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Thursday 31 October 2019

3 Ways to Wear Summer's Florals In Autumn

Helloo my lovelies. 
OMG! The last day of October - how did that happen?!

Autumn is well and truly here and most days on the island are chilly and crisp, and the number of dank and cold days are increasing at a ferocious pace.
It's the time of the season when the weather is scratching around for its rightful place.  I find myself wanting a touch of lightness in my dress yet with the security of layering up whilst the weather struggles to find its season.

So a light fabric base of a dress or skirt with warmer additions is ideal for an out-out right now.  And here are three of the umpteen warmer additions.

1.  With a Biker (Moto) Jacket

Here's what I wore recently for a dinner out with friends on a night when the weather had most definitely found its autumn - cold, rainy and very blustery.  Brrr.  So that took me to a tried and tested go-to of pretty skirt, woolly jumper, boots and a biker.
I call this combo my edgy granny look.

Easy silk skirt, ca. 2002

I did debate on whether to to a French tuck of my jumper.

But nah, who wants to see my granny's tum protrusion at dinner eh?!

And to prove the "tried and tested" point, I was wearing something very similar in 2016 in a-spring-in-my-step. HERE

The tried and tested look is seen here, back in February 2016.

More Inspo

Worn with a flowery dress (Pinterest)

2.  With a Blazer


3.  With a Cardi


It's surprising what can be added to a thin dress or skirt to make it wearable in the chillier months, yet keeping the look stylish rather than bundled up.   Just adding a woolly or jacket, a belt, some warm boots can instantly make light florals wearable right now, whilst still keeping some sense of stylishness.

Is this the sort of transitional  look you wear for a date night or dinner with friends in Autumn?

A la perchoine,
Mary x.


  1. Oh yes, I love to wear my summer dresses with a thick cardigan and boots. Such a waist to only wear them in summer right!

  2. Well we certainly share a brain - I just wrote a post for next week and did pictures about the same thing! Ha!!! I'll have to give you a mention, you did a beautiful job my friend. I love the first outfit - so chic!!

    1. Aww thanks, sista, and we truly do share a brain, ha!
      Hugs, x.

  3. Yes love it. Getting new looks out of existing clothes is great.

  4. Nice ideas! I actually do not have much in the way of florals in my closet but I really like the look with the moto jacket.

    1. The moto goes with just about anything and EVERYTHING!
      Hugs, x.

  5. Yes, it looks great! I have quite a few light weight dresses that I'm carrying through to winter with the addition of shirts, cardis and jackets; plus thick tights or leggings and boots!

    Have a great week, Mary, and stay warm!

    1. Well my reply is exceptionally tardy, but you certainly have been rocking those dresses this winter Vronni!
      Hugs, x.

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