It’s also a time for finding the perfect winter outfits, but with so much on in the next few weeks it can really feel overwhelming. I think it helps to have outfits which can take you from day to night, transformed with a few simple changes, making going from shopping to festive cocktails with the girls stress free with no crying ‘I have nothing to wear’ into your sorry wardrobe.
When St Enoch Centre challenged me to create a Christmas time day to night style, I had so many ideas. Do you ever do that, plan a full outfit in your head that doesn’t actually exist? I went into the shopping centre with an idea of a cosy knit, leather skirt and high shoe boots – maybe a hat. When I started shopping, I started to change my mind, there was just so much choice! My personal faves were a pink oversized coat from H&M, a pair of leopard print boots you will see on my Twitter and an oh-so-Lulu Guinness inspired lipstick bag in Debenhams.
I opted not for any of the above, however – I’m much more a person who likes a full look to really come together rather than being left with loads of random (lovely) pieces. Stepping into Topshop, I decided to try on pieces in dreamy pale pastels, all with a little glitz. That’s when I knew I had found my day to night wardrobe. While I was browsing, I found so many cute present ideas (plus a doughnut Christmas decoration I NEED in my life). The shopping centre also have later opening times in the run up to the big day so my after work present stress is sorted!
The key piece in this look was the pleated culottes from Topshop (£32). Christmas shopping for me is all about the comfort with plenty of layering to combat the whole too hot in shops/freezing cold outside dilemma.
I have loved this grey Adidas tshirt from Topshop (£22) for ages and the oh-so-cosy pink H&M knit (£14.99) is a perfect cover up. I added one of my favourite faux fur scarves (there was a lovely fur scarf in Quiz too) and my trusty Adidas trainers for a laid back look. Finish with a fedora type hat to keep the outfit on the chic side and a mid size bag to hold all your essentials will make battling through the shops a little easier. I felt a bit casual in this, so if I was going out for a nice lunch mid shopping trip, I think I would change the trainers for a heeled ankle boot.