The fashion issues we face as the winter approaches – Part 1

Before the weather gets too cold, roll up your sleeves, flash your ankles and enjoy the autumn sunshine (says she as the rain batters the windows!)

When it starts to get colder I’ve found that as long as I stick to pieces in heavier fabrics, I can still put together a look that’s not head to toe jumpers. Silkier tops in lighter fabrics have to go by the wayside for me come the start of September, unless they are layered underneath a whole host of jumpers. So the blouse is a heavy denim one from Zara, the jeans are pretty sturdy ones from Whistles and the knitted sleeveless waistcoat is from Warehouse. There may be a layer or two under the blouse too, just for good measure, which means that I can get away without a “proper” coat.

I would be interested to know what your tips are for keeping warm when the weather gets colder – without sacrificing style. And has anyone actually found any knee highs/pop socks which can be worn with ankle length fitted “work” trousers but which don’t stick to them?  I was having this discussion with a friend yesterday as she had spent the previous day trying to run a presentation whilst surreptitiously trying to flick her leg so as to get her trousers down to their proper length as they had stuck to her pop socks. Oh the fashion issues we face as the winter approaches.


  1. I won't wear sludge brown
    November 6, 2015 / 2:11 pm

    Thermal vests all the way for me. That helps. I find that if my neck is covered I don't necessarily have to layer up so much elsewhere so a high necked vest or polo neck or a scarf. On the pop sock front, I'm not having much look myself. They always dig in to my skin and are really uncomfortable!Adore your blouse Beth x

  2. Muddling Along
    November 6, 2015 / 2:14 pm

    Friends swear by spraying a bit of hairspray around your legs before putting trousers on…

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