For me, no season feels more like a fresh start than Autumn. It could be all the new beautiful clothes in the stores, or memories of heading back to school or university, but suddenly, Autumn makes me want to take a long hard look at my wardrobe! Before going crazy on Oxford Street to buy all the latest pieces, it’s best to first take a look at your current wardrobe, and making sure that you look, and feel fabulous, and investing on some key essentials to ensure you feel confident in your Autumnal ensembles.
– The Basics –
No matter what outfit you put together, you’ll feel your best when you feel supported and comfortable, so my first Autumn Fashion essential is the newly re-launched ultimate strapless bra from Wonderbra. Far from my high school years when I saved up for a Wonderbra to give my cleavage a much needed boost, the ultimate strapless bra is perfect for layering up under your cosiest autumnal knits, and taking you right through to even the most risqué of evening outfits. With patented hand support technology and new silicone dot technology, the underwear ensures that you feel supported, and confident that no matter what your outfit, one thing you don’t need to worry about is your bra slipping or showing!
As well as being comfortable and supported, Autumn is all about being cosy! I’ve found the most scrumptiously soft dressing gown from New Look, it’s so sumptuous and delicious – even Dexter loves to snuggle up in it with me! (Anyone who follows me on Snapchat will know this already!) My equally as cosy slippers are from Emu Australia, the beautiful mauve colour is so unusual for slippers, and the fluffy lining is such a treat for tired feet at the end of the day!
– Layer Up –
One of my favourite parts of Autumnal dressing is layering up. I’ve mentioned several times before but my favourite item of clothing for layering this season is this waterfall faux suede/sheepskin gilet from Dorothy Perkins. It’s gorgeously soft to touch, as a beautifully elegant way of hanging, and best of all, is only £29. Here I’ve layered it under a patchwork scarf in my favourite autumnal colours, and my most-worn rust coloured high neck top. A pair of dark, well fitting trousers is another Autumnal essential, and my favourite pair is this Olive green wax effect pair from Oasis. Sticking to a neutral colour palette, my Emu boots and Superdry fur headband ensure that I look on trend while being snug and cosy too!
– Evening Glamour –
I used to find evening outfits quite tricky at this time of year, but layering isn’t just for the day time – a faux fur stole can add a surprising amount of warmth to evening dresses, and this strapless dress from Superdry definitely needs a little something to throw on over your shoulders as the temperature drops. The dress itself is an incredibly flattering navy and deep green tartan print, with a fit and flare silhouette. As it’s strapless, the Ultimate Strapless Wonderbra is also an essential for this evening look – it’s available in nude (like mine) but also black, ivory and black lace and works perfectly for so many tricky outfit options!
I also have a Wonderbra set to giveaway to one lucky reader! It’s super easy to enter, just complete the rafflecopter below (or as many as you’d like – the more you do, the more points you get and more chance to win!) and you could win a set of your choice from the new Wonderbra range. You can also head over to ASOS to win an Ultimate Style party outfit with GHDs, a set from Wonderbra and Benefit Makeup as well as ASOS vouchers!