It’s time for another fashion round-up post! This time, I’m focusing on my favourite winter outfits. There’s a few new additions in my wardrobe, as well as plenty of older pieces that you’ve probably seen a million times before… But isn’t that the fun of it?! Let’s style everything up for a new season!
When it comes to winter outfits, I like to be warm. That means lots of layering, and of course, ethical wool and cashmere garments that keep me toasty without looking too bulky either.
At the same time, I wanted to show some variation (not everything has to be monochrome, despite my usual tendencies to go for white, black, or grey!) and of course, put together a look perfect for the Christmas party season too…
Rain, Rain, Go Away: Raincoat & Wooly Hat
For my first look, I decided to switch out my usual winter coat for my raincoat, as it has rained so much in London recently! This look is something I wear almost every day, with my typical black uniform hidden underneath.
Since my trip to Stockholm earlier in the year, Stutterheim’s gorgeously minimal raincoats have been firmly on my wishlist, and I was delighted when they got in touch to gift me their classic mosebacke raincoat in navy. I’ve already got some great mileage out of it, using it while walking, cycling, and even carrying it around in my backpack on grey days just in case. (One word of warning though – when it does really pour it down, be sure to hold the coat out in-front of you a little – otherwise, wet knees!)
And of course, my favourite wooly hat is back out for another year. I met the founders of Myssyfarmi in 2018, and loved the story of how they raise their sheep, and work with local grannies to knit their hats. This is the Muffi hat in black (obviously), and it’s like a hug for my head every time I wear it!
Sunday Brunching: Leopard Skirt
Another outfit, another Everlane jumper… (Bear in mind that these were gifted over a year ago!) This time, I’ve paired it with my favourite second-hand skirt, found on ebloggers* earlier in the year.
I wanted to find a way to style up the skirt so it’s suitable for winter, and fortunately it works well with both this cream jumper, and also my black second-hand roll neck jumper too. I totally get why this is the skirt of the year (alongside that Zara dress) as it brightens up any outfit without even trying. 2020 better be ready for even more wears…
Day at the Office: Checked Oversized Blazer
If the leopard print skirt was the summer’s ‘it’ item, then the oversized blazer is the equivalent for autumn. If you keep up with my Instagram Stories, you’ll have seen me wearing this blazer almost every other day… and it’s because it’s just so damn easy to wear!
I like to throw this over a simple t-shirt and jeans, with this exact combination being a favourite of mine. I’ll pair it with white Veja trainers* for less formal days, or my Wills vegan chelsea boots for a smarter look.
And if you are looking to accessorise, go for a simple gold chain and watch. If you are in the market for a watch, and love Nordgreen’s minimal styles as much as I do (plus I hear they also have vegan leather straps now!) make sure to use the code CURIOUSLY15 for 15% off.
For Those Cosy Days: Big Jumper & Jeans
Pairing things down even further, sometimes a winter day calls for a simple jumper and jeans combo. If I’m feeling tired, crampy, or simply want to be cosier than usual, I’ll reach straight for my bamboo merino jumper. It’s even cosier thrown over a t-shirt or long-sleeve top.
Christmas Party: Socks & Heels
And finally, going fully the other way… My monochrome Christmas party look! I’m still enjoying my date night dress on nights out, and as a whimsical take on winter wear, pairing it with heels and socks instead of my usual mules.
I have two pairs of Swedish Stockings socks, as well as a pair of their tights, and they’re perfect ethical fashion additions to transition any wardrobe from summer to winter. Little accessories like these can actually save on buying whole new outfits, and the best part – they’re made from recycled materials too! Take a read of my guide to ethical hosiery and socks for inspiration.
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