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4 Fashion Staples For Every Season

It's Spring for a lot of the world but it's currently Autumn in Australia. You know what that means? I'm reading countless Spring related-posts filled with people wearing light outfits and short shorts- neither of which will I be wearing anytime soon unless I fancied freezing to death. As much as I love all the Spring posts they do make me wish for a season that I don't have and that's a little depressing.

So for everyone out there- everyone in Spring, everyone in Autumn, everyone on Mars, here are 4 fashion staples to get you through any season:


Neutral tops or shirts (shh, this still counts as one!). 
Boring? Maybe, but if I don't have some basic coloured tops in my wardrobe it would take me so much longer to get ready (and I already take a fairly long time...). Personally I need my staples of black, white and grey but honestly nowadays I'd count something striped as fairly neutral as well just because it's so versatile.

The beauty of neutral tops and shirts is that you can wear them underneath basically anything and because they're not too offensive or particularly memorable you can wear them multiple times throughout the seasons and it'll always look like you've pulled together a different outfit. Fairly self-explanatory but for the cooler months layer your neutral top with a jumper, scarf and a coat (and several singlets if you're always cold like me) then for the warmer months just wear it alone or under a light jacket. Voila.



Ankle boots. 
Short ankle boots can do no wrong in my eyes. Knee High boots are great but they've practically got a seasonal ticking timer attached to them and open boots with ankle cut-outs are just impractical for yearly wear, unless you live in a place where it never rains?

If you've got a solid pair of ankle boots you can wear them with shorts, skirts, dresses, jeans, culottes, a romper, a jumpsuit- just about anything. Better yet, if your boots have a reasonable sized heel on them then you'll always be perfectly walking the line between formal and informal.

Jeans. 
Ah jeans, my trusty jeans. I never go on any kind of a trip without packing a pair, even if it's to a hot destination.

I feel like I don't even need to go into why jeans are the perfect item to take you through all the seasons but incase you need more convincing...

-They're a fail-safe piece and something you know you can rely on even if nothing else you packed is appropriate (we've all been there, right?).

-Jeans can be dressed up or down depending on your style and to this day I haven't found a shoe that doesn't look good paired with jeans.

Comfort-wise I personally prefer jeans made out of a lighter denim with a little more give (not jeggings) just so that way I can move around freely and don't feel restricted at all by super tight denim. Hot days + super tight denim = a hot mess.


Light coats.  
I've already practically written a love letter to trench coats in my 5 Reasons To Buy A Trench Coat post but really any light coat or jacket is a lifesaver. Something mid-length specifically is perfect for when the seasons are changing and the weather starts getting unpredictable because mid-length theoretically won't leave you freezing or feeling like you're drowning in fabric.

Everyone has their own preferences but I find I get the most use out of coats in a neutral colour or tone because you know, I like to repeat outfits. Fabric is something that's often overlooked as well but when you're trying to find a piece that can be worn in every season, try and find a coat or jacket made of a material that isn't too bulky or too light (aka ditch the wool coat).



DETAILS.

Trench coat: ASOS
Blouse: Banana Republic
Jeans: General Pants Co.
Boots: Merchant


What are your fashion staples?

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164 comments:

  1. Definitely jeans for me, plus striped tops (whether they be short, long or 3/4) and my leather jacket. All of them work well no matter what time of year it is.

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    1. I personally haven't delved into the world of leather jackets yet but as you said, so many people find those to be staples in their wardrobe!

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  2. Agree with your staples! Especially ankle boots; I love wearing them in the summer with shorts! A good white button down is probably my #1.

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

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    1. So glad you agree! Ah I love wearing ankle boots with shorts in summer as well, I think the combo is brilliant.

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  3. OMG yesssssss! I love my jeans and ankle boots!!!!

    Mel | www.thegossipdarling.com

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  4. I love your outfit ideas! You look pretty :)

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    1. Thanks Fiona, I really appreciate it :)

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  5. I really want ankle boots, but there is literally 2 weeks of the year that they are appropriate to wear in Brisbane. Stupid humidity killing my outfit opportunities !

    Megan
    Denton & Lou 

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    1. Ah damn Brisbane weather! I guess for me it's probably a little different, I'm one of those people who are always pretty cold no matter what.

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  6. Yes to all these staples! Basic tops can go with anything, even you don't wear what to wear just grab a top and jeans, then you're ready to go. Everyone should have a trench coat, it doesn't only look nice but also great for transition seasons and layering up!

    Ela BellaWorld

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    1. Exactly! I think those transition seasons can be really difficult as well when it comes to knowing what to wear, thank goodness for trench coats!

