Let’s mix some Primark with some Whistles, Zara, All Saints and Mulberry to fight off the chill!

It really felt like the first day of winter today, which gave me the opportunity to wrap up warm.


I’m a big fan of lots of things – being warm is one of them, another is being comfortable and another is wearing “cheat” items – namely those pieces that look stylish and polished but which feel like the most comfortable PJs that I own.


When I’m styling clients I often say that the ideal is to feel as though you are wearing a onesie, whilst looking as if you are wearing something (anything!) much more stylish and sophisticated. It’s definitely something to aim towards.


Here I’m wearing the Whistles Annabel jacket (£155) bought with the Grazia 25% discount. Our Selfridges didn’t have it in the navy (shown below) which is probably just as well really as I could quite happily own both colours. It’s boucle, which makes it soft, very warm and because of it’s nice shape and styling, one of those cheat items I was talking about. Given the choice I would happily wear my fleecy dressing gown jacket for the entire winter – and behind closed doors frequently do – but it’s not really acceptable in public, so this jacket is a much more acceptable alternative.



Underneath the jacket I wore an All Saints cashmere jumper, Whistles camo print scarf, Primark coated skinny jeans, Zara boots and Mulberry handbag. Cold weather – I’m ready and waiting for you!


  1. Sue
    October 10, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    The jacket is lovely. But totally wrong on me – yup I had to go and try it. At least it saved me a whole lot of pennies.

  2. The Flaky Fashionista
    October 12, 2013 / 4:47 pm

    Really loving the jacket. But I've had disasters with the last two boucle jackets I owned … both unravelled at the seams on the second wear (and obviously were immediately returned!), so I'm a little wary of boucle at the moment 🙁

  3. Treasuresnpleasures
    October 16, 2013 / 10:01 pm

    That jacket is stunning Beth, I'd love the navy one!

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