The Great Brrritish Chill

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” —Yves Saint Laurent

I have been a little slow with style posts. It hasn’t been intentional but juggling baby, studies and work leaves me utterly without any minute some days. However, without delving into lengthy excuses I will dive straight into the outfit post and the inspiration behind it. Britain, as some of you are aware, is under a massive cold wave and this weekend we were finally treated to a wee bit of snow.

Dressing up for extreme cold/snow has been my biggest fashion quandary. How do you dress smartly and look good while making sure you do not freeze to death? Answer: clever layering and a military style, khaki coloured parka. Military influence in fashion is so persistent that we almost do not notice it. This season too it is a look that sees no signs of dying down.

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On spring catwalk, Marc Jacob’s show was quite memorable as he turned his models into an army who strutted down in his military-inspired collection. Designer Jason Wu showcased camo prints with panache; my favourite however was Ralph Lauren who effortlessly mixed androgynous military style with femininity of ball gowns.

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A parka jacket/coat is one of the easiest ways to wear this trend and the high street has a plethora of varieties suiting every budget. Here, I have paired my parka with my trusty Levis jeans and boots. I have worn a vest, basic cardigan and a tee underneath the parka . This utilitarian look is all about practical elements so I have added a bold, leopard print scarf and statement earrings to put a chic spin to the look.

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Parka: New look, Jeans: Levis, Boots: Timberland, Scarf: H&M, Bag: Zara

Lesson learnt from this look? You can be practical yet chic and more importantly you can keep yourself wonderfully warm without sacrificing style.

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6 Comments

    • February 5, 2015 / 2:02 pm

      Thanks Preethi I was having one of those good hair days 🙂

  1. February 2, 2015 / 9:22 pm

    Gorgeous outfit Dan, really love the lovely earring a great pop of color! And yes totally agree that parka is stylish piece to keep you warm through the winter months. Ah only a few more months to spring! 🙂 xo~ Lena
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    • February 5, 2015 / 2:03 pm

      Thank you Lena I cannot wait for spring and summer. Hope you are doing week. 🙂

    • February 5, 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Thanks Vishnu

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