These past few weeks, I’ve been trying to escape the monotony of wearing head to toe black, day in and day out. Granted, it’s easy, and it’s all I want to reach for as soon as the cold comes knocking on my door, but three years of promising to introduce a little colour is starting to catch up with me. there were the bold red trousers I loved for a minute, the burnt orange loafers I felt were guaranteed to be a winter winner, and the many printed confections I brought home from Karen Walker which all seemed to have disappeared from within the four walls of my closet.
if there’s one thing that has managed to stick around, it’s been a bold bejewelled necklace – the bigger the better, as far as I’m concerned. It’s been the finishing touch before I’ve dashed out the door, and is something I’ve found I’ve been wearing more often than I remember to slip my engagement ring on before I head out the door. Old habits die hard, right?
It’s the one area of my wardrobe where mixed metals and jewel-hued brights are in abundance; meaning that this latest addition from Happiness Boutique is going to fit. right. in.
Since I’ve been on a bit of an unofficial shopping ban for the better part of this year, my attitude to capsule wardrobes, and minimalism (to an extent – but that’s another story for another day) has really shifted. I’ve embraced the idea of living with less, and how effortless getting ready each morning becomes with a carefully edited selection of pieces.
I felt much less inclined to stick to the foundations of Project 333 for winter, instead taking a much more different approach to my capsule this season. My focus turned more to the core pieces that I was planning to wear this winter, my preferred colour palette (which will come as little surprise…) and the proportions my outfits would be based on. There are some stripes, a few merino knit sweaters, loose flowing midi skirts, cropped woollen trousers and a cocooned raw wool coat. The palette is just what you’d expect from me; black, white, and every shade of grey in between, with a little bit of camel thrown in for good measure.
So I thought I’d put together a quick and fun video sharing with you all the foundations of my winter wardrobe – for those of you wondering how a languid flowing almost-mini-dress has made the cut, think a very thick pair of opaque stockings and some Uniqlo heat tech for good measure.
I will be fleshing it out a little as needed, but I’m quickly learning just how much a creature of habit I can truly be.