Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit #iwillwearwhatilike

Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

It’s finally here: what us ladies like to call “blazer weather”. Jeans and a blazer is all you need to do smart casual in the autumn, amirite?

(It’s a quick post from me today as I’ll be away this week* – I’m scheduling in advance).

I think I’ve all but given up on the summer dresses unfortunately =sob=. I’m thinking more and more about jeans and blazers, or layering my maxi shirt dresses over jeans. I’ve haven’t unpacked my autumn/winter clothes out of boxes following our house move (we still don’t have wardrobes yet, just a single rail!) so I have to get onto that pronto when I’m back this weekend.

Today’s outfit is showing off two new additions to my wardrobe: the wool fedora hat and the graphic print tote bag (which you may have seen on my Stories a couple of weeks ago). One neutral, one bright: both perfect for this time of year!

And before I continue, I have to warn you of some Riley-heavy pictures. There was NO WAY he’d get out the way for more than five seconds while we were shooting. We just had to go with it in the end – what a tinker…!

Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

The plants on pink tote bag was kindly gifted to me by Lorelsberg, an indie brand run by the very lovely Lorena. She creates the most amazing graphic illustrations and sells them on bags, posters, t-shirts, etc. The designs are TOTALLY my style (in fact she also gifted me a poster which, once it’s framed and hung, I’ll feature in my coming-soon interiors posts) and the prices are so reasonable. They’d make perfect gifts for someone who loves bright colour and bold prints (you know, for the C-word time of year)… go check her designs out (here she is on Instagram)!

The wool fedora hat is from The White Company and I chose this one because I don’t have a fedora in grey – every girl who loves hats needs a multitude of fedora colours to chose from (it’s the law). The day we shot these it hid unwashed hair: one reason I DO love this time of year.

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Everything else was previous season items. Jeans and a blazer has always been my go-to in cooler weather, so if you have the basics in your wardrobe (any colour of each) just style them up with bolder knits, scarves, shoes, etc. Oh, and don’t forget your hat and tote bags!

Do add your outfits to this week’s link up – and if you’ve added a link to here or my button to your post you may be featured next week!

*I’m away on my detox diet break this week as I mentioned in a previous post – I’m not sure how much phone access I’m allowed but I’m hoping come the evenings I’ll be able to upload Stories on my Instagram, so make sure you follow me to keep up!

HOW DO YOU LIKE TO DRESS UP A JEANS AND BLAZER COMBO? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS…

Catherine

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Disclosure: I was gifted the hat and bag by The White Company and Lorelsberg respectively but was not compensated for writing this post (click here for my full disclosure)This post contains affiliate links which means if you click through and buy I may receive a small commission at no cost to you. All content is original, however, and opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style
Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

Hat: The White Company c/o
Bag: Lorelsberg c/o
Blazer: Oasis (love this one)
Trousers: Seasalt c/o (similar)
Sweater: Asos (this is my current fave)
Shoes: Finery c/o (love these)
Earrings: Asos
Dog: Much loved and not for sale

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The #iwillwearwhatilike link up with Not Dressed As Lamb
Thank you for joining the #iwillwearwhatilike link up! This started as a campaign on Instagram in August 2015 where women over 30 wore everything on a journalist’s list of “inappropriate” items for 30+ women (including leopard print, short dresses and oversized sunglasses. Yes, really). It was so popular that I decided to carry it on weekly where women of all ages link up their fabulous style, never mind what anyone tells them not to wear!

The link up goes live every Monday at around 3pm UK time and will stay open for a week. Whilst the original article was of course aimed at the 30+, you can be ANY age to link up. The only criteria is that you’re wearing whatever you damn well like!

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Smart Casual Autumnal Jeans and Blazer Outfit | Not Dressed As Lamb, over 40 style

19 Comments

  1. hayley
    September 30, 2018 / 6:45 pm

    I like your hat the most 🙂

  2. September 25, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    Such a lovely classic blazer. The bag and colourful top look great with it. Fabulous hat too! My cat likes to photobomb me…anything to get a fuss!

    Emma xxx

  3. September 25, 2018 / 8:40 am

    Interesting to mix this classic style blazer with a colorful top 😉 A great way to transition from summer to fall!

    Happy day xx

  4. September 25, 2018 / 2:14 am

    Great outfit, Catherine. I am glad our weather is finally fall-like and I can join you in wearing those blazers we love! – Amy

  5. September 25, 2018 / 2:10 am

    Such a super cute outfit! I think I’m going to try something like this in the near future…

  6. September 24, 2018 / 10:45 pm

    Aw Riley matches your hat so beautifully Catherine. He’s such an elegant gentleman…
    I really can’t wait to wear blazers. I tried to wear one into the city last week when I met up with a friend but it was so bloody hot I carried it the entire time! Also I need another fedora stat! This light colour is so pretty, I tend to look at dark ones but I won’t now 😉 #copycat

  7. September 24, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Blazer weather is still far off for us, but that doesn’t stop me from wearing them anyway! But in our Georgia climes, I need to wear mine with sandals to prevent heat stroke! But when it gets colder: Jeans, Top, Blazer, Pumps, and WAY too much jewelry! (Or a neckerchief!)

  8. September 24, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Rainbows and Riley, and you wearing a hat. I can’t imagine anything more perfect, unless a unicorn photobombed you. Gorgeous, Catherine!!! xx

    • catherine
      Author
      September 24, 2018 / 8:52 pm

      I’ll have to see what I can do about that, Lisa… 😉

  9. September 24, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    That is a very elegant classic blazer! Your sweater is perfect with it!

    • catherine
      Author
      September 24, 2018 / 6:00 pm

      Nancy thank you! It was time I wore the sweater again…!

  10. September 24, 2018 / 4:43 pm

    Love the combo Catherine! and Riley is the icing on the cake….xxxxx

    • catherine
      Author
      September 24, 2018 / 6:01 pm

      Aww I think he stole the show Ashley thank you x

  11. jodie filogomo
    September 24, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    Tis the season to start thinking about keeping warm. I’ve pulled out my jeans too, but I’ve also been looking at my tights—I hate to give up the dresses!!
    XOXO
    Jodie

    • catherine
      Author
      September 24, 2018 / 6:02 pm

      I Have no idea where my box of tights are following our house move Jodie!!! Need to find them…

  12. September 24, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I’m building my collection of blazers. I like the colour of this one Catherine. You are the queen of putting colours together! I need to be more daring! xx

    • catherine
      Author
      September 24, 2018 / 6:03 pm

      Aww thanks Laurie! I think I only know how to pile them all on and hope they work…!

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