the baker boy


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Do you ever try on a hat with an outfit and as soon as you take it off the outfit just feels...lacking? It happened to me with this very outfit. I wore it to work, tried on a baker boy and had to buy it because my look just wasn't as good without it.

Baker boy's have been doing the rounds, especially on blogs, for the last couple of years so nothing new. Personally, I've struggled to find one that fitted my head...apparently it's rather large. I also wanted a minimal homage to the baker boy without all the bells and whistles. This one trades in the metal hardware for covered buttons in the same fabric as the main hat which softens the overall appearance. 

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If you follow my Instagram you will have already seen this red knitted jumper. I bought it a little prematurely and have been absolutely boiling every time I've worn it (until now). I love this time of year when you can style an outfit with chunky jumpers and it not be cold enough that you have to hide the entire look with a coat. I paired this cosy knit with a Summer skirt purchase and opaque black tights - the perfect way to squeeze the most out of those Summer clothes before they hibernate for the next 6 months! 

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I love the contrast between the feminine floral skirt and the chunky black boots which are a new buy from Mango. Having worn my studded Topshop Amy boots to death last year I was ready for something new and finding most styles hadn't moved on enough from the previous Winter selection I opted for a plainer but equally as masculine style. As added bonus, anyone who suffered through my endless complaints about the sheer effort and pain of breaking in my Amy's will be pleased to know, these ones were comfortable from the get go!

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As someone who was never really into bags, the blog is teaching me the importance of having the right one with each look. This wallet on a chain style is a real suede number from Zara. As well as the overall style, I love the size as it stops me filling it with junk I don't need - although currently there are four different lipsticks in it.  

For me, this outfit is perfect for those bright Autumnal days where there's a chill in the air but not enough to merit a coat. Definitely perfect for a coffee and cinnamon bun run...

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Hat: Topshop | Jumper: Topshop | Skirt: Topshop | Bag: Zara | Boots: Mango