Autumn style | How to wear your summer clothes in the Autumn

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Summer to Autumn style

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Summer to Autumn style can be tricky. It’s sometimes warm, sometimes cold. One minute you’re overheating and the next you’re an ice cube.

This is the perfect excuse to carry on wearing summer clothes! Maybe you have a summer playsuit that you love wearing or you just found the cutest dress in the sales and you don’t want to wait ‘til next year to wear it?

And you’re anything like me, you’ll be clinging onto Summer for as long as possible (I’m still in denial that it’s Autumn).

So, when you’re about to stuff your summer clothes into the back of the wardrobe, think again.

You just need to adjust the rest of your outfit to the season.

End of Summer outfit |  Autumn outfit

Summer outfit and autumn outfit. Summer to Autumn style - Ted Baker dress.

Dress: Ted Baker*Ted Baker in the sales

End of Summer outfit

I love this shift dress – it has a bit of a Chloé vibe to it, where the simple shape means you can either dress it up or down. It’s light-weight during the Summer but easy to layer during the Autumn and the neutral colour will look great with any accent colours you choose to put with it!

Summer to Autumn Dress - Outfit one - summer look with embroidered boots
Dress: Ted Baker* | Belt: Ted Baker (out of stock) | Boots: Miss Selfridge (last year) Similar | Sunglasses: Marni | Bag: Furla

Hannah Gladwin in pink/nude Ted Baker shift dress, with embroidered black Miss Selfridge boots and Furla Metropolis nude bag wearing Marni sunglasses onto of head

Summer to Autumn Style
Dress: Ted Baker* | Belt: Ted Baker (out of stock) | Boots: Miss Selfridge (last year) Similar | Sunglasses: Marni | Bag: Furla

Here’s how to take it from this into Autumn:

1. Footwear

Firstly, this is the easiest thing to start with. Change from sandals and espadrilles into some boots. Boots are what really takes an outfit from Summer to Autumn, because: a) obviously boots are more season appropriate for kicking fallen leaves, b) they provide more warmth and protection, and c) they just look autumny. (Proper word being autumnal :))

Dress: Ted Baker* | Belt: Topshop | Boots: Public Desire | Hat: Missguided | Sleeveless coat: Oasis (last year) | Bag: Fendi

2. Accessories

Swap your sunnies for a warm hat and change the thin belt for a chunkier belt. I went a corset-style, lace-up belt in dark grey to give a nice contrast to the nude colour.  
You could always wear tights with but I’m not ready for that, so over-the-knee boots keep your legs covered and warm, whilst looking chic!

Close up of Hannah Gladwin wearing Ted Baker nude dress and Fendi canvas and cloth bag, with a corset belt and sleeveless coat. Summer to Autumn style

 

3. Layer up

Thin layers are great for when the weather’s temperamental. You can add or remove whenever you get too hot or cold.

In the Autumn, a sleeveless coat is a must for me – it keeps your core body warm, but allows you more freedom and breeziness without sleeves. Plus – more room for LAYERS! Whether it’s a chunky-arse knit sweater or sheer long-sleeve shirt.

4. Textures

Swap your light-cotton cardis for heavier woolen pieces and bring in tweeds and velvets. Sure enough, embroidery and embellishment will a big thing again this Autumn-Winter, so look to Gucci for some inspiration!

Hey, look! A CAT!

5. Introduce seasonal colours

If you’ve gone for a light-coloured summery dress, like this pinky-nude Ted Baker dress, bring in warm, berry and jewel tones to make your dress fit in with the season. I absolutely love deep burgundy and plum.

6. Makeup

I love a berry-matte lip in the colder months. ‘Glastonberry’ by Charlotte Tilbury is just beautiful – the perfect pout for sipping on a pumpkin-spiced latte.

Close up shot of Hannah Gladwin with the sunset and autumn leave in the background. Wearing: Ted Baker dress and felt Burgundy floppy hat and Charlotte Tilbury 'Glastonberry' matte lipstick.

Lipstick: Charlotte Tilbury ‘Glastonberry’

Voilà! Make your summer staples last all year round! Do you have any tips for your Summer to Autumn outfits?

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21 Comments

    1. Thank you so much! Yeah I’m more of a summer person than an autumn person! I have my sister to thank for some good photography 😉 xxx

  1. This is such a good post, and I love your photos! That dress is gorgeous, no wonder you don’t want to give it up just yet!I’ve recently lost quite a bit of weight and the winter clothes I have are all too big, so I definitely need to figure out a way to continue wearing my summer clothes until I have a bit more money to buy some new autumn and winter clothes!

    1. Ah well the great thing about having larger winter clothes, when it comes to jumpers and sweater dress, oversized is always better and more snuggly – so there’s one good thing about that!
      Yeah you should go for it! 🙂 just put layers on and you’re good to go xxx

  2. I love this post! Those boots are to die for I’m the same I find it so hard to stop wearing my summer clothes but this has given me some good ideas so thank you! Xx

    Jessxclare.wordpress.com

  3. Girl, I’m so with you. The constantly changing weather makes it hard deciding what to wear. I love your burgundy pieces and that sleeveless coat. So chic!

    1. It really does, doesn’t it! Glad I’m not the only one. Thank you so much 🙂 so kind of you! X

  4. I’m an autumn adorer, but saying goodbye to my summer wardrobe is a tough business! Layering is indeed key. During autumn the weather can be tricky -one moment the sun is shining the other it’s pouring outside. Love the idea of a sleeveless coat and I also love the plum-colours (AND I’m head-over-heels in love with those boots). You’ve definitely rekindled my autumn wardrobe attitude! 😉

    Love,
    Dominique

    http://www.fashionedbypluche.blogspot.com

    1. It is a tough business! I definitely get why Autumn is most people’s favourite season.. you get to experiment a lot! Glad to have helped 😉 yeah, so pleased I got that sleeveless coat last year; it’s all I’ve been wearing at the moment cos you really can just chuck it on top of a big sweater!
      Xx

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