Autumn styling tricks


Hello lovely peeps, how's things with you? You may recall me bemoaning the end of summer in a recent post and the fact that autumn represents a struggle for me style-wise. Well today I've taken the simple approach by following the fashion advice of Red magazine. The feature captured my attention mainly as I could see that I already had similar items languishing in my wardrobe.



There's nothing better than finding all of the necessary pieces in ones closet to make up a brand new outfit. My pale peach utility wear jumpsuit is so comfortable and now it seems I can extend the life of it for another couple of months. I bought mine in Topshop in the summer sale.


I'm a big fan of belts of all widths meaning that I already had this very similar one. I've had it for yonks and have no idea where I bought it. It's a lovely piece made of soft, thick leather which is why I've held onto it. On trend or not, I keep hold of quality items, not just because of the inevitability of the fashion coming around again, but because they're an absolute asset.


The snakeskin biker jacket was gifted to me by JD Williams earlier this year. See it online here. It's a lovely soft fabric, an artificial suede that wears well and hangs nicely. The rose gold necklace is pre-loved, the rose gold edged sunglasses are by Quay Australia.


My snakeskin print ankle boots were from New Look. They have a new version for this season here. This shape of Chelsea boot seems to fit my foot shape perfectly and are all-day comfortable for me - just enough heel, but not too high.


Another quality leather item is my natural leather Radley bag. If you hurry you can catch the Radley half price sale online here. Mine was an snip from a charity shop which won't surprise you. It pays to have an eagle eye, even if you're not that into second hand shopping. The flower enamel ring was another charity shop find and the ethnic ring was from a market in Cape Town (happy days!).



So, what have I learnt from Red's fashion styling tricks? It seems that by simply adding a jacket and pair of boots to summer clothes, well hey presto, that amounts to autumn dressing! I'm going to be applying this to lots of my summer clothes, that's the ones that haven't already been packed away at least. Coming up later this week, I'll be showing you how one of my favourite summer dresses looks when it gets this autumn treatment.

Did you like today's feature? If so, please let me know.

Anna x

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  1. You did a great job.... of course! Good colors all together! Hope to see you on my Fancy Friday link up party.

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  2. I have nearly given up on fashion magazines, but they can be so useful when your own styling ideas run dry! I love the addition of the snakeskin jacket and boots to this jumpsuit, and a huge YES to that leather belt. I'm the same: I have a huge collection of belts, obis and sashes, and I just wait until fashion comes around to them being on-trend again! I love that belts over blazers is a thing again - I'm wearing one today!

    Wishing you a great week ahead, Anna!

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    1. I'm happy to take my style inspiration from anywhere at this time of year Sheila, as it's my most difficult season. I know by full blown winter it'll be much easier for me, but this transition does challenge me terribly!
      On that note, I'm about to have a play around with some belts over a jacket today ... Thanks sweetie xxx

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  3. Totally brilliant styling!, love how the rose gold necklace enhances the color of the jumpsuit and how fabulously your jacket and boots look!. This is a lovely and inspiring outfit and you totally rock in it!
    besos

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    1. Thanks for your generous and enthusiastic support as always my dear. Hope you've had a lovely time off grid x

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  4. Haha! I see what you mean about the similar look Anna. Just the other way around. I was tempted to by some snakeskin boots the other day too! Love the Radley bag. I'm a fan of that brand. I think the neutral tones really suit you just as much as your colourful outfits btw xx

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    1. Neutrals work so well with you Laurie because you feel confident in them whereas I feel washed out and a paler version of myself. It's good to have your feedback xx

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  5. This works really well for Autumn, love the additions of snake prints. I've got a newish pair and love the different animal print rather than leopard (which I still love to pieces). One to try and copy i think. x Jacqui

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