About now, what to wear, loses puff.
What to wear is more about survival than fashion forward-thinking. January is oftentimes bleak, cold and lacking in the excitement and festivities of December. I turn to my tried and true pieces; those I wear over and over. My creative side takes a rest and habit helps me out; it’s not lazy or boring and I consider it practical. Fashion must work for us and these survival pieces are somewhat of a saviour.
This weekend I am away (surprise birthday destination), packing light and alongside the puffer, these 5 pieces will be in the carry-on luggage. If you have been reading along I think you may already know these five.
The Big 5
Turtleneck or Cable knit style sweaters are my go-to when I want an easy mix with a skirt or pants. They simply do it all and don’t require the level of thought a shirt or blouse do.
The Tulle Skirt
A different choice I know but one I love, especially with a turtleneck sweater and a big cosy puffer jacket on top. This style of a skirt goes everywhere and in most conditions.
The Cashmere Pants
The workhorse of a winter wardrobe and not only superbly warm and comfortable but also cute with the sweater and lace-up boots or trainers.
The Sweater Dress
My permanent travel companion. Never say a word, always do the right thing by me and get me where I need to go. What’s not to love?
The Lace-Up Boots
At VA, we are all wearing lace-up boots, a little combat and a lot classic; I style them with every piece.
Surviving winter with these 5 makes life easy. Yes, please. xv
My Big 5
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