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  7. A big tick to all of the above, and yes stripes are basically a neutral! My wardrobe is pretty much the same colour palette through out the year as well - black, white, grey, navy/denim and stripes. Totally agree with ankle boots, they have to be my favourite footwear besides my cons haha. Love the outfit your wearing here especially the coat,it is gorgeous!xx

    Chantalle | www.ceceandgrace.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Mine is the same! I tried to add colour to my wardrobe but it's just not me, I much prefer to stick to the neutrals. Thanks for the lovely comment Chantalle :)

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  8. Ankle boots and light coats are definitely high up on my all year staples! Great post xx

    Jenny | Krystel Couture

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  9. I love the simplicity of the outfit - the coat makes it such a classic :)
    - Ambar | Her Little Loves

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    1. Thank you Ambar, happy you enjoyed the post!

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  10. the shoes !!!!!!!!!! loving them ! ;)

    http://allornothing-blog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. Love ankle boots. I wear mine non stop!

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    1. Me too Lisa, I just keep buying more and more ankle boots as well...oops!

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  12. Jeans and boots are defiantly my staple items! Great post.

    Nicole xx | www.nicolesbeautybabble.com

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  13. I agree with you these 4 basics are must have. I'm also upgrading my closet with heavy clothing since we are on the same season.

    www.busyandfab.com

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    1. Nice to hear from someone who's in the season as me, it's getting freezing in Melbourne so I'm definitely stocking up on heavier clothes as well lately.

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  14. I just found your blog and I love it! (Followed you on Bloglovin like, INSTANTLY). It's so pretty and I adore your photos and sense of style as well. Gorgeous outfit! Xx

    Life in Blue Skies | A Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Wow thank you so so much Joanne! That means so much :)

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  15. Absolutely love this look hun, so classic and wearable but looks really chic. You can't beat a neutral mac, I wear mine all the time!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
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  16. Great post - love all of them! x

    www.stylepetal.co.uk

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  17. Great Post, love the whole outfit and especially the trench coat. :)

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  18. That trenchcoat looks really good on you, and we seem to have a pretty similar list of basics and wardrobe essentials, so I naturally like your style, haha.

    X Sartreuse

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    1. Good to know we have a similar sense of style!

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  19. The trench coat and ankle boots are both one of my favourite all rounders, you can wear them anytime of the year :) xx

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    1. Agreed! Items like that are always the best.

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  20. good ankle boots are a must. to me, white sneakers are also a staple.


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    1. I haven't really worn white sneakers before but I love how they look on some other people!

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  21. Well it's kind of Spring here in London, but it might as well be Autumn lol! Some days here it's torrential rain and then others, it couldn't be hotter (like today). I completely agree, neutral tops are definitely key for all seasons. You can't go wrong and I feel fresh and put together when wearing neutral pieces. Also jeans are such a staple for me, I wear them in sun and rain. I think that it's great that there's so many different styles of denim too - something for every season. Also you look great hun, you make everything look chic and stylish.

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    1. Ah thank you! That means a lot.

      Thank goodness for different styles of denim as well I say, it means that you can keep wearing jeans over and over again and not get sick of them.

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  22. i totally agree with having ankle boots as a staple. I wear mine year-round. i also wear my black best all the time. Thanks for sharing!

    Love, Lindsey
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    1. I know some people say it isn't a summery shade but I love wearing anything black year round as well!

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  23. Totally agree with booties! I wear them year long as it doesn't rain much here in San Francisco!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. A good pair of ankle boots are so handy aren't they?

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  24. All of your suggestions sound very sensible, particularly the ankle boots - you can never have too many pairs! The weather is so temperamental in the UK that ankle boots can pretty much be a year-round wardrobe staple haha :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Twitter | Instagram x

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    1. The weather is the same in Melbourne, so luckily wearing boots all year is feasible!

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  25. I love your trench coat! I agree with all the points you made!! x

    ♡ itsjessiejane ♡

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    1. Thanks so much, really happy you like the trench :)

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  26. Beautiful outfit! I love the trench coat! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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  27. I wish I could relive Autumn again! Absolute love the season.
    You look great!

    Funmi x
    funmialabi.co.uk

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  28. Totally agree with all of these! I wear ankle boots all year round unless it's exceptionally hot, which is rare in the UK! And I wear jeans pretty much every day. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. I've been doing the exact same lately!

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  29. I am obsessed with ankle boots! I love wearing them all throughout the year, especially with dresses.

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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    1. I think ankle boots can look so good with dresses as well :)

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  30. I love wearing my ankle boots, they are so comfortable and chi =o)

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    1. Agreed! Love a good pair of ankle boots :)

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  31. Beautiful post my dear! I will be very glad if you will come to me! Kisses )) SUMMER LOVE http://blondelafemme.blogspot.ru/2016/05/summer-love.html SONG IN MY HEART http://blondelafemme.blogspot.ru/2016/05/song-in-my-heart.html

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  32. OMG you look so gorgeous! Love the makeup and photography as well!

