9th September 2019
Autumn outfit ideas & inspiration
As the seasons are beginning to change, we thought it would be the perfect time to share our Autumn Style Tips. In the UK the weather is constantly changing, which makes getting dressed in the morning more of a challenge than usual. How you dress should both be practical and make you feel good. Choosing your outfit in the morning should be fun, it shouldn’t become a chore like it can do as Autumn approaches. If you’re finding yourself staring aimlessly into your wardrobe, not to worry, we’ve got you covered! This week we started our 4 part guide to keeping your summer wardrobe into September and Autumn.
Don’t get us wrong, this isn’t a hard and fast rule, wear what you want is definitely our motto! But if you’re looking for some ideas we’re here to help!
Autumn Style Tip #1 – Brown and Leopard Print
We’re putting these two together because they are very similar. The basis being, over summer it feels more natural to mix brights with brights. As the leaves turn colours it feels instinctive to bring some of this into your look. We’re talking acorn, conker, bark, you get the vibe.
There are still plenty of bold colours in nature at this time of year, so be like a flower and mix your brights with browns.
Autumn Style Tip #2 – Just add tights!
Simple, huh? That skirt you love or those shorts can still be a part of your wardrobe with a layer of tights!
Whether it’s seamed or seamfree, the little layer can work wonders. Lady K Loves personal preference is to keep the tights skin tone while the weather is warmer and the days longer.
Seams on tights look great and make a statement with pencil & wiggle skirts, a signature sexy look within the vintage community. Shorts and tights were all the rage a while back… Add in a pair of cropped cowboy boots, (extra points for tassels) for a real rock chic look. It’s a surprise outfit for a night out which looks great!
Tights or stockings not your thing? Switch it out for some knee-high statement socks for extra warmth and a fun feel. Be it Clueless cuteness, or retro roller girl – knee-high socks work just as well with boots or peep-toe shoes. Honestly, it sounds odd but looks quirky and stylish. Going bold and brave always gives the impression you’re a wilder dresser than you may actually be!
Autumn Style Tip #3 – Layering
Layering can really change an outfit and is a simple way to mix up what you’ve got, change your style a little and add, or take away warmth. A perfect transitional wardrobe tip as the weather begins to cool down. It gives you the ability to create completely new looks with the pieces collecting dust at the back of your wardrobe, and a chance to be creative with your clothing.
One of our favourite ways to play with this is to add a wrap top or shirt over a dress. Mixing up and moving away from the classic knitted cardigan laying for something usually worn by itsself changes the base layer, in this case, a dress, and redefines the layer added on top.
Layering your garments gives you the option to add in more colours, shapes and prints. That favourite halter dress suddenly has a new life with dramatic sleeves from our Teresa wrap top (oh what, there’s a range of plain organic cotton options in the sale?!)
Our Priscilla blouse makes for great Autumn layering, with the option to wear it unbuttoned, and have tee underneath peeking through, or a blouse on top of a dress can look great – we’ve known our Splendid wrap top to look adorable with a vintage dress underneath.
How about switching it up entirely. Forget layering on the top, wear one of our Darling skirts over a dress!
If you want to keep the layering simple, try introducing scarves to your go-to outfits. They’ll keep you warm, and add to your outfit without you needing to step too far outside of your style comfort zone.
Autumn Style Tip # 4 – Rockabilly Jeans & Denim
It’s a wardrobe staple and a big part of what we do at Lady K Loves. We’re well known for our 1950s style and rockabilly jeans. From our wide leg high waist jeans, with the Le Wild to high waisted jeans for petites with the Polly style. The best jeans for a curvy figure, when you want high waisted vintage jeans are our Hug Me Baby style, and of course the original retro jeans which are super high waisted, our Classic jeans.
Why are jeans so great? Being made from cotton they are a natural fibre and therefore breathable. The best fibres to keep you warm are natural fibres. Anything originally plant-based or animal-based, such as wool, will keep you cool & warm because it will allow air to flow.
We make them versitile for hotter or colder weather by adjusting out turn-ups. If it’s heating up, roll them up a couple more times to create a retro peddle pusher style. Feeling chilly? Roll them back down to cover all of your legs!