Paige Joanna

AW18 Wardrobe & Combining Old & New Styles

Transitioning into AW is always a tough one, with cold weather, shorter days and breaking the bank on new clothes. It is easy to feel the pressure to conform and get a complete wardrobe overhaul each season, I know I feel that way. That is why I put this post together to show you a few looks and trends to combine both new and old. Style is how you wear something and fashion is what you buy, so with a few key pieces, your AW18 Wardrobe is simple.

Everyday Jeans Outfit

This look is all about styling up your classic pair of black jeans with new and thrifted items. This season mustard is back on trend with an influx of the shade in high street stores. Usually, I don’t wear mustard but I saw this bell sleeve jumper in Matalan and loved the style. I’ve also been lusting after a tapestry coat on Asos but with a price tag of £80, I couldn’t justify that on a statement piece. I went on the hunt for one similar and managed to thrift this vintage one on eBay for only £15, which is a huge saving. What is even better is no one else will be wearing this one so makes your style a little more unique.

Accessories for me are always the most important part of bringing a look together and giving your style an update. I layered over a vintage scarf which I plaited to created a chunky necklace effect. A grey beret is plain but a nice touch to an AW look, a hat can always make your outfit seem more stylish even if it is just a pair of jeans and a jumper. Lastly, the faux fur cross body bag is from Newlook in the sale for £10 and simply because it is last seasons stock. Faux fur bags are still a huge trend this season so snapping up a bargain is always a bonus.

Orange is the new black

As well as mustard, orange is another colour that seems to be everywhere at the moment. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on an orange puffer jacket for ages and found this one in TK Max for £20! My go to look this autumn is this puffer jacket with the plaid skirt, slogan t-shirt, and boots. It is a really easy look to put together but with the mix of colours, it makes it interesting. Instead of plain boots, I went for this burgundy style also from TK Maxx. To shop this look on a budget try looking at the TK Max sale or styling u a slogan t-shirt you already own. The orange puffer jacket is the statement piece and for £20 it’s an affordable trend piece to add to your AW wardrobe.

Autumnal Stripes

Stripes are always a good idea but this autumn they have had a colourful makeover. Continuing on from summer, stripes are still colorful but now in autumnal shades. This burgundy and green one is from Primark and was only £10! As it is the main statement of the look I teamed it with my trusty denim Jacket, beret to match and black tights and shoes. If you already own stripes from summer then layer over summer dresses over turtle neck jumpers.

I hope you enjoyed these AW18 Wardrobe ideas and trends. I may do another blog post part 2 in a few weeks time with some more styles. Check out my Instagram for more style posts.