OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABurgundy for autumn; ground breaking! I know, but this season it’s all about how you mix up this eternally autumnal shade, pairing it with blush pink and denim hues for an alternative take.

My kids are very on-trend at the moment in their maroon school jumpers. It’s a colour I haven’t really worn for a while, but this season it’s really back. Well let’s face it, it’s never really absent at this time of year and is often present in some berry shade or other during the winter months. But right now I’m loving the way it looks offset with pastel shades like blush pink and chambray blue or contrasted with navy pinstripes and khaki camo for example. It also looks pretty good with metallics.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAs soon as I saw this beautiful cardi on the Braintree clothing site, I knew it would be the perfect summer/autumn transition piece; great for wearing as a kind of coatigan thanks to its longer length but also wonderful to curl up in at the weekend like a cosy house coat / alternative dressing gown. Up close it has gorgeous little flecks of colour and ribbed detailing on the sleeves, which make it extra special. Oh and the fact that it’s in one of this season’s most popular colours is just the cherry on the cake really – check out more of the new Braintree collection, in some stunning autumnal reds and purples here.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis cardigan feels like one of those forever knits, that I’ll always hang onto. Beautifully (and sustainably) made, it’s a classic that will always make me feel good when I pull it out each autumn I reckon (even when the colour isn’t quite so on trend). Because really great knitwear is far more important than the fickle nature of fashion. And ethically made, ‘thoughtful’ clothing is at the heart of what Braintree does  – I love their mantra: Wear Me, Love me, Mend Me, Pass Me On!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Details: Cardigan*: Braintree

Blouse: Zara (old, similar here)

Trousers: Sfera (old, similar here)

Shoes: New Look

Handbag*: Radley.


Disclosure: in collaboration with Braintree clothing.


Kathryn //

Thanks Lizzie, I agree, they’re so useful for round about now. Will dig my other one out soon I think. xx

Keri-Anne //

Burgundy/maroon is my favourite shade. This cardigan is wonderful! I would love a long one like that for these between days 🙂

p.s You look completely beautiful in these photographs!

Kathryn //

It’s going to be a really useful one I can tell – have been living in it since I got back from Greece! xx


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