Though my Y chromosome-less self swans around town in an unintentionally strict wardrobe of dresses and heeled boots, a huge part of me yearns for the masculine chill of men’s fashion.
While there may be fewer options available, the limitations mean anything from a pair of jeans to a t-shirt can become a power player in a man’s wardrobe.
Nonetheless, I am a die-hard femme and feel like an alien if I try to pull off anything a few swathes of fabric far from a wrap dress. Until I adopt a harem of sartorially-fearless toddlers, my ‘male’ wardrobe choices will have to be nothing more than the “we have another package from boohooMAN?” thrill of my boyfriend.
Shop The Look:
Borg collar varsity jacket with contrast sleeves
Monochrome Disney Mickey Mouse t-shirt
Slim fit charcoal denim jeans
Faux suede Chelsea boots
This pink-hooded parka of snowtime ideals has caused quite an unexpected stir.
Though the thought rarely crosses my mind, I thought it might be a bit…well…extra. But snow needs must.
When I opened my windows to an unlikely flurry of southern snow, it was – quite frankly – the best sartorial decision I could make. And the numerous Instagram requests to buy the coat off me have only affirmed the decision.
‘Tis the season to be extra, after all.
What I Wore:
That parka from Miss Pap
A fluffy pink skirt (vintage – similar here)
Black scoop neck top
Studded ankle boots (similar here)
Nothing beats Christmas on Oxford Street. It is beautifully chaotic. The hundreds – maybe thousands – of shoppers dashing throughout the 200+ shops, the glistening lights, the tourists carefully choosing presents for their loved ones from the greatest city in the world – it is all so wonderfully London.
It also happens to be the only place in the city guaranteed to meet holiday party dressing needs so, for all intensive festive purposes, I decided to treat myself to a personal shopping excursion with the wonderful Style Doctors team in the one spare hour I had this month.
With nothing but a few sparkle-loving pointers, the ‘Power Hour’ session (an Oxford Street exclusive service that employs a Style Doctors’ stylist to a perfect outfit in one hour) left me with a new ensemble of dreams for less than £100. In under 45 minutes.
If only that saved time and money could be spared come the January sales…
(Outfit details: Long Sleeve Pearl Embellished Body, Eyelet Detail Mini Skirt, and Julian Hakes Mojito heels)
Most December evenings riding the tube feels like something of a Christmas party on tracks. The women line seats in glitzed-up garms while men stand overhead in shiny shoes they forgot hurt until a few hooches in.
I bloody love it.
As part of Boohoo’s Christmas campaign, I’ve made an effort to be as sparkly as possible for the 24 days people will raise their eyebrows less. And their party dresses have been the catalyst of dreams.
What I Wore:
This glitter-threaded v-neck skater number (but honestly, all their party dresses are next level)
My trusty Sargossa nude heels
If you’ve paid a shred of attention to these outfit posts over the years you’d know that bare legs are as much part of my style as retro-inspired dresses. In fact, I’ve earned a reputation for making my friends and colleagues second hand frozen from my lack of legwear as the temperatures drop.
The best solution for all involved? Some truly glorious thigh high boots.
What I Wore:
Sienna snake stiletto pointed over the knee boots
Megan McKenna button-embellished longline blazer dress in Wine