Steve Madden jacket, Topshop top, Primark polo neck, Gap jeans, thrifted shoe boots, Primark bangles, Primark ring, thrifted bag
It’s officially warm enough for me to ditch my massive (but cosy) parka and slip into something altogether more chic. This leather jacket was a much-seen staple of mine before the cold weather came, and I’m so pleased to be wearing it once more!
We’re now entering that in betweeny bit of the year that makes getting dressed on a morning innately difficult. Is it warm enough for pumps without socks? Can I get away with short sleeves in the office? Should I banish my thermal vest (yes, it really WAS that cold!) to the back of the drawer or will I need it again next week? These are the questions I’m faced with everyday. And I think I’ve found the solution – layering.
Yes, yes, I know it’s hardly Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, but it is useful to know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to putting clothes over clothes. So here are my top tips…
The long sleeved tees has been my saviour season after season. I buy mine from Primark (£3, 100% cotton) and have about a million. At first I bought basic colours like black, grey, brown, red and navy, then branched out with greens, purples and creams to match specific outfits like this one
, this one
and this one
Dresses are so easy to wear throughout winter – we all know that cute dress + thick tights + cosy cardi = outfit win. But for something a little different, why not wear a jumper over yours? Choose a complementary tone or a clashing print if you’re feeling brave. If your jumper’s a little loose around the bottom or you just want to add more shape, roll it up so it sits on your waist and add a belt just like this
She might not be a classic style icon, but Pippi knew how to rock the knee length sock. Follow her example with stylish socks worn over jeans or tights – especially good peeping out of leather boots like I did here
. I love Primark’s range with cute bow and ribbon detailing at only £1.50 a pair.
I pull out my favourite scarf. A cotton number with pretty vintage pattern will work wonders with any outfit and keep the chills at bay. Look for oversized, soft fabrics in colours that work with the rest of your outfit. I buy these scarves for £5 a time from a local vintage shop and have them in a range of colours seen here