I absolutely love clothes, like any first world individual I suppose. It’s a part of my identity, especially as my dress sense is a little less with the trends and has definitely gone more in the comfort and affordability direction. Whilst this Christmassy season I have purchased a few new pieces, this year I’ve upcycled some of my old items and styled them accordingly, often to my preference and body shape.
My preference definitely includes wacky and unusual prints, abstract earrings and high waisted items, particularly skirts. I grew up at school wearing skirts so I just find them so much more comfortable than trousers, but I do also love my floaty culottes and ripped skinnies too!
Here are some of my favourite looks and outfits this season! Hopefully it’ll give you some inspiration if you’re struggling for festive / winter outfit ideas.
Simple but Sparkly
I love this glittery mesh top from Zara. I bought it last year from their basics range and it’s such an easy piece to wear. It’s pretty long, so if you’re short like me you can wear it as a dress, but I like to tuck it into a skirt and layer a bandeau underneath. My skirt is a corduroy black one from Matalan and it’s actually 5 years old, but as corduroy is back in fashion I whipped it back out! They have plenty like this on the high street at the moment, including different fabrics like faux leather.
My belt is from Glamorous and the earrings are from H&M.
I have a few NEW leopard print items in this year as animal prints are in! Mine are super cheap and versatile wears. This leopard print dress is from Boohoo – its light and made from cotton so is perfect for layering, just as I’ve done here! As the dress is super short (bit too cold for that at the moment), I’ve paired it with my dungaree dress from Dorothy Perkins.
This cheeky little Aline red leopard print skirt from Primark is one of my faves and is great for those who want to incorporate leopard into their look whilst keeping it subtle. I’ve paired it with a black off the shoulder top from Boohoo and my tan coat from Wallis.
Feeling animal but not leopard? What about zebra? This super cute mesh top from Primark is so cheap and great for a Christmas party! I layer it with a cute little bralet and wear it with my black skinny jeans from River Island. They also have this mesh top also is in snake print too!
Cosy Cosy Cosy
If you haven’t got a teddy bear coat this season, where have you been?! I haven’t taken mine off since I bought it in the autumn and at only £30 from New Look, coming in loads of colours, you can’t go wrong! I also LOVE a scarf this weather. Mine is a blanket scarf from Next and I love it! The colours match pretty much any outfit and it doubles up as a duvet if you’re out and about. The jeans are April ripped skinnies from Matalan – the best jeans you’ll ever find for under £20!
Hope you’ve enjoyed this little different post to usual! See you tomorrow for more foodie fun!
Emma is a Registered Dietitian and Registered Associate Nutritionist based in Cheshire, England. Emma works in community healthcare and writes freelance alongside her work: topics including Dietetic life, nutrition, mental health and lifestyle. Emma also writes and photographs recipes for the platform, as well as being the author of the ‘Mummy and Me’ series for SR Nutrition. Emma’s Food Stories is PR friendly brand.