    Love from Indonesia,
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    1. Ah thank you Sabrina, that's so sweet of you to say :)

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  33. Totally agree with all these! I'm still on the hunt for the perfect lightweight coat, this trench looks gorgeous on you!
    Brigitte x
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    1. Thanks Brigitte, asos do some great trench coats if you're interested! :)

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  34. Great list lovely, ankle boots are definitely a staple for me!
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    1. Happy you liked the post Cara, you can't go wrong with a good pair of ankle boots I say.

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  35. I have to agree, those ankle boots are really amazing. Great post!x

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  36. Great outfit! Love all the items, so chic.

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  37. Wow, I love this outfit! I have all these pieces, but I never put them together as these. Definitely am going to look into to buy black ankle boots as yours, mine are more on the edgy side.

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    1. Your ankle boots sound great but you're right that these ones are a fairly neutral pair, they're great to have in your wardrobe because they go with anything.

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  38. Yes, I agree to all of the 4 staples! With 4 essential staples you have mentioned just a few accessories and you are good to go! I love the boots :)

    Loren | ww.minkys.co.za

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    1. I agree, add a nice bag and I'm out the door!

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  39. I love your outfit! These boots are gorgeous.
    XX
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  40. That's a lovely otd! I agree with your staples x

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  41. Totally agree with all of these! Timeless staples. You look lovely in the trench!
    Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

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  42. Love all your tips here. Neutrals are my favorite! ☺
    Nati xx
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    1. Mine too! That's why my wardrobe is mainly just neutrals ;)

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  43. Great post for every Trench coat lovers out there :) Lovely ootd! I loved that boots and trench coat Xx
    Elif | merhabaguzeller.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Elif! I think I'll always be a diehard trench coat lover.

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  44. Lovely blog you have there hon x
    The boots look great, simple yet classy! I luv country road jeggins, just can't live without them and Perri Cutten coats are my favz!

    Divya | saffronblack.com

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    1. I've never heard of Perri Cutten coats before, I'll have to check them out!

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  45. Hun - you look stunning!!! This could easily be an editorial in a magazine, it looks absolutely gorgeous and I love it!!! Beautiful hun, hope you're well and having a wonderful weekend / start to the week!

    Layla xx

    http://www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk
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    1. Wow that's such an incredible compliment, thanks Layla! That honestly makes me so happy to hear :)

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  46. You are gorgeous!! And my obsession with ankle boots is too real. I have way too many pairs of black ankle boots lol. I even try to wear them during spring/summer, but the fact that I live in Texas and it gets really hot makes it difficult sometimes haha.

    xx
    Nida | Caked To The Nines

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    1. Yeah I guess it all depends on where you live, if you're somewhere in an extreme climate it can definitely be a lot harder to wear things like ankle boots all year round! Then again, I do crazy things for fashion...haha

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  47. I absolutely LOVE those boots! So cute!! I'm loving the new spring/summer weather where I live but don't worry...soon enough it'll be warm for you and cold for me and I'll be the jealous one!

    imperfectlyrachel.blogspot.com

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    1. So true! Every time the seasons switch though I always end up wanting whatever season I don't have!

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  48. WoW! Beautiful blog, i love your outfit! The boots are great :D

    http://catherinehere.blogspot.hr/

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  49. For me my staple would be a kimono (hear me out!)

    I tend to wear my summer clothes in winter too BUT I will tights and a coat on top, haha!

    Trench coats also are a given, can be worked all year round!

    Lima
    www.fashionicide.com

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    1. I'd love to see how you style a kimono Lima!

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  50. I have yet to find a really nice pair of ankle boots that I'd like! My feet are big and I feel like every single ankle boot I try makes them look even bigger haha ;) I really love yours!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Don't worry Paula I have size 9 feet and I find the same thing happens to me a lot too!

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  51. Great look! You are stunning xx

    http://thelondonthing.co.uk/

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  52. This is the first post I seen pictures of you and you look absolutely lovely. Jeans are my staple too and trench coats are fast becoming one too. So far I have 3 trench coats and I'm looking to purchase more.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you so much!

      I'm the same with coats, I have quite a few nice ones already but I'm always on the hunt for another.

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  53. i'm loving all these essentials, ankle boots are definitely a favorite for colder weather. mine definitely got me through the whole fall/winter season! agree with all these essentials, great post as usual!

    xx Melis
    http://fashionmews.com

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    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment Tiffany :)

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  55. The ankle boots are definitely a go-to throughout the seasons! Chic for both the summer and the winter! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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    1. Agreed! You can't go wrong with a good pair of ankle boots :)

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  56. Ankle boots are definitely a staple for me! They elevate even the simplest outfits!
    Kierra x Lavishingg

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    1. So true, whenever I have a pretty neutral outfit on I always pair it with ankle boots.

