Not a stiletto in sight, embrace the joy of laissez faire dressing with these relaxed looks …
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A Fair Isle jumper and an oversized scarf to swathe oneself in should be January prerequisites: fact.
Trainers, check. Robe coat, check. Roomy bag, check. There’s a pleasure to be derived from dressing practically after a month spent in sequinned dresses and tights. Embrace the joy of the everyday.
Go grey: a herringbone coat and cable knit jumper look polished in shades of dove and graphite grey. (Shop an edit of excellent grey coats here).
Embrace the drama of a knitted hood when the weather is freezing. The array of luxe cashmere and merino wool bonnets and balaclavas on offer right now don’t compromise on fashion, nor function.
We’re not sure either if we could pull off Adidas track bottoms and a kitten heel as per Alexa Chung pictured, but perhaps there is something to be said for retro-looking sportswear as we lean into wearing Gazelle trainers and collegiate crewneck jumpers like this soft French terry sweatshirt by Arket.
No, red knits aren’t just for Christmas. And yes, we will still be styling them with another knit on top, à la Olivia Purvis. Get yours at Marks & Spencer or Uniqlo.
Double down on comfort with a puffer coat and flat chunky boots – it’s the perfect look for bracing walks, grabbing a coffee or as desk attire on those WFH days in January.
For office days, we’re of the opinion that we can be crisp and comfortable. Shirting pairs well with mid-waisted jeans (this COS shirt with shoulder pads gives the illusion of effort but is quite low maintenance). Avoid any faff with long hems by doing a turn up at the end and pair with soft, broken in loafers: it’s that kind of month.
Speaking of shirting, a ruby red striped Oxford shirt makes a refreshing alternative to classic blues and whites.
A fine knitted cardigan is perfect for slouching in – matching bralette optional, but we prefer to pair ours with a long sleeved ribbed T-shirt and a pair of straight leg jeans.