We're pretty lucky this year that the cold weather is only just starting to creep in. I can remember a couple of years ago when I had to pack my summer dresses away the moment August ended! If i'm honest, i'm in total denial that Winter is coming, and i've still been wearing summer colours, denim shorts and sandals whenever it's warm enough to do so. So today, if any of you guys are like me & don't want this warm weather to go, and you're not ready to ditch all of your summery clothes just yet, here are 5 things i've been doing recently to make my summer clothes work for Autumn!
Black T-Shirt | Primark (similar)
Black Waist Belt | Primark (similar)
Burgundy Suede Jacket | Boohoo (similar)
1.Layering is your new best friend. Anything off the shoulder looks great layered over a collared shirt, t-shirts can be layered under cami dresses, and cropped knits look great layered over patterned shirts. I feel like layering basics can turn something simple into something that looks like you've put so much more effort into your outfit. There's really no need to invest in an entirely new wardrobe because the seasons have changed!
2. My next tip is to wear ankle boots & a jacket over anything summery, to make it more weather-appropriate. This can work with summer dresses, skirts and crop tops, and co-ordinates too! If you've been reading my blog for a while, you'll know I pretty much wear dresses or skirts all year round, but adding coordinating jackets and boots makes your outfit so much warmer... So go ahead and wear that mini dress, who cares if it's October!
3. Mixing summery colours with your new darker coloured Autumnal pieces is a great way to integrate your new and old pieces. This time of year, I find myself wearing black more and more, but a great way to spice things up is to pair your white jeans with black ankle boots and a black knit, or if burgundy is more your colour for Autumn, it looks great with denim! In this outfit I've chosen to wear my new burgundy knit with some denim summery shorts from Gearbest, along with coordinating boots & a jacket!
4. This time of year, I start investing in nude and black tights, from 50 denier to 100 or even 200 denier. They're a great way to add an extra layer that keeps you warm, whilst also keeping a girlier and more dressy silouette when paired with skirts and dresses. I'll also be buying some new black over the knee boots very soon, which will make sure i'm even warmer when it gets chillier outside.
5. Something which I've taught myself over the past couple of years, is that it's great to buy coloured accessories, but to save money, my bags and shoes have to work all year round. Whether you decide to buy black, white, navy or nude, you won't regret it when your favourite bag can still be worn throughout this season and well into the next!