Vintage Ruffles & Florals as Autumn’s Modern Dynamic Duo


Leaves are beginning to fall, cool breezes are gradually flowing and pot roast with roasted potatoes will become a weekly dinner staple. Did I mention bourbon pecan pie and vanilla ice cream is a must for dessert? As meals become more warm and cozy so will your wardrobe.

My style adventure comes from taking advantage of new opportunities, which usually arises with the start of a new season. Autumn is here to reintroduce those treasured style-makers such as cropped knit jumpers, velvet booties, metallic midi skirts and colored-leather biker jackets. If you’re looking for modish ways to jazz up your look for fall, I suggest you submit yourself to one of those darling cherished items.

JustNatonya Ruffles and Florals Dress Sneaker Trend

For me, those fall fashion makers lay a great outfit foundation for my goals to rambunctious style choices. By removing myself from the minimalist combo of plain t-shirt and jeans, I’ll invest time into driving myself away from the ordinary and try mixed patterns while mimicking runway looks from fashion week.

The moment you do something uncomfortable is the beginning of living a self-fulfilled life.

So how do I renew my style into something liberating? Perhaps dripping myself in bold patterns and relevant autumn textures such as suede, cashmere, plaid, corduroy, sequins hounds-tooth, tartan or dark floral appliques.

For my style stamp of approval, dark florals seems like an easy way to hitting the mark on untouched territory. Florals bring femininity and a sophisticated essence to any garment but when you attach ruffles it makes the whole look fun and frilly.

JustNatonya Ruffles and Florals Dress and Sneaker Trend

This featured look is a H&M vintage-ruffled-floral dress worn with velvet sneakers and a chunky black waist-belt. Dark florals and ruffles both add to the essentials of autumnal glam, all your stylista needs is a brown sugar sequin clutch to match.

The dress I’m wearing is sold out but I found one on the website similar structure but different pattern. Not affiliate link just helping you out a bit 🙂

JustNatonya Ruffles and Florals with the Dress Sneaker Trend

Functional and contemporary, sneakers add an exclamation point to a sultry dress. Whether it’s canvas, trainers, plimsolls, Converse or Adidas, this leisure-shoe element pairs well with a bright bodycon, sultry lace, color-block shift, printed sheath, casual maxi or silk slip dress.

JustNatonya Ruffles and Florals Dress and Sneaker Trend

Although I tried this look out mid April spring, I’m certain this LOTD will pass for fall attire since both seasons feel practically the same in the US. Super hyped this style worked well together and I’m sure it’ll work lovely for you too.

What is your favorite autumn style? What fall fashion essentials are a must for you this season?

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. hudapervez says:

    Oh I’m loving this floral dress! It’s perfect for autumn plus where I live it still feels like summer so a dress is the best way to go haha! Love that you paired it with sneakers! xx

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks Huda! It’s such a free-flowing dress, leaving me to feel warm but still cool enough for those sunny afternoons 🙂 Sneakers and dresses are must throughout the year 🙂

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  2. lifeofshar says:

    Dark floral is something I have never thought of before! It is like you’re still holding onto summer with the flowers, but the darkness makes it so autumn! I love it. I love how you have styled the dress too, the chunky belt and trainers really do bring the outfit together. I can imagine it would look fab with a black denim jacket. I really do like that saying “The moment you do something uncomfortable is the beginning of living a self-fulfilled life”. It made me think of how sometimes I get nervous to try out certain fashion styles and trends, and then after a while it becomes MY style and I wonder why I ever felt uncomfortable. xx

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Shar this comment made me so happy! I do hope you step out your comfort box and discover more stylish looks, it’s pretty liberating to wear something you never knew you would wear! Glad you liked my quote, I made it up hehehe ❤


  3. ruthinrevolt says:

    I LOVE this dress! Floral print is one of my favourites, especially when it’s floral on black – I like the fact they liven it up a bit without being too “out there”. You look absolutely gorgeous, too.

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks Ruth! Yea I like floral print too but when it’s strategically placed and not overdone. You are so right! Thanks for commenting ❤


  4. Joy says:

    Modern boho, I love it!!

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    1. justnatonya says:

      Thanks Joy, I was trying something different 🙂

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