fat face autumn must haves
fat face autumn must haves
Judging by your wonderful comments on my last post – [insert coy/ shy “oh you guys” emoji here] – you’re as much of a basics/key pieces fan as I am. So many of you lovely readers agreed that basing your wardrobe around must have items made of beautiful quality material and with a classic shape/cut that will forever be stylish was the way forward in nailing Autumn fashion …. which is why I am so pleased to bring you part 2 of my Autumn must haves in collaboration with Fat Face today.
Put your slippers on, grab a hot chocolate and prepare for some serious Autumnal cosiness because ladies (and gents..), we’re off to the countryside!
fat face autumn must haves
fat face autumn must haves
fat face autumn must haves
fat face autumn must haves
fat face autumn must haves
fat face autumn must haves
fat face autumn must haves
– The Parka – 
fat face autumn must haves
fat face autumn must haves
fat face autumn must haves
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
The Classic Parka – The first must have from my countryside edit (and possibly my favourite, shhh, don’t tell the others…) is the parka and I have to say, I really, really love it. This Fat Face variety is by far the best I’ve found so far for many reasons. I love that it’s slightly longer so that is sits low enough to really keep you warm, avoiding any drafts. (As unsexy/first world problems as it sounds, we all know this is beyond annoying right?) I love the faux fur hood that completely adds to the cosiness of the parka – also adding a little chic [insert sassy hand emoji here] – and I absolutely love that it has a removable body warmer meaning you’re able to adjust depending on the weather. The perfect Parka and the perfect cosy coat to keep you warm – and chic – all Autumn/Winter long.
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
– The Woven knit jumper – 
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
From the very first time I spotted the woven knit jumper on the Fat face website, I always really liked it. I loved the navy tone with the combination of the skirt effect piece at the bottom. I just always thought it would make a good addition to my wardrobe. However after actually receiving and wearing it, this is without  doubt one of my favourite pieces of the entire 10 must haves. This is the softest knit jumper making it so cozy and beautiful to wear, but it’s also a really flattering fit… not tight enough to show any bulges – let’s be serious, by that I mean Indian takeaway baby – but also not too oversized that it swamps you/makes you look like ten tonne tessy. It’s just an amazing basic, that goes perfectly with jeans (especially these jeggings that I fan girled over featured in my previous post) but would also look fab paired with a denim skirt for a dressier vibe.
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
– The perfect Chelsea boot – 
autumn must haves the elle next door
So these are the absolute beauties that I teased you with in the last post. They are what I like to call my bae the perfect chelsea boot because… well, quite simply because they just are the perfect chelsea boot (I’m a does what it says on the tin kinda girl). I have a lot of chelsea boots as they just go with absolutely everything, but there is just something about this tan, elasticated pair, with the perfect heel height that I have fallen in love with. They have that perfect countryside vibe, but what I love is that paired with a leather trouser and smart blazer, they also make the perfect “city” smart casual look.
Cozy in the countryside
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
– The Chunky knit hoodie – 
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door

I sit here writing this post at home. I’ve just finished filming a video – in which I have to look slightly more presentable/dressy than my usual slob dressed down work from home self – and immediately whipped out this gorgeous chunky knit from my wardrobe so I can finish the rest of my day as cozy as can possibly be. Because that’s exactly how this makes me feel. It is the perfect hoodie for wearing over pyjamas/lounge wear… but it is also the perfect accompaniment for those Sunday walks in the country. I absolutely love the ivory colour as it fits seamlessly into my neutral/monochrome wardrobe, and the hoody just adds that cool, effortless vibe. An absolute essential for anybody that values comfort as well as style. This will also no doubt me my number 1 companion on my travels throughout November.

– The Froyle T-shirt – 
autumn must haves the elle next door
autumn must haves the elle next door
Anyone that knows me will know that I am that person that is always in a rush. No matter how early I get up or how much time I leave myself, the mad “throw everything out onto the bed” dash always happens. So any item of clothing that is easily thrown on but looks amazing is *insert Cheryl accent here* right up my street. This Fat Face Froyle t-shirt does exactly that because it’s so much more than a t-shirt. A gorgeous, stunningly made ivory long sleeved top, with the most beautiful detailing on the front. It’s subtle, but it’s enough to look a little special. Paired with jeans and chelsea boots it makes the perfect slightly dressier casual outfit. Paired with a nice skirt and heels and you have a lovely – but effortless – dressier look. A gorgeous addition to anyone’s wardrobe.
So that brings this post, and my Must haves collaboration with Fat Face to an end and I really hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did putting together. This feature made me realise that sometimes the best outfits don’t always come from the jazziest, brightest, most extravagant clothing. Sometimes – and more often than not for me – the best outfits come from combining key pieces that work with anything and everything, which is exactly what all 10 pieces featured here and in Part 1 do. 
As always, thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post!
*This post is in collaboration with Fat face. All thoughts, photographs and love for furry parka’s and cozy knits, my own.


