Monday, 22 September 2014

Check Mate

Today's OOTD is something a little different for me. I love trying new pieces and styles when the seasons change, and Autumn is probably one of my favourite wardrobe transitions. I love wrapping up warm for the first time, and this season I'm loving all of the mixed textures, checked prints and that hint of 60's style that seems to be everywhere.
New look invited me to style an outfit from their new Autumn collection, and this is what I went for...
My favourite piece from the outfit is the burgundy backpack. I finally caved to the backpack trend over the summer and I've also been looking for a new laptop bag for ages. This structured number kills two birds with one stone as it fits my 13 inch macbook in perfectly, while also being big enough and pretty enough to act as a handbag too. I love the colour, finish and gold corner details. I posted the above picture on Instagram yesterday and a lot of people were asking about the backpack, so I'm guessing I'm not alone in my love for it!

I'm also slightly in love with the black buckled boots. They are part of New Look's 'premium' shoe line, and while they are more expensive than a lot of their other boots, they are gorgeous, soft leather and have a sturdy block heel so are really easy and comfortable to walk in. The brown sole makes them quite unique too. I was also tempted by the burgundy version, but went for the black to avoid looking too matchy-matchy with the backpack!
For the rest of the outfit, I layered monochrome checked prints with different textures. I chose this oversized, textured duster coat as it's really soft and comfortable. Underneath I'm wearing a knitted, checked top and a brushed fleece mini skirt. I really like layering different prints and textures, while leaving the look totally monochrome.
Sadly, money can't buy you a naughty Squidge, but I'll let you take a look at her gorgeous face for free! ;)
 

With hundreds of new styles landing in store and online each week, you can always count on New Look to bring you the latest trends straight from the catwalk and into your wardrobe. For more tips and trends follow @newlookfashion and shop the new season at newlook.com. 
This post was sponsored by New Look via Glam Media. All opinions are my own.
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91 comments

  1. I am in love with those boots, I really need some new ones for winter.

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  3. Gorgeous outfit Fleur! Love what you are wearing. Very chic and fall appropriate.

    Avanti
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  4. It looks very classy. I love the burgundy backpack too x :)

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  5. Really love the bag! It is brilliant that it fits your laptop in it perfectly aswell! May have to browse Newlook now! Damn you! Great OOTD though! :)

    Rachel xx
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  6. I love the colour of the backpack against the monochrome outfit!

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  7. Your outfit looks awesome!

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  8. That backpack looks amazing styled up like that!

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  9. Love the Duster Coat and Backpack gorgeous <3

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  10. I love this backpack!

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  11. I love the boots! It feels like fall already =( http://www.thepaarblog.com/

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  12. The boots are absolutely gorgeous - perfect for Autumn!

    Beccy : Bluebell & Bumpkin

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  13. Love the bag (and I say this as someone who is still resisting the trend)! I am a huge fan of 60s style though so that probably helps (that and the lovely colour)
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  14. Love that bag! I have found a pair of boots that are exactly the same as the Topshop MINE boots! I have written about them over on my blog!

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  15. Great outfit, but i think it wouldnt be too match if u would chose sole with burgundy color, it would be as point on "i" :)

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  17. Gorgeous photos, you look beautiful Fleur. I love the whole outfit especially the bag, the coat the skirt & the top, I also love your hair xx

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  18. Looking gorgeous as ever! Love that bag!!

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  19. I just recently purchased a 1960's button down dress, which would be perfect with that coat!
    I think I'll have to make another purchase soon :)

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  20. I love this bag, I always think that backpacks look amazing but aren't easy to wear with formal outfits, this one is perfect for office wear or a smarter occasion, love it :)
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  21. i love your bag!!
    it looks so sturdy

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  22. I'm in love with those boots! They're perfect for fall.

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  23. The boots rock and the dog is gorgeous!
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  24. I love this very british look for fall, but not as much as I adore Squidge! I can't even handle her cuteness.

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  25. You've created a lovely outfit! x
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  26. Love this look! Really like the boots and Squidge of course!

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    xx

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  27. The whole outfit looks amazing and I love the boots!

