As the days get colder I start to crave comfy wardrobe staples and shopping trips punctuated with hot chocolate stops. I already mentioned my love of a good Doc Marten boot in my Winter Prep List and I am currently loving the whole 70’s skater trend and pastel palettes – I don’t need an excuse to buy yet another pair of vans. Gold hoops are still my go-to accessory because they are easy to wear and no fuss and I like the challenge of making nineties sports pants everyday wear.
Ashish is one of my favourite designers and I have spent many London fashion weeks purring over his colourful collections so I have been excited about his affordable collab with River Island. Also, having recently discovered I am allergic to metals – a devastating thing seeing as I have a large collection of 70’s watches and Casios – I have been looking for a plastic watch. Wearing a watch is a habit I can’t break and particularly handy when I am teaching in a classroom that is sans clock.
We came across a Cheap Monday Sale earlier this year in Marais. The store was moving so there were bargains galore and I bought so many t-shirts and dresses. I love Cheap Monday for staples that you can layer in the winter. The Monki skirt is proof that the Summer trend of micro pleats can take us through into the colder months if worn under cosy knits and with thick tights. I included the Urban Outfitter shoes because I really wish they did those in adult sizes. House shoes are so decadent and they remind me of a pair I used to have from Antoine et Lili.
To sum up – this month I am really into 70’s skatewear, 90’s sports labels, big warm sweaters, tv presenter colour palettes, layering and subtle feminine touches. So let’s go shopping!