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AUTUMNAL LAYERS

06/11/2015
Debenhams autumnal layering
There are so many things that I love about Autumn. The beautiful colours of the leaves, the fact that it’s totally OK to have 3 hot chocolates with whipped cream and marshmallows every day (in fact, I’m pretty sure it’s illegal not to, right?), the dark vampier shades of nail polishes and makeup… but my favourite of them all? My favourite of them all has to be the layering of clothing.
As a huge fan of gilets/vests/[insert your own choice of sleeveless jacket synonym here], I love nothing more than being able to wear a gorgeously soft but thin roll neck/tee, amping up the look with a cozy faux fur gilet, or a leather jacket, or both. For me, layering is such an easy way to create instant chic – and I am all about being a lazy b*tch quick and easy ways to look more put together – so when I was asked to put together an outfit by Debenhams based upon my favourite layering item, I absolutely jumped at the chance…
and then spent about 2 hours deciding on exactly which style and colour of faux fur gilet I desperately needed in my life #firstworldproblems.
Debenhams autumnal layering
Debenhams autumnal layering
Debenhams autumnal layering
Debenhams autumnal layering
Debenhams autumnal layering
Debenhams autumnal layering
Debenhams autumnal layering
Debenhams autumnal layering
Debenhams autumnal layering
Said gilet (courtesy of the gorgeous Preen/Debenhams collab) which I have fallen in love with and have genuinely not taken off over the last few weeks. I have so many faux fur gilets but I was immediately drawn to this for the stunning khaki and grey tones. This is just so unique, but also completely wearable (demonstrated by the fact that I’ve worn it every single day for the past week #RecyclingQueen) and will definitely be seeing me through Autumn and Winter. 
Debenhams faux fur khaki gilet
Debenhams faux fur khaki gilet
Debenhams faux fur khaki gilet
Next up, the ribbed Roll neck…
Miss selfridge roll neck
Miss selfridge roll neck
Miss selfridge roll neck
Miss selfridge roll neck
I would have to say that roll necks/turtle necks probably make up a good 80% of my winter wardrobe. They’re cosy, they’re warm and they work amazingly well layered underneath clothes and they also mean you don’t need to blend your makeup down your neck. This black, ribbed option from Miss Selfridge at Debenhams is absolutely perfect as it’s surprisingly thick, gorgeously well made and is also really stretchy – perfect for my thrice weekly Indian takeaways! – making it an absolute must have layering piece in the Autumn/Winter months.
Black jeans with zips
Black jeans with zips
Black jeans with zips
Black jeans with zips
Next up are the jeans of dreams. (BRB whilst I vom into my “cringe-worthy phrases Elle says” bucket). But seriously, these Red herring skinny jeans*, alongside the Fat Face jeggings that I featured here, are without a doubt one of the most comfy I own. A velvety black, stretchy pair that are made that extra little bit special with the gorgeous silver zipped hardware. 
beige chelsea boots with kitten heels
beige chelsea boots with kitten heels
beige chelsea boots with kitten heels
beige chelsea boots with kitten heels
Now, I have a lot of love for these boots which is funny to me because if you’d have told me that I’d be wearing kitten heels, in any capacity a few months ago, I’d have sent you away to the fashion police because kitten heels are not my thing. However, can we just take a moment for these absolute beauties from Faith at Debenhams? I am utterly obsessed with these beige, pointed kitten heeled Chelsea boots and again – without sounding like a broken record [insert tired/bored emoji here] – I really haven’t stopped wearing them since I got them. The perfect neutral boot for fall*
*Can you tell I’m getting slightly bored of writing Autumn 20 bajillion times in this post?
Rayban Clubmaster Tortoise shell
Rayban Clubmaster Tortoise shell
Rayban Clubmaster Tortoise shell
So now that I’m all layered up and ready to go home and work all day from my bed, it’s time for the finishing touch. Yes, if you’re UK based like me then the only remaining reason to wear sunglasses is to cover your makeup free face and eye bags – that’ll be everyday for me then… – but I always have a pair of sunnies handy and my absolute must haves the past few weeks (and no doubt for a very long time to come) are these beautiful, classic Rayban Clubmaster glasses from Sunglass Hut. I love that they still have the minimalist style of a wayfarer but are slightly more modern and unique. I chose the tortoise shell shade because I feel like it flatters my hair colour/skin tone more and I honestly couldn’t be happier with my pick. In case you couldn’t already tell from my numerous postings on Instagram 😉
So that brings my Autumnal layering post to an end. I absolutely love each piece which is why I decided to break it all down and bore you to death and go into detail for each one. 
I would love to know what your favourite pieces are for layering in Autumn? Answers on a postcard.
… or, you know, in the comments below!
As always, thanks so much for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post.
xx

65 responses to “AUTUMNAL LAYERS”

  1. I'm such a sunglasses wearer all the time as well, doesn't matter if it's winter! I've never owned a faux fur vest but I think it looks fab, I might have to try one on next time I go shopping! Looking great 🙂 x

    Jasmin Charlotte

  2. That jacket looks so comfy!! I love the sunglasses

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  3. Jodie Vernon says:

    I've honestly never thought about wearing a gilet before but this one looks so warm and cosy!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  4. Your hair looks fabbb!

