“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits”. Samuel Butler, The Way of All Flesh 

Fall has finally arrived! As with any new season, it’s always a great time to make a fresh start.  There’s nothing like looking ahead to next season for a bit of fashion inspiration.

Now is the time to be you—take A/W 17’s trends and make them your own. Mix and match if you want to. Wear them head to toe if you want to. Don’t be afraid to step out of the norm—individualism is seriously on trend.

In some of the previous posts I shared my thoughts on Fall/Autumn 2017 Fashion trends and hues, here and here. Today I wanted to talk about transitioning our sun kissed summer look into cold Fall/Winter silhouette.

So grab your cinnamon, maple or pumpkin spice latte and check out my 7 things that will transition any Summer look perfectly for Fall/Winter 2017:


All sorts of blazers, we are talking oversized, asymmetric, fitted and even leisure suits. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different fabrics like velvet or tweed even with a splash of embroidery. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, a blazer is going to be your closet staple this season.

I feel like I should not even mention this but padded shoulders are also and unfortunately coming back. You’re not borrowing from the boys this season but from the men. Grandpas, to be exact.

BRITISH HERITAGE | TWEED JACKET | brown hue | how to wear tweed | how to care for tweed | history of tweed

Enormous, Oversized Totes and Shoulder Bags

Ladies, rejoice! Gone are the days you had to squeeze your life into a tiny handbag. AW17 is all about the bigger the better!


These Boots trends were made for walking. This season we will see short, tall, shiny, matte, black, acid-bright, heavily embroidered, glitter all over —literally any boot permutation seems permissible.

Guys remember that a good boot can instantly transform any look into the perfect fall look. 


Fashion scarves 2017 will attract many fashionistas. This marvellous wardrobe attribute allows being more attractive, beautiful and stylish. Today scarves are not used only to keep us warm, but also to add uniqueness to look.

Scarves are available in different amazing colors, materials, prints and sizes to help you select what makes you more gorgeous and what matches the clothes you have at your wardrobe. I really will have to work on my scarf wearing skills.

Dark lips

It was fashionable Fall/Autumn 2016 and this trend remains strong in 2017. Blackcurrant, plum, aubergine, burgundy, claret, red – this season’s favourite lipstick hues are decidedly dark. A bold dark lip makes a huge statement and will never fail to add some edge to any look

I would strongly advise to keep skin bare and eyes minimal to leave lusciously deep lips to take the focus.

BRITISH HERITAGE | TWEED JACKET | brown hue | how to wear tweed | how to care for tweed | history of tweed


DO add tights to your summer frocks for a smooth transition between seasons.

Throw on opaque tights under your pretty dress, and your friends will be too distracted by your put-together.  From the acid green and burgundy shades to the lacy black fishnet-inspired styles.

Introduce dark colours

One of the quickest ways to shift your closet from summer to fall/winter is to change up your colour palette. Instead of wearing your flowery summer bright colours and pastel tones, swap them out for darker and warmer colours, and you are ready for fall.

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    October 12, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Accessories and Blazers are my go to for transitioning from summer to fall. I love that blazer you are rocking. Thanks for sharing, gorgeous! XO, Ellese


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      Elegant Duchess
      October 13, 2017 at 9:38 am

      thank you hun xx

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    October 12, 2017 at 10:45 am

    Very cool tips babe, you look amazing !


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    Luxe TouTou
    October 12, 2017 at 10:13 am

    really nice !
    kisses, Leane

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    Marina W
    October 12, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Great tips, and I love all your looks, especially the way you style the scarf 🙂

    – Marina


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    Jessi Malay
    October 11, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    Loving this guide babe!! So many good tips 🙂 Introducing darker colors into your wardrobe is always a must and I love bringing out my boots when fall rolls around! <3

    XO, Jessi

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    October 11, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    beautiful outfits!!

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      Elegant Duchess
      October 11, 2017 at 6:44 pm

      thank you lovely. xx

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    Marije van der Wal
    October 11, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Great outfits! Perfect for fall and you look great in them, very chic!

    Marije | thegfguide.com

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    October 11, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Wow Great tips here. I am so glad the big bags are trendy. I love them! Thanks for the amazing tips. Have a lovely day. xoxo Cris

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      Elegant Duchess
      October 11, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      thanks Cris and me too! I carry way too much stuff with me 🙂 xx

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    October 11, 2017 at 9:29 am

    your are so chic and classy!

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      Elegant Duchess
      October 11, 2017 at 3:22 pm

      thanks Laura! 🙂 xx

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    October 11, 2017 at 8:28 am

    It’s so hard for me to choose one outfit… I love them all! 🙂 However, the one with the blue dress is my favorite :).

    Thank you for sharing!
    Adriana | GlossyU.com

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    October 11, 2017 at 5:09 am

    Blazers are definitely a staple item for fall wardrobe!

    http://www.hintofgrey.com | Hint of Grey

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    Glory of the Snow Fashion Blog
    October 11, 2017 at 12:52 am

    Great tips, love your gallery and these black boots are gorgeous! xx


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    October 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    I love these tips! The blazers is my favorite! Thanks for sharing!


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      Elegant Duchess
      October 11, 2017 at 9:08 am

      thank you hun! I love the blazers trend too especially that I wear them to the office all the time! xx

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    October 10, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Fabulous post and I love you with that scarf, such a beauty!! I’m so excited the weather is cooling down and I will finally make use of all the tips!! Xoxo

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      Elegant Duchess
      October 11, 2017 at 9:09 am

      thanks Christie. I still have so much to learn about scarves! xx

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    October 10, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I love this round up!! Great tips! I’m all in for bold lip colours, blazers and oversized tots! Thanks for sharing lovely xx

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      Elegant Duchess
      October 11, 2017 at 9:09 am

      you welcome! glad to see that my tips are having some use! xx

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    October 10, 2017 at 6:01 pm

    Great tips! I love using blazers and scarves!!

    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    La Bijoux Bella| by mia
    October 10, 2017 at 8:14 am

    Bonjour Gorgeous, I love ❤️ this post, such a helpful and essential guide to Fall dressing. And you always look fabulous in anything you choose to wear. Love ❤️ it! 🙂


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