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  57. I totally agree! Especially with the ankle boots!

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  58. Great look. You look stunning!
    Good vibes, FOX
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  59. I agree! Trench coats and jeans never leave my closet!
    The look you wear is basically how I dress myself most days xx

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    1. Thanks Sofia, I'll take that as you like this look? Haha x

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  60. I love this look! All that I am missing is the beige coat.
    x Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

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    1. Thank you Rivania! I think a beige trench is a great staple in any wardrobe :)

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  61. I love your boots so much! They're so perfect and your jeans fit you so perfectly like a glove :D

    Characters & Carry-ons

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  62. I looove trench ooats but I'm so scared to buy one in that color hahha, all my trench coats are different colors (pink, baby blue) I'm scared I won't be able to pull it off and end up looking like a detective. But incredibly great post! :) xx

    -Mitzee

    mitzeeruth.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah that's funny because sometimes people do say I look like a detective in that coat, but I actually take it as a compliment!

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  63. I've been looking for a nice pair of black jeans for ages now but cannot seem to find any which aren't too long or too wide etc! It's such a pain being so small!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. You've probably already done this but maybe look in the petite section or if you've got really small legs have a look at brands like Dr Denim because they make super skinny jeans! Or another idea is to get your jeans taken up at the bottom so they're not too long? My mum does that a lot :)

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  64. I completely agree with each of these! Although staples are rather boring they are definitely musts! Them ankle boots are so lovely also!
    www.fallonrachelle.com x

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  65. I love the trench coat and those ankle boots. I need to get myself some or I'll be wearing my Doc Martens all winter! High boots never fit me properly... I think my legs are just awkwardly shaped but they look so good on some people. :(

    Sally - DiagonSally

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    1. I haven't really tried on a lot of pairs of high knee boots but I feel like I'd have the same problem!

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  66. I really need to invest in a lightweight coat, particularly a trench, I just haven't found the right one to suit me yet. I agree with you on all of these though. My personal go to staple is a biker jacket. I have a black one that tends to get pulled out all year round.

    Samio
    www.samio.co.uk

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  67. I couldn't agree more with each and every one of these, they are definitely some of the key pieces that everyone should have in their closet :) I really like your trench btw, it looks so light and cosy! :) xx

    Matea
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  68. couldn't agree more!!

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  69. I feel like because your an Aussie, you're so use to the heat that you can wear jeans and booties year round. I'm in Canada, and I love the cold of our winters, but the summers are so unbearable that I'm put my jeans away for a few months. I'm so bad at forgetting to buy neutral tops, so most of my wardrobe is comprised of colour. Love the pictures!

    Katherine || The Green Bows

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    1. You're so lucky that you live in Canada! I've always wanted to go there.

      Thanks so much for the lovely comment Katherine, I feel like if I lived in Canada I probably wouldn't be able to survive your winters- I'd freeze to death!

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  70. Love the outfit!

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  71. Love that trench coat! Definitely a staple I need to invest in soon :)

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  72. Nice choice my dear. I like very much this outfit, basic but full of good style....and your booties are amazing!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),
    Eni

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  73. Gorgeous - still loving this! You look absolutely beautiful! :)

    Layla xx

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  74. I'm totally digging EVERYTHING about this post. Talk about some killer style! I need to get some nice black flat ankle boots in my life. I don't know why, but I keep buying shoes with a heel, and then I never wear them because they're not flat x)

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

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    1. Ah thank you so much Stephanie :)

      I'm the opposite with shoes, I can never wear the ones that are completely flat!

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  75. I literally live in jeans and boots for most of the year!

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  76. Obsessed with those shoes!

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  77. This means that if I want to go to Australia when its summer here I need to plan way better! I don't know why I keep forgetting that you live on the other side of the world. But really, I'm dying to visit your country. I agree about the ankle boots! They are perfect for pretty much every season! Love your posts as always!
    xx
    Ana
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    1. Ah thank you so much Ana :)

      If you can you should definitely come and visit Australia, Melbourne especially (although I live in Melbourne so I'm probably bias...) haha

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  78. Love this outfit, I totally agree a good coat, pair of jeans, blouse and boots are total winners!


    We are Dannah - Australian lifestyle blog

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  79. LOVE the trench coat - looks fab on you! :)

    Hayley xo
    www.frockmeimfamous.com

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  80. Love the outfit. I will definitely be getting a trench when the UK Autumn comes around!

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  81. A light weight jacket is so nice to have since it lets you layer a look without worrying about carrying it around wherever you go. Your whole look is lovely, those boots are gorgeous!

    ISA Professional

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