Best investments from AW 21/22
It’s February. My morning commute to work isn’t quite pitch dark anymore and I’m beginning to think about my spring wardrobe. What would I love to buy? (Lots). What do I need to buy? (Not that much really). There will always be pieces that catch my eye and that stop me mid-scroll, or stop me in my tracks when I flick through Vogue. As we emerge from the last two years, I want to brush myself down and start afresh. I’m full of purpose, positivity, plans and promises. I want to invest in myself by reading more, resting more and working out more. I have already invested in my career by taking on an additional role, the official start date of which is today. (I’ll tell you more in due course). If I invest in my wardrobe, (and I don’t necessarily mean invest a huge amount of money), I will choose pieces that work together and/or that bring me joy when I see and wear them. So with that in mind, these are the best wardrobe investments of AW 21/22. You’ll see that I wear a lot of them together- I’m pleased with the cohesion.
Cream puffer coat
A winter coat is probably one of the biggest investments of the year. I’ve worn my Barbour cream quilted coat countless times since I bought it in Autumn. I’m delighted with it. It’s smart enough to wear to a lunch date and practical enough to walk along wintry beaches. Best of all, it is machine washable because as you’d expect, it’s a lot less forgiving than a darker colour would be.
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Faux leather culottes
My faux leather culottes are an excellent alternative to jeans. I’ve dressed them up and dressed them down and worn them at least ten times since I bought them. They’re very flattering because of the high waist which I love. On colder days, I put black opaque tights underneath. In spring, I’ll wear them with bare feet and trainers like in the model image below. Oh, and on a practical note, they can go on a delicate machine wash.
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The perfect party top
This Antik Batik top gets so many compliments every time I wear it. It was the gorgeous array of colours that caught my eye. Clearly, this isn’t a piece for dressing down but rather for celebrating in. This top makes me very happy indeed and will be a party piece for years to come.
Cream Chelsea boots
My Irish Cream Chelsea boots have definitely been the best investment of AW 21/22. I have worn them almost daily since I bought them. They are comfortable, practical and make a change to a darker boot. I think every designer and brand had their own version. At the time of writing, they have sold out at Boden but there are few sizes left *here.
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If my chunky Chelsea boots were my outdoor footwear of the season, these black diamante slingbacks were the indoor party shoes. Although I did totter home in them after the work Christmas party but that’s a whole other story. You can see in the photos above that I wore them with my faux leather culottes.
My last of my best investments is actually my Christmas gift from Ian, my Jimmy Choo Lockett handbag. We chose it together and I am absolutely thrilled with it. The colour, antique rose, is absolutely divine. It goes with so many colours and outfits and I’ll treasure it forever. I adore it.
My outfit and make up details:
Cream puffer coat: Silt by Barbour.
*Black faux leather culottes, Martha by Phase Eight.
Multi-coloured sequin top: Emilia by Antik Batik (past season).
*Irish cream coloured chunky Chelsea Boots: Boden.
Black diamante shoes: Natalia by Lotus. Part of a previous paid partnership. Available in several different colours.
Handbag: Lockett by Jimmy Choo in Antique Rose, (past season)