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So Last Season

Let sequins help you shine

Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 5:17pm

So I know I ranted last week about Black Friday and the even more ridiculous Cyber Monday but I have to say I did cave and buy one item in the Black Friday sales, although does it count if I made the purchase on Monday and just happened to catch some of the residual bargains?

While personal shopping in GAP with a client, I spotted the cutest looking pair of pink corduroy trousers so when my session was over, I had to return for a closer look and to have a bit of a try on. They just so happened to be one of my favourite trouser silhouettes which is the high rise wide leg crop and I have a white and denim version at home since the summer but cord is a nice winter update for that style.

I had been wanting a bit of cord in my wardrobe for quite some time, so these seemed like an interesting way to add it to my wardrobe.

Now what really attracted me to them is the colour. It’s a sort of bright, salmon(ish), peachy(ish) shade of pink which of course I love and it’s quite an unusual colour to see in the winter but in a sea of burgundy and mustard, it’s nice to have some brighter colour in the mix that can really add fun to a more neutral winter palette.

I’m thinking it will look great styled with my trusty white boots, a long sleeve waffle fabric top and a leopard print faux fur coat but also will look equally good paired with gold boots or trainers and some khaki green or a deeper more jewel tone green knitwear.

When the temperatures dip, it can be easier to rely on your winter staples of grey, black and navy knitwear paired with some jeans and boots but it’s also good to get out of your comfort zone and add a bit of colour.

I know it brightens my mood on a dull day when I wear something fun and full of colour. It can even be something as simple as a rainbow knit. Again if you’re looking for a good quality and colourful knit then GAP is the place for you. They look great worn with jeans but look equally good worn with a leather skirt or with a pleated midi skirt.

On the subject of skirts, I’ve also become very partial to wearing a sequin skirt during the day which at first I must admit I found a bit weird and my husband asked where I was off to at 10am but not I’m fully on board with it. It’s really all about how you style it. Wear with a sweatshirt or chunky knit, a leather jacket or oversized coat and then just add biker boots or trainers.

For me, it was about making each item in my wardrobe more wearable because I found it quite annoying to see all these nice sequin skirts in my wardrobe and really they were only getting worn for a few hours on a night out, so I found a way to make them more day time appropriate. Of course if you’re really a classic dresser at heart, then accessories are a perfect way to add a twist to your look and in winter we are spoilt for choice with colourful scarves and hats - my favourite being a brightly coloured beret.

Boots are another good way to add colour and texture could be considered a classic look. Think white leather, metallics and animal prints. The most important thing is to have fun with it!

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