How to wear Autumn

We may be little, but we're always up for a challenge, so when VoucherCodes asked if we wanted to show How We Wear Autumn with a styling budget of £80 for three items, there was no better time to dust off the cobwebs from the knitwear (I kid you not), and get us geared up for the weather. In classic prints at that too.

The Stripey tee (and the I-couldn't-resist cut out boots!)
Top: Topshop £16 (similar here) , Skirt: River Island, Shoes: New Look £24.99, Bag: Nica*

I think it's fair to say that every wardrobe needs a stripey tee. Which is a funny story, considering it was only last year that I took the step into buying my first one one (I know right, and thank you H&M kids for converting me) and now? Well I think I can just about count on two hands my stripe collection! I just love them! For me, not only do they work with every colour under the sun, but I love clashing them with a bold print too.
I chose to keep it simple however, after digging out my pleather skirt from last year, and adding tan accessories certainly made me feel a little chic. Finished off with a cool black coat (this is my new mission), and the cocktails will be calling my name, in what I think will be my new go to, favourite outfit this season.

The Paisley Print smock dress.
Dress: Asos, Leather Jacket: New Look, Bag and Boots: Primark.

I never need an excuse to buy a smock dress, in a pretty print too. I've been all about the smock dresses in the Summer, and let's face it, they'll be working wonders over the Christmas period! This one really caught my eye whilst browsing Asos, with it's reclaimed status and the Autumnal colour palette. Purple = winner.
I popped this on with my trusty leather jacket, and some of my old black boots (not forgetting the sparkly socks) and completed it with my burgundy satchel - because everybody likes to co-ordinate once in a while! Once the weather really takes a turn, adding some tights will have me ready to hit the shops and lunch dates in this get up. Because it makes me feel cool. And we all like to feel cool.

The Monochrome (and LOOK cats!) dress.
Dress: H&M £14.99, Leather Jacket and Black Boots: New Look.

I guess every so often, we all cotton on to a trend, and, well, we just join in. And with Monochrome always dipping in and out of fashion (actually amen to the monochrome forever!), it's the easiest way to look stylish on even the lowest of budgets. The slightest pop of white can make such a difference to a simple black outfit, and is ultimately the perfect look for that day to night that we all love to have.
I couldn't help myself when I spotted this adorable number, and buying a cat printed dress did nothing for my crazy-cat-lady status. But with it's effortless look, and flattering shape (thank you skater style dresses), teamed with my (other) black boots and a colourful bag makes this ideal for an evening out with your gal pals. 

A huge thank you to Mama Mcfred for taking these photographs - we got there eventually! And also to VoucherCodes for letting us buy some sweet new pieces (Little B did actually buy two print tee's - it took a while! but sadly has been working non stop, so he'll be saving them for a later date!). All items priced were chosen by myself (with deciding help from Little B) and all opinions are my own. And I bloomin' love them!

25 comments

  1. Monochrome will always have my heart and you look b-e-a-u-tiful!
    Sophie
    x

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  2. Love the first outfit. I recently bought a leather skirt, might have to take a leaf out of your book and pair it with stripes :)
    xxx

    Sarah Nunn | UK Style Blog

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  3. What a fabulous competition, you look absolutely fab and very on trend :)

    I adore the first outfit and both your dresses, lovely.

    Hannah

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  4. I think personally I liked the cat dress and the Paisley dress outfits the best. I'm not sure about putting leather with a casual top ; at least not that skirt as I felt it is too long in terms of length. However, this is the first post I have read of yours and I love the cute cartoon logo in your sidebar. xx

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  5. I love all of these outfits. You are also def tempting me into getting myself a pleather skirt! You make it look so stylish!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  6. I am a big fan of the paisley print dress! x

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  7. Love all three of these outfits! Love your skirt in the first and your paisley dress!

    Tilly xx

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  8. Lovely outfits! I tried on some cut out boots in New Look but i felt like my foot wasn't in the shoe properly due to how low down the sides were. I decided not to get them :-( xxx

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  9. I actually really like the first outfit!! Leather and stripes goes perfffff!!
    That cat dress is just THE best. Love how you've teamed it with the leather jacket too!
    YOU JUST ROCKED AUTUMN GURRRRRL.
    P.s. I was instagram stalking you the other day, Runkle is probably the best cat ever.
    Just thought I'd put that out there!

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  10. I love all of them but especially the leather skirt and striped top! It would be perfect work wear for me as I don't have to be too 'work' smart and like to have an edge to my work wear! Cute bag too!

    Sophs x

    www.laviesophie.com

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  11. That skirt is so perfect! You look lovely xo

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  12. I've got that stripey top too.. I love it! And you've worn it so well with that gorgeous skirt! x

    www.woollytights.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. lovely outfits! x

    http://lifeinlipstick.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Ahh I love all three of these outfits, you look lovely in every single one! Although I especially love that last dress, but then I do have a thing about cats (*cough* obsession *cough*).

    x

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  15. I love all of these so much, they're perfect for this funny inbetween weather (which I never know how to dress for!) The second dress is my favourite, I have such an obsession with purple at the minute :) I really need a stripey tshirt, I've been searching for my perfect one for ages but haven't managed to find one yet :(
    Love Holly x

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  16. Love all of these looks! :) Honestly can't decide a favourite!
    Catherine x | Brighton Girl

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  17. Really love the fist look Katy, effortless and chic!

    http://styleofalondontallgirl.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the outfits! Especially the first, it's rare to find a leather skirt at a decent length! xxx

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  19. I've been dying to see someone wear this dress, i wanted to know if it looks okay as an outfit! When i stood in the changing room with it on i felt like i looked a little silly but it looks amazing! xxxxx

    http://da-chic.blogspot.co.uk/ xxxxxx

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  20. I had to smile when I saw you had the black & white cat dress too! We've clearly got good taste! :D xo

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  21. Love all of these so much, particularly the first outfit! xx

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  22. Love all the outfits! But my favourite is definitely the second one! The dress is amazing!

    Reliable carpet cleaners

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  23. :O I love that dress with the cats on soo cute!!!!

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  24. I love everything your wearing! :D You look so so pretty.

    Amyloo xx

    http://www.amyloosworld.co.uk

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  25. The paisley dress & the cat dress are my favourites - you look beautiful as ever and your hair looks amazing right now doll! <3

    Hayley xo

    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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