Casual Autumn Dressing | Taupe Sweater Over A Red Check Shirt

Casual autumn dressing: Taupe sweater, check shirt & black peg leg pants

It’s one extreme to the other with my outfits this week: from Tuesday’s pink Mulberry dress to casual autumn dressing via a taupe sweater and check shirt today.

Both were worn during the stormy period last week – hence the same hairstyle each time (milkmaid plaits can just about cope with a gale force wind)!

This is probably the comfiest outfit I could muster without wearing jeans – peg leg trousers are a great alternative to boyfriend jeans and can be dressed up or down as the mood takes you (much more comfortable for a lazy Sunday than skinnies too). Some layering for warmth and a pair of brogues to add some colour to my feet add to the easiest non-denim look ever.

How about you – do you manage casual, comfy dressing without resorting to jeans?


Two tone brogues
Casual autumn dressing: Taupe sweater, check shirt
Casual autumn dressing: Taupe sweater, check shirt

Catherine x

Shirt: Unknown (old), Sweater: Thrifted, Trousers: Topshop, Brogues: Dolcis, Spiked bracelets: Asos, Gold ring: New Look (set of 4), Fingertips rings: Asos / New Look

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  1. 15 November 2013 / 6:37 pm

    All my comfy outfits are with long skirts ;). You look gorgeous, I love your hair style and the fact that your outfit is grunge but without yelling hahaha (I saw your bracelets and rings).
    Big hug.
    Im part of the challenge, check out to see my look 😉

  2. 15 November 2013 / 6:12 pm

    Thanks for joining !! Awesome and simple … I must try it

  3. 12 November 2013 / 7:03 pm

    This is such a great casual wear, weekend wear outfit! Adorable. – Katy

  4. 12 November 2013 / 4:23 am

    Pinning those oxfords right now. Love them.

  5. 11 November 2013 / 8:42 pm

    My casual look is made by very comfortable skinnies (no pinching the belly), a wide but cute sweater thrown on top of it and flat but nice looking boots or booties to go with it.

  6. 11 November 2013 / 5:37 pm

    ohhh my goodness, this outfit is SO perfect! i love love love the plaid shirt underneath the short sleeved top, it looks amazing! so stealing this idea 😉

    PS- I'm popping by from Monday Bloom!

    xo Marlen
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  7. 9 November 2013 / 3:20 pm

    Oh, such a great look! So comfortable and cute!
    Pretty much any day I'm wearing pants other than jeans I celebrate haha. A pair of skinny navy trousers with simple flats is definitely my go-to 🙂


  8. 9 November 2013 / 12:17 am

    The shoes are the topic! I'm drooling!!! 🙂

  9. 9 November 2013 / 12:06 am

    those shoes are PERFECT. 🙂 xx

  10. 8 November 2013 / 6:18 pm

    Love your outfit – as always! Apart from jeans, I have a brown pair of M&S trousers, which I wear with brown lace-ups that I bought in a Spanish market (sooo comfortable!) and a variety of brightly coloured tops. Today I'm wearing pink: my new favourite colour!

  11. 8 November 2013 / 5:24 am

    Adorable shoes!

  12. 8 November 2013 / 12:42 am

    I love the shoes and they would look great with the Kaleidoscope outfit

    • 8 November 2013 / 10:19 am

      That's a good point, Linda – they really would!!

  13. 8 November 2013 / 12:28 am

    Love, love those shoes! The whole look is very cool. xox

  14. 7 November 2013 / 6:43 pm

    I like your dress…and your red hair ♥

  15. 7 November 2013 / 5:49 pm

    I love your casual looks, Catherine! You always manage to look pulled-together yet comfortable. And of course you know I love those brogues. I recently bought a pair of cropped black pants, and I feel so chic and French in them with flats. They're my go-to weekend and travel pants.

    • 8 November 2013 / 10:18 am

      I know what you mean about that French feeling, Paulette (are you French? You have a lovely French name!!) Thanks hun xoxo

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