  1. Call Me Amy says:

    I love the shirt effect at the bottom of the jumper and omg the hoody looks soooo warm and cosy! Xx
    Call Me Amy

  2. La'bell Wong says:

    The outfit screams autumn to me! You look absolutely gorgeous. Oh, what would I give to be somewhere that's not scorching hot out all the time xx

    La'bell ||

  3. I have a similar parka and I love it, it just looks good 🙂 Your outfit picks are absolutely beautiful and stylish. You look so pretty as always 🙂 xx

  4. Jodie Vernon says:

    The first outfit is a typical outfit for me, but both pretty much look the epitome of Autumn!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  5. I love the coat and jumper from the first outfit and I love the chunky knit in the second outfit – both so simple but stunning at the same time! You look lovely as always Elle, and this seriously makes me want to check out fat face xxx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  6. ella grace says:

    You make me feel very autumnal with this outfit Elle. I love the parka most especially. Xx

    every LiTTLE thing07

  7. May Cho says:

    Such beautiful pieces from Fat Face, Elle, and as odd as this sounds, I actually prefer lighter colours for the fall…? Slightly shocking considering I swear by black! That chunky knit is gorgeous!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin'

  8. Love the first one the most! Looking cozy and stylish too!

  9. Meg Siobhan says:

    That parka and those Chelsea boots though! And that chunky knit hoodie just looks SO WARM.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  10. Anonymous says:

    This parka is so perfect. Totally my style (:
    Nati xx

  11. Alina Bostan says:

    Love the first look & it's definitely something I could see myslef wearing on my endless trips to the park (or playground I should say haha). You look amazing x

    Beauty with charm

  12. What a gorgeous coat! I definitely need to hunt this down x

  13. These are such stunning photos!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  14. The faux fur hood looks very cosy. I've just bought a faux fur throw and cushion covers in anticipation of it getting cold!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  15. Oh those chelsea boots are beautiful. Heart eyes GALORE. First outfit is definitely my faourite, very autumnal!

    Kathryn | Hungry Little Bear

  16. So many beautiful pieces, I love it!! x

  17. Robyn Taylor says:

    Love this part just as much as the first girl! My fave has to be the cosy knit… especially as it's so cold outside! I love the full look with the parka and the boots though, it's such an easy outfit for a normal day.

    Robyn /


  18. Glam O'Clock says:

    I can't decide which outfit I like the most! I love lighter colours on you though! Am I the only one who thought you had no shoes in the first pictures (hahaha, I think I definitely need new glasses!). I also need all these fabulous basic pieces in my life (and also want a walkie in the countryside). The parka looks sooooo cosy! Love it! Xx

    Ally |

  19. I love the Parka! Really stylish but looks so warm and cosy too! Such a perfect winter staple.

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

  20. Lauren S says:

    That jumper, it's blue and looks super cosy – I need it in my life asap.

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  21. Holly says:

    I love love love that parka – they're definitely my number one a/w essential and I know I'm going to be wearing mine to death once the colder days arrive again 🙂 I also really love the chelsea boots, they're such a lovely shade of brown which will go with everything. I'm off to have a little stalk of their website now!!
    Love Holly x

  22. That first outfit is identical to what I wore for basically the whole of last autumn! Such a lovely look, I want so many more Chelsea boots in my life! x

    Martha Jane |

  23. Such a cute collection!! Of course my fave are the boots!! Love the jacket as well!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  24. I love your green coat, such a classic for fall

  25. CB says:

    Amazing pieces but I have to say that for me the Chunky knit hoodie definitely stole the show, it just looks so cosy! I think it is so important to have good quality basics to then build a primark layer around – you can never go wrong!

    I think i need to start my Christmas List…

    CB x

  26. That is a cute coat with fur dear 🙂
    You look fab!
    I'm giggling with their brand name lol

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  27. Nicole says:

    Love this post! The parka is my favourite Autumn piece in this post, I can't wait to start wearing mine. I love layering with more basic pieces. xx

  28. Another two really lovely outfits! I love how versatile the pieces are so you can mix and match and they're so classic so they won't go out of style yet you look so stylish! Look lovely like always 🙂 xx

  29. Art Adorned says:

    Cute pieces dear and I love how you style them you look great.

  30. Stephanie says:

    Great pieces!! You look great. Such a great fall additions

  31. _kjax_ says:

    You look so cute and cozy in all the outfits – I'm really wishing fall weather would hit the west coast already!! You just make me want to get bundled up (despite the 80 degree temps we're having today, LOL). Have a great weekend.

  32. Jordan says:

    This is such a perfect outfit! Looks so super cosy 😀 I practically live in my parka at the moment ngl 😛 x

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