We all know it can be a real struggle to look ‘on fleek’ every day, especially when it’s January and the weather is oh-so miserable. If you’re feeling like this is the longest month ever and are in need of a bit of fashion inspo’ then it’s safe to say you are not alone.
The fabulous Kristabel of I Want You To Know is back on the blog to tell you her fashion tips on how to recycle your SS18 pieces this winter.
“I can’t be the only one who needs a little style pick-me-up this January? The first part of the year can always be tricky when it comes to getting dressed. My optimistic side keeps eyeing up the striped sundresses and basket bags popping up on ASOS, but my practical side knows it’ll be ages until bare legs are a reality again.
Instead of feeling disheartened, I try to use the colder weather as a bit of a challenge. How can I make my Winter wardrobe look new again with a few carefully selected pieces? Since some of the SS18 collections have started to filter through, I thought I’d share a few items you can wear when it’s still chilly outside. Just add thermals (and some touchscreen gloves if you’re an Instagram-addict like me).
The Pink Checked Coat
This River Island gem ticks a few trend boxes. It’s an ice cream colour in a quirky check print and fits into the uplifting mood of the season. You could try the sorbet styling spotted on the catwalks (like a coordinating pink jumper) or keep things simple with a muted roll neck and mid-wash denim.
The Denim Update
Speaking of denim, apparently, the early Noughties are coming back. Before you recoil and reminisce over some of the horrors (Britney and Justin spring to mind), it may be worth shopping with a bit of a strategy. There are lots of raw edges, exaggerated shapes and extra flourishes around but you can always stick to one key detail if you’re feeling a bit nervous. This wide legged River Island pair is a good way to test out the trend. Style with a cropped jumper and ankle boots.
The Obligatory Floral Dress
It wouldn’t be a post from me without some kind of floral dress, but hear me out! This wrap style has contrast piping for a sporty twist and is part of a bigger trend boosted by social media stars. Now the high street is taking note with affordable versions. Layer with a polo neck and nude tights for now and ditch them for espadrilles when the sun finally arrives.
Another solution I love at the start of the year, is the 70s inspired top. They can usually be a little bit floaty, with fluted sleeves and clever peplum details to create more of a shape. Boden has a great option that comes in a cheery print, which would contrast nicely with a leather jacket, which you can pick up at John Lewis.
The Jumper That Speaks For You
Slogans aren’t going anywhere this season, which is handy if you need to add to your collection. I tend to wear mine when I’m completely stuck, they add a light-hearted touch to any look and are just another way to express your personality. They can be pretty versatile depending on the fonts and colours you choose, I’d team this Whistles version with a metallic midi skirt and faux fur coat for a spot of texture mixing.”
January 17th 2018 - by @CollectPlus