With winter fast approaching, here are some key things to consider when keeping yourself warm, cosy and stylish:

  • wear lots of layers, as light layers trap heat between them
  • higher necklines and scarves will keep your neck warm
  • natural fibres are more breathable than man-made, so opt for organic cottons, cords, wool, etc.
  • choose tights that are 60+ denier
  • wear a good spread of neutral colours, such as navy, grey, chocolate, pewter, cream, rust, black and taupe, which co-ordinate with other neutrals and work with bolder colours
  • remember that fine-knit polo or crew-neck long-sleeved thermal or lightweight wool vests are a winter staple that you can pop on under dresses, tops and jumpers. Other items to consider are long cardigans, ponchos and faux-fur gilets 
  • try wearing three solid colour combinations underpinned by a couple of neutrals, for example red, charcoal and cream.
  • invest in some trousers other than jeans; cord, velvet and wool blends are all options.
The six dominants to consider – which one are you?
 Light:
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Deep:
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Warm:
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Cool
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Clear
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Soft
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Styling Royal Purples

Zillah Pinafore – great for all dominants
 
Purple is a universal colour, which means it really does suit everybody.  I love the lustre and shine on this cotton fabric. Purple looks lovely with other neutrals like chocolate, navy and grey. Pop on a polo-neck in any of those colours under this pinafore; add a long sparkly necklace, opaque tights and ankle boots. A long-line cardigan over the dress would look lovely and a dark denim jacket would be great for layering.
 
Zillah skirt 

Who doesn’t love pockets? This A-line skirt would look lovely with a fitted top, jumper or cardigan, in either a plain colour, a pattern (fair-isle) or a stripe. I would team it with opaque tights and knee-high boots in either black or a warm brown.
 

Styling Currant Reds

Pernilla Poncho – great for all dominants, apart from warms

A poncho is great for layering; I have three! This is a versatile piece and would look lovely with a pair of slim-leg trousers or a long, maxi skirt. Cord trousers would contrast well with the matte wool fabric. I would wear it over a polo-neck in any neutral or bright colour except for green. Accessorise with a long, statement necklace.
 
Iona Bamboo Top – great for all dominants, apart from cools
 
This is a super comfy, relaxed-fit top, great for slouchy days at home. It’ll look lovely with an over-sized chunky cardigan in cream or grey marl. Add a scarf and wear with fitted trousers with some lycra/elastane for stretch.
 

Styling Deep Teals

Runa jumper – great for all dominants
 
The ribbing on this jumper gives it a lovely texture and the dropped shoulder creates a relaxed fit. Teal is another universal colour that suits everyone; I love wearing it as a combo of three:
– teal, cream and navy
– teal, rust and navy
– teal, chocolate and cream
 
The Runa jumper would work very well layered over a long-sleeved t-shirt or a polo-neck in any of the neutral colours listed above. I’d wear it with jeans or a pair of cords in chocolate, navy or rust.
 
 
Katherina skirt 

I love the zigzag detail on this skirt. I’d match the top to my footwear, for example, a chocolate-coloured jumper with opaque chocolate tights and dark brown boots or shoes. Black and navy would work equally well. 

Styling Toffee Browns

Jesper Coat – great for all dominants, apart from cools

This warm, camel, pale rust colour is a fabulous autumnal shade and I like the relaxed fit of the Jesper coat. Rust works so well with reds, from cool berry to warm tomato, so definitely layer up with these and for an additional touch of glam, go red with your lippy. My favourite three-colour combo for this coat would be to add red and charcoal.
 
 
Rakel Tunic Top – great for all dominants, apart from cools

It would be a shame to put anything over this cute, arty, tunic but it would look lovely with a navy or charcoal polo-neck t-shirt underneath, and with slim or skinny trousers or jeans. I’d add a pop of colour with a jaunty little scarf under the neckline.
 

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