Anyone who knows me will know I am always cold. By the time winter properly hits, I’m basically a walking, talking ice cube, but as much as I’d love to walk around wearing my duvet, I can’t. I mean, I probably could, and I wouldn’t judge anyone who does, but I’d rather use it as an excuse to buy more clothes because, well, shopping.
I wanted something classic and sophisticated (like I do everything I wear, in case you haven’t already noticed) so I went for muted hues. I’d been after a pair of flares since I saw Olivia Palermo in a pair at NYFW’s Rebecca Minkoff show back in February, but I couldn’t find some that fit snuggly enough at the top. Mango’s pair are perfect. They sit on the hip (I found a lot were high waisted, which didn’t look right with tops that I couldn’t tuck in), and are almost skin tight around the upper thigh while still super exaggerated at the bottom. You’re probably wondering why they’re good for the cold, then? Well, the XXL bottom means you can wear boots (and 17 pairs of socks) underneath without bare ankles or anything bunching up.
On top, I went for a classic striped roll neck. I don’t actually own a breton (I know), but given how cold I am all the time, I decided to go for a striped turtleneck for extra warmth over a classic breton round neck, while it still taps into the stripe trend. Last but not least, a classic camel coat. It might seem like the whole world and his dog already own one, but I can confirm why: the length is super cosy, the colour goes with absolutely everything, and it’s the one thing that looks expensive no matter how much you spend.
Shop the look below!
SHOP THE LOOK
Coat | Zara, £99.99
Flares | Mango, £35.99
Roll neck | H&M, £7.99
Boots | Zara, sold out, similar at Topshop, £39
Bag | Zara, £39.99