I love autumn fashion. It’s so much easier to look chic and pulled together in the season where a nice pair of boots go with almost every outfit! I didn’t seem to have a lot of clothes in my wardrobe for the colder weather so I decided to treat myself to a little impromptu shopping trip a couple of weeks ago with my mum.
Ever since I worked in New Look when I was a teenager I’ve loved their clothing. They are more affordable than a lot of other high street favourites, and their clothes generally suit me better than the younger styles in Topshop and River Island. I didn’t have a huge budget so I decided to pick out just a few key pieces to add to my wardrobe for the new season.
I absolutely love polo neck jumpers at this time of year. I find that I can pull them on with jeans or a skirt and my boots and hey presto, instant mum style. This grey jumper is just £8.99 and is my go to for the school run lately.
As I’m still breastfeeding Benjamin (going strong and almost at my year goal), I tend to team these tops with a coordinating coloured vest top to keep things discrete when feeding out and about. I pick these up from Primark as they are really good quality and only cost £1.80 – total bargain!
When I was in the changing room I realised that burgundy is obviously my go to colour for this season as I managed to pick out a few pieces in the same shade! This jumper, which cost £14.99, is really cute, and looks lovely with the skirt I bought (£19.99) which is a slightly different shade of burgundy. I love this outfit for occasions when I want to make a little more effort than usual but without looking overdressed.
The burgundy dress (teamed here with a gold belt from another of my New Look dresses) is a really simple outfit for autumn days. It was £19.99 and I love it with boots or black ballet pumps. I think a nice chunky knit scarf would really finish to the look.
Finally, I came across this dress whilst browsing and I picked it up mainly because it’s so totally different to most items in my wardrobe. I tend to play it safe when it comes to dresses and I go for tried and tested styles and colours (mainly black and red). I tried the dress on and instantly loved how different I looked with it on. It’s so soft, made with a really thin and floaty material, and it cuts down to give just a hint of cleavage.
I was unsure about the sleeves initially but they are really nice, and a little bit different (although stop since buying this dress I keep seeing them on everything, they must be in style right now). I’m going to be wearing this for Ed’s graduation in November, with black tights and boots. It was a total bargain too at only £19.99!