Autumn Wardrobe Essentials I’ve Been Loving

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With the weather getting colder, my wardrobe has seen a pretty quick shift around these past few weeks. The cold came on pretty fast in England, with the 1st of September bringing a drop of about 10 degrees, and grey clouds and gusts to follow. Because of this, the baggy tees and shorts have been banished into storage till next Summer (I already miss them), and the knitwear has taken their place, instead.

As I mentioned in this post, I’ve really gotten into shirts, chinos and loafers lately. I’d always thought of loafers more as a mature shoe, but since styling into a few of my outfits (and seeing them on so many amazing fashion bloggers on Instagram) I’ve absolutely fallen in love with them. I definitely need to stock up on an extra pair, as my ASOS ones are already starting to show some serious wear.

As you can see in the above picture, I’ve fallen in love with this anchor print shirt that I got from Boden. It was in the sale, and they only had XS available (which just so happens to be my flagship size!) so I was super excited to pick it up for a great discount. I love nautical/more structured prints, I think they add something really nice to an outfit. What do you think?

Wearing: Anchor Print Shirt, Navy Chinos, Tassel Loafers

As the months get colder, I love to layer shirts under knitted jumpers – I feel like layering accompanies the colder months so well, and it’s a great way to reuse some pieces from Summer, too – as you can take pieces that you’d wear and layer them with something else to make it appropriate for Autumn and Winter! The only problem is that the work I do gets hot and sweaty – quick – which means that by the time I’m removing my jumper I’m sporting some (extra sexy) sweat stains that absolutely nobody wants to see. That’s the only awkwardness of the cold weather when it’s cold outside but super hot inside – it makes it quite the challenge to dress for!

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Right now, I’m loving the simple shirt and trousers combination, and I really feel like I’m going to have to invest in a nice coat this year. Last, I splurged on a trench coat (that ended up making me look bad in all the wrong places), and a grey overcoat that I absolutely love. This time, I’d love to nail a good trench – so if you have any recommendations that work for somebody around 5’6/7, make sure to let me know! Ha!

What are some of your wardrobe essentials for Autumn?

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  • Love the outfit, the belt and shoes work so nicely together! And yes, that’s such a problem with layering, haha. Xx

  • Love the outfit
    the green is the perfect fall colour

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

  • Alf-Choice

    Strong post! Congrats!

  • Evelina

    Does Boden have physical stores in England? I love their catalog that I receive in the states!

    • I think they do, yes! Their style is so great, I love it! I also love a clothing company called Lands End – they have great pieces too! I hope you’re having a lovely day!

      • Evelina

        I’ll have to find the store the next time I’m in England! Enjoy the fall – for some reason it’s 91 degrees today in Chicago!

        • Oh wow, that’s some serious heat! It’s definitely not like that here – we’re lucky to reach 15 degrees (c) this week! Ha ha!

  • Emily

    I love autumn for the layering too and using those summer pieces as underlayers basically doubles your wardrobe. Lovely blog!


    • Thank-you so much Emily! I hope you have a wonderful day. Autumn is such a great season for being adventurous with layers and styles!

  • Great outfit!

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  • Looking swag! I can definitely see why you’d want to have loafers in your wardrobe re-wears. They look so classy! I’ve finally gotten my husband to wear them and I think they give a casual outfit a bit more umpf.

    • Thank-you so much! I’m definitely a big fan, they do look great! I need to get myself a few more pairs – the problem with my ASOS ones are they’re a bit stiff around the sides of my feet so they dig in, but once they’re more broken in they’ll be great!

  • Loafers make any outfit look so put together, even a super casual one! Looking good 🙂 I’m anxiously awaiting cooler weather in warm LA, definitely living vicariously through others’ posts!

    • I have to agree, that’s one of the things I love most about them! They’re a great slip on shoe too! What’s the weather like in LA right now? When does it usually cool down? Thanks for the lovely comment as always Priya!

  • Kim

    You look so classy! I am wearing similar pants for work now (but for girls, haha). And I love when I find something on sale with only my size left. It’s like it was meant to be.

    Simply Lovebirds

    • I have to agree, I feel like I’m being shined down on – ha! Also since XS is such an awkward size I feel like nearly all clearance racks are full of them, which is great for me! Ha ha! I hope you have a lovely Thursday Kim! x

  • Definitely time to start sorting out my wardrobe for the colder months! I totally agree with you on the structured prints.
    Aleeha xXx

  • Maria Reiswich

    Nice look!! Beautiful photos and locations! I always look forward to autumn days to wear layered outfits, too 🙂

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    • Thank-you so much for the kind comment Maria! Me too, it makes outfits so much more fun I think! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

  • Love the loafer with this look, very stylish!

    Anika xo |

  • Such a great outfit! These shoes go perfectly with the whole look!

    • Thank-you so much for the kind comment Konstantina! I really love loafers, I think I’ll definitely be stocking up on a few more ha ha! I hope you have a great weekend!

  • CoRina Culeva

    Love the shoes and the shirt! This color suits you really well!

    xo Corina

  • This is a great basic outfit for Fall! The colors are perfect for the season.