/ what your wardrobe needs NOW
My black boot obsession started aged 14 when I was allowed to have a pair of DMs as my school shoes for the year, 8 holes no less and I was in love. I still remember my dad telling me that he’d given them a polish for me and the tantrum that followed, you didn’t ever polish DMs. EVER. These days I've developed a bit of a crush on a Grenson, which are basically a super practical, but pimped up version of a mountain boot. They go with everything, from your trusted denim to your most versatile dress. A pencil skirt to a kilt - both topped with heavy amounts of knitwear - it is bloody freezing after all. Here is my edit from the high street and those Grenson beauties, should you need a little inspiration for your Christmas list.
/ party wear +1’S
Christmas party countdown is officially on and whether you're part of the jeans and nice top tribe or LBD clan, nothing quite upgrades your outfit than amazing accessories. Clutch bags are the carry all of yesteryear, this Christmas the pouch bag is the ultimate arm ammo. Looking for an alternative to glitter? Try equally decadent feathers. Considering hair accessories? They're a yes for now and next season.
/ party PERFECT
Ok, so sequins for Christmas are hardly groundbreaking, but there is only a very small window you can glitter as bright as a disco ball and that's December.
Yes, they're a classic but what makes them ultra modern is the way you wear them. This season, switch out your slingbacks for seriously stylish white cowboy boots. Sequin skirts look best teamed with a tonal knit, be that either fine or chunky as long as you keep to one colour palette. Opting for a slinky dress? layer over a roll neck and look different from the rest of the party. My final cool combo; Studio 54 style trousers and a slogan or logo tee. Finish the look with heels and I guarantee outfit envy. - sparkle on sunshine!
/ the wardrobe STAPLE
Say hello to the shacket - the most hardworking piece in your wardrobe. Too thick to be a shirt and thin to be a jacket, the shacket is the perfect weekend piece to take you from winter to walk to a country pub whilst being snug and stylish, easily layered under coats and over roll necks. Ideally, they're checked or have a nod to the utility with multi pockets and a muted colour palette. Pair with a dressed down jeans and a white tee or winter floral dress. Size up for laid-back cool.
/ angie's EDIT
"the shopping bit . . . my everything-edit, from sombreros to salt shakers"