‘Tis the season for short gloomy days. Daylight is precious and in short supply. The weather keeps switching between damp and mild to cold and bright. It’s hard to know what to wear each morning! Right now, I’m using a simple formula: warm, practical and a dash of the unexpected to keep things interesting.
Here’s the details:
A jumper dress to keep things cosy. A soft, warm jumper dress is just the thing to keep you cosy all over. The length of this one by H&M is perfect for my day of cycling and running around. The funnel neck is less hot than a polo, but means you don’t necessary need a scarf, which is perfect on in-betweeny days.
A twist of the unexpected with leather look leggings. My first time wearing a pair. A great way to gently introduce the tiniest hint of edginess into your outfit. Also surprisingly warm and practical on drizzly days! These are by H&M and do have more than a hint of bin bag about them, but I still like them. If they’re really not your thing, try bright tights instead.
A bottle green coat. One of my favourite colours at this time of year. It’s cheerful without being too shouty. It lifts the grey and black tones of this outfit – pulling the whole thing together. A dark red or blue coat would work just as well.
Classic tan accessories that are useful and beautiful. My felt hat keeps the drizzle off my hair and feels more grown-up than a wooly hat. My H&M hat is a few years old, but try the charity shops for similar ones. My favourite little bucket bag by Modulu is big enough for all my essentials.
Biker Boots. Now winter’s here everything is so slimy and muddy! Pretty shoes just aren’t practical right now. I love these simple fur-lined boots by Marks and Spencer. They’re now my go-to shop for comfortable, stylish footwear that doesn’t cost the earth.
Jumper Dress, £34.99, H&M / Leather look leggings, £17.99, H&M / Coat, TK Maxx, no longer in stock but similar here / Biker Boots, £29.50, M&S / Hat, H&M, old but similar here / Handbag, Modalu, no longer available but similar here.