The Chelsea Girls Winter Uniform

Yesterday I was at a Christmas fair (selling this time!) in Chelsea. Don’t get me wrong, there are very glamorous girls everywhere in London and the UK (diplomacy rules!) but in the square mile of SW3 – there is an intimidatingly huge amount of super stylish gals who breezed pass me and I had to force myself not to stare.  There were three main things that they all had in common…

  1. Textures other than denim – fur, leather or animal print.
  2. Flipping cool boots or shoes (a lot of shboots – will elaborate later)
  3. Large chunky jewellery

Think Millie Macintosh…

Millie

 

and Lucy Williams as the new ‘Sloane Ranger’ with no sight of a pearl!

Lucy Williams

 

So I have decided to head over to trusty M and S, who can usually cater for all my desires at a fraction of the cost of what I imagine most the attire they were wearing cost!

ON TOP 

Textured Animal Print Jacket £35 

This will instantly glam you up and the pillar that comes from a black top and bottom head to toe, will elongate you.

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Leopard Print Coat £89 

I actually think I saw a few of these yesterday. They looked less Pat Butcher than this potentially could so keep the rest of your outfit quite low key.

leopard coat

Fur Gilet £59 

The modern staple of the yummy mummy. Warm body and unrestricted arms means you can still chase little Timmy about and swipe him up before he swipes all the olives from the delicatessen counter  😉

fur gilet

 

ON BOTTOM 

 

Faux Leather Skinny Trousers £25

As long as your top or jacket (the gilet above would be perfect) is long enough – these skinny trousers are a very useful addition to your wardrobe.

skinny trousers

Striped Tights £9.50 

Add some texture your outfit via your tights.  These striped ones draw your eye down and change the focal point – great if you have had a big night before – just don’t forget your skirt!

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Tiered Skirt £49.50 

If you want to wear a skirt but hide your legs without going down to the ground, this midi skirt is pretty and practical.

tired skirt

Gold Faux Leather Skirt £27.50 

If you are brave, bypass the M and S black version of this skirt and go for gold! Flat boots though please…

gold skirt

ACCESSORIES 

Suede Zip Ankle Boots £65 

Can I just be clear, this is not a one outfit post – the aim is to give you ideas – I am not suggesting you wear these boots with the gold skirt… but with the leather skinnies it’s LOVE.

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Buckle Boots £75

Slightly more classic than the Chloe ‘copies’ that are in every high street store at the moment. And these would look good with the gold or tiered skirt! Avoid any possibility of looking grungy with red lips and brushed hair.

buckle boots

Leather Milly Leopard Bag £89 

Who doesn’t love a leopard bag. But only one piece of animal print per outfit otherwise David Attenborough might come after you!

Leopard Messenger

Gold Hoops £9 

These are an absolute steal considering how expensive they actually look. I love the bezelled edge.

gold hoops

Statement Gem Ring £9

Love a statement ring. Just don’t forget that manicure if you are drawing attention to your hands.

gem ring

I have left out tops as its winter and during the day you can’t see them but a black or white t shirt or shirt is de rigour with the above and maybe even silk.

I hope this has helped and if you are keen on this look don’t over do it and use every fabric and texture under the sun, choose three and work with them. Ultimately, remember less is more so before you leave the house – take something off – just not your skirt!!

If it isn’t for you – stay with me, I haven’t forgotten you.

Have a lovely weekend ladies xx