ESSENTIAL FALL/WINTER PAIRINGS
This year has gone by in a blink. Already we are in Autumn/Fall and soon we will be hitting winter. My favourite season is winter for many reasons - the layering of clothes, the scent of seasonal candles, dark nights at home in your silky white pyjamas and plenty of indulgent food and drinks. Now when winter does come around each year, we do often see the same trends on rotation but portrayed in a different way to the year before. So how do we keep our style original, how do we layer up and be comfortable whilst still staying fashion forward?
1: DUSTER COATS AND TRAINERS
There's no quicker look for me than throwing on my black duster coat with my favourite cream and white New Balance's. I call it the 'London' look as for me any pairing of duster coat and a smart pair of trainers is effortlessly cool and confident.
2. THE WHITE SHIRT AND LOW BUN
The Olsen twins are always who I look to if I need fashion inspiration. If you need winter office-wear looks, grab a knitted skirt and white shirt and pair with a low bun. This works with heels or flats, and even white trainers for post-work food with friends.
3: THE TURTLE NECK AND 'HAIR TUCK'
My favourite, the turtle neck. I remember a time when it was a style my mum would wear and so uncool, but has now become my go-to autumn/winter staple. Funny huh! I leave my hair tucked in for a sleek and 'unbothered' look.
4. OVERSIZED KNITS AND SUNGLASSES
Hung over from too many mulled ciders? Make like Hailey and throw on an oversized knit, your signature sunglasses and pull your hair in to a top knot - who says you can't feel rough and look good?
5. THE PUFFA JACKET AND CHELSEA BOOT
Balenciaga have us all obsessed with puffa jackets again, and i'm ecstatic that my Zara puffa from last winter is going to get another season's wear. I pair it with my H&M chelsea boots for ultimate comfort.
6. MIDDLE PARTING AND KNEE HIGH BOOTS
You've splurged on the most amazing pair of knee-highs but they're still unworn due to fear of looking 'too' vampy. Wear them with a slick middle parting to keep it conservative and classy.