Dress Down Dress Up: How to perfect the understated look this autumn

The sun is setting sooner and the leaves are falling down, that’s right - autumn is here. It’s time to put the mini skirts back in the wardrobe and get out some cosier and comfier looks! Here’s our tips for perfecting the understated look this autumn.

Meet in the ‘midi’

A midi dress is the ideal fashion choice to transition from summer to autumn. Take your strappy summer midi dress and pair it with a long sleeve top underneath. Match it up with your favourite pair of trainers and a denim jacket to complete the look. This triple threat is sure to keep things understated and fashion-forward this autumn. 

Chi Chi Analyn Dress
Chi Chi Vida Dress

Scarf over coat

We’ve all been there - umming and ahing at the door deciding whether to coat or not to coat. We say, no! This autumn is the time to make better use of the scarf - simply pair your cutest top and jeans with a big scarf to keep yourself warm and fashionable, without the hassle of lugging a coat around with you.

Chi Chi Scarves

Make your jumper do the talking

Just because you want to rock an understated look, doesn’t mean you have to be boring. Why not pair up black jeans and black shoes with a colourful jumper or patterned cardigan. Making your jumper stand out is a top fashion tip that will also keep you casual and comfy! Autumn is the best time to make things simple and chic.

Chi Chi Lovisa Jumper
Chi Chi Tamera Jumper

Jeans, jumper, jacket

This is an all-time classic, and for good reason - the jeans-jumper-jacket combo is perfectly suited for every kind of occasion. Our advice is to create a two-tone look with a brightly coloured jacket and dark jumper underneath. However, if you’re looking for a more simple look, you can’t go wrong with a black jacket and blue jeans.

Chi Chi Jana Coat
Chi Chi Florrie Coat

Skip the top

Another transitional look is to keep your summer skirt and skip your top. Why not choose to pair your favourite floral skirt with a light jumper and get all the chic of your summer style with the warmth of a new jumper this autumn.

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Making the shift from summer to autumn is all about getting cosy and comfortable, whilst also staying chic. However, turning out understated looks doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice style. Follow our advice and keep it simple, sophisticated and stylish this autumn.