If there’s one high-street fashion name that you can rely on for quality and being on-trend, it’s French Connection. For many years I’ve relied on them for statement pieces that always turn heads but also for those items that you just need in your wardrobe and can wear time and time again. If like me you love to spend a little bit more on an item of clothing knowing that you’re going to have it hanging there for more than one season, then I’m sure you’ll like these bargain finds that I picked up in the sale last week. After checking their website this afternoon you can still purchase them if you see anything you fancy!
When the late Summer sales are on I tend to keep a look out for pieces that I can wear over the coming months, rather than buying things that I’m putting away for the next holiday or year after. I headed straight to their knitwear section and was so excited to see this brilliantly thick, wool, khaki jumper.
It’s an oversized chunk of happiness. When I put this on I think of being outside in the brisk Autumn air, settling down by the fireside in one of my favourite haunts. You can easily wear a top underneath this and it wouldn’t ruin the look of it at all. The sleeves are slightly short and so come to above where your watch and bracelets would sit and I’m more than happy with that. Jewellery on the wrist will add some glam to what could be such a comfortable, laid-back look. I’m going to enjoy teaming it with not just denim but also some black leather-look type leggings and either black ankle boots or my trusty suede, over-the-knee boots that I picked up in both black and olive from Marks & Spencer last Winter. You’ll see them lots in photos in the not so distant future!
The next two items I found were not intentionally bought to pair together, but when I was trying them on, it just appeared to me that the light grey knit would allow me to wear the black, crochet, wool dress in the colder months. A crisp, white, long-sleeved shirt would make a fantastic monochrome outfit too. Imagine this with tights (if you get really cold like me) and embellished boots, with a biker jacket thrown on top; you’ve got a really warm outfit without lacking style. French Connection intended this to be worn over a bikini but I just couldn’t picture that for one second. I wouldn’t want to get such a beautifully made, heavy knit anywhere near wet swimwear, maybe that’s just me.
Finally, the dress section was calling my name. Dresses are probably what I have bought mostly over the years from French Connection, whether it be for a day at the races, wedding or Christmas party. Feeling this silky-soft, metallic wrap dress (well, you’d think it was a wrap dress but the top layer just sits on top of the under layer) you just know you’re going to feel amazing wearing it. It sits really nicely on the chest and stays where you put it too, so it’s up to you how much cleavage you want to show off. The close-fitting would allow you to pull on a high-waisted skirt if you wanted to wear this as a top rather than a dress. Two pieces in one – bonus! Hem-line falls a couple of inches above the knee (I’m 5ft 5) and there’s a built-in hidden zip to one side. The shimmery material is going to be a winner during November/December and I’ll definitely be choosing a silver heel and accessories to hit the town with this beauty. Unfortunately, if you did want to pick this up for yourself online, I can’t find this exact one, but there is a charcoal, subtle ‘snake print’ version. Try the shops, they probably still have it in, but you’ll have to be quick.
There you have it, my four new wardrobe favourites from French Connection for the coming season. I’ll tell you now that I know my ultimate piece from this small haul is 100% the khaki jumper; it’s just so me. Autumn Winter is what I’m all about, although I’m happy to keep the heating turned off for the time being that is for sure.
Which is your favourite piece from the above collection? Let me know if you decided to buy any of them for yourself and if you have any questions, be sure to comment below or send me an email!
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