Temperatures how really dropped of late so it’s now time to officially pull out all my cosy winter gear. This great cardigan by Life with Bird is the ideal go-to piece to throw on over a tee, and the black and white grid pattern gives it a great point of difference. I searched high and low for a pair of jeans that would easily transition from day to night and this pair by Camilla and Marc is the perfect shade of blue to be a bit of a wardrobe chameleon; it can easily work for a variety of different looks. My Preen sunglasses have been on high rotation of late because they’re so versatile and I love that the cat-eye detail gives them a bit of a vintage feel. I’ve teamed this look with my Proenza Schouler clutch and Aquazurra heels to give it a dressier feel but if could easily be dressed down with a pair of sneakers and a tote for casual weekend wear.
You don’t necessarily need 50 shades of grey in your wardrobe, sometimes you only need to look to one: the ever versatile grey marle. This grey Lover dress is elevated to a more polished look with the braiding around the shoulders and waist and the flared skirt. It’s also a great dress to accommodate my growing bump. As the dress is quite a subdued colour I’ve added fun accessories such as my cat-eye Preen sunglasses and Gianvito Rossi heels.
I am all about a shift dress. I love the simplicity of the silhouette and when in a fresh colour such as crisp white it’s the ideal year-round dress (it’s also been great as a maternity dress, too). I loved the tie-side detail of this Bec and Bridge dress which gives it a slight edge to the usually more demure look of a regular shift. I’ve teamed it with my Adidas sneakers for a casual day out but it could easily be dressed up with a pair of heels for an evening event. My Christian Paul watch, Preen sunglasses and my personalised clutch from The Daily Edited are the ideal way to add a pop of colour to the neutral canvas of the dress.
This Bec and Bridge is the latest result of my continuing love affair with off the shoulder pieces. It’s a great update on the little black dress and teamed with my favourite Aquazurra fringe heels and cat-eye sunglasses from Preen it gives it a playful touch. I’ve kept the outfit quite simple by sticking to the one hue head-to-toe and pairing it with my black Proenza Schouler clutch. I wore this out to a lunch event but it only needs a blazer to take it from day to night.
Heading into that trans-seasonal period where the weather is a little inconsistent can make getting dressed everyday a little tricky. It can sometimes be hard to predict if it’s going to be warm or a jacket kind of day and there’s nothing worse than ending up overheating or worse still, freezing the entire day. This is why I’m a big fan of long sleeved dresses during autumn. They’re great because they’ll keep you warm if the temperature suddenly drops throughout the day but they’re not so hot that you’ll end up sweltering if the weather gets warm. Plus I’m always a big believer in dresses if you want to get out the door faster. There’s no need to think about separates working together, simply pop on a dress, choose your shoes and you’re out the door.
Ease of dressing aside I’m now all about dresses given I have a burgeoning baby bump to accomodate so I’ve been on a bit of a shopping reconnaissance mission to update my wardrobe. I’ve been scouring high and low for some new labels to add to the mix and discovered Goodnight Macaroon. Their range is quite classic and they have a great range of quality staples (including a lovely selection of dresses) so it works perfectly with my wardrobe aesthetic. I snapped up the above dresses and love the fact they’re all really diverse in styles and can easily work for multiple occasions. I can wear them for a day in the office as easily as I could at an event or hanging out with my family. And what’s even better is that I’ll be able to wear them again after my pregnancy. Plus for someone who doesn’t get much time to shop, I love the fact that they have an online store so I can snap up multiple pieces without ever having to leave home.
There are some style staples that are eternally chic and at the top of most lists are a crisp white shirt and blue jeans. This pairing will always be a classic and with good reason – it’s understated, easy to pull together and let’s face it, unbelievably comfortable. I’ve opted for a more relaxed take on this look with a loose fitting Studio.W shirt and distressed denim, but if you want to dress it up simply opt for a more structured shirt and darker denim. To complement this look I’ve kept it quite simple with a black Proenza Schouler clutch, Preen sunglasses and statement Aquazurra heels and a neutral-hued Christian Paul watch.
On the hunt for the perfect white shirt? Scroll below for my favourite style and steal picks.