Winter used to be my favourite season, but not so much now, however, I do like cold weather clothes. And as the UK it’s getting just a bit cooler, I’ve begun to get out my winter clothes.
I love wearing winter woollies! But before you say I couldn’t wear wool against my skin, I couldn’t either. I always wear a long-sleeved cotton top against my skin (like this one from Peacocks) and then the wool item over it.
The heating indoors in the UK is never overly-warm (well it isn’t in our household) so we usually wear our winter woollies around the house as well as wearing it outside. And if I’m sitting down in my office on one of my office days writing one of my blog posts then I’ll definitely need that extra layer.
Here’s a jumper I bought in France at a reduced price (50 Euros – so much more than I’d pay in a charity shop).
I’ve teamed it with my inexpensive black jeans from Primark and the charity shop bootees.
My lifestyle is also about not driving the car for short journeys. I either walk into Brighton (30 minutes to Brighton’s London Road) or wait for the bus, and tbh, I’m ever so slightly disgusted at the number of cars pouring into the city. People, you are contributing to Brighton’s very polluted air. Go park your car outside our city (in Withdean Stadium, actually) and take the bus. Please. And I know everyone has their reasons (often good ones) for driving, but even so, now we know how polluting cars are, perhaps, take the bus. Sorry, end of rant.
Anyway, I tend to wrap up when I leave for a trip into the centre of Brighton. On a chilly day I’d wear my black charity shop coat bought some years ago now.
This plus a hat, scarf and gloves will be fine for either walking or waiting for the bus.
But the lovely woolly jumper can also be jazzed up a tad. See it here with a silvery charity shop skirt bought for just £4.99 and shiny black charity shop boots.
Actually I think someone has just cut the hem short – was it full length? No matter, I like its quirkiness. And I think, whatever your age, you can be a bit edgy by teaming unusual combinations like wool with a party skirt.
But tell me, do you wear wool and love it like I do?
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
And sharing with:
Patti of Not Dead Yet Style for Visible Monday
Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb for iwillwearwhatilike
Btw, this week Catherine has featured me wearing that yellow coat – wow and many thanks, Catherine!
Nicole of High Latitude Style for Top of the World Style
Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style for Fancy Friday
and Judith of Style Crone and her monthly #hatattack for yet another hat