Relaxed Autumn Style With Ilex London

Ilex London Leather Bag Breton and Granny Shoes Tinker Tailor Online

Sometimes you just need an outfit that will take you from A to B and everything in between, an outfit that sums you up. For me it’s usually something relaxed and stylish that makes me feel good. I’m a sucker for stripes and jeans, I feel confident in them but they don’t always fit the bill for work, however, add a few carefully chosen accessories and you elevate this go-to outfit into something different altogether.
Ilex London Leather Bag Breton and Granny Shoes Tinker Tailor Online

My bag from Ilex London has been my best friend on days when I had meetings, its classic shape adds an element of sophistication to my otherwise (favourite) casual outfit. It is beautifully made with great attention to detail and the quality of the leather is excellent. The size is good too, I can fit my (small) laptop inside along with all my other handbag essentials. Mint green isn’t an obvious choice where accessories are concerned but it works really well in these early days of autumn, I like how it lifts the whole outfit.
Breton Stripes Granny Heels Lifestyle Blogger Ilex London Bag
Ilex London Leather Bag Breton and Granny Shoes Tinker Tailor Online

I love to style this bag, well in fact, the whole outfit with a trench coat. I took the plunge a couple of years ago and invested in one from Hobbs. I can’t say that I wear it all the time but it will be there for me for pretty much the rest of my life – it makes good fashion sense, non?

Now for the shoes, I have recently given into granny shoes, a trend which I resisted initially (read about it here) but I finally have to concede that they are chic and comfortable thanks to the block heel (clever grannies). What can I say? Some trends are just a bit of a slow burner.

Antonia x

For more style inspiration head over to Pinterest where you’ll find some great Autumn looks.

This post was written in collaboration with Ilex London. Browse the full collection here.

Photography with thanks to Carly Michael for her patience and professionalism –


Bag – Ilex London

Trench Coat – Hobbs

Cable Knit Breton Jumper – Oasis

Skinny Jeans – Next

Shoes – New Look

As always I love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment in the box below.


  1. 28/09/2016 / 7:53 am

    Great post! A Breton top delivers on so many levels 🙂 lovely bag, will take a look at their collection. Love the mint green with the stripes X ps granny shoes a go go!!

  2. Fiona
    02/10/2016 / 8:57 am

    Love the granny shoes but while they look fabulous on you
    me being much older might give them a miss as people would think that I am someone’s granny
    and this is not a look I want!!

    • tinkertailoronline
      02/10/2016 / 9:19 pm

      Ha ha! I know what you mean! I’ve resisted them for ages as my own Gran wears something similar, pleated midi skirts are in that category too. I’m sure you would be able to rock a pair and who cares what others think? xxx

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