T’is nearly the season for Christmas parties, a rise of events in your social calendar and seeking out present inspiration. Not to mention, a LOT of spending. So here I am, mid October, already scrolling through ASOS’ ‘New In’ section thinking ‘Oh, that would be a perfect Christmas present for this person’ and ‘Stop. I think I’ve found the perfect Christmas Day outfit’. So in order to pull in the reigns a bit – pun definitely intended – I thought, why not grab some Autumnal inspo and maybe just think as far as looking for an outfit for the Christmas party for now.
So, as I sit here late at night flicking through clothes, as per. I thought what a perfect opportunity to share a lil snippet of what exactly I am saving to my wish-list currently and offer some good old-fashioned styling advice whilst I’m at it. Not only has it been a good while since I have written this type of post, or any post for that matter – I am sorry, third year calls. But admittedly, I have not captured any of my own pictures worth sharing with you as of lately. Again, university priorities have got the better of me. So, a collection of inspiration is just going to have to do for now my loves. However, I am planning ahead, got myself looking super on track for the year after a stressful couple of first weeks back and I am ready to get back into the swing of things, blogging included. So in terms of content, stay tuned and bitch is baaaaaaack (very soon) x
Day Time Looks To Die For
Nothing says ‘it’s Autumn’ than when you start to pair your favourite midi dresses with black heeled boots or layer them with cosy jumpers. As soon as I saw this dress, I could already picture myself strutting my stuff in the colder weather feeling glam but super warm with a woolly black turtle neck jumper layered over it. Not only is it ribbed which makes it a lot more casual and wearable day-to-day but it is zebra print which is of course, still so popular this season. Yet the dark beige colour makes this tea dress a lot more subtle. A perfect one to pair with a black baker boy hat too. Oh yes, it’s hat time again baby.
Similar to the previous dress, this look with a pair of sock boots would be a killer one. Paired with an oversized aviator coat and some statement black or tortoise shell sunglasses, this look just says ‘I’m super warm AND super stylish’. The dress itself is again, quite casual and can be worn with chunky white trainers for an entirely different look. It’s not a want, but a need people.
I have to say, this Burberry-esque check is something I am loving at the minute. It works so well as a transitional piece into autumn/winter and I particularly love this skirt. I think this entire look is perfect and I think it works so well for a day outfit with converse but for extra warmth, I’d suggest a white, beige or black chunky knit instead of a tee. Maybe even grab a black leather jacket to wear over your shoulders too.
Good bye skinny jeans. Maybe even goodbye crops. Wide legs have arrived and are here to stay this season. Experiment with some bold coloured fitted turtle necks and accessorise with chunky statement belts. I feel like with heels or not, these jeans are perfect for any day of the week and can add a bit of sass to a seemingly average outfit. It’s all about spicing up the jeans and letting them do all the talking.
…and by bold roll necks, here is the kind of thing I had in mind. The bolder, the better. We’ve all seen those fluorescent yellow all over Instagram right? Find a colour that compliments you best and brightens you up the most on those cold, dark and early mornings we dread so much this time of year. I love this melon colour personally but ASOS also do the exact jumper in a bright rust.
Work hard, Dress better
Well, when isn’t a jazzy suit a good idea for a party? Add some heels and accessories and you are ready. I think this suit is just ideal for a Christmas party, it’s so festive but also super glam. I think they are both perfect to be worn separately too. The trousers with some chunky, silver, peep toe heels and a satin silver/white cami would work so well for an occasion. As would the blazer over a plain mini dress or simple tailored shorts with some amazing heels. Of course, as pictured, the outfit works equally as well with a simple white tee and trainers. Meaning it is definitely worth the money knowing that you have plenty of opportunities to wear it.
Now I myself am not often a Boohoo customer and also not a huge fan of bodysuits. Yet, I think they have nailed this piece from its royal blue colour and contrast with white lace, to its sexy and flattering design. I mean c’mon, nothing looks more amazing then pulling off a full lace bodysuit that you maybe even bought in an underwear section. However, I am just too lazy to worry about having to buy nipple covers in order to maintain my dignity and if I had them at hand, I would rock this look all the time. So for my lazy old self, this bodysuit is perfect. I’m thinking, with some white high waisted wide legs trousers and oh my, that see-through belt. I can see myself dancing in it now.
As we all know, leopard print is never going out of fashion any time soon either, along with most animal prints at the moment. In particular when it comes to shoes though, this print makes the perfect ensemble to finish off a party outfit. The list is endless as to what you could pair with these shoes but I would suggest either clash the hell out of something by wearing a bold colour or even another print. Stick to simple, like a black or navy satin slip dress with gold accessories. Or go wide legged and cropped, dress tailored and smart but make it all about the shoes.
You Simply Are Not Ready Until You Have Accessorised
Ok. So I have been obsessing with this bag ever since I laid eyes on it and trust me, once pay comes, it’s mine. It is the perfect autumn staple I need to be able to pair with my favourite coat for a trendy, everyday look. It’s giving me not only serious 90s vibes but lots of designer ones too. I’m thinking huge old school Fendi vibes, who doesn’t love those canvas bags? Not only that but Celine, the famous Gucci monogram bags and of course, the Dior saddle bag. Since it will forever be a goal of mine to save up and buy one of these, or hopefully all of them. For now, I will definitely be starting with this one and continuing to borrow my mums.
True story: she bought a saddle bag from Harrods back in the 2000’s for a lot, and I mean a lot less than they are sold for now. So, well done Nicky for being ahead of the game you lil fashion innovator.
Goodbye Silver, Gold is back. Not only that but resin is taking over all of our latest accessories this season. I shall not complain though because I think they make the perfect statement jewellery and most people who know me, know that I appreciate some statement earrings. Plus, you can never fail to rely on the likes of Stradivarius or Bershka for some really reasonably priced jewellery. Browns, golds, yellows and green shades make the perfect tonal palette for Autumn too and incorporating these colours into your earrings is the easiest way to transition accessorising into the colder months. Basically anything resin, point it my way.
So this is me signing off and if you got to this point, thank you for continuing to read me just waffling on about clothes I do not necessarily need or can afford but will still, most likely buy. What can I say, it’s addicting this shopping thing, ay?
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