I love the summer, the sunshine brings out the happiness in me and I feel so much brighter outside and in – yes it can get a bit much when you’re dripping with sweat in the office, tossing and turning at night with humidity and cursing the guy that doesn’t understand what antiperspirant is, but despite it all I still love it.
Sadly for me, we’re coming to the end of the summer (although I feel like we’ve still got one mini heatwave coming 😎) but with the end of summer, comes an opportunity to pull out some transitional pieces to take you through this awkward weather. As much as I love the lazy summer days, I love autumnal fashion as it’s an opportunity to mix up the staples that I’ve worn in the summer with some more autumnal pieces that I’ve added to my wardrobe. I was kindly gifted a gorgeous tea dress from Boohoo for today’s post and took the opportunity to put together an outfit you could wear in the transition season before the frostier mornings arrive.
This dress was something that my wardrobe was calling out for; I don’t have that many red pieces and it’s a great shade for all seasons to start a base for a great outfit. In the summer, I’d pair it with some sandals and be on my way, but for the limbo between summer and autumn, I knew I had to pull out my tan Chelsea boots from Clark’s.
To transition this dress into autumn, I decided that my failsafe vintage denim jacket from Polo Ralph Lauren would be perfect;
Ironically, the day I chose to start writing and shooting for this post, the weather was heating up again, so I took the jacket out but ended up swinging it over my shoulder; it’s very oversized, so having it on properly took away from the dress and was far too hot!
I can’t wait to get more wear out of this little number, I know I’ll be rocking it in the winter with some thick black tights, my DM’s and biker jacket, with some white sandals and a tan in the summer; the possibilities are endless!
Thank you to Nafeesa at Boohoo for sending this over and collaborating with me for this post!