Wardrobe Basics : Classic Twists


Wardrobe Basics with Classic Twists
Photo by Harriet Kjellman from 6.2 Design Company

Photo by Harriet Kjellman from 6.2 Design Company

Photo by Phil Howcroft as part of '100 strangers' project

Photo by Phil Howcroft as part of '100 strangers' project


A classic knit - fisherman's ribs, cables or a true basic style, everyone owns something that can be thrown on with anything. I have been truly obsessed with my cables jumper. If you follow me on social media, you would know that I cannot stop with the 'cables & pearls' selfie. This warm, textured knit is my idea of jumper perfection. A relaxed cut in classic black made of the softest wool, making it a wardrobe staple. It is finished with little white pearls to give it a twist to the classic cables and is so easy to wear (who can really go wrong with black?), from trousers to minis, it would stay with you for years to come. 

I have had a little phase of the jeans and jumper look and moved on to trousers, jumper and boots look and now I am back to the signature jeans and jumper. I wonder if everyone ever feels the way I do - I hold on to all my latest arrivals and wear them over and over again (I do wash them, yes) until I need a change of style. I have been investing in trousers quite a lot this season - I think its the pom poms and all the fancy trimmings that have been around. I am straying away from the skinnies and moving onto relaxed - think boyfriend, flares and straight fit. Ahhh! You are going to be seeing quite a bit of that. Warning!

I have been waiting for spring (like all of us are), although I can't deny that I love winter as I am jumper, boots and coat obsessed, it seems right to admit it. But spring.. I love throwing on a light blouse with a pair of jeans and a blazer to finish the look. Light layers are the best when you are petite, you won't get dragged down by the weight of your coat. I have been investing in quite a few blouses just in time for the perfect weather. I know that is a little much to think of considering we live in England but a girl can dream. 

My current favourite has been this ruffle blouse from Zara. It has a deep V neck, frills across the neckline and frilly trims on the cuffs. It is extremely lightweight and the fabric is not uncomfortable (I am quite picky). I think the details of this piece make it a versatile piece - style it underneath a jumper to get a cute cuff detail peeking out, wear it with trousers and sneakers to keep it feminine but comfortable and on those slightly cooler days, a blazer over this would be perfect or even just a classic knit without a coat would keep you warm. 

This look is completed with a beanie (I do not leave the house without one because I stay cold all day - and I have two radiators in my studio). This one is hand knitted in greys and white , finished with a faux fur pom pom, making it a rather easy to wear piece. And who doesn't love a big pom pom?

This look has a lot of textures - from the beautiful knit to the coat. This coat has been with me for 6 years now and I wear it everyday during the winter. The beautiful hairy texture on the lapels and sleeves is just lush! You know when you look at a piece in store and you know you just have to have it? I waited for this one to go on sale (it was over £300 I think). I patiently waiting and bought it from French Connection in December 2011. Yes, I remember! This look could have gone towards a monochrome mood if I had decided to wear my pom pom trousers but I plan to bring in some freshness as we are heading into spring. But do not hold me to it because I love the classic white and black look. Ah! 

Do you have any favourite knits that have stayed with you season after season and what are your favourite pair of trousers or jeans?

Until next time

YM x

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