It’s the first really cold day of autumn. The first day my car has to be coaxed into starting because it’s too cold. The first day we put our heating on in the morning. The first day I consider stew to be a viable dinner option.
With frost on the ground and a bite in the air, I really only had one option when it came to today’s outfit. Dig out the biggest, cosiest, most blanket-like item in the wardrobe and wear it with gusto. So I did.
I like to think of this cardigan, which I picked up in my recent charity shop knitwear haul for a fiver, as the stylish slanket. It’s Topshop’s version of a blanket with armholes, knitted in the finest Alpaca wool with a few buttons thrown on for posterity. It’s ridiculously warm and two sizes too big, so when I wear it I am literally swaddled in fabric and quite red in the face.
To play down the slanket factor and redeem some style points, I teamed my oversized knit with skinny, high waisted cords, a basic long sleeve tee in rich plum and some statement jewels. Add a pair of platform boots and the effect is chic, rather than cold-at-a-festival.
Is it chilly where you are today? How did you keep warm?