I have raved about the dress in another blog. So let me just say that what attracted me to the dress was the pattern but also the colour combination. Off-white background with shades of red and cool brown floral pattern, easy to style either summer or autumn. My autumnal version consists of a cool brown long jacket, to emphasise the silhouette belted, interesting vintage bag and trusted Dune boots. All cohesive and autumnal.
Let’s be honest. The colour of the trousers is just fab! They are also wide-leg which means that they will have some longevity in my wardrobe as everyone is getting tired of skinny trousers. As it’s not too cold, going all autumnal may be overkill, but dipping one’s toes into autumn is a move in the right direction. The bomber is one of my favourites. It is floral yet it has stripes, it is a jacket yet the buttons are covered so it can be a blouse too. The multitude of different colours makes it easy to pair with other items yet the colours are muted enough to look grown-up. Having it slightly open still has that summer feel and having it paired with an emerald tank top makes perfect sense to me. Miss matched accessories are very now too.
Who new neon green goes well with metallic bronze?
As with most things in life, some of the outfits happen by chance. As far as I know, neons go well with white, nude, pale grey, now also metallic bronze. I am keeping these trousers because this coming autumn/winter will be all about metallics. I am hoping I will not get bored of the trend because, in my opinion, shiny trousers are a bit of a classic. well fitted pair will serve you well in colder months as well as in cooler summer days. As there is a lot going on I have chosen nude wedges but went all out with the bag. Only really statement bag would do as we are obviously not holding back here.
Cost per wear is getting already smaller on the brown coat. A useful item to have to wear with the 70-ties revival in fashion. Neutral colour that has got endless possibilities when it comes to styling it. This time I have used a summer dress with this fabulous pom-pom fringing that moves with every step. By using a mustard colour T-shirt I have transformed it into a skirt. Colour matching boots for that autumnal feel and pom-pom, yellow earrings to add movement on the top half of the outfit.
Altering clothes does pay off. As I have mentioned before the pair of the long shorts used to be just a pair of ill-fitted trousers. But after some crafty alterations, it became shorts that I actually look forward to wearing. They are in my favourite colour- navy blue. Personally I think blondes look better in that colour as supposed to ever-existing black. The cardigan is also navy blue. Navy blue with shades of brown creates a very classical combination that I intend to reuse over and over again. I hope the addition of the vintage belt makes it more ornated.
An old , black faux leather jacket gets a lot of use in anyone’s wardrobe. Black colour unfortunately isn’t the best for the pictures. Everyone comes out a bit washed out and a few years older. Personaly I would prefer a jacket in different colour but black is always a staple in every shop, every year. Today I wanted to style the bronze trousers that I have had for a while. The colours in the very old M&S blouse pick up the autumnal colour of the trousers. I was trying to make the trousers more current by folding them in a deep culf just above the last season booties. The point I’m trying to make is to give new life to some oldies that you already have.
I always do the same colour combination every Autumn. There is something so classic about navy blue/ blue and tan that I can not resist. Something new: the coat, something vintage: the belt and mostly old: the rest. Very happy with the outcome.
Like all best purchases, this dress was bought out of season, in the middle of winter. Thanks to its colour it can potentially be worn in winter too but at the moment I’m rocking it mid-summer. It has got interesting features but to distract from its rather boring colour I’m wearing it with some aqua statement earrings and just flat, tan sandals.
So who would believe, but charity shops have sales too. Let’s be honest, how much use will I get out of cropped, camouflage trousers? Not that much, but for a £1 I will take the chance. On the other hand, the waistcoat should become staple in my wardrobe and for only £3 that is a bargain. I have done everything in army green and black colours.