September is one of those times of year when the weather can go any which way. One day can be sunny and the next wet and windy. Although I adore the summer, I love the months where the weather starts to turn and everything changes colour. The same applies to my wardrobe. After a summer of pretty floral dresses and bright colours, I like looking for darker tones and changing my look up a bit. I mostly wear 40s and 50s style dresses in the summer, but for Autumn often lean more towards the 60s and 70s. the colours of the later decades work really well later in the year.
Todays outfit is inspired by the seventies, but is all brand new and from online retailer JD Williams, who have a huge range of clothing and shoes on their site. Whenever I’m reviewing modern clothing, I always look for things that work well for a vintage and retro look and both the shoes and the dress really stood out to me.
This gorgeous maxi dress, is a lovely and comfortable and I love the flowing top and hem. The mix and match prints are fabulously retro and I really enjoyed wearing something a bit different to my usual mid-century look.
I absolutely love big chunky platform shoes, and never get to wear them with my older outfits, so these were a great choice to go with this dress. I’m not a big fan of my feet, so it was a bit out of my comfort zone to get them out! The shoes were surprisingly comfortable and didn’t hurt at all when I went for a walk in them. I intend to get some of my original seventies dresses out this Autumn to wear them with.
Maxi dress – JD Williams – Currently on sale at £13 reduced from £40
Platform Shoes – JD Williams – Currently on sale at £32 reduced from £40
Bangles – Primark about 8 years ago
See the full range of maxi dresses here.
*This outfit was sent to my by JD Williams to review. All opinions are my own.