Layers, Pastels & OTK Boots
Although I’d love to be wearing a sun dress right now, teamed with my beautiful Dior slingback heels – the reality is far from it. The past few weeks have been windy, snowy and just downright chilly. Layers have been a must. The only way I’ve kept from feeling like it’s not the middle of December, is to add some pastel tones into my wardrobe. From my striped Valentino tote, to my brand new All Saints aviator jacket and this beautiful pink knitted dress. It’s the perfect transitional piece with a pastel shade, but a thicker material to keep you feeling like it truly is Spring and to keep your Mum happy along the way too. I chose to be a little brave and style it with my favourite grey OTK boots, to show just a hint of leg, but a small enough amount that I wasn’t feeling the cold while out and about. I finished the look with a much needed outer layer and the choice was this classic tailored coat that I know will see me through day to night and casual to smart. A great investment piece that’ll keep me warm through this cold snap, but perfect to just throw over my shoulders when the sun finally appears above London.
Texture, Sunglasses & Jewellery
If there’s one true fire way to make it feel warmer than it is, throwing on your favourite pair of sunglasses is it. Not only do I wear them to finish a look, but they instantly leave me feeling that the sunshine you can see in these pictures was perhaps even a little bit warm. Spoiler alert, it was not. Brrrr! My current favourites are these awesome Ray Ban round sunglasses that fold (where has this style been all my life?!) that inject a little bit of fun and even start hinting at festival season. Add this beautiful grey tote from Amanda Wakeley to tie together the deep navy of the coat and the pastel pink of the knit, with it’s suede accents and grained texture. A bag big enough to keep all my cold weather essentials like my mittens and scarf, while still looking chic, is a must. Finally the pièce de résistance – my new charm necklace from Thomas Sabo to add a little colour and personality into a simple, cold weather outfit.
Have you got any ‘go to’ pieces or outfits you love for this time of year? Something that keeps you warm but still makes you feel like Spring might hopefully be somewhere around the corner?