Welcome back from the Christmas break everyone. If like me, you’re struggling with the strange phase inbetween Christmas and New Year when you just really haven’t got a clue what to do with yourself (what is that all about hey – I don’t know if I should be continuing the feasting, kicking off the dieting, partying or getting cosy at home… probably all of the above!) Anyway, I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and are feeling set for a fun-filled New Year’s Eve.
Plans over here are pretty minimal. After visiting family for Christmas and splitting our time between two counties, we’re really looking forward to spending a bit of downtime in our own house before it’s back to work and normal day-to-day duties. So New Year’s Eve is going to consist of a takeaway and good film on the box (subsequently cutting out the need for a babysitter too – bonus.) But that’s not stopping me from getting into the New Year’s spirit with my wardrobe.
I’ve had my eye on the swarm of velvet jackets that have swept in thick and fast, and very nearly went down the pink route – until I met this gold Nasty Gal beauty. While the wait is on for the spring styles to become real-life appropriate, (aka probably about May!) I’ll be building my January-onwards outfits around strong, layering-friendly pieces with equals amounts comfort and bite.
The velvet jacket fits the bill. Simple, classic and instantly turning into a really directional closet addition when needed. It’s perfect for grabbing a big dose of polish for New Year’s Eve, and just the thing to pull together your daily denim and shirts for the 9-5. Styled here with Topshop kick flare cropped jeans and a Nasty Gal pyjama stripe button up for a trip into town.
It’s the cosy item I’m looking for post-Christmas, to ring in the New Year celebrations and wear to ease into the spring months. Treat it like a cardigan and you’re onto a good thing. Later, throw on with worn in denim shorts and a silk top for sunset evenings on holiday. Plus it’s got that healthy hit of nostalgia I love – reigning supreme on the Seventies dance floor, a staple of every sassy Spice Girl-loving Nineties child and feeling all together fresh and reinvented in playful hues for a 2018 reboot.
Still need some persuading? Give Tom Ford’s spring/summer 2018 runway collection a Google – and then tell me you don’t want in on the velvet action…
Let me know what you think, what you’re wearing for the end of year festivities and Happy New Year to you all!