Autumn is a tricky season. It's not as hot as summer, but it's not as cold as winter, so it can be quite difficult to dress for. The weather is always unpredictable. I've put together my few tips on how to tackle this tricky season head on. I've also styled up two summer pieces to show you how you can make the most of your summer wardrobe by tweeking it for Autumn.
Layering - This is by far my number one tip for bringing your lighter summery pieces into Autumn. It makes them more appropriate for cooler temperatures and gives you a chance to pull out your autumn essentials. Great pieces for layering are polo necks, long sleeve tops, gilets, check shirts etc. Here I styled a really great dress from DressFo, which seems way more summer orientated, with a polo neck underneath and it looks rather cool I think. I had ordered it at the end of summer, but as i'm only getting around to wearing it now I thought it was the ideal way to style it. It also means you can get more wears out of your favourite dresses.
Tights - Adding tights to a dress or skirt, or even a playsuit, can carry it right through to winter without your pins getting too chilly. Go for any design or colour you like, but I prefer the good old fashioned black tights.
The Biker Jacket - This has to be the coolest of all outerwear, but it's also super versatile for throwing on over lighter tops and dresses to add overall cool vibes, a layer of warmth and an extra waterproof bonus. Here I styled an Off-the-Shoulder top from DressFo that we saw loads of over summer, worn with lots of white denim, but by pairing it with black and other dark tones you can make it work just as well for Autumn.
Statement boots: Ankle boots are great becasue they can be worn with just about anything, so when you need a bit of waterproof footwear, they're your best bet. But this AW it's all about the statement boots so anything with a stand out print, embellishment or detail is a winner.
Polo Neck - River Island
Lace-up flats - Primark
Biker Jacket - Warehouse
Flares - PLT
Boots - Zara