Wow, it got cold all of a sudden! Much of November has been so mild and sunny here in South Yorkshire that this rapid drop in temperature has taken me by surprise. ALL the warm clothes have had to come out, pretty sharpish. (This may or may not include thermal vests, but I'll preserve some mystery and leave that to your imagination.)
As much as I love winter fashion, it takes a lot more financial outlay than its summery counterpart, and coats in particular can be really pricey. Yet when we spend so much of the year in coats, it's nice to have a couple of different options. I really fancied getting a camel coat this year, but didn't want to spend a fortune on it, so I was thrilled when I saw this one in H&M for only £59.99. (Yes, I'm slowly working my way towards acquiring H&M's entire winter collection.) It's from their Conscious Collection and is really nice quality - properly lined and nicely weighty, and 58% wool. It's a wraparound style, a bit like a dressing gown, which means you get a double layer of warmth at the front - plus no pesky buttons to do up! It's also available in grey, but I liked the contrast of the dark camel colour against my new black and white scarf.
The scarf is from Shein. It's the second piece I've been gifted from the brand and I love it. I must admit I've been pleasantly surprised by the quality. Shein's clothes are sold at very low prices and my expectations were pretty low, but this scarf is lovely - super soft, a nice thickness and really warm. It could easily pass as a piece from Topshop or Zara and I already know I'm going to wear it to death throughout the winter.
I wore this combination over jeans and a jumper to run a few errands the other day, and with a slick of red lippie - Mac's Russian Red, which I'm loving at the moment - I felt nicely pulled together. Camel with black and white is such a classic colour palette in the winter months. You can't go wrong!
Coat, Jumper, Sunglasses - H&M, Jeans - Topshop, Bag - Zara, Boots - Dune, Scarf - Shein
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What are your favourite colours to wear in winter?