Now, you all know I’m fond of a floral dress. For me, the epitome of autumn style is a cute tea dress, thick tights, a chunky knit and some leather brogues. But ladies, we’re talking about alternative autumnal outfits. And floral dresses in autumn are about as alternative as My Chemical Romance.
If you’ve followed me on Twitter for a while, you might recognise this jumpsuit. I first tried it on in summer 2010 (and tweeted a photo of me wearing it) and fell in love, but at £95 it was far too expensive. So I bided my time, watched the sales like a hawk and finally, just after Christmas, spotted it for £20. High five!
I snapped it up and wore it a few times over summer, but I think it works wonderfully as part of my AW wardrobe. I wore it with ballet flats instead of sandals and threw this cuddly mohair cardi over the top (another item from my charity shop knitwear haul, bought for £3.50), but it works equally well with heels and a blazer for a smarter look.
The jumpsuit finishes off four days of alternative autumn outfits – first it was the leather trousers, then the non knee high boots and yesterday, the sequin skirt. So, do you have a favourite? Which would you wear with pleasure, and which have no business in your wardrobe thank-you-very-much?
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Alternative Autumn Essentials series, and the other posts in my AW11 style guide (like my Look Show AW11 round-up and my Wearing the AW Trends guide). If you have, I’d love you to vote for me in the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards in the ‘established fashion blog’ category (where I’m known as Little Bird Fashion for some reason!). The competition is fierce and I’m up against some of my blogging besties, so your vote means a lot. Thank you to everyone who’s voted so far, and to everyone who reads, comments and tweets – big hugs for you all!