So here we finally have it... and how better to start our first What do you wear with a guest post from Kathryn Sharman.
I hate packing away my summer dresses. Firstly, I’m not really organised enough to have my wardrobe divided into summer and winter. But secondly, what’s the point when the good old British summertime is about as fleeting as a Mayfly?
No, the good thing about having a jumbled wardrobe like mine is that my trusted woollies, long-sleeved tops, thermal vests and tights are always on hand. Similarly, it’s nice to open the wardrobe and still see a rainbow of dresses hanging there to brighten the dullest of winter days.
But what I really like is combining them to give you the best of both worlds, and a warm, pretty range of outfits to boot!
So I’ve started this season, dressing as I mean to go on, still in my floral prints and colourful, pick-me-up clothes, but I'm layering up for warmth. Crucial to this is my secret weapon: the thermal vest.
I own several thermal vests; long-sleeved, short-sleeved and even a strappy one for chilly summer days (I really feel the cold). I've bought them from M&S, Sainsbury's and even off the market. They're not sexy but they can be (vaguely) pretty. The main thing is they're warm. And the great thing is that you can continue wearing your favourite summer dress even when Jack Frost starts nipping!
Here’s how I try to do it:
Thanks Kathryn! We like your style.
So! How do you wear yours? Cardis? Jumpers? Tights? Shawls? Boots? Send us you pics and a little bit about your style and join in with our What do you wear with your tea & summer dresses throughout Autumn & Winter posts! That was a bit of a tongue twister...
Well folks, we're off to Holland tomorrow. If we get a chance we'll try and sample Holland's tea, between visiting galleries and taking many a picture or two.