Chin chin b*tches, pints of Pimm’s and endless Aperol Spritz might be behind us this season, but there’s something about autumnal evenings in a candlelit bar or fireside in your local pub that oozes sophisticated, romantic vibes. As the evenings draw darker and the clocks fall back, the time for red lips, 30 denier tights, bundled up scarfs and flirty ankle boots is here, and is anyone else completely overjoyed about it?!
Whether you plan to sip a glass of red with the girls or a warming mocktail with a date (or two), nailing a seasonally appropriate look that is both weather appropriate and dressy enough to show 2020’s lockdown who’s boss is a simple pleasure of the cooler months that needs shouting about. If the draw of a cosy, intimate evening with your nearest and dearest at the coolest spot in town isn’t enough, the magic of your sophisticated autumn outfit will be.
Probs a bit OTT for evening drinks but we move! I’m doubling up on the croc with boots and an oversized blazer over this puff sleeve floral dress. Whack on a red lip and I’ll be ready to sip a few sparkling wines (read: slam a few tequilas).
Zara, FLORAL PRINT DRESS, £29.99 | *Boohoo, Block Heel Croc Knee High Boot, £45 | *Weekday, Rumi Croco Blazer, £70 | Zara, SHINY SHOULDER BAG, £49.99
Loving a bit of khaki and black for this upcoming season, and even though I’m yet to purchase a pair of knee-high heeled boots, I keep dreaming up outfits featuring this Dune pair. The silky satin midi skirt trend is yet to go anywhere so people probably have one of these in their wardrobe from last season, thrown on with some simple knitwear, chic black handbag and THE boots. Topped off with chunky gold jewellery, Zara has some really different bits in at the moment I’m loving!
*Mango, Midi satin skirt, £49.99 | *H&M, Knitted jumper, £17.99 | *H&M, Gathered shoulder bag, £24.99 | *Dune, SPICE – Black Pointed Knee High Boots, £195 | Zara, PACK OF LINK BRACELETS, £14.99 | Zara, SQUARE DANGLE EARRINGS, £14.99
Does anyone else struggle with dressing nice but warm in winter? Because I HATE being cold but I also hate tights so we’re in a bit of a predicament. I have a black jumpsuit similar to this one which I think will make a few appearances these crisp nights and can wear different accessories every time to switch it up but honestly I’m lost. I’ve wanted this Kurt Geiger bag for years so maybe this is the year I treat myself.
*Silk Fred, Kimono Knot Top Culotte Jumpsuit, £45 | PrettyLittleThing, BLACK STRAPPY GLADIATOR POINT TOE HEEL, £30 | *Anthropologie, Set of 3 Aimee Claw Hair Clips, £22
I love an evening drinks look, getting dressed up just always makes me feel good and it’s fun to let your hair down! I’ve gone for a leather blazer look, with some black straight jeans and an off the shoulder top. Paired with some green accessories to give it a little edge (anyone else obsessed with green at the moment?) and some gold hoop earrings!
*Marks and Spencer, Roma Straight Leg Jeans, £35 | *Marks and Spencer, Faux Leather Blazer, £59 | *ASOS, NA-KD cut out detail one shoulder top in black, £16 | *ASOS, Healing mid heeled mules in green, £55 | Azurina, ‘Amalfi’ Green Chain Strap Cross Body Bag, £120 | *Missoma, Medium Braid Hoop Earrings, £110
I. Love. Evening. Drinks! Any excuse to get dressed up is 100% something I’m down for (the novelty still hasn’t worn off after lockdown) and a sexy red lip and glass of wine is my idea of heaven. I’ve gone for a chic, black number from Warehouse which gives me mega Alexa Chung vibes so of course I love it. I recently got a pair of second hand knee high boots and now want to replace my entire shoe collection with other variations of them and this pair from Nasty Gal are AMAZING. Will be buying ASAP.
*Warehouse, Flute Sleeve Diamond Trim Shirt Dress, £69 | *Nasty Gal, Faux Leather Contrast Knee High Heeled Boots, £59 | *Glossier, Generation G sheer matte lipstick, £14*Selfridges, ROOP Upcycled Furoshiki satin bag, £75
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