In partnership with Uniqlo
Ordinarily, I don’t really love this time of year: it’s wet, windy and I panic from 3pm onwards as it gets too dark to shoot/film and my kids hate the dark. But, saying that, I am trying to enjoy the benefits – winter involves my favourite pastime: hibernating. It also includes my favourite items of clothing – a great crew neck and a good coat/jacket. For me, a winter coat can do wonders for your wardrobe – I managed to not buy much maternity wear for my first pregnancy because I basically threw a big coat over leggings, and I have picked them wisely over the years that they have really lasted. Today I’m going to show you the key styles from Uniqlo:
You have probably seen me in this coat A LOT this winter already. That’s because it is the softest, loveliest and easiest coat there is. It straddles both realms of smart and casual – here I’m wearing with joggers but I have equally worn over a dress for a smarter look.
It is one of those iconic buys that will stand the test of time, as will a great trench. My tip with a trench is to look for one a little oversized, so you can layer over your chunkiest jumpers (and Uniqlo heat tech) as it can be a great year round item. If you keep the coat neutral, it’s easy to add a pop of colour underneath – I would never have thought I’d have gone for this bright jumper but I love the element of sunshine it brings to an outfit.
And if you’re looking for something a bit shorter in length, the windproof fleece is a great item to have in your repertoire – so easy to style, comes in a great range of colours (I love the olive colour, too) and has windproof technology. And I’ve paired all with Uniqlo’s trusty premium lambswool jumpers – style doesn’t have to be complicated and I’ve learnt that I am at my most confident when I stick to items I love (with the added bonus of keeping me warm!).
This post was in collaboration with Uniqlo, all writing and art direction our own