I guess it can't be that much of an anomaly if Prince wrote a song about it way back when, but it is definitely screwing with my need for Spring clothes. In the meantime I have a few ideas to keep us from going mad with boredom while we keep ourselves warm.
My winter uniform is definitely very predictable. I am not really complaining (maybe a little?), but I do tend to stick to my tried and tested uniform silhouette of skinnies and slouchy long top. It certainly makes the most of my figure and hides all the chocolate I seem to be addicted to...plus it is cosy and warm. It does have a tendency to easily become too 'mumsy" though, and I have found a few tricks to avoid this trap.
1. Footwear : this winter I have fallen out of love with boots. The upside has been realising how much more flattering showing off some ankle is when you are encased in winter woollies up top. Who knew? It has been a revelation, and no I have not been too cold! As long as the rest of you is nicely covered, there is no problem (and with trainers I have been wearing thicker sports socks which keep my feet warmer than most of my boots do). Always try to give your skinnies a small turn-up to show off your ankle bone - it lengthens and slims the leg. I think you need your jeans slightly looser than leggings style to add in the skinny ankle effect too! On my wishlist to keep me going till Spring are:
2. Earrings ; especially when your jumper is high necked! Add in some fun earrings. I am seriously fussy when it comes to earrings. I am only interested in silver (gold makes me look so pale and ill!) and they have to be so comfortable I don't remember if I am wearing them.I like the look of these:
3. A new hat: I have fallen in love with my Hush cashmere slouch beanie. No hat hair and no itching, only warm head and ears! Unfortunately no longer in stock, but here a few options to try.
3. A warm scarf: if you find a new one now, it will be a fabulous treat at the beginning of Autumn next year as well. Add a bit of fringe and a softer colour to hint at warmer weather ahead.
How are you coping with your winter wardrobe?