There always seems to be some sort of fashion rules about what you can and can’t wear, and when you can and can’t wear it. The more I think about it, the more it makes me want to flaunt the rules and go against the grain, to suit me and my style. It’s always been said that white shouldn’t be worn after summer, but when your wardrobe consists primarily of pale neutral colours, it’s quite the task trying to find season appropriate clothing, especially with the varied weather we are used to. I’ve decided to prove a point to show that white can be worn in the autumn, and it’s got me quite excited at the prospect of being able to utilise the majority of my wardrobe.
I’m not sure if you may have noticed, but I have a thing for midi skirts at the moment. It’s a trend that may go out of fashion quickly for the masses but for me, it’s absolutely perfect. With my shape and height, as well as age, I find a midi skirt to not only be stylish and sophisticated, but flattering on my curves. The midi skirt sits on my waist, the narrowest part of my body, whilst skimming my hips and muffin top, and falls just after my knee to give the illusion of slim legs. This white midi skirt was from H&M in the summer, so it’s no longer available in all sizes, but Missguided have a very similar one. A classic black camisole works well with the white, and a statement necklace from Dan Frank brings the attention to that area, taking the focus away from other areas.
To toughen up the femininity of the midi skirt, and to take the weather into consideration, I’ve pulled my favourite autumnal piece from my wardrobe. This Laura Scott Leather Jacket has been my top buy of this year, and I’ve really had the money’s worth out of it so far. Having lost some weight over the last few months, it’s now quite loose on, meaning that I can layer up underneath when it moves into the winter months. Worn zipped up, or left open, the biker style collarless jacket is edgy and looks smart. In the past, I’ve struggled with biker jackets due to the length, but the Laura Scott sits just on my hips and doesn’t cut me off in the middle.
I have the most gorgeous pair of shoes that I feel like I need to add to every outfit. Velvet, glitter, chunky block heel. 4th and Reckless have delivered on the latest trends ready for the party season. Velvet is massively in fashion at the moment and although I haven’t managed to immerse myself back into the 90s and taken velvet to the extreme, I’m dipping my toes in and embracing smaller statement pieces. The slingback mule is also a nod to 90s fashion, and I forgot just how comfortable mules were, especially when your feet are encased in velvet. A block heel makes a welcome change from slender stiletto heels, and who could resist the black glitter that twinkles with a teal green when the light hit it. The Lottie Glitter Heels* are only £25 and worth every penny, for comfort and style. Since discovering 4th and Reckless, I have been a little bit shoe obsessed. Is it time to start thinking of winter shoes now?
Would you wear white in the autumn? Let me know your style in the comments.
*Contains PR Samples