Hello October!

1 October 2012

How to wear John Lewis Somerset by Alice Temperley neutral leopard animal print scarf

As if it's scarf weather again!  Autumn has that certain familiar feeling that makes you want to wrap up and wear various deep shades of red, green and mustard and I'm excited to rediscover my coats and layer creatively again.  It's no secret that I'm sucker for most of the designer collaborations out there (I lost count at the eight that I seem to own already) so was delighted to try my hand at styling a leopard print scarf from the Somerset by Alice Temperley collection.  The neutral colourway made it perfect for teaming with numerous prints so I kept this as a theme and decided to see how 'clashy' I could get, whilst introducing you to some of my Autumn wardrobe.

Autumn Fashion Topshop leather jacket Orla Kiely x Uniqlo dress 60s
Autumn outfit inspiration John Lewis Somerset by Alice Temperley leopard print scarf Orla Kiely dress peter pan collar
Orla Kiely x Uniqlo peter pan collar dress mustard tights Vagabond flatforms

Leather Jacket - Topshop
Shoes - Vagabond c/o Spartoo
Ring - V&A shop

Inadvertently through doing this challenge, I've ended up teaming up the scarf with a few other collaborative pieces I own.  Somehow in between preparing for Bestival, I managed to get myself to Uniqlo for one of the Orla Kiely dresses before they sold out.  I don't usually suit smocky dresses, but I'll make allowances for this because of the simple graphic print and how it looks with a bright pair of tights.  I've been in need of a few more dresses I can just throw on without thinking about and this fits the bill perfectly.

A.P.C breton stripe top monki denim shorts
John Lewis Somerset by Alice Temperley leopard scarf Breton top
Parka - c/o Urban Outfitters
Sweatshirt - A.P.C
Shorts - Monki
Ring - H&M
I love rediscovering pieces from previous seasons and I'm back to living in last year's parka and Breton sweatshirt again to protect myself from the elements.  The scarf is a great way to add another pattern into this look and I like the fact that it's not your typical leopard print colourway.  I can tell my Mum has her eye on this already and I'm going to have to hide it somewhere creatively in my room.

COS trench coat Mulberry Bayswater Black Forest Soft Matte
John Lewis Somerset by Alice Temperley leopard print scarf Mulberry Bayswater
Somerset by Alice Temperley

Trench - COS
T-shirt, socks - Topshop
Boots - c/o Bertie
Bag - Mulberry
Necklace - Me & Zena

Meet my new JW Anderson for Topshop skirt, the style I was determined to get when I first saw the collection.  It's 100% silk with a quilted finish, hopefully meaning that it will be warm and practical for the months ahead and perfect for everyday use and any parties I might (hopefully) be going to.  I mentioned before that I didn't buy the matching top and prefer it on it's own with something plain to counteract it.  Olivia tried it on with a lovely sweater the other day and I know Elisabeth has it too, I think a new blogger uniform is developing!

Thanks to Lucy for taking the photos!  Which look is your favourite?

In the words of Sesame Street, this post was brought to you in collaboration with John Lewis and may be sponsored, but has been carefully chosen to fit in with my existing content.  Phew!

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  1. KBELL YOU look gorgeous in these photos - love the different locations too. Makes me want to change it up a bit too! I love both but the second photo is rather lovely - the trench and that gorgeous JW Anderson skirt. I love it.

  2. i like the idea of trying to wear one accessory in 3 totally different outfits, it would be quite hard for me to do that as my stuff is all pretty similar style. i like the idea of leopard print with stripes but i reckon my fav is the j-dubz outfit. i like the length of the coat with it all.

    nice Sesame street reference

  3. oh that skirt from the second outfit is gorgeous!!
    yay for the layering!!


  4. These are particularly gorgeous outfit photos lady!

    I love all of these outfits, especially the first - it may be my favourite of yours to date!

    YAY for autumn! :)

  5. Gorgeous smiley pictures. Stripes, leopard and khaki is my combo of victory! X

  6. I love the way you combine prints - they always look like they were made to be together!

  7. The JW Anderson skirt is top of my wishlist at the moment, along with the bat jumper from the range. I'm also very jealous you managed to make it to Uniqlo in time to get one of the dresses, I missed out but keep checking in most lunchtimes just in case!

    Shopped and Dropped

  8. Love this scarf, I think every blogger has that Orla Kiely dress, mine arrived in the post a couple of days ago and I love it!

    Maria xxx

  9. Lovely colourful outfits. Love the leopard scarf, reaaaally glad I can wear scarfs again. x

  10. My favourite is the scarf with the breton top - so classic but quirky!

  11. Cute pictures and great blog! Love your scarf! Greetings from Munich :)

    Vanessa - PureGlam.tv

  12. You are a beaut Kristabel! I'm a new follower and will be looking forward to feature posts <3

  13. Love the second look. So well put together yet appears laid back & effortless looking. Love your nails.

    - krstyvns.blogspot.com