Take it outside {in partnership with The White Company}

Coat: £198, The White Company. Cashmere jogging bottoms: £169, The White Company. Jumper: £129, The White Company.  Photographs: Eva K Salvi

Ever wondered what it would be like to wander around town in your comfiest ‘around the house’ clothes? Well, you no longer have to as inside clothes have transitioned to the ultimate outside outfit – and it’s now forming a key part of my capsule wardrobe.

I have stopped doing Fashion Weeks as much as I used to, mainly because I have realised that I don’t really follow that sort of style…I love an occasional trend but in all honesty, I like what I like.

Stripes? Of course. A pea coat? Definitely. Both essential aspects of what I would consider the perfect staple closet, they look wonderful together but equally, individually, they can work with almost anything. I’m a huge advocate for using stripes to dress down sequins, as much as dressing up jeans and a pea coat is one of those pieces which just doesn’t date.

Obviously, I am a self confessed lifelong member of the lounge pant brigade and if there is anything I would invest in over a designer handbag, it’s comfort clothes. Especially over those first few post partum months, I swear it was my cashmere and merino wool pant collection pretty much holding me together by the seams.

These trousers have, however, gone one step further and even, dare I say, fall into fashion category – I loved wearing them with a stripe knit in what was essentially a track suit look (!) but with a far more elegant twist.

Jumper: £129, The White Company.

In today’s fashion world, with everyone wearing the latest trends: dad sneakers/cycling shorts/cowboy boots I’d like to say it’s okay to like what you like and dress for ease, comfort and confidence. I’m so much more confident in my own skin and personal style now I’ve reached my mid thirties and I wouldn’t change this for anything.

Coat: £198, The White Company. Cashmere jogging bottoms: £169, The White Company. Jumper: £129, The White Company.

This post was in partnership with The White Company, all Art direction and imagery my own.


  1. Hi Alex. Love this outfit so much I’m about to order the jacket. What size are you wearing. I’m usually a size 10 but wondered whether to size up?

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