It seems that we are now into that time of year where we don’t always know what clothes are the best to wear…. I struggle (believe it or not) at the best of times with what to venture out in, so one of my numerous resolutions was to find some key ensembles that could work for the current season.
I have created a few mood boards for those unknown days when we haven’t got a clue what to wear. Fair enough some insignificant days we don’t know what to wear, but what about when you need to be seen in public or need to be social?! Each of these looks is different but unique at the same time and even though I may sound quite old ranting on about how cold it is – each of these will be a great warm look!
Trip to the cinema
Earings – Debenhams crystal stud earrings – £19.99
Jumper – Jigsaw merino wool sweater
Top – Topshop graphic design shirt, £23.79
Jeans – Topshop grey acid wash skinny jeans £47
Boots – Next Black Zip Block Heel Boots – £65
Handbag Jigsaw Black leather printed satchel handbag – £99.00
Ring – Jon Richard Purple Crystal Starburst Ring – £6.00
A fantastic casual look for a trip to the cinema, we all love going to the cinema so why not embrace going when the weather isn’t at it’s best?
Lunch with friends
Jumper – Topshop Nordic Knit Sweater, £28
Leggings- Topshop Washed Mid Blue Denim Leggings, £22
Ring – Jigsaw Stacked Stone Ring – £19.00
Jigsaw Jigsaw Yellow Woodland Necklace – £39.00
H&M H&M 20-pack Bracelet – £3.99
Jigsaw Jigsaw Yellow Banda Scarf – £49.00
You can’t beat meeting up inside somewhere cosy having a catch up and lunch with friends! This is a casual look so would be ideal for a gastro pub or a boutique cafe.
Drinks with the girls
Top – Topshop Tapestry Floral Lace Top – £36
Label Lab Label Lab Waterfall Zip Sleeve Blazer Red – £85.00
Trousers – AllSaints Petrol Brodie Jeans – £95
Boots- Topshop PANIC Premium Wedge Boots – £55
Handbag – Fiorelli Gaga Medium Sling Hobo Black – £52.50
Ring Dorothy Perkins Diamond Shape Ring – £6.50
Gloves –Jigsaw Cashmere Button Gloves– £39.00
You certainly can’t hibernate (as much as I’d love to!) so at some point to save you going insane you’ll need to socialize! I can feel quite underdressed if I don’t wear something to give me height, so I’ve added in a girls best friend…. wedges! Also the fantastic leather jeans will keep you legs warm if you move on to a different bar after. The floral top from Topshop is one of my favourite items I’ve seen recently, it’s deep in tones and unique but at the same time it’s femnine and ideal for this look…. It can also be worn more casually say with some jeans.
Visitng Grandma for tea
Cardigan – Jigsaw Black Eva Thermal Cardigan – £54
Coat – Topshop Double Breasted Swing Coat – £75
Necklace – Jigsaw Black Stone & Bow Necklace – £45.00
Gloves – Jigsaw Red Gatsby Gloves – £69.00
Belt – Jigsaw Tan Studded Double Tab Belt – £35
Hat – Miss Selfridge Black Felt Floppy Hat – £28
Top – Next Kahki Linen T-shirt– £14.00
Visitng family can be a tough battle with the wardrobe, if you’ve been brought up like me you’ll know that when you visit family you make an effort. Whenever I visited aunties, uncles, grandparents and even family friends we always made an effort – that is something I will always continue to do and eventually pass on to my children (when I have them!). I adore this entire look as it’s cute, stylish and looks really comfortable.
Dress – Topshop Polka Dot Flippy Dress – £38
Coat – Burberry London Mid Double Breasted Queensbury Trench – £795
Bag – Vivienne Westwood Vernice Bag – £160
Necklace – MinkPink Vintage Stone Necklace – £32.95
Ring – Monsoon Massa Ring – £14
Bracelets – H&M 20-pack Bracelets – £3.99
If you know me, you’ll know I can never resist polka dots! I spied this dress from Topshop before Christmas, but the rich tone is ideal for warming up your look. You never want to go overboard with a date but at the same time I always believe you should make an effort regardless.
Those are my top picks for some possible social situations you may encounter over the next month or so. Remember keep any item of clothing in a warming colour and it’ll really make a huge difference to how you feel.