Friday, 27 October 2017

Autumnal Florals ( & #Passion4Fashion Linkup)



Oh Autumn, you are magnificent. The palette of dreams and the feeling of change in the air is something i will never grow tired of and is the reason why Autumn is my favourite season. The fact that the fashion for autumn is always magnificent may also have something to do with it too, as i am a girl who lives for beautiful boots, gorgeous chunky knitwear and captivating coats.

I've teamed up with Great Plains this week and chosen my favourite items for autumn.

Florals for Autumn


I think I am a girl who actually prefers a dark floral palette than summery toned florals. For me they are intrinsically more wearable, a little less pretty-pretty and more approachable and re-mixable.

This gorgeous floral print ruffle skirt is autumn personified. The dark colours contrast beautifully with the frilly cut of the skirt making this such a wonderful item to dress up or down and has the girly cut mixed perfectly with the navy and copper print. Because there are a number of colours in this skirt, all based on a neutral background of navy, it means there are many different remixing options to be worn with it.

I love the idea of mixing in some greys or creams for the top half or also adding in some burgundy, whether that be with a coat or some boots. All of those colours will just make this skirt sing!

Knitwear

Is there anything more wonderful than an autumnal coloured jumper/sweater?!
I have to say i am a knitwear floozy and flirt with different jumpers regularly, but this rusty orange jumper with swing sleeves has barely left my back since it arrives. Some days i've even been getting home and changing out of that days outfit, opting for comfort indoors of course, and popping on some comfy leggings and this gorgeously comfy mohair jumper.
Be sure to check out the great selection of ladies jumpers Great Plains has, because if this beauty is anything to go by, then they're fabulous i can assure you.
As well as working seamlessly with the skirt (and my indoor leggings for loungin' around!) this jumper works perfectly with jeans and also culottes. I plan on wearing it with my navy culottes and baker boy hat really soon.


 Finishing Touches


I added some black in to the mix with my boots and jacket, as i love navy and contrasting black at the moment. 
The biker jacket always lends a touch of toughness to a girly look. which for me, is the ideal balance of feminine and masculine in an outfit.

One of my favourite styles right now is knee high boots and midi skirts. It's a revival of that 70's look that never goes out of fashion and, I find, makes wearing skirts extremely practical and easy(no legs on show, no worries about tights, legs covered from the cold.. the practicalities go on).

The navy bag and bobble earrings finish the look and bring in all the colours from throughout the outfit.



My favourite Autumnal outfit so far this season, and i can't wait to wear each piece separately too.
What are you favourite items to wear in autumn?











 Shop The Look:
Jumper
Skirt
Boots: super old so i've been eyeing up those linked as a replacement
Biker: Try this
Navy Bag: Laura Ashley



 *In collaboration with the wonderful brand Great Plains who i throughly enjoy working with and showcasing their gorgeous pieces to you.




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13 comments

  1. I love how perfectly the colours of the jumper and skirt match together, it's a really nice combination and such autumnal colours! :)

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you're having a lovely week. After a tough week with an unwell toddler, I'm looking forward to the weekend!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  2. What a fantastic outfit! I totally agree about a darker palette for florals too - summery pastel flowers are much too girly for me x

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  3. I love, love, love this Rachel! Autumn is my favorite season too and for all of the same reasons!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.com

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  4. Everything about this look is perfect. Love the floral skirt, boots and jacket and of course that beautiful sweater.

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  5. You look absolutely stunning in this outfit!

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  6. This is such a fabulous outfit, Rachel!! That skirt can probably transcend every season!!!
    Have a great weekend!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  7. Wow that's a fabulous outfit, I love Autumn too! Pretty skirt works well with so many colours, like the jumper too. Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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  8. I know what you mean about dark florals, I favor them too. I LOVe these colors on you, the rust sweater and skirt is so pretty for fall.
    Have a great weekend!
    jess xx
    www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  9. This is such a beautiful look! I love the floral skirt, and that red sweater is so pretty! I'm a sweater person so they are the first things I pull out at the turn of the season!

    Mary
    https://www.themarycurator.com/

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  10. I love all the colors in your outfit, and they look great on you! Thank you for hosting the linkup, and happy Friday!
    Cheryl Shops | www.cherylshops.net

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  11. I love that outfit. It is so appropriate fro Autumn.
    Marilyn

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  12. I agree with your completely that dark florals are more wearable and less girly! This outfit is fabulous! I love the pairing of the feminine ruffle skirt with the moto jacket and boots.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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  13. These autumnal colours are gorgeous. I love the pretty skirt, and that jumper looks so cosy. I have quite a few things from Great Plains, including a couple of lovely coats. They're always good quality and fit well.

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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