Wearing: H&M knitted jumper, Topshop jeans, very.co.uk boots, Primark ring and lace collar (outfit 1). Urban Outfitters floral blouse, Primark long sleeved tee and cardigan, Zara leather belt, Topshop jeans, Steve Madden boots (outfit 2).
On: Saturday 18th and Monday 20th December
For: Keeping warm. Everyone’s main priority right now!
I try not to let the weather dictate my wardrobe – I want to wear long johns, wellies and a puffa jacket about as much as you want to see me wearing long johns, wellies and a puffa jacket. But when it’s -10 outside (MINUS TEN, folks), the thought of wearing a floral dress, sheer tights and ballet pumps finished off with a fine knit cardigan provokes hysterical laughter and involuntary shivers.
My trusty jeans-chunky knit-boots combo is serving me well, but it can get a little repetitive. So I’ve been thinking of ways to ‘brighten up’ (as the magazines would say) my snug outfits.
I added a black lace collar (Primark, £3) to my cosy H&M knitted jumper – I think it looks great with the brogue-style boots and I was super warm. In the second outfit, I went for a mix of bright colours and patterns topped off with festive nails, inspired by the wonderful Kim.
What are you doing to add a little festivity to your outfits in the run up to Christmas? Wearing bauble earrings and/or a halo made of tinsel does not count and should be restricted to the Office Christmas Party after two glasses of sparkling wine.