3 Easy Autumn/Winter Vintage Style Tricks

As the weather gets cooler, it’s now time to ditch the bare legs and reach for the tights. But Autumn fashion doesn’t have to be all thick jumpers and jeans.

I don’t know about you, but Autumn always gets me in the mood for knitted grandma gilets, prints and different fabrics including velvets in rusty hues that reflect the glorious colours of the great outdoors.

Autumn/ Winter is especially good for mixing and matching your fashion. Layering lends itself very well to a heavy ’70s feel, and no boho wardrobe is complete without fringing, liberty-inspired prints kitsch prints and texture overload.

So if your look is more seventies show than TOWIE, this is the season to REALLY have some fun with your fashion.

Here’s some Autumn style inspiration ideas for a versatile and very vintage season ahead.

1. A patterned shirt layered over a dress and fringed waistcoat

Floral prints don’t have to be reserved for the summer.  Instead of wearing a shirt with a skirt, layer up a old summer shirt over a dress and  add a fringed waistcoat for a fresh, new look. These two items are from Pop Boutique in Leeds.

 

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2. Ditch classic T shirts for a Folk top 

For me vintage fashion is always more folksy and relaxed, than preppy. Something like this blue and cream embroidered top can be worn with anything, in place of a summer T – shirt, and is just as good worn in the evening with a skirt as it is with jeans. Pair with a man’s black hat with some phesant feathers stuck in the side and you have a look that is not only warm but hides next-day hair too.

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3. Bag a suede coat to keep out the chill

When it’s too warm for the “big coat” but too cold to go coatless, a suede coat is perfect. Tan is such as versatile colour for Autumn/ Winter and is so much more interesting than plain black; think of it as camouflage but without the hideous print.  PS it’s not true you can’t wash suede- I washed this in a cold bath with some Woolite and it came out a treat.

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Autumn’s Essential Accessories

A Hillhouse Vintage handbag

I got this vintage beauty from Asos Marketplace favourite, Hill House vintage

From clutches to classic retro handbags, Hillhouse have a fabulous variety of retro women’s bags that are stylish, unique and full of character. This beautiful bag is just one of many vintage leather pieces that are just waiting to be discovered and most are below £30 too. (bargain!)

PLUS they are offering a 20% discount for all readers!! Just add “Style20” at the checkout.

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Pieces of silver: A daisy silver necklace*

This little gem is from Browns Jewellers, I like to support local businesses and Browns are one of the leading high street jewellers in Yorkshire. This pretty daisy necklace is just one example of some of the silver items they have one offer and is so delicate it will go with everything.  I picked this one as it’s quite 60s, its a little swirly flower made of the thinnest silver and would make a great gift idea for a sister or niece. They also do some stunning vintage pieces  including antique emerald broches and art deco pieces if you get some Christmas money and want to treat yourself to something timeless in the new year…Go on you deserve it!

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