Autumn Styling with Rachel the Hat

hero-1Transitioning into Autumn isn’t always easy. When it comes to this awkward time we need to rely on some staple pieces that will take us through with ease. The gorgeous Rachel from Rachel The Hat shows us how one simple dress can be our true life saver when it comes to transitioning our wardrobe into Autumn.

By the time September rolls around I am always thinking ahead with my purchases. Buying warm weather attire feels more than a little futile. So any new items I purchase have to be able to be worn now through cooler crisp weather. My mantra is wear it now, wear it later and enjoy it thoroughly through all seasons.

Printed Dress with Tie Detail

When you find a dress that you can wear through each season, like this oneyou know you’ve pretty much struck dress gold. I absolutely adore this dress, from the moment I put it on I knew it would be on repeat for the foreseeable.

This Printed Dress with Tie is a gorgeous flattering length that will suit all as can be worn midi length on shorter ladies or knee skimming on taller. It’s tremendously comfy, extremely versatile and pretty to boot.


For casual days this dress is just plain simple to wear; wear loosely at the neck with a slight unbuttoning and the sleeves rolled up to elbow length. Throw on some sandals and a straw bag for a early fall weekend look. Other neutral toned bags to complete the look are the Hobo Shoulder Bag or Quilted Bucket Bag. If the evenings get a bit chilly simply add a cardigan or jacket to keep the chill off.


Then as the cooler weather arrives with the crisp autumn leaves, this dress works just as well. Start by tying the neck tie and button to the top and unrolling the sleeves to give full-length arm coverage to your wrists. The sleeves are beautiful and cuffed so will look lovely just peeking out of a jacket.


I also love the idea of layering a Lace Collar Blouse underneath as a base layer for extra warmth and style in winter or piling on a full-length Navy Stitch Cardigan too.


The final flourish is the beautiful navy saddle bag or try our navy Plait Detail Large Tote Bag. A timeless piece that will be with you for years.

Lots of wonderful possibilities, this dress is quite simply a little workhorse in your wardrobe and will be perfect for making transitioning into the Autumn months that little easier.

Do you have a few key pieces that you rely on for this tricky go between month? Let us know below or @LauraAshleyUSA.