A t-shirt dress (or shirt dress) is an easy item to style in the summer: Just add shoes and a bag – maybe a scarf too – and you’re pretty much good to go.
But what to do with it in the autumn? It’s always good to make your clothes work hard, however (as the oft-used-by-bloggers expression goes), so a t-shirt dress can be worn in the transitional season with clever layering and some key accessories. Though I did mine a little differently: Buy an item first then wonder how to style it, anyone? That’s me more often than I’d like to admit…!
The item in question is this gorgeous rust coloured t-shirt dress that I got for a steal in the sale at ASOS – it’s sadly sold out (no wonder when it’s less than a tenner), but this one and this one are similar (just add a belt if you want to pull it in like mine). I did think about the “rule” that says if you’re wearing something loose up top, go for form-fitting on the bottom… Then I promptly ignored it and went for something loose instead.
I DID THINK ABOUT THE “RULE” THAT SAYS IF YOU’RE WEARING SOMETHING LOOSE UP TOP, GO FOR FORM-FITTING ON THE BOTTOM… THEN I PROMPTLY IGNORED IT AND WENT FOR SOMETHING LOOSE INSTEAD.
I thought that gorgeous rust colour deserved some more autumnal oomph in the form of my khaki floral wide leg pants (less than half price!), some grey pointed heels to go with the roll neck top, and some statement jewellery. The question is, what’s the best jewellery to wear with so many autumnal colours?
SHOP THE LOOK:
I think I’ve found the ultimate in seasonal jewellery: A statement necklace that simply screams autumn, the stunning tri colour leaf necklace (and matching earrings) by Eternal Collection. (In fact it’s a season ahead, as when you walk you sound like jingle bells which I rather love.) The colours in this set are just beautiful and IMHO just enhance the rust, khaki and grey combination.
This post is part of another collaboration with the Over 40 Collective – see below for the six gorgeous ladies and how they styled the jewellery that they chose. So many different styles, so many different ways to wear them…!
DO YOU LIKE TO TREAT YOURSELF WITH FABULOUS JEWELLERY EVEN DURING THE GIFT-BUYING SEASON?
COMMENT BELOW, OR TAKE IT TO TWITTER @NOTLAMB – AND DON’T FORGET TO KEEP SCROLLING TO SEE HOW THE REST OF THE OVER 40 COLLECTIVE STYLED THEIR JEWELLERY CHOICES!
ASOS t-shirt dress (similar) | George at Asda roll neck c/o (similar) | Hobbs trousers c/o (reduced to less than half price!) | ASOS shoes | Debenhams bag (I like this one) | Eternal Collection necklace c/o | Eternal Collection earrings c/o | Leighton Denny ‘Rebellious Heart’ nail polish c/o
The Over40Collective (O40Co) is a group of seven European bloggers in their 40s and 50s working collectively for women of a similar age to prove that style doesn’t have to stop at 40. Our aim is to work with all brands who want to spread this message, not just those specifically aimed at an older demographic. The fact that we all have such different styles proves that the “rules” for dressing over a certain age are utter nonsense – we dress to suit our personalities and then our shapes, and not at all “for our age”.
The close friendship and support system that we have created through daily contact online and meetings in person have resulted in what we think is an incredibly exciting and progressive blogger collaboration.
Do take the time to visit their blogs and see how they’ve styled all their Eternal Collection pieces – this proves how different women can style pieces from the same brand and come up with completely different styles and looks.
Thank you Eternal Collection and thank you ladies for all your support, love and friendship 🙂
Michelle LD, The Barefaced Chic
It’s hard not to be distracted by Michelle’s crazy-gorgeous skin, but her crystal necklace and earrings show off dark colours beautifully and make her eyes sparkle. Read in full >>
Follow Michelle on Instagram @barefaced_chic
Nikki, Midlife Chic
Nikki’s classic V-neck sweater is a perfect backdrop for her pretty necklace (the ideal length and shape for that neckline), and her bright lipstick picks out that striking red. Read in full >>
Follow Nikki on Instagram @midlifechic
Michelle T, RetroChicMama
A deep rich blue is the colour I associate most with Michelle’s style – the turquoise stones of her pretty bracelet complement that classic navy blue and go so well with her gorgeous colouring and dark hair. Read in full >>
Follow Michelle on Instagram @retrochicmamablog
Lisa, The Sequinist
I’m not sure Lisa could look any more Parisienne-chic (in Paris) in her elegant black and white outfit with black sparkly flower and pearl earrings. Read in full >>
Follow Lisa on Instagram @thesequinist
Annette, Lady of Style
Annette’s wearing black so stylishly – as always – and the matching silver necklace, bracelet and earrings (I love the hammered finish) are all the accessories she needs for her wonderfully flattering outfit of black with punches of red and burgundy. Read in full >>
Follow Annette on Instagram @theladyofstyle
Liz, What Lizzy Loves
Liz always looks stunning in bold colour and this red dress has a touch of the 60s which suits her so well – she chose the same bracelet as Michelle T but in a red and purple colourway. Read in full >>
Follow Liz on Instagram @whatlizzyloves
Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb
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– Over 40 Collective Collaboration #1: Winser London Pink Sweater and Camel Wide Leg Pants
– Over 40 Collective Collaboration #2: What to Wear With a Pink Coatigan | Head-to-Toe Black (Almost)
Disclosure: I have written this post in collaboration with Eternal Collection (click here for my full disclosure). All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.