Not raining for once so let’s make the most of it and wear the white coat I got last year. I have also got this navy blue cardigan from a charity shop. I love the texture on it, it looks like fish scales. The state of the cardigan was quite appalling, but from experience, I knew that if I trim all of the ‘scales’ slightly, which took about a day while watching some TV, the cardigan will look brand new. I wanted it to be all navy blue and white and comfortable and warm, hence the perennial polo-neck, denim and trainers.
So I have dug up that old relic coat of mine that is very warm (wool+cashmere) slightly old fashioned cut but it’s way too good to get rid off and tried to keep everything in the same tone. The top is from Zara and looks very, Chanel-like plus grey trousers plus brogues, all in my books very relaxed and modern.
What do you wear with a lacy black blouse? Blacktop? – Boring. Whitetop?- Classic. Glitter?- Fabulous! I already have a dress in exactly the same glittery fabric, so when I saw this top in a charity shop for £3 I had to have it. The glitter is going nowhere any time soon. Winter Fashion 2020 is still full of it and I intend to wear it too. I have combined it with also glittery trousers and a black coat. The outfit may be mostly black but thanks to all different textures seem more vibrant.
Getting out of my comfort zone. I have got as a present from my friend a couple of polo necks, one of them in bright yellow. I was determined to wear it while the weather is still cold, but what to wear bright yellow with in the middle of winter. Rather than have it as a dominant colour wear it as an accent, so I have put a cream jumper over it and the yellow only shows around the neck and on the cuffs. The rest is all black in different textures, some shiny, some matt, some furry.
The core of the outfit is the same as in the previous entry but I have changed the scarf and the coat and it has a completely different feel to it. Charity shops are good for picking up inexpensive little accessories like silk scarfs to zhuzh up outfits. Also, the boots were in the sale for about £7, they are not typically winter boots and I can wear them for the next 10 months whenever there is cold rainy weather. Also, I’m still amazed by the colour of the coat going with most of the colours in my wordrobe.
Winter is dreary and we tend to wear the same boring colour and save the fun colours for summer. That’s why it’s good sometimes especially when the sun is out to spice it up a bit. The camera washes out the intensity of the colour of the army green trousers and the cardigan hence the colourfull scarf really stands out. But in real life, all of the colours really went well together. I mean it’s not a real winter if you can get away with a deep v and some bare skin showing.
Wearing the same coat again and again- need to get a good cost per wear. But honestly, the coat goes with most things in my wardrobe. Another thing that I have noticed is that I’m attracted to a particular shade of red. Two separate purchases made years apart but the red is almost identical what makes putting outfits much easier.
Tempted to wear white despite all the rain that we are getting. A polo-neck is transforming this summer blouse into a more weather-appropriate outfit while trainers with a thicker sole insulate feet from the cold ground.