3 ways to update your look this winter

I was asked to define my style the other day. I should have had a quick  answer rolling off my tongue, but I found myself pondering this question for days. Perhaps because it has evolved so much over the years? Anyway, I think I have finally came up with an answer. My style is classic, feminine and relaxed, and I always try to add a little nod to a trend. I love fashion and I love to keep up to date with the latest trends, but that doesn’t mean that I need to wear them all. We pick and choose the trends that suit us, and add to our existing wardrobes with a few key pieces that will keep us feeling fresh and current. (I would like to ban the phrase ‘on trend’, am I the only one?!)

Here are three ways to do this without spending a fortune this season.

Choose Trends with Longevity

There are many trends that come back season after season. The velvet blazer is a fine example.  It’s a classic piece that you will wear for years and will always add a touch of luxurious elegance to your look. I have been stalking this beautiful blazer from Whistles online and finally went and tried it on instore. It is even more beautiful in the flesh. *sigh* (Grazia, please will you do your usual 25% off offer soon?)

Whistles Relaxed Jacket

And just for comparison’s sake, here is the King of the Velvet Blazers…

Saint Laurent

Shop Velvet Blazers



Accessorise

An easy, inexpensive way to bring a classic outfit up to date is with accessories. This season, Chloe and Simon Miller’s top handle bags have inspired the high street and there are a plethora of ring handle bags to choose from. My favourite is the Mango version below which is now in the sale.

Chloe

 

Simon Miller 

Zara

 

Mango (Now £17.99)

Another way to update your look without spending a fortune is to add a pair of statement earrings. With the summer behind us, I think we’ll see a shift from tassels to statement gold. I’ve picked some of my favourites.

 

 

 

Add a colourful knit 

The AW17 catwalks were awash with colourful knitwear.  This is a lovely way to inject some colour into your winter wardrobe and you can pick a shade that suits you. My particular favourites this season are yellow and red, but green and lilac are popular choices too.

 

 

 

I hope you have a lovely weekend. We are off to the country tomorrow, to breathe in some much needed clean air. I love living in London, but they don’t call it the big smoke for nothing!

Love,

Chloe x

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2 responses to “3 ways to update your look this winter”

  1. sara says:

    Oh now you have me thinking about velvet jackets and I was really really trying not to… and I’m heading to Selfridges tomorrow…uh oh!
    xx

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Chloe Samwell-Smith

Chloe Samwell-Smith

I am a fashion loving mum of three, blogging about my love for clothes, interiors, children's fashion, fitness, beauty and travel. I live in London with my husband, three children (Liv, Milla and Charlie) and our siamese cat called Sammy.

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