Screw summer, it’s all about the cold months now. Once Christmas and New Year are done with – ok let’s push it to Australia Day – but once Australia Day has gone, summer is over in my opinion.
This is the time of year that I start to get antsy. The shops are bare, I’m over my wardrobe and I am dying for at least semi-warm clothes to come into season.
I’ve made a few purchases this week that are starting to get me in the mood. One of which was leather leggings. I have been looking for some for I-don’t-know-how-long now, and because I was willing to splurge on them I wanted to make an educated decision. I swear I researched this more than I did my last essay so I think I’ve made the right choice. I got the plum because the black were unavailable at the time and then became available again hours later. Don’t ask. I think the plum might work out well, though, since I tend to wear a lot of colour these days.
I already own a pair of leather jodhpurs (which are black) but only the legs are leather and because my legs are disproportionate to my body and my waist is significantly smaller, it means I usually go up a size in pants and they always tend to gape around the top which irritates me. I like how these are leather all the way up to the waist and appear to taper in. So, here’s to a winter full of fitted leather outfits. I’m not planning on wearing these as pants necessarily, but more with long tops, under tunics or even under some dresses.
I’m also keen to stock up on cardigans and knits this winter. I only own a couple presently and they’re on high rotation, especially for work because it’s so simple to look neat and tidy and, most importantly, appropriate if you wear a knee-length skirt or pants with a cardigan.
I guess I’ll be going for this sort of look quite a bit in winter. I wanted this actual top but it was sold out by the time I got to it. Tops like this are perfect for layering and are comfy without being sloppy. I think with the right accessories I could really dress it up.
I haven’t really got my eye on anything else for winter except my usual leathers and tartans. I also really need to invest in a pair of gumboots this season. Has anybody seen any cute ones around?
I’m also hoping to go away over Christmas and New Year (I know, ages away) to a cold climate so I’m keen to make sure I have some solid staples that will make packing a lot easier. What else do you make sure you stock up on in the cooler seasons?
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