I came across my stunning autumn designer from last autumn/winter in my wardrobe the other day, and I remembered just how much I loved it. And I mean really, really LOVED it. The swirly (and slightly edgy) pattern, the rich warm colours, the huge bell sleeves, the keyhole neckline… they all make for one gorgeous, perfect September/October/November dress. And this got me thinking…

So in the spirit of “I’m really sorry but it’s no longer available because this was AW17 and we’re now a year on but here’s some I’ve found as alternatives”, this post contains some fabulous alternative autumnal colour patterned dresses. And some other great autumnal outfits that I’ve worn over the years, and some more alternatives in autumnal colours that you might want to check out. I think it goes without saying that summer may be my favourite season, but autumn colours are my favourite.

The key colour is undoubtedly orange and all its shades – rust, terracotta, peach, tomato, vermilion, tea rose, caramel, tobacco, etc. (Can you tell I’m a massive fan of orange?) These colours are always key features t any on trend Autumnal wardrobe and very rarely deviate away from these. Every now and then you may see a bright pink jumper hit pinterest and all of a sudden become the ‘must have’ garment of the week….but my motto is ‘stick to the colours that match the leaves: