Okay, so this isn't strictly in my "theme" list but who cares? The newspaper had an article last week announcing 10 rules for winter fashion. I thought it would be interesting to see what people thought about these rules. My opinions are included below.
1. Thou shalt wear more than a skirt and a tshirt
Well doh. It's cold so yes, long sleeves are a must. But skirts are fine, especially with tights.
The original article referenced "showing off assets" and "flaunting" feminine shapes which can be done without the need for skin showing.
One style that I can't get behind is short shorts with tights and ugg boots. Euuw! Not for me.
2. Thou shalt wear leather
Yeah nah. Not for me. Except for shoes, belts and handbags, leather has never been of interest to me to actually wear.
3. Thou shalt wear something snuggly to bed
The original article suggests onesies as an option. Horror! I do have flannel jammies though.
4. Thou shalt keep the noggin warm
Beanies, felt hats... yes I will wear that. I'm hoping to make a few more this winter.
5. Thou shalt wear boots
Yes. I would like some MOAR boots. I need ones with wider calf width though. Do you think ankle boots look ok with skirts? I think they look a bit meh, but I wear them all the same.
6. Thou shalt own a decent coat
Working on it, working on it. I have a pattern, just need time and fabric. In the meantime I've ordered a duffle coat.
7. Thou shalt wear black
Really? REALLY? No. I'll wear whatever colour I like.
8. Thou shalt dress for a decadent 1920s party
This referred to "jewelling" and "lavish trimming". Not sure I'm into the OTT stuff but some is ok. Like this bag I embellished.
9. Thou shalt wear cosy jumpers
Chunky knits are "on trend" at the moment. Times like these I wish I could knit.
10. Thou shalt wear wide leg trousers
As someone with wide legs I could get behind this one. But not so wide I catch them on my shoes and trip over.
My favourite winter fashion things are my felted scarfs, hats and coloured tights. What about you?