Top picks for winter socials

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

Casual shop

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

Nail polish – Topshop

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

casual shopping 2

Jumper – Topshop Nordic Knit Sweater, £28

Leggings- Topshop Washed Mid Blue Denim Leggings, £22 

Wedge Trainers –  Black Spont On Wedge Trainers – £35.00
Handbag –Next Leather Berry Tote – £75.00

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

Night out 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

Watch – Timex Unisex Weekender Sip Olive Green Watch – $32.95
Necklace –Claire’s Shiny Jumbo Beaded Bib Necklace – £12 

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

Visitng Grandma

Cardigan – Jigsaw Black Eva Thermal Cardigan – £54

Coat – Topshop Double Breasted Swing Coat – £75

Shoes- Topshop Kopenhagen High Vamp Black Loafers – £62
Handbag – Miss Selfridge Kahki Boxy Fay Bag – £39.00

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.

Hot Date

Hot Date

Dress – Topshop Polka Dot Flippy Dress – £38

Coat –  Burberry London Mid Double Breasted Queensbury Trench – £795

 Wedges – Prada Mary Jane Wedge – £350

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.  





  1. January 16, 2013 / 10:39 pm

    Oooo you so should! Not long now! 🙂 xx

  2. January 16, 2013 / 10:46 pm

    I luuuurve "visiting Grandma for tea". Right up my street!

  3. January 16, 2013 / 10:53 pm

    Me too that's my fave! Reckon that may be a LFW look 🙂 x

  4. January 17, 2013 / 8:21 pm

    Those outfits are amazing! Love the third and last one! Following you on GFC! it will be great if you visit my blog. 🙂

    Kisses, Lucy 🙂

  5. January 17, 2013 / 8:23 pm

    Thanks! I love an outfit rich in warm colours! Xx

  6. January 18, 2013 / 5:35 am

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  7. January 18, 2013 / 9:02 am

    Honestly that sweater is the warmest item ever! I sometimes wear it with leggings and boots… good investment! xx

  8. January 18, 2013 / 9:45 pm

    These outfits are all lovely, especially the hot date and visiting grandma! I need you to style me annie bean!!

  9. January 18, 2013 / 11:11 pm

    Thanks Hun. We shall go shopping soon 🙂 xx

  10. January 19, 2013 / 10:50 am

    No trouble at all! Hopefully it has given you some inspiration! Xx

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  12. January 19, 2013 / 7:52 pm

    Heey thanks for your letter at IFB. I'm following your blog, follow me back if you want.

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  13. January 20, 2013 / 10:07 am

    Thanks for your kind comments 🙂 xx

  14. January 20, 2013 / 10:08 am

    Thanks for your kind comments 🙂 xx

  15. January 26, 2013 / 10:06 am

    I know I have purchased that 🙂

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