• Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn | Simple Street Style guide to kick-start this season

    Summer is now something of the past and it’s officially Autumn. Although the Summer-Autumn transition happened, the weather is still sunny during the day; but early mornings and evenings are chillier.

    Nevertheless, a new season calls for a change in habits. I absolutely love Autumn. Probably one of my favorite seasons as the fresh air brushes your skin there is no need to worry about your make up melting. With crisp golden-brown leaves falling from the trees and the crushing sound it makes under your feet. You more prone to stay indoors and snuggle up with a good book. I must admit with slightly colder weather at night, my ability to step outdoors is zilch. Although not yet freezing temperatures, Autumn is the perfect rationale to start having comfort food and warm drinks. One less thing to worry about is regular hair removal from your legs as it will be covered up most of the time.

    It is now time to trade your flip-flops, sandals and shorts for warmer cozier clothing best suited for slightly colder weather. Get your autumn wardrobe ready and whip out a scarf, beanie, boots, jumper, knitted jersey or jacket.

    Autumn is about wearing earthy tones. Colours include grays, greens, blues, tartans, orange, burgundy and browns. Opt for strong or softer tones that will give you that vibrant and warm look.

    Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn Simple Street Style Guide Kick-Start Season

    About this look

    I’m kicking off my Autumn style with a simple street walk style. Now there are times when I love to look sophisticated and then there are times I just want a relaxed no fuss look but still keeping it stylish.

    Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn Simple Street Style Guide Kick-Start Season

    Sleeveless Puffer Jacket

    To me a sleeveless puffer jacket is the ultimately piece to add to your jacket credential this Autumn. Perfect to wear in Winter as well.  It needs to be lightweight yet have the ability to give you that warmth you need for those colder days. A sleeveless puffer jacket allows for a mix and match wardrobe combination.   The one I am wearing comes with a detachable hood. Sleeveless puffer jackets can be purchased from most clothing stores. If you fancy to splurge on this clothing item then Old Khaki, Cotton OnTruworths  and GCouture is the place to shop. For a more affordable price range head on over to your local Pick n Pay Clothing or Mr Price stores.  You might even find a bargain online.


    I’m all about being body positive but there is no getting away from the fact that I was blessed with a butt and fat thighs. In all honesty, I prefer wearing pants that is flattering to my lower physique. Other than jeans, joggers has become my all-time favorite casual pants.The ultimate jogger for me must not be too bulky but also not a skinny fit. It must be cotton or fleece, comfortable to wear and move in.

    Long sleeve Top

    Now if you have your bottoms and sleeveless puffer jacket sorted then you can pretty much wear any long sleeve top underneath. Just make sure that the colour will complement the look you trying to accomplish.


    Other than slapping on a pair of loafers or boots, I’m all about wearing sneakers this season.  It is the most comfortable footwear apparel especially on those busy Saturday mornings. Sneakers will be big in 2018.  For more ideas read these 8 sneaker trends.

    Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn Simple Street Style Guide Kick-Start Season

    For this look, I am wearing the following:

    Outerwear: Gray sleeveless puffer Jacket – Truworths

    Top: Blue long sleeve top – Woolworths

    Bottoms: Burgundy ankle length jogger – Truworths

    Footwear: Sneakers – New Balance

    I would love to know what your favorite must have items are for this season?







      • Noleen Miller
        March 22, 2018 / 2:21 pm

        Thanks it is so comfy and snug.

    1. March 22, 2018 / 3:31 pm

      I love sleeveless puffer jackets and after about 15 years of looking for one that fits my short and curvy frame, I finally found one! I am absolutely thrilled for fall to come around again so I can wear it as much as possible. Love this look!#StayClassyMama

      • Noleen Miller
        March 23, 2018 / 1:04 pm

        Sleeveless puffer jackets are the best – glad you found one and that you will be rocking it in October.#StayClassyMama

    2. March 23, 2018 / 2:09 am

      Here in Canada we’re in the opposite season. It’s still cold but we’re getting ready to put away our big winter jackets and also move into layers and shoes. I love wearing sneakers as well – they’re the only type of shoe I can really find to fit my wide feet properly!~Jess#StayClassyMama

      • Noleen Miller
        March 23, 2018 / 1:03 pm

        I absolutely love the slightly colder weather as our summers tend to be too hot. Sneakers are the best – so comfy. Thanks for reading my post.#StayClassyMama

    3. March 25, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      Love sneakers, all year round. With my hyperhidrosis I don’t often wear sandals. You look great!

      • Noleen Miller
        March 26, 2018 / 10:13 am

        Thanks. Sneakers are so super comfy – my feet are happy when I wear them.

    4. March 26, 2018 / 10:36 pm

      You look awesome! We’re just heading into spring and there’s been plenty of snow – its so strange! #globalblogging

      • Noleen Miller
        March 27, 2018 / 8:25 am

        Oh thank you for the compliment – I absolutely love Autumn and can play around more with my style #globalblogging

    5. March 27, 2018 / 3:25 pm

      Hello Noleen, how funny to see this title post! We are saying ‘hello’ to spring over here. Anyway, you look great. Thanks for sharing. #dreamteam

      • Noleen Miller
        March 29, 2018 / 8:54 am

        Thanks – I know the seasons are so different if you live in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. But I’m not complaining – I’m so looking forward to cooler weather and we are in need of rain down here.

    6. March 29, 2018 / 11:44 am

      lovely outfit, looks really comfy #fortheloveofBLOG

      • Noleen Miller
        March 29, 2018 / 11:46 am

        Thanks – Autumn is one of my favorite seasons and it allows me to wear snug and comfy clothes.#fortheloveofblog

    7. March 29, 2018 / 9:56 pm

      Here in the UK we are waiting for spring to hit! I love autumn as all the warm tones in nature are so beautiful. I live in jeans for the whole of autumn and winter but have now branched out into jeggings too! Thanks for linking up with #globalblogging

      • Noleen Miller
        March 29, 2018 / 10:29 pm

        I suppose you can’t wait for Spring after all the rain and snow in the UK. I’m just so looking forward to cooler weather now and some much needed rain here in Cape Town. So I couldn’t wait to trade shorts and flip flops for boots and comfy jumpers #globalblogging

    8. April 3, 2018 / 2:35 pm

      This is completely the opposite to our seasons, although Spring should be here by now, but it is freezing cold. This looks like a really comfy outfit for walking, and staying warm when it starts to get cooler. Thanks for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

      • Noleen Miller
        April 3, 2018 / 7:15 pm

        I know completely opposite seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. However I’m ready to welcome the cooler weather although we have been having more sunny than colder weather up until today. Thanks with cooler weather comes comfy and warm clothes especially for the outdoors #fortheloveofBLOG

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