As much as you want to don the latest party dresses in the winter months, it’s sometimes just too cold to wear bare legs and short sleeves. Although it’s getting a little warmer, the English weather remains unpredictable at the best of times with snow still falling across some parts of the country. One minute we may have sun and two days later, heavy showers and ferocious winds. With this in mind, it’s wise to have a number of outfits to turn to.
Invest in a smart winter jacket
Buying a warm yet smart jacket is a must, especially if you are the kind of fashionista that attends an array of parties, gallery openings and fine dining events. All of these events require certain dress etiquette, yet getting to and from the venue may be tricky without a coat. A knee length jacket is a great evening option as it will cover your entire outfit, protecting it from harsh rain or snow. A longer jacket is always more versatile than it’s shorter cousin as shorter styles tend to go with less and must be matched to specific outfits to avoid unsightly colour clashes.
Buy a hat
Sometimes the wind is just too ferocious to hold an umbrella in place, which means keeping your locks looking gorgeous may become a major issue. Investing in a cutesy hat will solve this problem; simply pop it in your bag when you get to your destination. Accessorise wisely Tights are having a little fashion moment at present which comes as great news to those that often choose dresses over trousers. Investing in a few statement pairs will add an instant edge to an otherwise low-key outfit whilst keeping your legs warm.You don’t have to go for the plain skin coloured or black varieties either, patterned and colourful options are proving popular so why not select something a little more outlandish?
Opting for a dress with long sleeves is another way to brave the cold whilst still appearing stylish. Dresses with sleeves not only look elegant, but they are also suited to a variety of occasions and are great if the British weather is refusing to play ball. Available with a range of skirt lengths and necklines, you’re sure to find something you like.
Thank you, Catherine for the lovely article! It was very informative and helpful. I like the idea to get a knee length jacket. Till next time:)