Style Saturday: Smart Dresses

I always like to have a couple of dresses in my wardrobe that I can call on when an unexpected occasion might arise…an engagement party, christening party, birthday party. I tend to stick with styles and colours that can be worn year-round, layered as needed, so they can be as versatile as possible, left on their own in Summer, or paired with a jacket and tights during the Winter. I’ve recently been looking around for something now that we’re transitioning into Fall and I have a couple of things to attend, so I thought I’d let you in on my search, picking a few out that caught my eye. I find it so much fun to do this kind of shopping, ordering online and trying lots of things on at home before I finally make a decision, so I’m looking forward to getting started!

Style Saturday: Smart Dresses

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My 10 Fall Staples

Transitioning from one season to the next can be super tricky – a day that starts off as a decidedly cold and cloudy Autumn one can end with that last warmth of Summer sunshine, and knowing what to wear is never really on the cards. For that very reason, clothes shopping at this time of year is one of the most difficult and the only way I know I can pick out things I’ll wear during this in-between period is to go with a few staples that can be changed up, weather-dependent. I want things that transition well from warm to cooler, and things I can layer up and switch up with warmer pieces when I need to. Here are the 10 pieces I think would be a great start to your Autumn wardrobe.

Fall Staples

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Emmy’s 2014 Fashion Picks

There were a couple of awards shows this week, with the Emmy’s taking place the night after the MTV VMA’s. I wasn’t a big fan of the fashion talent on show during the VMA’s, it seemed like a lot of the ladies were just trying to be the most controversial figure at the event, and I’m not into all that, so I thought it would be best to stick with those who know what they’re doing. I love looking through all the pictures the morning after, and this Emmy’s was no exception. It was nice to see so much colour on display and I had a pretty difficult decision when I was trying to pick out my favourites, but here are 6 outfits I just adore.

Emmy's 2014 Fashion

Julia Roberts | Kerry Washington | Taylor Schilling | Claire Danes | Natalie Dormer | Sarah Hyland

All photos: E! Online

How to Wear Fall’s Colours

It can often be daunting to try and follow the latest trends in fashion when you’re not confident in certain styles or don’t quite know what works and what doesn’t. I’m not a trend follower whatsoever, choosing clothes that are comfortable and that look good over anything that is deemed to be ‘on trend’ – it just might be luck that something happens to be ‘in’ at any given time. I suppose that the only way I would purposely choose something that was following a certain trend would probably be with colour – I find it much easier to choose ‘in’ colours rather than styles and make them much more wearable in everyday life. Here I’ve picked out 3 of this fall’s hottest colours and I’m showing you how easy it is to pick out pieces  that look great but are also super popular and trendy in the coming season.

Fashion: Fall Colours

1. Crepe Swing Vest | 2. Nail Paint – Lemon Ice Cream | 3. Alice & You Yellow High Waist Midi Skirt | 4. Epaulette Shirt | 5. Blue Zip Pocket Front Tunic Dress | 6. Sweatpants | 7. Textured Cut-Out Skater Dress | 8. SKY LIT Wide Fit Pointed Heels | 9. Extra soft scarf.