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Fashion or Freeze

We have all been there, the perfect outfit has been chosen and you are about to leave the house when you are struck with the realisation that it is freezing and  there is no amount of champagne you can drink that will warm you up.  The last thing you want to do is wear your old, scruffy and yet amazingly warm coat that will completely ruin the look you have been pulling together all week. However, this season there is a plethora of different winter styles to choose from. I know it’s hard to remember what the cold feels like after we experienced an abnormally warm few months but now we are in the midst of winter and it’s time to purchase something slightly warmer.

With Somerset House currently exhibiting their Fashioning Winter event it got us thinking about this seasons winter warmer dilemmas. This exhibit displays elements of fashion trends in cold climates from the early twentieth century onwards. Described as a trail of discovery, visitors are encouraged to go on a journey through the historic building. Nine small displays are dotted throughout the public areas of Somerset House with the range of time periods explored a truly charming study of seasonal chic, with all of this centered around the ice rink. It’s hard not to want to show off your winter trends at this gorgeous location and pretend like you are an ice skating pro. But even if you do fall over, do it in style because falling over is the only thing you want embarrassing you.

Take a look at our capsule wardrobe ideas for staying warm and looking great this winter.

Festive Day Time

The tie waist coat is everywhere this season, so make the most of this luxe trend by pairing it with some faux leather trousers which can be dressed up or down. By adding an oversized jersey and some ankle books you can translate this look from day time shopping to sipping mulled wine at a Christmas market.


Christmas Party

Match your festive sparkles with a pair of black stilettos and textured clutch.  With an outfit like this your coat must be simple yet have a dressed up finish (a leather trim is perfect for this).


At the Office 

An oversized coat is a must have, choose a lighter colour to ensure your look is not too heavy. I know its winter and black and grey is the go to colour (well it is for me anyway) but try and brighten up your winter wardrobe with a colour block dress. Lastly, you just cannot go wrong with simple black court shoes and tote.

ps. translate this look from office to party by adding a belt and statement necklace.


Email holly@cvukgroup.com for further details on these looks or take a look at our Pinterest page ‘dressing for winter’ for more tips.


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