ONE STRIPED TOP, TWO OUTFITS

This weekend just gone the temperatures felt a little more autumnal, and the on-off rain only aided the sensation that summer was/has departed!

With cooler temps, and a very relaxed weekend at home on the cards, it gave me the first opportunity to wear a little top I randomly picked up in the M & S sale of all places - I'm writing this with surprise expressed as I loyally by underwear from M & S, and have purchased a great pair of jeans there once, but have rarely looked into there other clothing ranges.

The top in question... a lovely thick cotton, midi-fluted sleeve, black and white striped top. Warmer material for a simple top, but not so far as wearing a jumper.

I wore it twice but in a different outfit set up; admittedly though the shoes and necklace are also still the same, but the shoe choice is due to sticking solely with one option in that awkward not sandals/not boots section of my wardrobe, and black ballet flats are my absolute go-to.

OUTFIT ONE: STRIPES AND A MIDI SKIRT

Stripes and pleats, on me, what a surprise! I posted about this style combo being a fave of mine before!

This monochrome top didn't actually look quite right with a black midi, so I added some colour with a lovely orange-red midi. The longer length skirt kept me tights free, and it was a very simple outfit, but great for my breakfast out on Sunday morning.

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OUTFIT TWO: STRIPES AND A LITTLE BLACK DRESS

This top has very jazzy sleeves that are never going to sit in a layered up outfit much... however, this very old little black dress of mine, has no sleeves and combined perfectly when layered with this bell sleeve top!

I added tights here, because gone are my no-tight-above-knee-skirt wearing days, but you know, I don't mind wearing tights actually, I love the cosiness of them come this time of year!

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Do you enjoy wearing different items in multiple ways?

I REALLY do! I like knowing I can mix and max my clothes fairly fluidly, and it's something I'm definitely trying to do more of!