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Here we are, moving into a new season, Summer feels like it never really arrived due to lockdown and not being able to wear your nice Summer clothes. So we’ve done a little styling session to show you how to repurpose your Summer purchases for the new Autumnal weather featuring our Bloomsbury Collection. All our styling pieces are either vintage, personal items or second hand high-street pieces.

Layer up your summer pieces with knitwear and high neck jersey tops. Here we’ve layered up our Virginia Charleston Gingham dress with a burnt orange knitted twinset and cinched it all in with a belt. Top the look off with a cute beret in a tonal or contrasting colour.


More layering! Layering really is the key for this time of year, here we’ve layered a velvet high neck top in khaki under our Vanessa Bloomsbury Dress with ankle socks, but these could be substituted for long tan heeled boots when it gets really cold. We picked out the greens in this dress and then took slightly darker shades of green to style with it to make it ever so slightly more season appropriate with the addition of the olive green shearling.


Add accessories! We love the addition of the white beret with the Vanessa Tulip Dress. We’ve also put an off-white high neck top under the dress so it feels cosier for Autumn. With the faux fur trimmed boots this could be a perfect look even for when it’s closer to Christmas time. As always in Manchester, you need a trusty waterproof coat, so we’ve paired a classic Barbour navy coat with the Vanessa dress, still keeping it tonal with all the shades of blue.

Autumn Virginia Cornflower Dress

Decorate your legs! Patterned and colourful tights have made a comeback for AW20 from leopard print to tartan! Pick out a bright or tonal colour from your outfit to make it more seasonal. We chose lilac because we love it and the beret matches perfectly but we have 8 other colours within the dress we could have chosen. We chose to contrast the tights with the avocado green knitted jumper we layered under the dress.

Have fun with contrasting colours, playing with tonal shades, and layering textures to make your summer wardrobe stretch a little further if you’re not quite ready to let summer go!