My Hero Pieces Of The Season

Photography by Simon Creasey

Well it appears that Autumn is officially here. Leaves have fallen, the chunky knits have come out and my mince pie craving has reared it's ugly little head.  Yes it's completely normal to start thinking about Christmas related things as soon as August is over, in fact, it's the law.  

I've teamed with House Of Fraser for today's post to sprinkle a touch of Autumn on your day...and your wardrobes.  October is my favourite month for fashion, it' the time when I feel the most inspired and my sartorial juices are flowing at full speed.  It'll be no surprise that I'm going to chat to you about my all-time favourite wardrobe staple and as it happens, the must-have piece of this season, the check blazer.  If you don't have one in your wardrobe then I urge you to get on board because gone will be the days where you 'have nothing to wear'.  Layer over a basic tee on warmer days, a cami for evening or a polo neck sweater (as I have done here) for those cooler days.  It's the key piece for an understated chic look and teamed with some straight leg jeans (in any wash, I've opted for black) it's my go-to daily combo.  I've added a pop of rather bold colour to this otherwise monochrome outfit with these red suede ankle boots.  Red is another huge trend this season but if like me you're slightly 'afraid' of colour then working it into your accessories by way of your footwear, a bag or even a scarf is a great way to incorporate this trend into your wardrobe without losing sight of your own style.  

What I love about House Of Fraser is the range of brands they carry. They have so many of my favourites all under one virtual roof and with hundreds of new arrivals each week there's always something that get's me reaching for my bank card.

Outfit Details

BLAZER - House of Fraser

SWEATER - House of Fraser

JEANS - House of Fraser

BOOTS - House of Fraser

SUNGLASSES - House of Fraser

BAG - Gucci

This post was created in collaboration with House of Fraser and ShopStyle. As always all views, opinions and imagery are my own.

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  1. 5th October 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Love the checked blazer. I have one from New look, Really like it. I just need to get a few more polo neck jumpers to wear with it!
    Leanne |

  2. RachelinOz
    6th October 2017 / 9:46 am

    What blazer is this please? The link goes to all blazers but there is nothing which looks like this.

    • 6th October 2017 / 2:23 pm

      Unfortunately this blazer sold out so quickly and it’s no longer available. If it comes back in stock I will let you guys know on my social media so keep your eyes peeled x

      • Priscila Crabtree
        10th October 2017 / 7:40 pm


        • 16th October 2017 / 12:48 pm

          The brand of what? Everything is displayed and linked so all the details are there

  3. 6th October 2017 / 9:53 am

    I loved reading this! Being so ill, i have lost touch with “what’s in” and I aren’t able to go into town shopping but by following you I have learned so much…I love all the pieces you talk about and loving even more the fact you’ve made it easy for me to locate and order said items!
    Yep I shall be attending my next hospital appointment with a checked blazer and some boots, oh yes!!
    I loved your photos as well, well done xxx

    • 6th October 2017 / 2:25 pm

      so sorry to hear you’re not well, I hope your hospital appointment goes well…you’ll be looking the absolute shizzle in your checked blazer though

  4. 6th October 2017 / 10:51 am

    I have bought three new checked blazers in the last two months and I already have two from last season. Makes five. Hope it does not get too cold too early this year, actually I want to wear them every day
    Great post, Emma! xo Alessa

    • 6th October 2017 / 2:24 pm

      haha you’re buying checked blazers at ‘Emma rate’ I agree, I’d wear them every day too x

  5. Henny Kroeze
    9th October 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Dear Emma, I love your style! I am old enough to be your mum (59) but i really think your style fits also older girls like me. It is so nice. You inspire me and I learn more about fashion. Also what NOT to wear! Love your video’s. Lots of love from Holland Henny

  6. 22nd October 2017 / 10:10 am

    I do love a blazer and all the checks are fab. It’s so bloody freezing up here all ready though there’s hardly a chance to wear one

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