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When you think autumn colours, do earthy tones with pops of burgundy and orange come to mind, well this year I’m mixing it up with raspberry hues and leopard print, with a little cord and Australian Merino wool, for a fun and fashionable, but cosy take on the season.
Autumn really is the season of sensory overload, the crunch of fallen leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, and changing colours, and textures really work, from chunky knits, to cool cord, and leopard print.
No matter what, my style is always comfortable, and in autumn it has to be cosy, I’m always cold, probably one of the many reasons I love Emu Australia’s boots as they are lined with 100% real Australian Merino wool, so my feet are always toasty warm, and lately I’ve been all about adding pops of colour and texture into my looks to make my capsule wardrobe work harder.
This whole look started with these amazing Emu Australia ‘Pioneer’ Chelsea boots, as not only is the colour spectacular, I love that they not only work well for autumn but also right through winter, as no matter how bad the weather gets, as they are made from a waterproof suede they will withstand the snowy, icy and wet weather, and the sheepskin lining will add warmth and comfort – trust me you will never go back to normal boots after you’ve worn Emu. I have a nice little collection and I love how amazing they make my feet feel.
Then I snagged this oversized raspberry cord blazer on Asos by PrettyLittleThing, it was less than £15 and I couldn’t resist, I love that it has slightly longer sleeves and the colour is stunning, cheers up any cold morning. Also, anyone else have a love for cord? I love the vintage feel of the ridged fabric as well as its velvety touch, it is just cosy and a country classic, but in this raspberry hue it really makes it modern and fun.
The oversized feel of the blazer also means that I can wear a lovely knit underneath, a must for an autumn look, and I found this classic black roll-neck at Primark for £8, it is super soft to the touch, and it has the prettiest button detailing on the cuff, to add a little shimmer. I think this jumper will also be perfect when teamed with a pleated midi skirt.
Just when you thought denim, cord, and wool was enough, I then added in leopard print with my gorgeous Kate Spade ‘Make It Mine’ Medium Bag, you know the one I shared on Instagram, which has been designed with a removable strap and easy snap-off flap for customisation, I love it as I have about 5 different flaps, so the perfect addition for a capsule wardrobe.
For me, this is just a modern take on an autumn style using colour and textures, as nothing is more simple than jeans, blazer, and boots – but sometimes we just need to mix it up a little and try a new take.
Also, did you notice my updated rainbow manicure for autumn? Yep – I’m not giving up on this different nail trend anytime soon and I love this mix of earthy tones works perfectly with the bright colour pop of the raspberry.