    Sophie x

  5. Gorgeoussss! I absolutely love the gilet, it looks stunning on you – very chic! And yes can never go wrong with a good old roll neck eh? 😉

    Heather Xx
    100waysto30.co.uk

  6. I love this outfit so much! I'm so bloody desperate to get a faux fur gilet, but which ones to get, dilemmas!

    Kirstie | http://www.kimamelybeauty.com

  7. Oh this is just SO stunning!! I am loving that fur gilet oh sooo much! The colours are gorgeous!

    Shot From The Street

  8. Those nude boots are stunning! Fur gilets has to be one of my favourite aspects of autumn too, the pattern on this one is gorgeous! Girl I think we need to arrange a shopping date! Would love to meet you! xoxo

    http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk

  9. Robyn Taylor says:

    LOVEEEE! I totally lol'd at the 'not having to blend make-up down your neck when wearing roll necks' hahaha that's so me. I feel the same about kitten heels too usually they make me wanna vom but the ones in this post are nice!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

  10. I've bought a fur gilet this year, they're just the best things ever aren't they?! I love this one too – looks much nicer than mine to be honest! I also love those glasses.. can't go wrong with rayban! xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  11. Lauren S says:

    That gilet looks awesome on you girl, love the autumnal colour but with a beige twist 🙂

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Beauty

  12. In love with this fur vest! The multicolors are so pretty! It's so perfect with the all black too! So cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  13. I absolutely love the colours in your gilet, I usually stick to just black but definitely need to invest in my colours:)

    Eilidh from Velvet Winter

  14. ella grace says:

    I am inlove with bothe the gillet and the pair of boots Elle! I love how you style everything. So effortlessly chic. Xx

    eLLa
    every LiTTLE thing07

  15. Fiona Paton says:

    Gorgeous look! Everything from the sunglasses to the fur. The photography is perfect as well, your photographer is a keeper 🙂 xxx

    Fi | http://www.fislittleblog.com

  16. Oh darling you never fail to impress me, those boots are gorgeous I need those in my life and I now have some fur gilet inspo as I feel like a twat in mine! Beautiful photos I am so impressed you did them yourself xxxx

  17. Stephanie says:

    I am in love with that fluffy fuzzy vest! I am not a huge fan of turtle neck shirts and sweaters. But they look great on everyone else, but for me I always pull at the neck. You look so chic!!!

  18. Beautylymin says:

    Love this look! I love fur gilets! xx

    Beautylymin

  19. I've been searching for a fur jacket similar to this for a while now – thanks for sharing! It looks great on you! X

    http://www.stylerehearsal.com

  20. LBG says:

    I'm now obsessed with this vest! I love this look on you, from vest to the awesome boots. Stunning!

    http://leftbankgirl.blogspot.com

  21. Honest mum says:

    Love transitional dressing, you look exquisite girl-that gilet and those boots are stunning x

  22. I've been looking for a faux fur gilet, though ideally a belted one – I could probably add a belt to this

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  23. Kate says:

    You look fab. I love gilets but have to be careful given how short I am – I can end up looking like a pudding in them! This one is beautiful and I love how you've styled it. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  24. Love love love those booties and this color scheme!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  25. Sarah Laird says:

    Such a gorgeous gilet – it looks so snug! I'm also loving your boots 🙂 x

    Viva Epernay ❤

  26. Rachel-Beth says:

    Hi Elle, I have to admit that layering is one of the things I miss most about Autumn! Loving this Debenhams get up and that faux fur gilet looks so snuggly and chic 🙂

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

  27. Call Me Amy says:

    Love the gilet and I love that you styled it with all black so that it stands out. These pictures make me miss London so much – that used to be one of my favourite places to walk!
    Amy X
    Call Me Amy

  28. omg I am dyingggg over that fur vest, it is beautiful!

    ♥ Ellen
    Latest post: SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

  29. I love this outfit! And I'm in love with your gilet! I want it in my life XD xx

  30. R Burden says:

    Beautiful outfit. Love the boots and the furry gilet. Also really like the details on the black jeans. Never bought anything from red herring but will check them out next time I'm in Debenhams. 🙂 xx

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  31. Jordan says:

    I'm in love with your gorgeous fluffy gilet! Gimme gimme gimme! Don't know if I could pull it off as well as you though 😛

    hellomissjordan.com xx

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