Having to dress for warmth and comfort, over style for work is leaving me a feeling a bit lost in the fashion stakes so I've been having a good mooch through pinterest looking for style ideas to spice up my winter wardrobe....
I truly believe the way you dress and look can have a big impact on the way you feel. I'm hoping to try out a few of these looks in-order to jump start my style and feel less drab.
I might of lied when I said if I add anything else to my makes list it would only be a coat. I really love the look of the nettie pattern by closet case patterns. It would be so versatile for pairing with skirts or jeans and then there's the dress version too!!!
I'd also love a skirt that is pleated at the top but unfurls into a circle skirt which I hope would look quite neat paired with the nettie. How the skirt would work out I'm not sure, but if time allows I'd love to have a crack at it.....
With half finished Wip's and a load of alterations and up-cycles to contended with, I probably shouldn't add anything else to my makes list, but if I do make anything this winter it has to be a coat!
The one I've sketched is something I've had in mind for a while, and one I'd love to draft myself. Simply shaped but nicely tailored with a high low hem, it's shouldn't be difficult.
Finding the right colour on the other hand is proven to be a right headache, citrus, pistachio or pastel green in a boiled wool would be great, I'll also settle for pale blue, but I can't find any of those colours. Sad times!
Pantone choose Radiant Orchid as it's colour for the year although I'm not convinced that its a fashion colour for autumn/winter. A few shades darker and I'd probably roll with it.
Truthfully I'm not completely taken with this seasons colour report but then I'm old skol so brights and pastels for summer, mutes and jewels for winter.
My colours for this autumn/winter are likely to be ox blood red, greys, dark purple, burnt orange, mustard and teal, with a little pink and pale, almost ice blue thrown in for good measure .....