Autumn/Winter is officially here and we could not be more excited. With sunny skies and balmy climates slowly being replaced with darker evenings and chilly mornings, it’s time to revamp your wardrobe ready for a new season.
With this in mind, we’ve launched The Yumi A-Z Guide to Autumn/Winter Dressing. Each week we’ll be running through four letters of the alphabet and showing you how to perfect your seasonal style.
If you missed last weeks blog post, click here to catch up on letters I-L.
The forth in a series of blog posts, this week we’re running through letters M-P. Think dazzling shimmers that will have you shining brighter than a disco ball, find out why navy is the new black, let the East inspire you with oriental fan prints and celebrate in new season partywear.
M is for Metallic
If you can’t wear metallic during Autumn/Winter, when can you wear it?! The perfect choice for festive parties and seasonal celebrations, this sparkly fabric will add full-on glamour to your outfits. This Embroidered Star Mesh Dress will have you seeing stars. Beautifully design in navy, this sleeveless party dress is adorned with mixed sequin embellished and embroidered stars, a tulle skirt for lots of movement and button fastenings down the back for added interest. Make a real statement in this dress by pairing it with silver ankle strap high heels and an iridescent clutch bag.
If you’re looking for a dress for the little lady in your life, this Yumi Girl Metallic Shine Party Dress will get her into the festive spirit. A beautiful choice for parties and special occasions, this metallic dress features a purple iridescent overlay which reflects the light perfectly. Designed with a fitted top and a full-body pleated skirt, it features comfortable shoulder straps, a round neckline and a zip fastening down the back for easy changing. Complete her party ensemble with sparkly shoes and a headband.
N is for Navy
Move over black, there’s a new colour in town. A classic hue that is complementary on all skin tones, navy can be worn night or day and can be mixed with different shades for a multitude of occasions. If you’re heading off for a night on the town filled with cocktails and laughter, you’ll want to be wearing this Lace Front Ruched Dress. In a deep navy shade, this figure-hugging bodycon dress will accentuate your curves in all the right places. With beautiful floral lace and a ruched front to flatter your torso, it looks great worn high heels and a metallic clutch for added glamour.
If you wanted something a little more casual and wearable for day, opt for this Star Woven Front Cardigan. The perfect in-between layer for the transitional weather that comes with Autumn, this navy cardigan will add lots of sparkle to your casualwear. Skillfully woven for lightweight and breathable wear, it features a sheer front with silver stars and a shimmering back for added sparkle. Jazz up a simple ‘jeans and a nice top’ ensemble by layering it with this cardigan and a pair of heeled boots.
Let the East inspire your Autumn/Winter wardrobe with oriental fan prints. A new season print to Yumi HQ, we love how this unusual design can add some much to an outfit.
If prints are new to you and you’re looking to dip your toe, this Oriental Fan Print Dress is a perfect choice. The black and white colourway makes it very versatile while the print makes it fun and playful. Available in both the main range and our Yumi Curves collection, this dress is perfect for women of all shapes and sizes.
Boasting an oriental-inspired fan print all over, it features a removable belt and frilled hemline for instant style.
P is for Partywear
Autumn/Winter means a season of festive parties, after work drinks and celebrations. With our social calendars busy and posing for cameras, now is the time to stock your wardrobe full of partywear. From fabulous frocks to easy-to-wear jumpsuits and jewels that sparkle, ensure you win best dressed guest and RSVP in style.
Nothing says a party like a fun fit and flare dress. This Flower Jacquard Party Dress is perfect for canapes and bubbly, being expertly crafted with high quality jacquard. This structured dress has lots of movement due to its fitted waist and full-bodied skirt and features dark flowers all over for an added statement. Designed with a high back, V-neckline with a zip puller, it pairs perfectly with high heels and silver clutch bag.
The colour of the season, be a lady in red this Autumn/Winter with this Off The Shoulder Lace Bodycon Dress. Designed with a fitted shape that hugs your figure and adorned with delicate floral lace, it falls off the shoulder with half length flute sleeves with a frilled cuff. Available in 3 colourways, this is the perfect dress for an evening filled with drinks and dancing.
No outfit would be complete without some sparkling accessories, after all is a classic option for festive celebrations. Whether you opt for a timeless little black dress, opulent velvet skirt or a bold red tunic, this Diamante Choker will add glamour in and instant. Adorned with small diamante jewels, this multilayered choker features an adjustable lobster clasp fastening so you can control where it sits.
When Autumn/Winter dressing looks this good, one blog post just isn’t enough. Therefore, discover everything you need to know about the season ahead by reading next week’s blog post. Focusing on the letters Q-T, make a statement in quirky prints, find your inner frill seeker with on-trend ruffles, stay cosy in must-have scarves and ensure your new season wardrobe is has a tunic for effortless style.