A review of clothes I bought in Autumn/Winter 2021

A review of clothes I bought in Autumn/Winter 2021
Pink and blue leopard print dress

I thought that I would write A review of clothes I bought in Autumn/Winter 2021. Looking back I seem to have been quite abstemious. Maybe because we are planning a house move and I have been doing so much decluttering and wardrobe sorting that I have not felt in the mood for shopping. I have been shopping my wardrobe a lot and recently have been wearing mostly casual clothes. On reflection, I am pleased with my recent purchases. They are good quality classics that will stand the test of time. I have chosen mostly navy which is a good basic colour for me and have added touches of blue and pink.

Above I am wearing my pink and blue maxi dress which was a birthday present from a friend. This one was from MarksandSpencer and it sold out. However print maxi dresses are in my opinion here to stay for several more seasons. You can get a lot of wear out of them as they are easily adaptable. I have worn mine as a skirt with the addition of a polo neck sweater and boots in cold weather and with both casual and formal jackets.

Selection of Maxi dresses currently in stock:

Blue print maxi skirt and leather biker jacket

Another outfit with a similar theme of a printed maxi skirt. Shown here in early Autumn teamed with a plain white tee and my navy leather biker jacket. I have also worn this skirt on several occasions with sweaters and boots. Again I feel that print maxi skirts will be on trend for this coming Spring and Summer. Leather biker jacket originally from MeandEm (similar).

Selection of print maxi skirts:

Blue print top and wide trousers

Me wearing my blueprint top in France. A purchase I have been very pleased with as it can be worn with wide-leg trousers. It also looks good with jeans or a skirt. Originally from JohnLewisandPartners.

Selection of print tops

Navy trench coat and jeans

This trench coat from Cos is probably my favourite addition to my wardrobe. Now sold out (similar). I have been looking for some time for a coat long enough to be worn with my maxi dresses and skirts and this one works well. A real classic that should last me for years.

Navy cashmere cardigan and jeans

Another favourite is a classic V neck cashmere cardigan from Autograph at MarksandSpencer (still available). I like the addition of the horn buttons. It is slightly oversized which I like. I choose the Medium with is a generous size 12. It looks very good with my recent sale purchase of a pink blouse from MeandEm (shown here).

Selection of similar cardigans

A review of clothes I bought in Autumn/Winter 2021

My blue print maxi shirt again this time teamed with my navy roll-neck sweater from Hopefashionuk. Similar in MeandEm sale.

This is a review of clothes I bought in Autumn/Winter 2021. I find it useful to look back and access your purchases before starting a new season. What did you buy and were they successful purchases last season?

Photographs were taken by Laura Hines. Follow her on Instagram

1 Comment

  1. margieusa
    7th January 2022 / 15:45


    I have a trench coat soooo similiar to yours from years ago! Now the problem is finding someone to remove the shoulder pads since they make me look like a football player. I’ve kept the coat because it’s such a classic and it, too, is long. I always felt very “stylish” when I wore it. Good to see someone else likes trench coats!

    On another topic, with my white hair, I’m finding some navies are just too dark; are you experiencing the same?

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