At this time of year, it can be so easy to fall into a fashion rut. It’s the one season where outfits must be practical, otherwise you’ll end up accessorising with a big ol’ box of Beechams and a nose redder than Rudolph (who wore it best?).
As someone who loves to dress up, these months often leave me cold (no pun intended!), when deciding what to wear. After all, where’s the pleasure when you’re bundling up in layers? Well, it turns out that you CAN still dress for fun while fending off Jack Frost! Hooray! I’ve picked out a few key accessories that are guaranteed to help keep our winter wardrobes playful and practical. I like to think of them as my new season style saviours!
First up, it’s all about the statement lip and it really doesn’t get much more bold than classic red. Red lipstick is great all year round, but at this time of year it’s especially effective at giving an otherwise muted outfit a pop of colour! I’m puckering up in bareMinerals Marvellous Moxie lipstick in Call The Shots – not only is the colour extremely pigmented but the formula hydrates the lips, keeping them lovely and moisturised.
I spent last weekend breaking in my new boots that I recently picked up from Dr Martens because, at the risk of sounding like a grandma, a good pair of boots are one of the most important things you can buy at this time of year. I’ve tried wearing shoes recently but it really is FAR TOO COLD for that kind of carry on. I have quite a few pairs of colourful DM’s in my wardrobe but this pull-on black pair go with any outfit, with the slightly pointed toe giving things a pretty but tough edge.
Next, I’d love to talk to you about accessorising with animal prints – though it’s not my dress that I’m going to tell you about (it’s from ASOS, though – if you were wondering!). Instead, let’s talk tortoiseshell…
Here I am wearing my very first pair of prescription glasses from Specsavers at the Trongate, and I couldn’t be happier with them. I’m wearing a patterned frame by Love Moschino and, after a first-class bespoke service which included custom fitting, straightening and even using a nifty iPad device to check the distance between my pupils, I am more than convinced that these are the glasses for me! The oversized shape means that they are comfy to wear, and the tortoiseshell design makes it easy to inject a little bit of animal print into my ensemble!
If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably be spending the next few weeks running around town trying to get things ready for Christmas, as well as swinging by the odd party or two! This is when an awesome bag comes in handy and the quilted Emerald style by Marc b is just the thing for carrying around everything I need. I love the vampy berry colour and the vintage-inspired gold hardware.
Finally, one of my all-time favourite ways to pep up an outfit is with a cute hat! When this Mickey Mouse beret was released by Lazy Oaf as part of their Disney collaboration, I just had to snap it up. It’s going to be gracing my head until the temperatures REALLY plummet but, until then, you can bet I’ll be wearing this for as long as I can get away with. Oh boy!
By mixing it up with some clever accessories I’ll still be embracing everything that is fun about fashion this winter, but how about you? What are some of your new season style saviours? Be sure to let me know your favourites!
Here’s to keeping things warm and whimsical,
With thanks to the magical elves at Marc B, Specsavers and bareMinerals