*I actually wrote this post at the beginning of the month, but due to the internet situation in my house at the moment, I was only just able to post the photographs, so I do apologise for the wait!
The cold is well and truly here - it is borderline freezing in London at the moment! And yes, it's the first of December, so Christmas is also well and truly on it's way - where did the year go?!
Black Friday proved a treat, as I managed to find two brilliant finds, both in the form of stripey knitwear (definitely not a trend for me...) and one affordable piece when treking the internet. Now is the best time of year to invest in on-trend and practical pieces for Winter, and after writing my knitwear post a couple of weeks ago, I was inspired more than ever to delve into the depths of online shopping. So I hope you enjoy these three, practical Winter outfits featuring some new pieces!
1. The orange stripe mohair
Coat - Zara (last season, similar here) / Jumper - Topshop / Jeans - Levi 501 (from Costco) / Belt - Vintage / Boots - Kralj Shoes (Belgrade)
I'd been eyeing up this oversized, mohair mix jumper from Topshop for a while, but the fifty quid price tag put me off everytime. Then, bam, it's fifteen quid in the black-Friday sale - so I ordered it immediately. I love how it looks tucked into straight leg jeans at the front (like these mens Levi's I found discounted in Costco), it has a great oversized fit without compromising how flattering it is. It's also super warm, and I can never resist a good stripe, and this bright orangey-red is a great way of brightening up a Winter outfit. And to be honest, even though it's back to it's full-price, it is worth the investment.
2. the crazy stripe
Coat - Pied a Terre (old) / Jumper - Gap / Jeans - Crew Clothing / Belt - Vintage / Sunglasses - Rayban / Shoes - Doc Marten 1460 Boots
If orange stripes aren't enough colour for you, then why not go all out and invest in one of the Gap crazy stripe pieces of this season? Another Black-Friday bargain (this was reduced by 50% at the time, but there are always great deals on the Gap website) I was itching to get my hands on the crew-neck wool/nylon style as it's versatile, super soft, and a slightly cropped crew neck suits anyone. However, I was apprehensive about styling it as I was worried that it would be a tricky ordeal considering how statement and bright it is - in fact, that's what lends itself to your favour, it goes with so many different colours because of this! So I thought I'd take a big step in and pair it with a teal aviator coat and red Doc Martens - it's still super casual, but a great way of updating your outfit for the colder months.
3. the white chenille knit
Jumper - Pretty Little Thing / Jeans - Vintage Levi's/ Ankle Boots - Office (old) / Sunglasses - Rayban
Chenille has been everywhere this season. From cheap-as-chips on the high street (Primark have some great wallet friendly styles), to higher end splurges (check this gorgeous style from Whistles). I'd been looking for a cosy, over-sized cream jumper for ages to wear with the simplest of outfits, and when I saw this one online on Pretty Little Thing, it was in my basket immediately. It's so cosy and warm that even in plummeting temperatures I could go out without a coat and not be freezing! Paired with my favourite vintage Levi 501's and some black ankle boots, I felt very simple and chic in this every-day look.