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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr Seuss

Some of us dream of a never ending summer, but the bitter sweetness of it coming to an end means we have memories that will last forever!!!

We have some lovely summer clothes & accessories that have been generously donated to us, looking to be re-loved again. After all, we can shop ready for next year, & it’s always summer somewhere…

Just look at these stunning dresses! One which has a more casual evening meal & drinks vibe, and one that radiates glitz & glamour for fabulous summer event.

The floor length floral dress has intricate detailing from top to bottom.

  • With beautiful bright red and green colours to enhance the summer feeling!
  • Complimented with a gold feature belt effect, this will cinch you in at the waist to show off your gorgeous silhouette.
  • Pair this with gold accessories and a pair of heels & you’ll be ready for cocktails with the girls!

Moving onto this incredible iridescent evening dress, imagine walking into the summer event of the year, all eyes on you!

  • With the light reflecting on the delicately placed sequins from all angles, this dress really is dazzling.
  • We love that this dress is midi style, but has the illusion of being floor length with the beautiful layer of embellished sheer material.
  • Along with the bodycon style, the sweetheart neckline enhances your frame, and shows just enough skin to tease.
  • Pair with delicate accessories to compliment the beauty of this gown.

There is something about the colour gold that just glows summer. Picture yourself in these stunning court heels with a sun kissed tan, dressed up for an evening meal, or dressed down for a casual lunch!

Wearing these with either a pair of jeans, or a bodycon midi dress, you cant go wrong. For the comfort of your feet, these heels have a soft inside sole, with high rise backs to support your ankles. You’ll be dancing the night away!

Who else LOVES bright colours for the summer? The perfect addition to your suitcase for those days spent at the beach on holiday. Every girl needs a pretty kimono to wear over their bikini, embracing those summer vibes!

  • There is subtle design detailing, adding character to the dress, combined with a drawstring tie up at the waist to compliment your figure.
  • Also, the plunging neckline enhances your chest, and flows into a wrap style effect.
  • You’ll stay cool in this kimono thanks to the lightweight flowy material, just what you need!

Floral has had a big comeback, and we are loving it! With all the beautiful colours, it definitely adds a touch of nature.

This blouson style shirt dress is perfect for a casual summers day, whether you’re shopping or hanging out with friends.

  • Complimenting your figure, the bodice blouses out over the elastic waistline, defining and giving the appearance of a smaller waist.
  • The full flowy skirt adds the ease of movement & flatters all body shapes.
  • Combined with the sleeveless style, this dress will keep you and your body feeling nice and cool on those hot days!

Another floral piece to add to the summer theme, this bold and beautiful dress will definitely make you feel like you are on a tropical island with the nice breeze flowing through your hair!

  • The contrasting bright red & white colours really makes this dress pop, standing out from the crowd like a goddess!
  • The cold shoulder style matched with the sweetheart neckline really compliments the dress’ design, by creating the appearance of broader shoulders.
  • Adding to this, the waistband cinches you in to show off your feminine curves, giving that flirty feel.
  • Moving onto the gorgeous layered skirt, the full floor length style casts a sense of maturity & class.

Both dresses are perfect for enjoying the sun on your holidays or a staycation!

Now this is a clutch bag that every girl needs on their holiday, agreed? Agreed!

Again with the sun kissed gold colour, it adds that stunning glow to tie your outfit together. We love the unique style of this bag, it reminds us of the shape of a seashell… fitting for being by the beach! It is featured with the pretty gold clasp that is easy to open, with plenty of space inside to fit your essentials. Match with other gold accessories (like the shoes earlier in this blog), and your outfit will be on fleek!

With summer coming to an end, and Autumn just around the corner…


“…And all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” – Oscar Wilde


It’s that time of year again in the UK where the clothes in our wardrobes are being swapped for warmer items, the heating is back on, the blankets are out & the cosy nights in by the fireplace are a definite.

We want to introduce some of our items to prepare for the colder days! Bring on the faux fur & woolly hats…

Who doesn’t love a cosy faux fur coat… just look at this beautiful piece! This is perfect for those autumnal evening walks through the park, or even matched with a pair of heels for a meal out.

  • It has stunning warm colour tones coming through, lovely to compliment any skin tone, and is so soft to the touch.
  • With it being middle length covering the torso, with full sleeves, this will definitely keep you warm!
  • Another characteristic that we love is the big furry collar, almost acting like a scarf to keep your neck nice a toasty.

Now, you can’t go wrong with a leather look trouser. These are the best when it comes to dressing up and dressing down, so versatile!

They are stretchy which provides great comfort for all figures, with also the option to add a feature belt. In terms of style, these are skinny full length trousers. We love that these have decent size pockets, with an extra little pocket in the right leg.

Pair these with little ankle boots, and a faux fur coat, like the one above, and you’ll be ready for the fall!

When you think of the perfect shoes for Autumn, what comes to mind? For me, it’s a pair of knee/thigh boots for sure!

  • These low heeled boots are perfect to compliment any outfit, and the colour black works will all colours, you cant go wrong.
  • The suede effect definitely adds quality, and gives the appearance of being more on the expensive side.
  • As for the length of these boots, they come to just under the knee, a good length for wearing skirts, dresses or jeans!

I love this dress. It is absolutely gorgeous!

The deep red wine colour is so fitting for Autumn, and complements most skin tones. With the floor length maxi style, this dress is perfect for special occasions, whether it be for prom or work events. Also, the outer layer of sheer material is embellished with stunning diamantes that dazzle from the light hitting at all angles! As well as this, it has delicate straps to add a touch of elegance.

A truly stunning piece for an Autumn evening!

Picture it being Bon Fire Night, there is nothing better than wrapping up warm, curling your hair and wearing a cosy woolly hat to keep you warm. This cute bobble hat will vibe with all colours to compliment your outfits. Match with a lovely faux fur coat, leather look leggings, and knee high boots… just like the pieces mentioned above, and you have yourself a whole outfit!

Finally onto the faux fur scarf! Look how warm and cosy this is. Wrap up warm with a leather jacket, you can’t go wrong. Whether you are wearing a dress, jeans or skirt, this scarf will look fabulous!

This brings us to the end of our blog, but we have plenty more Autumnal clothing and accessories to come…

We couldn’t be more grateful for all the wonderful clothing that we have collected through donations, giving them a new home to be re-loved, and helping to support our veterans!

Our inventory is continuously growing, so we are always updating our range with new styles, so keep an eye out.

Don’t miss out, check out our fabulous range on our website now…

If you have clothes that are in good condition and no longer wear, and you’d like to donate to us, please have a look here on our website to find out how.

The UKVHF team