Basic Clothing Items for Autumn/Winter

The chill is in the air here in Cheshire and it is now officially autumn. Autumn is the start of the layering fashion season and it is normally my favourite time of the year because it is usually not too cold, with minimal rain. The autumn/winter fashion season is also my favourite. The colours in the autumn/winter collection are always so beautiful and I am a huge fan of layering pieces. Like many others, I will be shopping around for some fashion wardrobe essentials in the next few weeks. If you are on the hunt for basic clothing items this season, you are reading the right post. Here are some ideas for you:

Basic Clothing Items for Autumn/Winter
A Good Winter Jacket

Winter jackets are basic clothing essentials for the chilly season so it is always a good idea to invest in a great quality piece. You will be wearing a lot of it in this weather so make the right investment. This Superdry Ripstop Longline Puffer Jacket below is a great option. It looks nice and cosy, and the fact that it is black and long means you can pop it on pretty much every day if you want. I always like it when winter jackets are functional and stylish.

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A Stylish Jumper

I love wrapping myself in stylish jumpers once the chilly season starts. Jumpers are great practical clothing items for your wardrobe this season. I like to have a couple in different designs and colours. This Drop Shoulder Letter Sweatshirt/Jumper by SHEIN below is a fab choice. It comes in a variety of colours and all the shades look so good.

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Stylish Cardigans

It is always a great idea to have a couple of cardigans in your wardrobe ready for layering. Cardigans are great for when you need to pop on an extra layer of clothing but still look fashionable. I will be grabbing a few this season since this is one area in my wardrobe that needs filling. This Ribbed V-Neck Relaxed Longline Cardigan by M&S below is a great option.

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A Blanket Scarf

Scarves are so important for every season. I like to have a couple in my wardrobe for various seasons. Blanket scarves are great for cold weather. These stylish accessories look good and keep you warm and toasty at the same time. I currently have my eye on this Firenze Geometric Print Blanket Scarf by Accessorize (pictured below). It looks fabulous and would be a nice addition to a winter wardrobe.

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What do you think of these basic clothing items for autumn/winter? Did any catch your eye?

 

 

 

 

Add more vintage style to your wardrobe with these easy style tips

Are you desperate to add a touch of vintage style to your wardrobe? It’s easy to look back at the styles of fashion icons like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Jane Mansfield and think that a white halter neck dress and perfectly coiffed hairdo will cut it. Sadly, it’s not that simple.

Vintage style means flawless elegance and it’s not easy to pull off. However, there are ways that you can add a touch of vintage style to your current wardrobe without looking like you’ve walked straight out of a fancy-dress shop. Read on for some simple vintage style advice!

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Glasses

The most effective way to emanate a vintage vibe is by using accessories. This means that if you wear glasses, you’re in luck! You’ll find a huge range of vintage style glasses available online. Vintage style glasses are certainly popular right now, and you can forget painfully heavy and bulky frames of yesteryear, as these days you can enjoy vintage style in absolute comfort.

Start shopping for vintage glasses online now and you can try hundreds of vintage styles virtually, from the comfort of your own home!

An A-line skirt

Unequivocally 50s! A-line skirts are the epitome of vintage style and they go with pretty much anything. This means that incorporating them into your current wardrobe is essential. The flattering cut of an A-line skirt means that it suits any body shape and type, meaning you’ll be full of confidence and vintage vibes no matter your shape or your age!

Add some pearls

Pearls ooze glamour and sophistication, but they’re also subtle and delicate. Working with simple accessories like a string of pearls means you can add vintage style to any outfit. Whether you’re heading to the office, for a coffee with the girls, or enjoying a night out with your S.O.

Try adding some vintage buttons

If you love sewing, then this one could be for you. If you want to mix eras and add a splash of vintage to your current shirts, blouses, and cardigans then consider replacing the buttons on your contemporary pieces with vintage ones. You’ll find buttons from eras gone by in haberdashery shops and even in online marketplaces. If you don’t know how to sew, there’s no better time to learn.

Rich fabrics are your friends

Stars of the silver screen didn’t wear polyester or cheap materials, they draped themselves in heavenly, luxurious fabrics. Silk, velvet, and satin were always the go-to fabrics on the red carpet and thankfully these days they don’t cost the earth. You don’t necessarily have to choose items of clothing in these richer materials. Shoes, handbags, and scarves can add a dash of sophisticated vintage to any modern outfit.

And finally, don’t overdo it!

It’s easy to try and replicate a whole vintage outfit. However, when it comes to fashion, less is often more. Adding a few vintage touches to your current wardrobe can add vintage luxury to any outfit! Keep it simple and experiment with different textures, fabrics, and colours.

Has Instagram taken over fashion blogging?

Since the Instagram showed up, life on the web has never been the same. Instagram has pretty much taken over the whole world. It is like we have all gone mad for the gram! Back in the early days of my blogging, fashion blogs were fun to follow and keep up with it. I had a few fashion bloggers I really liked and they inspired me to create my personal style posts. However, many of them have now abandoned their fashion blogs and only focus on their Instagram pages. Which brings me to the question behind this post – Has Instagram taken over fashion blogging?

 

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I have had a love and hate with Instagram from the start and it is because it is the fakest social media platform ever! The fakery is so annoying but I need to have a presence on them because it is so popular at the moment. If I had my way, I won’t even bother with the social media platform, but my feelings with Instagram tend to change on and off, so who knows how I feel about it next year.

 

Has Instagram taken over fashion blogging?

It is sad to see Instagram has fully taken over fashion blogging. The fashion blogs I fell in love with many years ago are hardly updated these days. All they do is post their outfits on the gram and who would blame them. Blogging takes a lot more work and effort. It is a lot easier to just post images on Instagram with a brief caption and hashtags. They don’t have to worry about SEO and all the other blog related issues. Promoting their images on Instagram plus their following is sure to get them a lot of engagement on their posts and if all that fails, they can easily cheat their way. This is not the case with blog posts so it is easy to see why fashion blogs are now neglected and attention is now firmly on Instagram.

 

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I do miss the good old days though. The days were fashion blogs were fun to watch. I could check on my bookmarked fashion blogs and get daily dose of fashion inspiration. Personal outfit posts and fashion news were my favourite kind of posts to read. These blogs taught me some of the things I now know when it comes to being a better blogger. It is sad to see these blogs are all gone. It would be nice to bring back the good old days of blogging.

Change is inevitable and we have to embrace it. It looks like Instagram is here to stay and it has changed a lot over the years as well with more changes scheduled to unfold. Change is part of life and as bloggers we have to embrace new social media platforms that are popular with the general public. The one thing I won’t ever do is neglect this part of the web though. Social media platforms come and go. They are free to use but can be taken away any minute. That thought keeps me grounded and focused on those things that really matter.

 

 

 

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