Sorry for the big delay in my new post. I have been away working on some new material for my upcoming blogs and I have some exciting news to share with you soon.
So please watch this space….
Now diverting your attention back to the title: 5 wardrobe essentials for unpredictable weather. For those of us who live in England know that the British weather is popular for being unpredictable; one minute it’s cloudy and raining and then in the next second it’s bright and sunny. I used to find it very confusing as I never knew what to wear; do you cover up for the rain or do you wear less in case it’s sunny and warm? Ahh!!
Through trial and error, I now have come up with a solution for dealing with British weather and my recommendations are also useful for trips abroad, especially around Europe. I think by having any of the following five items in your wardrobe hopefully you will be more organised especially when you’re uncertain about the weather forecast.
You don’t need to be abroad to wear sunglasses! When the sun is bright take out those specs and enjoy the weather. Not only does it look cool but it’s also essential to protect your eyes from damaging radiation and ultraviolet rays. It also reduces the sun’s glare allowing you to see more clearly and help your eyes feel less tired especially if you’re driving. By wearing sunglasses you’ll experience less squinting and eye strain that is not only harmful to your eyesight but it can also lead to wrinkles around your eyes earlier in life.
You can buy reasonably priced sunglasses from your local High street; look for a label or a sticker that says one or more of the following: Lenses block 99% or 100% of UVB and UVA rays. I recommend going to your local high street shops and trying on a few to see what suits the shape of your face.
I don’t know how I lived without my parka coat, come rain or shine I need my Parka!
I discovered this outer garment as I was browsing through the sale rack in Zara. It is not only versatile but also breathable, fashionable and most importantly extremely comfortable. It’s a must have for every wardrobe, especially if you live in England.
This stylish lightweight parka coat is perfect to be worn all year round. If it gets too warm just take off the coat, fold it up and place it in your bag. When it’s a little nippy outside you can wear layers underneath the coat and because it’s waterproof you’re also protected from the rain. I like how I can wear it as a full sleeve or rolled sleeve to suit my different styles. You can choose to have a hooded or a collared parka to suit your own personal style.
- Denim jacket
I am denim crazy!! Another favourite item you’ll find in my wardrobe. I have worn my Next denim jacket countless times over a long skirt and maxi dresses. It’s worth investing in a quality denim jacket as it will last you a very long time and will never go out of fashion. They can be worn with virtually any outfit to make them look casual. My dark wash denim jacket is nicely fitted and looks fabulous buttoned up or left open. If you’re confident enough try wearing it with popped collars to give your simple outfit some cool attitude.
- Maxi dresses
Maxi dresses can be worn with some flat shoes to keep it simple or dressed up with accessories for an evening out. There are many different types of maxi dresses available on the high street from chiffon printed to plain t-shirt maxi dresses. I prefer chiffon as it doesn’t require ironing and its semi-transparent flowy sheer fabric allows my skin to breathe. When you find its cold wear a cardigan or a jacket with the maxi dress which can turn a casual dress into smart casual attire.
- Vest tops/camisoles
I have invested in many different coloured vests tops and camisoles. By mixing and matching my vest tops and by adding matching coloured accessories allows me to wear different and exciting looks in all seasons and on holidays when I have a limited wardrobe. Vest tops and camisoles are also helpful as layering pieces under cardigans and jackets. By wearing a camisole with trousers you will create a neat attire for work and in the evening just change the trousers to jeans for a simple appearance.
I hope you find my blog useful in giving you many ideas on how to mix and match your clothes to come up with many new looks, which will not only save you time and money but also allow you to make the most of your current wardrobe.
Zara – Parka / Next – denim jacket and dress/ Mango – sunglasses/ Dorothy Perkins – camisole.