My work colleague Natalie said to me one day last week ‘Do you own anything that’s not furry?’. The answer, my friends, is no. From furry boots, to hats and scarves, coats and gloves and cute little collars, I have a slight addiction to all things furry. Faux fur, of course, as I wouldn’t want to be causing any unethical dramas. In fact, the only real fur that I wear is Thomas fur, and that’s not intentional – it’s just everywhere. This time of year is perfect for faux fur as it’s getting pretty cold at the moment. It was even trying to snow on Saturday which is just bizarre as it’s gone from being quite mild to being bloody freezing in days. I’ve been piling on the layers recently in a bid to keep cosy, and I think I have cracked it with my essential winter style.
Working in the centre of Manchester has been forcing me to head to Primark several times a month, and I have been a little bit overwhelmed with just how many amazing things I have found in there. In a matter of weeks, and without spending a fortune, I have managed to update my wardrobe from basic tops to winter appropriate clothes. Picking up skirts that cost £8 is just insane to me – why can’t all shops be like this! Sticking with my usual colour palette of neutral hues, pastels pinks and muted greys, I have managed to create a capsule wardrobe that can be mixed up so well, that I can select from several outfit choices with only a handful of items.
The Primark leather look A Line skirt has been featured in Glamour magazine as a must buy. Must buy I did, in grey and also a mauve dusty lilac shade. I love the zip pockets and the detailing of the hardware, and the style of the skirt sits really well on curvy hips. I went up a size on the grey skirt, which was a bit too big but it hung off my hips rather than sat at the waist, giving extra length to the where it sits on the leg.
Lightweight knits are the best thing to be invented for this weather. Enabling you to layer up, yet you are safe in the fact that you won’t be overheating as soon as you step in doors. The majority of the tops that I have been buying lately have been lightweight knits, and I find them so versatile. The blush pink tie detail jumper from Primark was just £6. It has a lovely, cosy texture to it that reminds me of a cross between mohair and fleece.
As soon as I saw the stunning hooded faux fur gilet from Lasula, I had to get it. I have a thing for grey, I don’t know what it is about the colour but I love it. With it being Black Friday weekend, it isn’t on the website at the moment but it was new in just 3 weeks ago, so I am sure it will be back in stock soon. It’s £55, which I think is an absolute steal for the quality of the gilet. It is so fluffy and cosy that I don’t want to take it off. The faux fur is soft and of such great quality, and it’s oh so warm. So warm that even whilst it’s getting colder, you won’t be worried about your arms being out because you feel like you are enveloped in a warm, fluffy hug.
Finishing my winter uniform off, a pair of over the knee boots. I really need to start stocking up on these, because I live in them. Last years boots had a slight heel, however I wore them until they fell apart and then I damaged my back so heels are really an option anymore. I’ve traded them in for Ego Arlo Over the Knee Boots in a faux suede and they are the most comfortable boot that didn’t need any breaking in. No wonder I want to live in them.
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