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  28. That was a really nice outfit - I love New Look - they just have everything you need.
    Anjna Harish

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  29. Oh my gosh, I love that backpack! :D good job, Fleur.

    xo Stephanie
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  30. omg i love the bag! The outfit was amazing too :) xx

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  31. That purse! Stunning!

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  32. I really love them boots! a trip to new look is due :) xx
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  33. Love the boots! They look so expensive. I bet they're gorgeous in the burgundy colour too.

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  34. I love the look of the premium boots! I love New Look's style but they always fall apart!

    Stephanie
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  35. Love the 60's inspired look! The two tone checks are perfect as is the bag X

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  36. You are looking like a school girl, so pretty!!!

    Kisses

    Tiff

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  37. New Look is definitely my favourite store ever! It sells the best clothes and the prices are very ideal for any budget. Most of my wardrobe consists of clothes from there. x

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  38. Love this outfit Fleur! I love the style and colour of the backpack. Those boots look so practical but chic at the same time! :-) xx

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  39. I love the backpack! - would be perfect for me going back to uni! You should do more outfit posts :)

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  40. Your dog is so cute and so is your outfit!
    I just posted my first ever outfit of the day. Would you click the link to check it out?

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  41. Its like an updated school uniform but totally cute!!
    Love the purse and the boots...

    Check Me Out!!!!!!

    xx
    Tyana
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  42. Love this look, especially those boots! :D

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  43. the burgundy color reminds me so much of fall!

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  44. Omg I think I now need those boots! Lovely outfit Fleur!

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  45. OMG the shoes are to die for never would have guessed they were New Looks and I shop there a lot. :) I have an Illamasqua Haul & Lipstick & Brushes Collection on my blog at www.zairacantara.blogspot.co.uk :)

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  46. Love this look, Fleur! The bag is amazing and those boots are killer :)

    -Jen

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  47. I'm in looooove with that bag!!!

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  48. What a fantastic bag! Definitely the chicest backpack I've ever seen. xo

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  49. Love this outfit! That bag is gorgeous, Fleur!

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  50. So classy chic!

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  51. Who knew that New Look did such quality shoes, I had no idea about their premier leather range! This is really good news because I was beginning to wonder whether they were just a slightly more expensive Primark.
    This whole outfit is so classy and lovely!!!

    Emma Louise x

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  52. I love the bag! :)
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  53. I NEED that bag, so beautiful!
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  54. I never normally think of new look for shoes, I'm definitely going to have to check them out for some new autumn winter boots!!

    Danielle
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  55. Beautiful and very tasteful chosen peaces.. love this great dark red tone!!
    Love the shoes, you can match to every outfit... pants, dresses and skirts!

    have a nice day
    Dana
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  56. Those boots, and that bag, and your hair, and your everything is just gorgeous!

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  57. I Loooooooooveeeee the whole outfit! Especially that bag! WOW

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  58. LOVE this and love the boots. Great outfit fleur :)

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  59. Love this outfit! Really like the skirt and boots, gonna have to look for those in New Look myself!

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  60. Awesome! <3

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  61. So in love with this outfit! It really suits you and these photos are gorgeous :-) Love this post :-)

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  63. I love every element of this outfit Fleur! the check, the jacket, the boots & the berry coloured bag!

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  64. Such a lovely outfit Fleur! The coat, the shoes & the bag are my fave!

    Elliexx
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  65. the colour of your bag is gorgeous! x
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  66. Love those boots, and you're right, the bag is amazing!

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  67. Those boots and your backpack look so lovely!!!

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  69. Love this outfit and it is great for fall
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  70. Gorgeous!! www.meowemily.blogspot.com

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  71. Love your blog! You should definitely check out Hipster Tops Teen Clothing Store, They sell Hipster Clothing, Crop Tops, Graphic Tees, Crew Neck Sweaters & Hipster Sweaters for teens! excited to see more of your blog posts!

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  72. Love this outfit! So cute!
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  73. Love the thick heel on the boots, perfect for walking around all day. I definitely need a new pair, I've literally worn mine out. The husband hates when I wear them (they look pretty bad) haha.
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  74. Hi. I feel that you look preppy and sophisticated in your monochrome checked print top & mini skirt coupled with your luxe, Burgundy bag! Classy!
    XO

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