Autumn has officially arrived here in the UK. Now although the sun does shine on that rare occasion still, its definitely getting colder and colder meaning an extra layer or two is certainly needed! are an online price comparison site who are currently running the #passionforfashion competition, in the hope to get everyone ready for the colder autumn/winter months whilst saving money! I’ve jumped aboard this competition and have searched high and low on high street online websites to find the best pieces for these seasons at hopefully, the best prices…
Contrast Sleeve Army Jacket | Black Boots | Slouchy Knit Jumper | Tube Scarf | Black Skinny Jeans
 This has got to be my ideal outdoor autumn/winter outfit, it’s just perfect for both comfort and warmth. It combines a lot of my favourite things at the moment what with the Topshop khaki/leather jacket which I know are available from so many different stores now; this one being one of my favourites. Also the boots are very Dr Martens-esque but to be honest, I prefer this pair from from River Island because of the military, slouchy look they have – they are much less structured which I like. I just went with black skinny jeans because everyone needs these in their wardrobe, they are just a staple piece that go with everything. This whole outfit came to £177.99 which for a complete look, including a jacket and a staple pieces, isn’t all that bad!
Black Boyfriend Cardigan | Casio Watch | Skinny Jeans | Graphic Tee | Hi-Top Trainers
When I think casual, I think comfort and with that in mind I think an oversized boyfriend cardigan is a must. I found this black cardigan from Miss Selfridge which is the perfect chunky knit and long length to layer over a basic/graphic tee like this one from Topshop. I then thought a loose fitting pair of skinny light wash jeans would be perfect, maybe turned up at the bottom, paired with some hi-top trainers and a Casio watch. This outfit came to £159.99 and for that price I don’t really think you can go wrong for a look that you’ll keep coming back to.
Black Platforms | Triangle Earrings | Gold Cuffs | Envelope Clutch | Baroque Mesh Insert Dress
Under £100 for a full party outfit isn’t half bad really. Baroque is a big trend this season and so I chose the New Look dress which embodies this trend so much and the mesh insert just breaks up the print perfectly. I based this entire look around the dress matching it with simple, but statement pieces of jewellery like two gold cuffs, black platforms and a black clutch – keep the accessories simple if the dress has a lot going on!
 Owl Print T-Shirt Dress | Black Flats | Tights | Quilted Biker Jacket
I think that for a first date it’s really about making an impression but also being yourself and showing your own personal style. I chose a dress to add a feminine touch; a graphic dress at that to tie in with the t-shirt trend, with a slight highlow cut at the bottom. Then I paired this with black tights ad flats because you want to be comfortable as well as looking good. Then in case you go outside I chose a leather-look biker jacket from Topshop (which I own myself and love!) with a fur collar to again, add a more feminine feel to what could be a masculine piece.
Floral Print Trousers | Wedge Flatforms | Triangle Necklace | Black Plaited Shopper | Zip Front Vest
This is the most expensive outfit of all of them and obviously, when choosing an office look, it really does depend on the dress code/how strict your office place is. So for this look I grid to keep it smart and simple with one key statement piece being these Topshop floral trousers. Now because the trousers are so out there, I went with mostly black for the rest of the look with a basic vest with zip detailing that could be tucked into the trousers, and then a pair of slight wedged flatforms (contradiction much?) which are very much a staple on-trend piece this season. What really made this outfit the most expensive is the Zara shopper which is perfect for any job and can fit a laptop, books, papers etc etc.
So there we have it, my five outfits for five different occasions all for under £200. This was such a fun little thing to do, finding all these pieces from high street stores and putting them together; it really does make you realise though just how much an entire outfit costs!
Have you entered the #passionforfashion competition? Which is your favourite of the five looks I’ve put together?
Emma xo
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  1. 23rd September 2012 / 8:01 pm

    I love the flatforms in your office outfit! But my favourite is your casual outfit, that tshirt is amazing.
    I really enjoyed putting my post for this together too 🙂

    Jesss xo

    • 26th September 2012 / 5:28 pm

      Ahh yeh, flatforms are literally everywhere now! I'm going to check out your post now, love seeing peoples different interpretations…

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