Happy Thursday everyone! Is it just me or do some of you also find that you need to put more effort into styling your clothes at this time of the year? By the time January draws to an end – I find that my energy and desire to put some effort and oomph into everyday styling has waned considerably. I think there a few good reasons for this including:
- Dressing up multiple times during the holiday season leaves us with a bit of ‘dressing up fatigue’
- The treats consumed over the holidays can result in some clothes being a tad bit uncomfortable to wear (such as some of my jeans!)
- The sales have left us overexposed to what’s in the shops and yet there is little that is new and noteworthy to buy in the shops
- The cold weather has started to lose its charm and basically is getting old – fast!
So what do I normally do about my ‘fashion slump’ in January? I find that I try harder to concentrate on the finer details of clothes to up my casual style game. I have said this before and I will say it again, ‘effortless style’ is rarely effortless!
The key to ‘everyday styling’ is actively paying attention to the finer details of the pieces that constitute the overall look. Have you ever noticed that people who are always well dressed are never wearing just a striped t-shirt. Even their simple striped t-shirt will have an edge – maybe an exaggerated cuff or a slanted neckline – the point is that it is these small details that add that layer of polish to their everyday fashion statement.
I think this velvet hoodie from Tobi is a great example of everyday wear with an added twist. The cold shoulders and the back tie add a layer of detail that takes an everyday item up a styling notch. I have paired it with an oversized scarf for warmth and my favourite pink coat that I have been wearing all season.
A big thank you to Tobi for sponsoring this post! I hope you enjoy this lookbook and have a great weekend ahead. As always, thank you so much for visiting my blog.
Clothes and accessories:
Velvet cold shoulder hoodie – Tobi
Scarf – Mango
Coat – Miss Selfridge
Bag – Rebecca Minkoff
Sneakers – Aquatalia