How to wear… Autumn Key Trends

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Today on Mummy Style I wanted to talk to you about Wardrobe Icons or New in Must Have Styles.  These are the pieces that promise to elevate your everyday essentials, the pieces worth investing in, that promise to have your dancing through autumn winter.

Rather than going for a trend induced overhaul, the change of season should be more about updating your personal style.  This is about investing in forever pieces, those essentials that never date and you can constantly fall in love with, year after year.

Today I have collaborated with V by Very, the design-led collection that makes catwalk trends wearable and accessible for Mum’s like us.  The three new staples I wanted to talk to you about today are Leopard, The Midi Dress and Checks.  They all embody everyday classics in their shapes, however, they promise to refresh your everyday look.

Leopard Print 

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Shop Left to Right: Animal Jacquard JumperPrinted Frill Wrap Skirt, Leather Buckle Detail Boots, Single Breasted Coat

For me, Leopard print is as essential as monochrome prints and oversized knits, it’s not going away for winter.  However, there are some of us that still shy away from a Pat Butcher coat, when in fact she embraced the versatility of this print, long before us.

Animal print is a great way to be timeless with your winter style as well as a little adventurous.  The trick is to stick to the shapes you know flatter, enhance and make you feel good in your skin.  I love a printed dress and would usually gravitate towards a leopard tea dress, black tights and boots, however, it’s weekend wear that my wardrobe is missing the most.

So I opted for this V by Very Animal V Neck Jumper.  The jacquard print with contrasting cuffs and hem feels feminine and the v neck front slim lines my bust shape.  Teamed with Indigo Skinny Jeans and Buckle Tan Boots, the wild print suddenly feels wearable and comfortable too. This is a look I would feel confident wearing for an outing with my boys and a jumper that I could dress up with a skirt for the very rare evenings out.

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The Printed Midi Dress

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Shop Left to Right: Printed Midi Dress, Midi Wrap Dress, Lilac Floral Midi Dress, Patch Print Midi Wrap Dress 

I love wearing floral prints in winter, they are a welcome change to jeans and jumpers, plus they take the decision making out of getting dressed.  The midi length dress I also find flatter’s many heights, as at only 5ft 1″ myself, I don’t feel like it swamps my petite frame.

Winter blooms equally never date, therefore it’s more about finding your perfect garden print and making it your own.   The way to wear your midi dress, however, has undergone a style change. Gone are the days of adding a court shoe or boot, the women in my office, for example, are now wearing them with white trainers.  Which is turning this formal shape on its head and giving it a casual refresh.

Add a leather biker jacket and you’ve turned an office dress into a weekend favourite.  I’m yet to switch up my footwear, however, a boot for me works just as well. As we move into true winter, you can layer your printed dresses over polo necks and lightweight knits, to get the most of out of your florals.

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Winter Checks

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Shop Left to Right, Check BlazerGrey Check BlazerCurve Longline Blazer, Lace Detail Check Blazer

When it comes to the blazer, it has to be one of the hardest-working pieces in any woman’s wardrobe, promising to smarted the most basic of outfits.

If your working life calls for suits and tailoring, the full check suit is a great way to refresh your current wardrobe.  As with anything printed, keep everything else simple and allow the heritage print to make the statement.

However if like me your work attire calls for something more towards to casual end, I love the idea of teaming my checks with jeans and a simple tee.  Alternatively, autumn is the perfect way to play with colour and adding a rust or ochre knit, gives the blazer a much softer look.  As the weather continues to cool, a lightweight knit underneath takes the stress out of wearing a coat when it’s still a little warm.

Here I have added the tan bucket bag to show you that accessories that launched in summer are still relevant in the cooler months.

I would love to know what is your favourite Wardrobe Icon and equally would love to see how you are wearing them this autumn.  Please comment below or tag #MyMummyStyle on social media so I can see x



  1. Clare Coleman
    September 17, 2018 / 9:50 am

    I think you have just photographed my ideal wardrobe. I’m a well known leopard print lover – adore a blazer and that green dress – swoon!

  2. September 17, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    Love so many of these pieces Renee! Loving styling outfits with my leather jacket too, so glad I got it in time for autumn xx

  3. September 17, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Hey all look lovely and really suit you.

    Fab collection x

  4. Jenny
    September 17, 2018 / 7:26 pm

    Love all these looks!! And You look great too xxx

  5. talkingmums1
    September 22, 2018 / 8:39 am

    All lovely combinations, I still have ventured into leopard print but i’m Liking it ?? X

  6. September 22, 2018 / 8:52 am

    Love leopard print and that jumper is something that I would definitely wear. I didn’t realise you were 5 foot 1, I’m the same size and whenever I see people wear really nice outfits they look really stupid if I try to replicate their look as some things just drown me. Apart from the midi dress & checks I have everything else so that’s me sorted then ?

  7. September 22, 2018 / 8:59 am

    Thanks for the great ideas my wardrobe needs an overhaul

  8. September 22, 2018 / 8:59 am

    Ooh this is fab! I don’t think the leopard print is me but the midi dress and checks are awesome!

  9. September 22, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Some gorgeous looks here! I think I need some more leopard print in my life!! LOVE that jumper!

  10. September 22, 2018 / 11:36 am

    I’m happy with these trends, I love leapord print and I see the midi dresses and always like them but have never bought myself one. Totally on board x

  11. Deb's Decorative Life
    September 22, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    I love the skirt with the Autumn orange sweater and plaid jacket. I also love anything in leopard. I also like print and flowers dresses. I like your Autumn key trends.

  12. mumsoffduty
    September 22, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    All these looks are fab Renee! I have to admit I’ve never owned leopard print but I’m seriously considering it this winter. Really helpful post, thank you x

  13. September 22, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    Thank you for this. I’ve always steered away from animal prints but that jumper looks lovely on you. Gorgeous photos and styling.

  14. emmamc84
    September 23, 2018 / 7:38 am

    I’ve had my eye on a checked blazer for a while. I think they’re so versatile!!

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