4 Simple Hacks that'll help take your Summer wardrobe into Autumn

Is it the end of summer yet? Who knows?! I'm seriously lost and seriously struggling to understand what to wear when I wake in the morning! Do you need an umbrella? Is the sun going to burn you alive? Will you melt into a pool of sweat?! I can't be the only one who's a little fed up with our temperamental British weather, who's with me?

For me to feel like a slightly better human, I am trying to get more wear out of my clothes. Now, what I mean by this is that I plan on taking some of my summer fashion faves over into autumn and trying to get as much wear out of them before stashing them away until the sun next appears in 2019. This summer I have been buying pieces I specifically know I'll be able to wear long into the colder months.

A lot of things that you wear during the summer months can be rehashed and reworked for autumn/winter and here are my top 4 hacks!

1. Footwear

I have been wearing this beloved floral print dress A LOT these last few weeks. It's worked well when it's been hot and humid, and I have been wearing it with open toe sandals. Come autumn, switch the look up by wearing mules, ankle boots, platform trainers or even knee-high boots and tights. I bet if you had a look through your wardrobe now, you could find tonnes of summery dresses that would work just as well with a more autumny shoe! 

2.  Layer

Take that little shift dress you have and wear it over a white tee or striped long sleeve top. Grab a roll neck jumper and wear it under a strappy dress. Get creative! I love how a white shirt looks under a v-neck shift dress. There are lots of ways you can re-work a summery look just by building up the layers. Think thin and light - if you wear five thick, chunky layers you'll be a sweltering mess, OK? I LOVE wearing a long shirt dress over jeans and this is definitely something I am going to be doing a lot this autumn! This spotty shirt dress needs to be in my wardrobe immediately! 

3. Accessories

Come Autumn you'll still need those sunnies, so don't be ditching them any time soon. I go for chunky accessories when it starts to cool down. When it's hot, I like to wear fuss-free outfits, but something about autumn makes me want to pile on the chains, I love a good belt, hat, scarf, hair accessory... you name it! Pile them on! 

4. Underwear

Now, you might be wondering what this hack might be. Is she going to tell us about faux fur knickers, does she prefer velvet bras in the colder months, does she wear a hot water bottle shoved down her pants?! (No, no, yes are the answers to those questions by the way) but in all seriousness, I have come across a life-changing undergarment and thought it necessary to tell you all about it. It's a Reversible Slip Dress with Cool Comfort Technology which I wear under a lot of my dresses if they are a) a bit see-through b) I'm afraid of showing sweat patches on a dress or b) am feeling a little cold and need an extra layer.
This slip is soooooo good, I swear by it, and it's definitely going to help give some extra longevity to my summer dresses.

Photography by Bethany Elstone

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1. *Floral Print Dress | 2. *Wide Fit Mules - similar here,  here and here | 3. Handbag

Instagram Competition Time!

One of my greatest pleasures in life is putting looks together. Whether that's for myself, helping a bestie choose a killer date night look or styling other people...like you guys! As a way of saying THANK YOU to all of you lot for following and supporting me; I wanted to give something back. 

You might have noticed over the years, I am *slightly* obsessed with M&S and we have come up with a mega exciting competition which I am so excited to finally be able to share with you.

I am offering three followers (no matter your size) the chance to spend the day with me at the M&S PR Showroom in London. I will listen to a particular style query you have, put together a look for you and you'll be able to take that entire M&S outfit home with you. We're putting on a lunch and fizz, there will be tonnes of Percy Pigs to nibble on, selfies galore and a chance to pick my brain about...well anything you fancy really!

**Entry Requirements** - For a chance to win, simply make sure 1) you're following me on Instagram (@Daniellevanier), 2) you're following @marksandspencerfashionpr on Instagram, 3) that you comment below my competition picture, with a style query you would like help with. Do you have an event coming up and you don't know what to wear? Is there an item of clothing you'd love to wear but you don't know how to style? Is there a part of your body you'd love to celebrate more with the help of clothing? Let me know in the comments below the picture and I will pick three winners! 

**Competition Details** - Must be able to travel to London on Tuesday 28th August. The event will take place from 12pm - 5pm. I will contact the 3 winners via Instagram DM so please make sure your profiles are not set to private. The competition ends on Friday 24th at 3pm. 

                                          *This post is written in partnership with M&S as part of an on going collaboration. 
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