Festive fashion has got a bad rep, but it doesn’t need to be like that. There are lots of lovely Christmas jumpers out there to be had – you simply need to wade through some of the itchy, scratchy, tasteless fancy dress stuff.
Be gone Christmas jumpers with garish prints, flashing Rudolph noses, tinny carol music and tinsel trim. You’ll look forward to bringing these ones out of your woollens drawer each year!
- Bah Humbug women’s Christmas sweatshirt/jumper: Etsy
- Crew neck bauble beaded jumper: Marks and Spencer
- Girl’s festive jumper: Boden
- ‘Christmas jumpers are so cliché’ organic sweatshirt by Lovetree Design: Notonthehighstreet
- Bellfield Christmas jacquard geometric knitted jumper: ASOS
- Women’s favorite pullover yolk Fairisle sweater – Merona™: Target
Clothes hangers are another of those mundane, day-to-day objects to which most of us don’t give much thought. When I was young, I was happy to hang my clothes on odd, mis-matched plastic hangers – the ones that came with the item of clothing from the shop.
These days, I’ve become much more discerning; the clothes I wear – like the hangers in my cupboard – are much less throwaway. I’m a very organised person; I like to open my wardrobe doors and see my clothes displayed on identical hangers. Blouses & shirts together, dresses together, trousers together… and of course, all colour coordinated! I have dozens of the sturdy wooden IKEA variety. But they’re very bulky and, as I almost never throw or give my clothes away, there’s virtually no space left in my cupboard.
Much as I love the padded Wiltshire Liberty print hanger, having all my things hanging from these identical clothes hangers would be very expensive option. Some of the clothes in my possession didn’t cost as much as a single hanger!
The Nomess Copenhagen metal clothes hangers look very similar to the ones you get from dry cleaners. But, the fact that they’re copper and their utilitarian, minimalist look gives them a designer edge. All I need to do now is give my wardrobe a utilitarian, minimalist look to match!
- BUMERANG hanger, natural: £3.50 /8 pack, IKEA
- Nomess Copenhagen aluminium hanger, set of 5, copper: £21, John Lewis
- Wiltshire Liberty print hanger: £7.95, Liberty
I’ve loved Gudrun Sjödén‘s fashion for over a decade – it really my style. This pair of catalogues popped through in the post this week ad I can hold off buying no longer.
Striped, spotted & solid microfibre tights, from £13 per pair – Gudrun Sjödén
I am going to treat myself to a few pairs of the wonderfully colourful tights. It’s spring at the moment, but it’s still chilly enough to wear them!
Zig zag patterned tights: H&M – £6.99
As the weather gets colder, (I’m sitting here typing with the woodburner chuffing away!) one of the things I look forward to is delving back into my winter wardrobe. Coloured & patterned tights are an integral part and I always buy a few pairs each year – I’ll be snapping up a few of these!