Hi dolls, I hope you're well! How is January treating you? I've been keeping busy working hard and focusing on illustration in my free time. I wish I could share what I'm working on with you, but as it's a personal commission I can't! However, I can share an outfit post with you: given the horrendous chilly weather this week I wanted to make a post on outerwear. To be honest it's one of the last things I consider when putting an outfit together yet it's the first (or sometimes only) aspect of an outfit that anybody sees this time of year so it's much more important than I give it credit for. So here's what I'm wearing this winter...
Coat - New Look
Fur Stole - Next
Bag - Clarks
Boots - Topshop
I guess one of the reasons I don't consider outerwear as prominently when outfit planning is because I get bored of it, so it felt like a bit of a gamble buying a patterned coat, surely the easiest style to get bored of. However, I find myself relying too often on battered leather jackets or oversized grungy parkas, and there are days where I want to make a better impression and feel more put-together so I was in need of something to fit that criteria. Since the blackwatch tartan is quite dark and subtle it's easy to pair it with different accessories to keep things fresh, and I love the oversized boyfriend fit. I got the faux fur stole for Christmas and the bag in the Christmas sales and really like how they look combined - what do you think? Find this outfit on Lookbook here...
Do you like my Elsa-inspired hair here, by the way? An Elsa plait is my favourite go-to hairstyle when my hair's unmanageable, so I wanted to try a bun inspired by hers in the film too (yup, I'm that cool.) Truth be told I'm pretty useless when it comes to hair styling but it's not a bad attempt for me! Anyway, how do coats factor into your outfit planning - priority or not such a big deal?