Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Battling cold weather in a dress
But not just any dress...
The basis of my favourite warm-yet-stylish cold weather outfit, is the knit dress.
Criticized by many for being too body-conscious, the reality is that if you find the perfect one for your figure, the knit dress can be really flattering. I personally swear by this A-line one by Zara. I actually own it in camel and in grey as well and they all get tons of wear every time the weather gets nasty.
But sometimes even a knit dress isn't enough. Sometimes, I just want to layer like crazy to make sure I don't freeze! This was one of those times...
I actually added two extra layers of knits: A V-neck sweater and a long cardigan, made of pure wool. This makes my dress look more like a skirt, but who cares? It's cooooold here people!
I kept my outfit from getting too bulky by making sure all three of my layers are quite thin. The objective is to be wrapped up nice and snug, but still be able to move.
To cover up my neck and shoulders - and to accessorize of course - I topped my knits with a grey pashmina and my passe-par-tout bead necklace.
And after all those layers, a trench coat is more than enough. Doesn't add any more bulk and is always more preferable in wet weather, not to mention that cream is always a better choice than black for your overcoat, when your job involves places full of drywall dust.
Good to go!
Black knit dress, ZARA. Teal sweater, BERSHKA. Purple red wool cardigan, Mango. Grey pashmina, bought from a bazaar in Turkey. Cream trench coat, ZARA. Bead necklace, H&M. Brown leather bag with studs, ZARA. Greyish brown leather boots (new), ZARA.