Autumn-Winter style. The first outfit post 2023

autumn winter style

So here it is. Finally, the first autumn-winter style post is halfway through October. Even on the day that these photos were taken it was unusually warm, I’m not complaining at all!

A visit to my favourite London Park Syon Park, I often visit here and love watching the gardens change with the seasons.

Of course, I’ve kicked off my autumn-winter style post with one of my favourite brands Brora. This fabulous plaid dress is great smartened up with a blazer and accessories or worn casually with a cosy knit over.

autumn winter style

Bora has a lot to celebrate at the moment. A campaign with Joanna Lumley featuring designs that Dame Joanna has added her own input to, and reading about her style is interesting

“Designing for Brora was like being re-given a Damehood. I have always admired their colour wizardry and I’m thrilled. All five pieces are far lovelier than I even thought they would be.”

syon park

One of my favourite spots in Syon Park. I just had to share the indoor pond area with beautiful Waterlilys. It’s so peaceful as well.

autumn winter style

This is a very comfortable easy-to-wear dress. I love the wide flattering, waist-cinching belt and the warm colour tones.

I’m not a huge lover of a full dark outfit as you know, but the mix of near-black navy and ember check makes way for dark accessories and a dark jacket, and I also think this colour mix will work well with tan ( my favourite autumn winter style colour) or brown too.

Shirt dresses will always be a hit in my autumn-winter style wardrobe or spring-summer for that matter

autumn winter style

Pairing the plaid dress with a black blazer, boots and a bag elevates the dress instantly. This is what I look for when searching for new outfits. The fact that I can wear the dress smart or casual is an added bonus.

The blazer is quite boxy so I like to cinch it with a belt ( again this gives off a more elevated look)

something of utmost importance! Pockets!

autumn-winter style

I forgot to add that the dress has pockets! what is it about a dress with pockets? I prefer it too, and I know it can be a selling point to a nation of women!

If you would like to see the dress in movement, you might like to take a look at the film I published on YouTube featuring the dress, I will leave that film at the end of this post. Gushing all about why I love it so much.

Also, if you missed the post featuring my Brora favourites, click on the link and have a browse. I’m very much looking forward to wearing one of my favourite Brora dresses again. once I’ve done the wardrobe changeover.

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  1. October 24, 2023 / 11:29 pm

    That’s such a beautiful dress! I love the colours and the wide belt. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • laurie
      October 28, 2023 / 10:54 am

      Thanks, Emma. I love the Broa band xx

  2. October 21, 2023 / 6:49 am

    Love the dress and waist cinching. My kind of style! Have a good weekend x

    • laurie
      October 21, 2023 / 11:16 am

      Thanks Gail. I love Brora. Very happy with this one xx

  3. Rita
    October 19, 2023 / 8:20 am

    a very nice outfit 🙂

    • laurie
      October 21, 2023 / 11:16 am

      Hi Rita. Thanks so much. It’s lovely to have you visit xx

  4. October 19, 2023 / 6:59 am

    Fabulous dress Laurie! Love the belted blazer on it.

    • laurie
      October 21, 2023 / 11:16 am

      Thanks so much Nancy xx

  5. October 18, 2023 / 2:55 pm

    Laurie I love the dress and great styling too.

    • laurie
      October 18, 2023 / 5:41 pm

      Thanks so much Hilda xx

  6. Catherine
    October 18, 2023 / 2:54 pm

    Ouh la la ,lovely dress !!!and I lire Howard you styled it.Bravo

    • laurie
      October 18, 2023 / 5:42 pm

      Thanks, Catherine. Brora is such a great brand xx

  7. October 18, 2023 / 1:51 pm

    Great shots and I love the dress, pockets are so important for me too! I put on some culottes yesterday and they didn’t have any! Kept trying to slip my hands in! Lol. Jacqui x

    • laurie
      October 18, 2023 / 5:43 pm

      Haha! I often do that too Jacqui. It’s almost like the clothing has broken the law! xx