Mistral Cardigan and Leaf Print Skirt + Style With a Smile Link Up

September 19, 2017

Mistral Cardigan and Leaf Print Skirt

I’m fully embracing Autumn now, which is just as well really as the weather certainly seems to have forgotten all about Summer. Digging out all my coloured tights and ankle boots has been quite enjoyable. Ankle boots are a huge trend this A/W so I’m well prepared with my ample collection. That won’t stop me buying more though πŸ˜‰

This Mistral cardigan and leaf print skirt is so appropriate for Autumn.

I’m gradually shifting my wardrobe towards more autumnal tones. Even though the temperature is fluctuating quite a lot, generally it’s now cool enough for knitwear and boots. This Mistral cardigan and leaf print skirt is so appropriate for Autumn. The leaf print captures the season perfectly, while the trim on the bottom of the skirt matches the amber green colour of the cardigan.

Mistral Cardigan and Leaf Print Skirt

We’re used to seeing dark florals coming through at this time of year, but I think the leaf print is a great alternative. The mix of colours in the skirt provides several options for tops and accessories. If you prefer a cooler colour palette you could opt for a pale blue top.

If you’re wondering where the name of the cardigan comes from, just take a closer look at the buttons…

The Swans Are Swimming cardigan is a lovely soft mix of cotton, acrylic, polyamide and wool. It’s not at all itchy like pure new wool so you don’t need a layer underneath. For size reference I ordered a 12 because it’s not a stretchy fabric, and while it fits perfectly on the bust, it is a little loose around the waist, but I actually like the relaxed fit. Plus, when the weather gets colder I can comfortably wear a thin vest underneath. If you’re wondering where the name of the cardigan comes from, just take a closer look at the buttons in the photo below πŸ™‚

Mistral Swans Are Swimming Cardigan

As the outfit combines a multi-coloured print with a bright top, I chose navy boots, bag and hat.

The cord crinkle leaf skirt is a very flattering length, falling just below the knee. I have a couple of other cord skirts, so I know that they tend to cling to tights. Even though this skirt is lined it does still pucker a little so I need to buy a slip (a trip to M&S is in order!). As the outfit combines a multi-coloured print with a bright top, I chose navy boots, bag and hat. I bought this bag with a gift voucher I was given when I collaborated with Laura Ashley back in July. It’s a very useful size and can be worn across the body. The tassel is a fab detail. Navy jewellery completes the look!

What are your favourite colours for Autumn? Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to link up!

Mistral Cardigan and Leaf Print Skirt Laura Ashley whipstitch saddle bag


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Cardigan and skirt c/o Mistral | M&S ankle boots (old, similar) | Laura Ashley bag c/o | Asos hat (old, similar) | Roberto Cavalli sunglasses (old, similar) | Eternal Collection necklace c/o | ring and earrings from Pia

Last week’s favourites were Valerie of Maple Leopard, Yvonne of Funky Forty and Tiina L of Elegance Revisited!


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Disclaimer: I was gifted the skirt and cardigan in return for a review. My opinions are completely honest and unbiased. This post contains affiliates links which means if you click on them and/or purchase via a link I may earn a few pennies, at no extra cost to you. This helps towards the running costs of the blog and is much appreciated.


32 responses to “Mistral Cardigan and Leaf Print Skirt + Style With a Smile Link Up”

  1. Laurie says:

    Great minds thinking alike here Emma! I just got the same bag in Brown! I’ve been browsing the Mistral brand too! You chose really well, this looks perfect for now (our weather) xx

  2. Really pretty outfit. I love how the color in the sweater pulled out the same color in the skirt. The dark tights and shoes gave it a warm and cozy look! Love it!

  3. What a gorgeous outfit, Emma!! I love those buttons on the sweater!! As a knitter, it’s always fun to have interesting buttons!!

  4. Emma, this is a gorgeous fall outfit! These colors are marvelous together and they look magnificent on you! And yes, those buttons are something else!


  5. jacqui says:

    Nice look, love the colours Emma, My style steal worked well, thanks for the inspiration and for stopping by to view. Jacqui

  6. amy says:

    Wow! I love this fall look! The colors are so beautiful. And I love the swans in the buttons! Too cute!

  7. Suzy Turner says:

    Such a lovely cardigan, Emma! I love the colours too – they’re perfect for the Autumn. I’m still waiting for the cooler weather to arrive here in Portugal though lol. Although, having said that, the evenings and mornings are a little chilly which is utter bliss <3
    Suzy xx
    Suzy Turner at Yogadocious

  8. Rena says:

    What a wonderfully cozy looking outfit for autumn. All those textures and knits make me long for cooler weather but that won’t happen here for several more weeks. It may rain a bit this week though so that’s a start. Thanks for sharing and hosting.


  9. Laura says:

    I love these colors together! That hat is so cute on you!

  10. Jennie says:

    Very pretty skirt and color combination! The swan buttons on your sweater are adorable.

  11. How darling are you in this outfit, that skirt is so perfect for fall!



  12. Mary Colleen says:

    Such a fun look! I love the colors you combined.


  13. Adore this outfit on you Emma! Youre making me excited for Fall and winter weather. It doesnt get colder until October here and its still mild. ill live vicariously and love your tights and booties. the pattern and color scheme is so pretty on you!! i am a big fan of saddle bags and yours is lovely with the stiching.

    Have a great week!
    jess xx

  14. Lovely outfit! I love how the cardigan matches the hem of the skirt πŸ™‚

  15. Patti says:

    Oh I love that leaf print! Great look, and thanks for linking up, xox


  16. Pam Greer says:

    I love that look, especially all the little details!

  17. Anna Shirley says:

    Great autumn look. Like this cardigan.


  18. Kris says:

    I love this outfit! The colors are really fall appropriate!

    Have a lovely day!
    xx Kris

  19. Roxanne says:

    So beautiful! I love that you added in some unexpected colors, rather than the usual fall jewel tones!

  20. miri says:

    I am so in love with your cardigan. It is the perfect color for fall!
    Have a wonderful Thursday!


  21. Emma you look so amazing! This cardigan is cute and I love this bag.
    In autumn I prefer spicy colours, f.e.mustard , curry ….
    I wish you a nice weekend, XO Tina

  22. Dawn Lucy says:

    Wow, you look SO amazing in fall colors, Emma! I’m so jelly! πŸ˜€

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday & have a great weekend!


    Dawn Lucy


  23. I wanted to stop by and say thanks for joining our Style Wise link up party!

  24. Tsukiakari says:

    Amazing post and outfit!
    Can you follow me? I follow you. πŸ˜‰

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Tsukiakari from murasakiiroanu.blogspot.com

  25. Love mustard on you! Really suits you. Great post. Suzi x

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