Now that summer is firmly over and we’ve enjoyed the last of our Indian summer (or as I like to call it, climate change-induced heat), it’s time to turn my attention to getting dressed in an appropriate fashion for autumn. Although we all like to proclaim that it’s jumper season or sweater weather, often it isn’t. More likely it’s ‘wear a jumper until 11am and then slowly sweat until you can’t anymore’ weather. To me, it’s definitely layer lightly, lightly still weather.

I honestly can’t remember the last time I did a proper seasonal haul. It’s felt incredibly wasteful to me pretty much since I decided to move Daisybutter from a fashion blog to more of a lifestyle one back in 2011. Plus with the current noise about sustainable living, second-hand September and all things a little more earth-friendly, there’s never been an easier time to shop your stash or make great use of what we all already have. I’m here for it.

As such, this new-season style toolkit is designed more to provide inspiration for your seasonal clothing capsule. I can’t wait to pull out my favourite Sezané and Eudon Choi knits, shelve some camis and dig out *those* corduroy trousers I wore somewhat obsessively in 2012. Eight pieces, ready to be paired however you wish. Let’s go…

Dinosaur Button Knit Cardigan Kick Flare Stretch Ecru Jeans Floral Shirred High Neck Mini Dress Monogram Slides by Stella McCartney Double Breasted Blazer Floral Print Double Split Midi Skirt The Cheeky Straight Jean Embossed Logo Camera Bag

For some reason, I cannot get my mind off a cosy chunky cardigan this autumn. Whilst they’re not particularly groundbreaking, I’m definitely ready to embrace a big ol’ cardigan again. And how cute is this Dinosaur Button Knit Cardigan from And Other Stories?! I’m imagining it worn with a bralette and a pair of faux leather trousers, a.k.a. the trouser of the moment. Aside from black faux leather trousers, I’m obsessed with these Kick Flare Stretch Ecru Jeans and can imagine them being perfect when tailored slightly cropped and with a heeled boot underneath.

I’ve already brought back my Floral Print Long-Sleeved Dress from the archives (I’ve had it three autumns now and I think I might be able to get a few more wears and washes out of it!). But I’m considering investing in a replacement as I’m a huge fan of little dresses teamed with rolled down socks and boots. This Floral Shirred High Neck Mini Dress is ticking all of the boxes for me right now!

For moments when a mini won’t do, midi skirts are still reigning. The Floral Print Double Split Midi Skirt would be perfect worn with my Sezané knit or with a chunky black jumper! I’m also super curious to try Everlane. This sustainable brand have been on my radar for ages, and with free shipping on your first order, who could say no?! The Cheeky Straight Jean will be dreamy worn with a simple T-shirt, blazer and heeled boots.


What’s on your autumn/winter style list?

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