Whether you’ve gone back to school or just have that September feeling, there’s a whole load of new and gorgeous Autumn/Winter fashions to update your wardrobe. For me, I’ve started at a new school. If that wasn’t terrifying enough, I’ve also noticed how smart everyone is dressed. It’s not like my old school wasn’t smart, it was just a bit more relaxed and I could get away with stripey tops galore. I don’t feel the same way now. And that’s not a bad thing. It is nice to wear smart clothes and it definitely helps me to feel more professional. That being said, it makes my wardrobe look a little bit lackluster. So I’m planning on jazzing up my wardrobe with some of these lovelies from People Tree.
|| Tierney Corduroy trousers in black – £78 || Selma Flared Skirt in navy- £65 || Aleta dress in navy – £58 || Shelby Shirt dress in black – £95 || Peter Jensen Sausage dog dress – £78 ||
I love that corduroy is coming back into fashion. I wore my last pair of cords so much until they had bare patches! So these are on my wish list, as I probably wouldn’t wear them to school, and that’s my main focus right now. I love the Selma skirt too, though I’m not sure that it would suit me. I’m not sure I’m the right kind of shape for it, but that doesn’t stop me loving it!
I like wearing dresses to school, because they’re easy to wear, comfy and can be layered up if necessary. I really like these prints, especially the sausage dog print! All you need is a decent pair of tights and there’s your outfit. Plus dresses always look smart and that’s what I sorely need. I know I really should do more outfit posts, so you can see what the clothes I get look like, but I’m not great at having my picture taken! So these round up posts will have to do for now!
It amazes me how different clothes, patterns and styles come in and go out of fashion. As an 80’s kid, I can remember some of the current styles the first time round, though they’re much less frightening now. The Houndstooth pattern, however, is one of those classic patterns that never goes out of style. It’s a very grown up style, that I never thought I would feel grown up enough to wear but I do now, especially for work. People Tree have a great range of smart, organic cotton Houndstooth clothing this autumn that are great for work. Paired with one of their Rashida Roll Neck jumpers, a lovely thick pair of tights and a smart pair of vegan brogues, and you’ve got yourself a smart, stylish, ethical outfit.
1. Rashida Roll Neck Jumper Black £68 // 2. Rashida Roll Neck Jumper Winter White £68 // 3. Houndstooth Asymmetric Skirt £95 // 4. Houndstooth Shift Dress £125 5. Houndstooth Print Top in Black £38
As you would expect with People Tree, all their clothes are made using organic cotton, are fair trade and support #whomademyclothes. It’s worth paying a bit more, especially for something like the shift dress, which is handwoven, that will stand the test of time. Houndstooth is one of those patterns that will come in and out of fashion so it’s worth having something that will last. I have the (c/o) Rashida Roll Neck jumper in black, thanks to the lovely guys at People Tree and I love it. It’s warm and comforting and one of those classic styles that goes with everything from work clothes to dog walking clothes, especially if you’re popping to the pub on the way home.
If you want to get an extra 10% off with People Tree, use the code CC10 at checkout. Keep your eyes peeled on their social media accounts too, as there are regular sales or special offers on. Why not treat yourself to something classic and stylish this autumn?