and I love an autumnal palette to work with, from mustards and muted tones, to burnt rusts and neutrals.

I’m in my element in an oversized cardigan or a pop of plaid, pairing knits with leather or silk, and of course, rocking chunky boots all season round.

I’ve perhaps not had the chance to fully indulge in my autumnal wardrobe this year, with the pandemic still lingering and me working from home, I’ve simply not been out as much as usual. But, it means what when I do go out, my outfits are much more thoughtfully curated and I feel so much more put together.

These are some of my favourite looks I’ve put together in fall 2021, and where I got them from:

The Ghospell Dress

I tried this on in Lula Leek at Christmas last year when I went personal shopping for my birthday and I was completely and utterly besotted with it. I couldn’t stop thinking about it, and added it to my basket so many times over the months, even going into the shop just to admire it. When I finally bought it in June, it had hit the sale, and I think I paid around £35 for it instead of £70!

I wore it all through summer, but I think it’s muted colour palette of lilacs, mustards and teals also works really beautifully for the autumn season too.

High neck, balloon sleeves and the most incredible ruffling makes this dress feel so comfortable to wear, and it really is a showstopper for me. In summer it looks great with a pair of sandals, but for autumn I paired it with some beige trainers from Everything5Pounds, and a cream handbag, as well as my Daisy London jewellery collection.

Cara & The Sky Whitney Dress

The Whitney dress from Cara & The Sky was part of last Autumn’s drop, but the colourful collection is totally timeless, and it’s always the first item out of my wardrobe when the temperature drops. A beautiful pink and orange tiger print jumper dress, this heavyweight knit is mega cosy, also boasting balloon sleeves for a sassy silhouette. And if that wasn’t cool enough, there’s also a slit up one side to show a little leg – but not too much.

It’s a really effortless, casual look because you can just throw on and go – so I paired it with my chunky black boots from Lula, and a fuchsia fedora I picked up in a farm shop earlier this year, which almost exactly matches the pink in the dress.

Whenever I wear this look out it always gets complimented on by strangers. In fact, one time I popped out to the retail park and was stopped by three people in one shop!

Thrifted Fred Perry

At this point, Izzy Manuel and I might as well pack up our ‘to sell’ clothes and just trade them, with the amount of times we’ve swapped garms on social media. The sustainable blogger has an awesome wardrobe, so when I saw this pink and mustard Fred Perry argyle for sale, I snapped it up quicker than you could say ‘mod’.

For a trip to Cheshire Oaks, I wore this jumper over a mustard Fred Perry polo I’d copped at Cheshire Oaks the previous year, with a Nobody’s Child mustard silk skirt Jake had bought me for Christmas. I chucked on a pair of Adidas Gazelles for pure comfort, and I felt like I’d had a throwback to 2017 when all I wore was Freds and Gazelles.

I’d put this outfit on a couple of times in the weeks running up to our outing and taken it off again because, whilst I loved it, I wondered if it was too much. But with some encouragement for my family, I went for it, knowing that the only reason it didn’t feel right before was because I wasn’t owning it. My look lacked confidence, and the minute I decided to own it, it felt right.

Leather Shacket

I’ve wrote a blog post dedicated to this coffee-coloured leather shacket, which was just £15 from Primark. It’s a really fab autumn staple, and looks amazing with neutral toned looks.

One of my favourite ways to wear it is with this zebra print high neck top from Lula with by ribcage Levi jeans. I added a cream fedora from TK Maxx and that trust cream handbag from Dorothy Perkins, and – as I was visiting the pumpkin patch – the black Lula boots I wear a good 90% of the time.

The leather-look shacket is so soft and looks awesome oversized, and I love how it just adds texture to an otherwise average outfit. It really elevates a look, and honestly, it’s pretty warm too for those days when the sun could come out after lunch.

Cara & The Sky Stevie Cardigan

Part of Cara’s 2021 autumn drop, the Stevie cardigan is one of those pieces that everyone needs in their wardrobe – in every colour.

The Stevie cardigan, in camel, slotted seamlessly into my existing wardrobe, and as a result, I’ve been throwing it over everything as the colder weather draws in. It’s designed to be slightly oversized with a tactile diamond cable stitch down the front, and huge balloon sleeves that offer a gorgeous shape.

Perfect for autumn, I styled it with a white blouse from Primark, beige and mustard checked jumpsuit from Miss Selfridge and the TK Maxx cream fedora. I love this look with both trainers and boots – so you can rock the Stevie no matter what the weather looks like.

Which of these cosy looks is your favourite?

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