How to do seasonal everyday (In Partnership with Arket and Shopstyle)

Jumper: ARKET. Jeans: ARKET. Socks: ARKET. Trainers: Veja at ARKET. Photography: Eva K Salvi. Photographed at Artist Residence, Pimlico.

At this time of year, it’s hard not to go all out. Don’t get me wrong, I love a bit of glitter as much as the next person but in terms of longevity I am all about those winter basics.

As you may have noticed before, there is nothing I am drawn to more than a great red knit and the fluffy texture of this version means you can do festive cosiness all winter long.

Since it opened, ARKET has been my dream store to browse and its staple pieces have proven themselves as favourites in my wardrobe (I’ve worn this jumper on repeat since this shoot!). And what I love about it is that both minimalists and maximalists can find something in store – it has that excellent mix of easy basics but with the added element of ‘all the stuff’ you want.

But if you’re looking for classic pair of jeans, it’s your go-to place. I’ve been looking for some new jeans ever since Peggy was born – my hips have widened and pretty much none of my old ones do up. But instead of worrying about it, I vowed to treat myself to a few new pairs in my new size, instead. And it has been liberating, I feel good in my new fitting jeans and it’s one less thing to stress about.

I’ve been wearing high waisted straight leg jeans and they’re such a useful shape, I’m going back to 90s classic denim shapes and find them quite flattering in their own boyish way (which is 100% more me).

Jumper: ARKET. Jeans: ARKET. Socks: ARKET. Trainers: Veja at ARKET.

And how to add an extra element of festive style?

The answer is: glitter socks. My latest obsession (I got these in pink, as well). I am a bare ankle girl at heart but I have to face facts at this time of year. They also make great gifts for friends and family, too, and I will attempt the socks and sandal trend this season…wish me luck.

Jumper: ARKET. Jeans: ARKET. Socks: ARKET. Trainers: Veja at ARKET.

This blogpost was in collaboration with ShopStyle and ARKET, a store I am a regular in since it opened over here.


  1. Loving your red sweater, very festive! As usual you do pared back to perfection!
    Sparkle socks are my thing! I love them.
    Arket is definately on my radar, although I haven’t ordered anything other than some packing cubes from them as we haven’t a store nearby. I do have a sweater and one of those cabbage bowls in mind!

  2. Hey Alex,

    Love the look, I am a big fan of the glitter socks also the ones from COS.

    Which size did you take the jeans? Are they comfy even with 100% cotton?


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