Winter Chic in Carnaby Street

THE BIG CHILL

13 February 2015

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Please excuse the dirty boots – This is real life – Not every day photo shoot blog ready 😛

We’ve been quite lucky with the weather here in the UK this winter. We even managed to stave off the big chill well into December which is almost unheard of! As you know, I spent my Christmas in Nigeria which was so different to what I am used to. Think I actually got a little too accustomed to the warm climate because coming back home has been a harsh, cold slap back to reality. I’ve gone from barely there sandals to over the knee boots. I’ve gone from bandeau tops to cable knit jumpers. Jewelled head pieces to wooly bobble hats. You get my drift. London is cold YO!

One of my pet fashion peeves are women who wear coats that just don’t compliment their outfit because they actually don’t see it as part of their outfit. And you know what I mean right ladies? Those special few among us who insist on wearing a khaki parka jacket complete with fur hood over their fitted cocktail dress (I’ve actually witnessed this). In an ideal world, fashion would be practical and comfortable. But we don’t live in an ideal world so you should always have at least 2 coats – a casual multi-functional bad boy for comfort, and a smart, dressy coat perfect the for office, church and any formal occasion.

Luckily, I’ve managed to accumulate a coat for every eventuality. Coats are a massive investment. You get it right, and you have a piece that will last for many years. I recently shot a look book of statement coats to give you inspiration on ways to keep warm and cute throughout this cold snap we’re having. Hopefully it encourages you to play around with different colours, styles and fits (Although I am still on the look out for a good fur).

Let me know what you think of my look book in the comments section below. Also, check out my previous African Prints look book HERE

 

Mango Coat // Next Scarf // Gucci Rain Boots // Louis Vuitton Keepall

Images courtesy of AO Photography 

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