welcome to my latest piece which took a while to post up (I admit), however I got there in the end. I want to make my interaction with you a frequent thing, on a weekly basis. Content will vary from my skincare/ makeup favourites, to the best monthly reads and café spots! Let’s not forget my poetry and creative pieces also.
So onwards and upwards-Winter.
The struggle with winter is, we layer and layer with the possibility of making a chaos of our overall look, so my aim here today is to show you that a cosy and fashionable winter outfit is not a dream fictional concept- but an actuality! These are some of the pieces I have sworn by this recent winter-and still ongoing (**Cries**).
The mighty and loveable TEDDY COAT
The coat here featured from NA-KD fashion, was the first ever teddy coat I got my hands on. I must say once you have one, it becomes an addiction to buy more in different colours and lengths. The reason being is these are ridiculously warm, and have a chic overall vibe to them. Especially when you get a neutral coloured one like mine, they will go with literally everything. For outfit number 1, I used cool minimal tones to compliment the white in the coat- greys in the plaid loose trousers, headscarf and black in the chunky trainers and bag. The trainers scream a Balenciaga vibe, but for a more valuable price. I copped these bad boys for just £60 from Schuh.
This outfit shows in essence of making the teddy coat less casual and more business forward. But more importantly combatting the cold with an excess of layers underneath the teddy coat. I layered up with a basic tee cami from H&M and a loose fitted boyfriend blazer from Vero Moda. The bottom half consisted of straight legged jeans from Topshop-these were a perfect length to highlight the structured white 90’s heeled boots from Kurt Geiger.
They key accessory that craves attention in this outfit, is the clear perspex tote from Topshop. A trend which started from as early as spring/summer 2018, featuring in runways for Emporio Armani, Chanel and one of my favourite preview collections Staud. So, this Topshop piece is an alternative for value option. The question is, are you down for this trend, can you incorporate this accessory in your outfits?
The Aviator Jacket
So, let’s talk aviator jackets!
I used to have this really cute vintage aviator back in the day which was a hand me down from my momma, yet somehow it did a little walk about and completely disappeared. I completely misplaced it physically and mentally within my memory capacity (utter face palm moment). My replacement, was this Bershka jacket which I bought in a spur of the moment thought on oxford street London. It shared a resemblance to my old baby, the only difference was it was faux leather and carried itself a lot lighter. Yet I was pleasantly surprised at how warming it was and flattering on the body.
I styled this jacket in two contrasting visions. One was formal and quite evening appropriate- without the heels, as I was wildly wondering around Glasgow city at the time of wearing this. Comfort appropriate shoes was needed. However, if I wanted to fully dress up the outfit I would team it with a pair of strappy minimalist heels to go with the silky flowy gown. The gown itself is backless from Topshop, yet to maintain my modest principles I did place under it a white ribbed body (vaguely seen in the images). Despite the dress being quite thin, the jacket maintained warmth and insulated me for the drop in temperature around Glasgow.
The casual option featured in outfit two, is less restricting in its put-togetherness. I teamed it with a black polar neck from New look and a full-length silk satin leopard print skirt from Topshop. Not forgetting some thick woollen stockings to wear underneath and my trusted fleece neck scarf from Zara. I was a warrior facing the cold without fear, in the late night beautiful city of Glasgow.
I hope this helped you visualise and create fashion forward ideas for yourself, to brave the cold. You never need think that to be warm you must sacrifice your style. Trust me you can always have both!
Lots of love on this day,
Fatima Elmusbahi xx