Texture Mix

Wearing: Whistles coat and boots Topshop jumper Gap skirt Mulberry bag

I've never been one to wear a lot of colour; there are posts here and there where I might step out of my neutral-coloured comfort zone with a touch of print or a pastel or two but for the most part, I have a limited colour spectrum on my edited clothing rail and I like to keep it that way. Black is a given, along with white although I find that fairly difficult to wear in winter, preferring to keep it to cream or ivory through the colder months. Camel is an absolute classic, this I will wear whenever, wherever I can, together with beige, tan and coffee shades; that whole plethora of vaguely boring, insipid colours are the ones I like the best. I like slate, shale, moss and taupe, greige, vanilla and a little watered down mustard. I'm sure it comes over as very dull, and whilst I'm not adverse to even a splash of real colour now and again, in the winter I go back very much to the favourite neutrals.

I do like to add interest with texture, and that's what attracted me to this fuzzy jumper from Topshop. Picked up in the sale, its £15 price tag was well justified with its snuggly warmth; I've been wearing it constantly since I bought it and after an early season wardrobe cull I realised I was rather lacking in knitwear so, it's been a wise choice. I have nothing in this colour, in terms of tops, either, and it goes great with the copious amount of cream and navy collared blouses I own, too. Layered with the classic herringbone coat it definitely helps to lift a plain black skirt; of the kind that everyone should own, because it is the easiest base piece in the world to wear and with my favourite ankle boots and the aforementioned knitwear makes for an easy and chic daytime look. I got this classic staple from The Gap, but most high street stores stock a good selection; choose slightly flared shapes for a new season feel now.

XO Amie
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