HAT & JUMPER - H&M (old)

The weather is brisk and the leaves have fallen, autumn has well and truly descended upon us and I am absolutely loving it! I don't know about you but I find autumn to be one of the most interesting and creative seasons to dress for. With the use of oversized silhouettes and ample amounts of layers there are endless possibilities and style combinations that work so well with this time of year. 

But before I get into putting any outfits together or shopping the new trends I like to review and edit my existing wardrobe. One of the main reasons I do this is to be more economical as it is so tempting at the start of a new season to go out and buy an entire new wardrobe of clothes. However this is completely unnecessary and so wasteful, not to mention expensive! You will be surprised at how many items in your current wardrobe you can transition over or revive through a little bit of styling. So for this weeks look I wanted to show you all how I incorporate older garments into my outfits. 

I recently rediscovered this panther jumper I brought around 4 years ago from H&M, I absolutely love the print however, I found the jumper a bit scratchy and wasn't a fan of the round neckline, but I didn't want to give it up! One of the easiest ways to refresh a jumper is to wear something underneath it like a shirt or in this case, a roll neck. It's so simple but can completely transform a garment, giving it a new lease of life.    

Over the past few months I have become obsessed with roll necks, they are a brilliant wardrobe staple, especially when the weather gets colder. I brought this particular one at Peacocks for £6 and have been layering it with almost everything. From t-shirts to pinafores I haven't found anything yet that it doesn't work with! 

The only other new item in this outfit is this gorgeous burgundy cord jacket. I came across this in Primark for £20! I couldn't believe the price as it is really high quality and fully lined with a borg fabric, which will keep you nice and snug. I've been wearing this jacket non stop recently, it's perfect for those crisp days that don't justify wearing a massive, bulky coat. To finish off this look I once again dived into my existing wardrobe and pulled out my black jeggings, another great wardrobe staple, my faux fur lined creepers and this really cute, statement hat I haven't have a chance to wear despite buying it last year!    
 This is just a few examples of how you can combine the old with the new, there are so many different things you can do, just have a play in front of your mirror and don't be afraid of doing something new! Do you have any tips on how to revamp or style your old clothes? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading


Photos by Jay Hillyer