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Back to Basics: My top 5 must-have neutrals for Autumn-Winter 19/20

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably know two things: 1) I’m a huge fan of colour. 2) I made a decision a while back to start using ‘She Walks Tall’ as a space to discuss deeper topics, particularly the controversial ones. I’m also a firm believer in the idea that variety is the spice of life though and since I don’t wanna be that girl who’s always getting all heavy on ya, this time around I thought I’d switch things up with some pure and simple fashion. I’m servin’ you a hot new look and sharing my top 5 must-have neutrals for the cooler months, so sit back and enjoy!

Stepping back into the fashion sphere like…

1 ) The roll neck jumper 

You can’t beat a good ol’ roll neck and sadly this one was out of stock when I spotted it last year, but luckily it came back again for AW1920 and I managed to snap it up! Roll necks are one of my winter faves as they’re super flattering and you can stay cute ‘n cosy without having to wear a scarf. Choose one in a neutral hue and pair it with different pieces in your wardrobe for endless outfit options. 

White popper cuff roll neck Jumper: New Look (limited sizes left)

2) The midi skirt

Summer may be a distant memory (what’s that big yellow thing that used to live in the sky again?), but thanks to midi skirts, you can still show off those legs in current season pieces. I actually bought this skirt a while back and styled it in one of my previous looks, but the neutral tones make it wearable for the cooler months too! If you’re worried about looking frumpy in a longer hemline, you can always add a little ‘ooh la la’ by picking out a skirt with a thigh slit à la moi.

Tall black abstract spot print midi skirt: New Look

3) The classic coat 

I feel like autumn’s had a bit of a fast-forward moment this year and we’re definitely into full-on FREEZING weather now… which means a coat is a definite must-have! This is another of last year’s buys, but the great thing is it’s one of those classics that’ll never go out of style. If you don’t have space for an extensive outerwear collection (or quite frankly have better things to spend your money on), you can never go wrong with a robe coat. Again, neutrals are probably your best bet ’cause it’s pretty hard to find something they won’t go with!

Tan belted robe coat: River Island

Tan | Black | Cream Camel

4) The statement boot

As a self-confessed shoeaholic, boots are definitely one of my favourite things about winter styling. Thigh high, knee-high or shin-high- you name it, I’ll buy it, but I especially love ankle boots as they’re the easiest way to make a seamless style transition between seasons! I didn’t manage to get my hands on a pair last time tortoiseshell boots were trending, but this time around I got in quick and snapped up these beauts. I’ve been wearing them almost every day since September ’cause I mean, look at ’em… 

Black Tortoiseshell flared heel ankle boots: M&S

5) The designer dupe bag

Since its launch in 2015, the Chloé Faye bag has captured millions of hearts across the globe. Fortunately, she didn’t manage to capture our purses as well though, ’cause a lot of us would be, quite frankly, broke. God bless designer dupes for being our bank balance’s bestie- thanks to them, there’s no need to spend a pretty penny to taste a pretty piece of arm candy! I snapped mine up at M&S a couple of years back and she’s been queen of my ‘bagdrobe’ ever since. 

Tan snakeskin ring detail cross body bag: M&S

5) The everyday acccessory

I used to be really into bold statement jewellery, but lately I’ve been finding myself more drawn to simple everyday pieces that look great paired with any outfit! I’m obsessed with anything tortoiseshell, so I couldn’t resist snapping up this stylish but simple necklace from Accessorize, which I paired with some gold hammered hoop earrings. I added a slick of neutral lipstick (I’m wearing ‘Chocolate Cherries‘ by Too Faced) and voila- serious style with minimal effort.

Tort resin pendant necklace: Accessorize | Resin and Metal bangle set: New Look | Gold hammered mini hoop earrings: Primark

And there you have it- how to get back to basics in neutrals… without looking like a basic ‘B’! Leave a comment letting me know your thoughts on this post and follow me on Instagram to keep up with my latest looks, thoughts and more!

Much Love

Miss SWT


Bye for now, lovelies!  😘😘

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