I think I’m eternally sorted for autumn. No more outfit ideas needed: I’ve found the easiest, quickest autumn outfit formula EVER.
It’s a bit of a cliché, but it definitely works: throw on a floral midi dress. If you, like me, are partial to a bit of coverage in the colder months and still like a flourish of florals, then your best friend is undoubtedly the floral midi.
If you saw my post on Thursday last week where I spent the day in London’s exclusive Belgravia area (and enjoyed a top salon blow dry, afternoon tea and lots of other treats), you’ll have seen a glimpse of my outfit: a red corduroy blazer, knee-high boots and an AW17 floral midi. As you can see above this is a dress I go back to time and time again – styling this type of dress is just SO DAMN EASY…!
Here’s last week’s look as worn with the blazer:
SHOP THE LOOK:
I spent the day with two lovely other girls and they were kind enough to take a few quick snaps for me – I said at the time that I didn’t realise the blazer was so bright(!) I bought it a few weeks ago (together with the matching corduroy flares) from Topshop, and I honestly thought it was a very deep red. Not that I’m complaining, but I looked at the screen on my camera when these shots were taken and the red just hit me in the face. Daylight obviously brings out the brightness in a corduroy fabric.
Styling up the easiest quickest autumn outfit formula
I absolutely love this dress. It’s a shame that JD Williams didn’t do it in lots of colourways at the time as I think I would have snapped them all up; however, floral midis (and maxis) are easy to find at this time of year. Choose the colourway that most appeals to you and try it with all your knee-high boots, ankle boots, heels, trainers, brogues, flats, etc. In other words, it’ll work with just about every shoe type, so just wear your favourite with it. In the lead photo you can see I also wore my midi with white ankle boots (similar) and my chunky mid-calf boots (similar), but my favourite look has to be the latest one with the knee-highs. It gives the dress that 70s touch that I love so much.
As well as your footwear, you can switch up the styling with the belt you choose. Add a layer like a roll neck or t-shirt. Unbutton it and wear it like a jacket with a top and jeans underneath. Change your hairstyle (up or down) or add a hat (felt fedoras are perfect). There are SO many possibilities, so I’m sticking my neck out and saying that this is the ONLY dress that you (or I) will need this autumn/winter.
And if you think I believe that, then I’m a monkey’s uncle 😉
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