So I was meant to be in Budapest both yesterday and today and had to make the tough decision to cancel on Sunday night after a bad weekend with a migraine and fluey symptoms, thank goodness I actually woke up (late!) on Monday and felt nearly normal which then left me with two completely free days in my diary to fill! It’s an odd feeling to have when I normally have each day micro managed and planned out. As I sit here in my tracksuit and my dressing gown (it’s that bloody cold even though the heating is fully on) I thought I’d discuss one of my favourite topics year in year out – January – March dressing, aka the most boring few months to get dressed in of the year.
Think about it from March until the end of May you can wear lighter Spring layers and lighter hues, in the Summer you can wear washed denim and t-shirts if in the city or an array of actual Summer outfits if you venture to warmer climes and then you have the blissful September to November stint of wearing all your Autumnal buys but with bare (and still tanned) legs – December is a month of its own and is the one time of year you can break out all the crimson/gold lamé and just go for it. Anyway, where was I? Ah yes, January dressing. It’s just so uninspiring, I don’t want to recycle looks from my Autumn wardrobe too much as it feels bit over, my bordeaux coat feels too festive but yet it’s colder than any other time of year. I’ve also done pretty much zero shopping in the past month – most of the sales have unimpressed me and I don’t see the point shopping when we are still in a very dingy uninspiring season. However that said there are a few pieces on their way to me which I’m excited to share so I’ll be doing a new haul (finally!) on my channel soon. Anyway, enough rambling – here are my favourite January outfits so far, let me know which is your favourite!
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I think what changed this up for me was putting my hair in a bun. I feel a lot chicer when my hair is in a low bun and I feel I can play with proportions a little more – like with this feather jacket! A pointed ankle boot, simple cashmere jumper in a light colour way and my Gucci belt finished off this smart casual day time look.
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This photo was actually taken on one of my favourite ever days so I was in such a good mood and feeling so excited to get dressed. I often find the more excited I am about my day/general mood then I’m able to push my boundaries further than just a pair of skinny jeans. I paired this Birker et Mikkelson embroidered skirt with a simple ribbed Next knit, aviator jacket and then amped it up further with my Soru earrings and Public Desire creepers. It felt glamorous but also suitably grungy. I’m definitely going to play around with a similar look over the coming weeks – more midi/maxi skirts have been ordered
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I wore this outfit last week and one of my favourite things about it is the fact that I chose it in minutes. I’d just finished my first workout in over a month and quickly showered and was running late to meet a close girlfriend for lunch and threw this on and absolutely loved it. Maybe it’s because I felt strong and fit after my workout or maybe it’s just the cosy casual aspect of it but I just love how at ease I look in this photo. A good/bad outfit and can (sometimes) make or break a day!