Saturday, 15 February 2014

Winter Wardrobe Essentials


I noticed whilst packing for a our mini-break away last week that I've slipped in to a casual clothing rut. During the week at work I often wear dresses and tights but when it comes to the weekend (and dress down Friday) you'll find me wearing the above. Considering jeans are far too casual for the working week, I usually throw on a comfy pair, together with a chunky knit (cardigan or jumper), a thick scarf and some boots. I've been living in these staples practically every weekend this winter because of the warmth and comfort they bring - and judging by the weather, probably a few months more too.

I never used to be a 'scarf' person but I have totally fallen for thick, soft scarves this past year. I never used to see them as an accessory, but these ones are my favourite three and they are a godsend for keeping warm. Paired with a simple patterned top - I've noticed I'm drawn to plain, neutral colours and stripes, polka dots and hearts feature heavily. I think the greys and blacks tone them down so they're cute but not too young either. As mentioned above, jeans are a definite yes and I think my favourite pair have to be the dotty light wash denim from New Look. Finally, with a heeled boot for errands and the military boot for adventures, I'm set for the weekend. Of course, not forgetting some good wooly socks, a warm coat and an umbrella!

What fashion staple can you not live without on the weekend?
Scarves - Gift, H&M, Roman
Tops - H&M, New Look, Matalan
Jeans - H&M, New Look, Primark
Boots - H&M, Ebay, New Look


  1. i love the triangle scarf, all the tops and the boots on the left! i totally can't live without stripes, polka dots and florals.

  2. Great post! I have been looking for a striped top for ages, they always look so good! :)

  3. I'm loving striped tops like these at the moment, they look great with jeans and a pair of boots.

  4. Fab post! Love the way you've put this together! Striped tops always win for me.