It’s already October??!! This year has flown by and I cannot believe it, however I’m so excited that it’s winter, my favourite months for holidays and activities and clothing, so let’s jump straight in.
We have entered the A/W clothing season and boy am I ready for it. I adore clothing in the cold seasons, gives me an excuse to wrap up in oversized jumpers and look trampier for college than I usually do. But, in all seriousness, there are many items in my Winter wardrobe I couldn’t do it without. (And a few everyone’s loving this season that I still need to purchase myself. But I’m not ready to break my bank account just yet.(I mean honestly my missguided wishlist is the length of my arm.)) ANYWAY onto the staples.
A cosy oversized hoodie is 100% top of the list. And I mean a fresh new one, not your old favourite which I can guarantee is either a school leavers hoodie or five years old – I can relate. Everyone’s roaming around in the Topshop mauve one (which I may have bought a dupe of from Primark for £6. Side note: New Look also have a dupe incase you’re not Topshop dollar prepared) however I can assure you there are plenty of other nice ones – that I will most definitely be purchasing. If they don’t have one that tickles your pickle and your bank balance in Primark then I must have failed you. Personally I’m not a cropped hoodie lover but whatever you fancy you need a hoodie.
Next up: boots. Whether you’re a typical chelsea boot lover, more of a platform style or a cheeky thigh high, boots are the way to go. Even UGG boots are an essential this time of year. I mean come on, who doesn’t love a pair of shoes you could more than likely leave the house wearing slipper socks under. Boots are the perfect winter shoe. Dress them up or down, they work come rain snow or shine and they go with pretty much anything. I love the range in New Look, they have every style of boot you could possibly wish for. A nice stiletto heeled/more dressy pair of boots may be another necessary style for those winter scenes on the town. Don’t want cold toesies now do we. Knee highs and Thigh highs are looking incredible this season, I really want to add some to my wardrobe.
I adore Jumper dresses this season, I just haven’t quite found the perfect one yet. A jumper dress with some knee high boots, one big fat yes! Honestly the A/W look I’m personally aiming to have down by the time it’s over, this is the goal I am aiming for. I’m not quite sure what style I’m looking for yet, whether it be knitwear or off the shoulder etc etc. But until I have either the money or the items in my wardrobe, one can only wish and advise the lucky ones. Slay this outfit and I and so many others will envy you.
An indefinite staple for nights out at this time of year has to be a (faux) leather skirt. Whether it be black or not, short or longer, these skirts pair so easily with anything and everything and can be reworn so many times throughout the season. I have a lovely grey one on my wish list from Missguided (shocker) which they do in a variety of colours and styles. I also find New Look stock a nice range of skirts, I find them to be more casual A-Lines (which would be adorable day to day with a bodysuit or a jumper) however I don’t see why faux leather wouldn’t be appearing on their rails soon so keep your eyes peeled.
Now whether it be a jumper, long or short sleeved top, bodysuit or dress, I love a good turtleneck. There’s nothing better than being snuggly and warm while you’re out and about in the cold months without having to layer up extra scarves and snoods. Again they’re easily paired with anything depending on your personal style but I cannot stress how good they feel to wear. Here’s a few ideas to dress it up or dress down. If you’re unsure on turtlenecks, don’t want them too tight and restricting, have a look at some roll neck items, a bit looser but just as cosy.
Finally we have my favourite section of Winter attire; PYJAMAS! Winter PJs are my absolute fave thing in the world. Picking out new pyjamas for Christmas Eve is the best. Personally, you need to go one size too big and the fluffier the better, and don’t miss out on a onesie. Again, Primark PJs, do not ignore, they are the best and so affordable. I’d buy a new pair every week of the season if I could. I definitely buy at least four new sets come winter time. AND how could I almost forget fluffy socks?! Fluffy socks, slipper socks, bed socks, whatever you want to call them, I tend to go by ‘the best thing man created since sliced bread’. If you go through A/W without a pair of bed socks, we cannot be friends…
Well that’s it for a few of my A/W staples. There are a few more and some obvious ones but I couldn’t go on forever, I’d have linked the whole Missguided website and listed Primark’s stock take. Yeah I’m cheap we get it. Hope this helps anyone struggling for their wardrobe this season. In terms of halloween inspiration I’m currently no use, but if I come into some luck there may be a post to help.
Side note: Today (10/10/2016) is World Mental Health Day so please spread any awareness you can. Mental health is way too misunderstood and overlooked in this day and age and the more we can do to prevent that and help more people, the better. Get on your social media and share #WorldMentalHealthDay. Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it’s not happening. And if you’re struggling, don’t suffer in silence. (Anyone who has no one to talk to my socials are linked in the sidebar:-)
Thanks for reading. Until next time.