My Go-To Autumn outfit

It’s fair to say i have a huge crush on stripes. Tops, skirts and now dresses, i just can’t resist. You see, for me it just feels like a fail-safe formula. Want to look smart but comfy? Then throw on some tried and tested stripes in one way shape or form, and you shan’t go wrong.
On Sunday morning hubby said he was taking us all out for Sunday lunch (yippee from me as no cooking!) After going through 3 different outfits and some ‘I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR’ screams, i settled on this dress and loved it! I threw it on (literally threw on, as we were heading out the door, as mentioned those 3 previous outfit changes had made me hangry and desperate to get out the door and in to the restaurant)  my new camel boyfriend coat, tartan scarf and beautiful black riding boots. It may have been the relief of food or the fact that it was nice to be out and about after a 4 day battle with a horrendous cold, but i LOVED this outfit. I was warm and snuggly, yet the stripes always make me feel well pulled together and fairly chic.
The fun pattern mixing between the stripes and tartan is a nice modern nod to a classic look. I finished off with one of Yosa’s new a/w winter necklaces and i was happy,happy, happy.
I can just tell this will be my go-to autumn outfit of choice for many an occasion.

 Striped Dress: & Other Stories

Lotus Chill Black Boots: c/o Lotus Shoes

Scarf: Dorothy Perkins

Jacket & Bag: F&F

Necklace: Yosa

Do you have your Autumn go-to outfit yet?

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  1. October 13, 2014 / 8:54 am

    This is a gorgeous, dressed up Fall Outfit while still feeling casual. Thanks for inspiring me to try a similar look with my B+W Striped Dress. Love this. The scarf and coat are gorgeous, Rachel.

    Always love seeing your pretty looks. Welcome by to see my latest. =) Happy Monday Pretty Mamma!!

  2. October 13, 2014 / 9:09 am

    Thus far, I've resisted the & Other Stories website, but I love this dress on you – so chic!

  3. October 13, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    I am in need of some stripes in my closet. Love it , the get up and go factor, adding the scarf, for more fall color, looks great. My GUAG outfit would be a sweater dress in the fall, tights and boots.
    from the link up
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  4. October 13, 2014 / 7:19 pm

    I'll be stealing this style, Rachel. Love this! Lynne x

  5. October 13, 2014 / 9:43 pm

    Love how you've mixed geometric prints! This plaid is the perfect combination of colors! Get it gurl!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

  6. October 13, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    this is such a perfect autumn look!

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  7. October 14, 2014 / 12:10 am

    I love, love, love this outfit! I would so wear this. The stripes with the plaid and camel? Perfect!

  8. October 14, 2014 / 1:43 pm

    Love this outfit: the stripes, the camel coat, the plaid scarf! Where to start on what I love. The mixing of prints is something I love but have yet to do! I also love the camel coat. I think it just automatically says chic to me. & I used to use stripes as my fail safe…until everything in my closet became stripes. Then I had to rethink my wardrobe hahah
    Stopping by from Style Elixir 🙂

    Dear Sunny Vintage

  9. October 14, 2014 / 6:29 pm

    this look is so classic and chic Rachel! I've gotta find a dress like this soon, i'm inspired to dig around my closet for stripes!

    C's Evolution of Style

  10. October 15, 2014 / 6:23 am

    I like your shoes and scarf! Lovely outfit!

  11. October 15, 2014 / 7:13 pm

    Love your stripes. They are definitely one of my favorites. I feel your pain on the I have nothing in my closet to wear problem. I have the same challenge all the time. 🙂 Love the cute outfit you came up with. 🙂

  12. October 15, 2014 / 8:23 pm

    I really love this dress Rachel & really want a long sleeve striped dress! Those boots are pretty awesome too! I hope you are feeling better?! Ax

  13. October 16, 2014 / 8:41 am

    This is such a fall outfit and it's so beautiful! You look stunning!

  14. October 17, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    Your outfit has everything that I love! Stripes, a camal coat and plaid! Beautifully done!

    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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