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stripe polo neck

Well hello! I've fallen off the path of regular posting (again) lately, because as much as September has been a fresh start full of motivation, I haven't had any energy or been able concentrate! And I know it's all because I haven't been doing my yoga or going to the gym, my diet has been terrible and it all has a massive effect! I've had so many ideas, planned multiple blog posts, shot photos for them, but then got no further. When it comes to sitting down and editing, I get distracted and end up playing The Sims 4 (a recent rediscovery and a downfall of productivity!) and when I set time aside to write anything, the words don't flow. So instead of trying to force things, I spent the last week focusing on me. I read a lot more, dug out the old colouring books, did a lot of cleaning (I find it therapeutic, ok) and switched off of social media. It was exactly what I needed! And now I'm writing this post-workout feeling refreshed and ready to go.

So we're back now with a chat about styling up your favourite pieces from your summer wardrobe for the colder months. Because not everything has to go away into storage! Summer may well be my least favourite season for all things ~fashion~ but that doesn't mean there isn't items in my wardrobe that I love to wear when it's sunny and warm. And it's much easier to make a summer dress work in autumn than to make a cable knit jumper work in summer!

street style

The Playsuit
You can see how I styled this playsuit for summer in this post, when it was warm enough to go without tights, polo necks and cosy coats! There's really only one piece of advice for dressing in autumn/winter and that is LAYERING. Add a top underneath, throw a jumper over, chuck on a pair of tights: watch your outfit transform.

autumn winter style
check asos playsuit
monochrome outfit

I went for a subtle print clash here, with the striped polo neck against the check playsuit because I'm just loving everything clashing at the moment; whether it's prints, colours, textures, whatever! I kept the rest of the outfit pretty simple, however, with plain black tights, black ankle boots, and a faux leather/faux fur coat! I bagged this coat in the Debenhams sale a couple of years back, it's H! by Henry Holland, and is one of my best bargain finds to date!

emma copland
black buckle boots
Wearing: Playsuit, ASOS - Boots, Topshop (similar) - Polo neck, Primark - Jacket, H! by Henry Holland (no longer available) - Bag, Coach

autumn layers

The Boiler Suit
This might not seem a typical ~summery~ wardrobe piece but I think it is, and you can see it styled for summer in this post. There isn't much styling to be done with a boiler suit because it kind of does all the talking anyway, so I wanted to changed that for autumn/winter. Add some colour and make it bold.

platform boots
heart autumn blog
black waist belt

So much like with the playsuit, I added a stripe polo neck underneath, but this time it was much more colourful! I went for my favourite chunky OTK boots tucked underneath, a thick black waist belt and my trusty baker boy hat. Because what is autumn/winter style without a baker boy hat and chunky boots? It's what I live in for 6 months of the year (probably more than that, tbh). 

baker boy hat
denim boiler suit

Wearing: Boiler suit, New Look - Top, Topshop (no longer available) - Hat, ASOS - Belt, eBay - Boots, ASOS (no longer available) - Bag, Coach

Who else is a fan of layering everything when it gets to the colder months?

Loves. Emma.