My favourite time of the year has finally come around, the season filled with pumpkin spiced lattes, cozy jumpers, orange leaves and pulling out my favourite autumnal outfits from my wardrobe. This time of the year is perfect for fashion bloggers like myself because it makes piecing together outfits so much more fun because you can mess about with versatile items of clothing and layering up with different accessories, scarfs, hats, sunglasses, etc.
I thought to kick start the autumnal vibes on the blog, an affordable, seasonal outfit would do the job nicely. As I said, this period of the year is so versatile in regards to clothing, I think this outfit demonstrates that nicely because there is so many things you could piece/layer this outfit up with to give you either that extra bit of warmth that you might need or to change the look up completely.
A new obsession of mine is with dresses, I never used to be a *dress kinda girl but recently I have fallen out of love with my ongoing pile of jeans, you might even say I’ve felt a little bored with them. Dresses are so comfortable and look pretty and girly too, they can be paired with so many things throughout different seasons to make them last the entire year.
This little number is from Zara, recently purchased in Paris (blog post here). What made me fall in love with this instantly is the colour, burgundy is renowned for its autumnal vibes that it gives off and can be paired with so many different colours. The embroidery that flows from the shoulders down the neckline to the middle is so pretty and keeps me up to date with the ongoing embroidery trend. The flute sleeves again keep me up to date and give me that extra bit of warmth across my shoulders but can easily be paired with a black leather jacket and tights for the colder months.
The raised little dots across the whole of the dress keeps it from looking flat which I really like and the pastel colours on the embroidery gives it a lot more character and makes me think it could be carried forward into the warmer months at the start of year. Pairing this outfit with accessories was not difficult at all, when buying something new I do have the tendency to stand there in the store like a lost puppy thinking to myself, “what have I got in my wardrobe already that would pair nicely with this?” which I suppose, isn’t a bad thing because many of times it has stopped me from purchasing items I didn’t really need, or I wouldn’t wear because it wouldn’t match anything I already own. To go with this stunning little dress I thought I would bring out my gorgeous brown buckle boots from Newlook, I bought these back last year and wore them to death and I still now love them as much as I did then, so I think these will definitely be making a reappearance this A/W.
The gold hardware I think is my favourite part on these boots, I love the contrast it gives between the block heel and the actual shoe by segmenting it with a bit of gold, not forgetting to mention they are super comfortable which is a big bonus.
My final accessory which literally pulls the whole look together is a very new addition to my collection, my Bessie bag. I have actually partnered up with Bessie London recently and they kindly sent me over this gorgeous bag, which is part of their A/W collection that is dropping at the end of September, which includes many other beautiful bags and purses. When they asked me to choose a bag from this collection I was hooked on this black and white contrast tote, which to my surprise they sent a cute little burgundy fluffy keychain with it that matched perfectly with my outfit.
The bag itself is a gorgeous faux leather with the Bessie hardware on the front, which gives me total Michael Kors vibes. The interior of the bag inside is so practical having two big main pockets on either side with a popper enclosure in the middle which is super handy, not to mention all the side little pockets for your keys/phone and a zip compartment on other side. Stylish and practical, what else do you need?
Let me know your autumn favourites below!!
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Boots: Newlook (simular)