The 12 outfits of Christmas – outfit 4: Colour and print

After all these years of being a parent you would have thought that I would have realised that I have LESS time in the school holidays rather than more. So why do I still think that I will have more time to answer emails, write articles, respond to clients, answer blog comments and so on?  Anyway, to anyone who is waiting for me to get back to them – sorry. I will do so soon, I promise.


I was working this morning with my youngest client yet – a 14 year old girl. We hit the shops early and had a great time in all sorts of different stores. Knowing we would be whizzing round the shops, flats were a must so I wore Hobbs patent loafers, navy Cos trousers and a Jigsaw coral cashmere jumper – because colour is always good on a cold day.

My jumper even elicited a (postive) comment from the smallest one. She always notices when I am wearing something bright and she really loves it, much more so than when I am wearing darker colours.

A Whistles scarf and Orla Kiely bag brought it all together for me and I also wore my cream leather jacket.

I can’t pretend that there’s anything remotely Christmas like about this outfit either – it’s just a good, honest, feet on the ground, warm and practical outfit with a bit of colour and print involved.



  1. Thea (Journey To Style)
    December 18, 2012 / 8:56 am

    Oh but I looked at the first picture and thought "Oh, how festive" – it's the bright coral that's Christmas-like :-)Love the turquoise with the coral too.

    • StyleGuile
      December 18, 2012 / 8:42 pm

      Hi Thea – you know, you're right. I am the same colour as a poinsettia – more or less! Hope that all is good with you!

  2. Sharon
    December 18, 2012 / 1:39 pm

    Love Coral…this outfit has inspired me to dig out a Gap cardi and break out of my winter blacks!!! Love the scarf too!

    • StyleGuile
      December 18, 2012 / 8:43 pm

      Hi Sharon – yeah! That's great to hear. So pleased that it has given you some inspiration. Thanks for your comment re the scarf too.

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