The chill before the warmth…


Every year, I get the fashion equivalent of an urge to Spring Clean. I want to rearrange and purge my wardrobe, crave a little newness and add some fresh Spring touches into my style. Having said that, I am not very good at warm weather dressing. I love the warmth, don't get me wrong but I'm talking summer. When it comes to style, I am best suited to the cooler seasons. I am not a wearer of the oh so stereotypical florals or pastels. I do however lover shorts and t-shirt dresses. The only problem is- it snowed last week. It's the awkward time where it's cold and sunny, or warmer in the day and freezing by the time you'd leave work to go home at the end of the day.

So what do you wear when you’re feeling like a seasonal change but when you’re still shivering every time you leave the house? Spring may not have sprung quite yet, but here’s a look at my go to style for those chillier, post fashion week days.

Although I'd love to wear a pair of peep-toe booties right now, the weather simply won't allow it. The only way I’ve kept from feeling like it’s not the middle of December, is to add some lighter tones into my wardrobe. Holding off the all black outfits (even though that is my favourite), with a pop of colour in some kind of accessory. A much needed outer layer piece that is neither too warm or cool, and the choice was this classic tailored number that I know will see me through day to night and casual to smart. A great investment piece that’ll keep me warm through this cold snap, but perfect to just throw over my shoulders when the sun finally appears.

If there’s one true fire way to make it feel warmer than it is, throwing on your favourite pair of sunglasses is it. Not only do I wear them to finish a look, but they instantly leave me feeling that the sunshine you can see in these pictures was perhaps even a little bit warm. Spoiler alert, it was not. Brrrr!

Have you got any go-to pieces for this awkward time of the year?