Wearing all white everything is one of the biggest trends this season, and is a department that my wardrobe is seriously lacking in. I’ve picked out some of my favourite items of white clothing (all Topshop, first photo) and accessories (all ASOS, second photo), some of which I hope to add to my clothes rail soon! White pieces are great paired with eachother, but they can also be worn with any other colour you like, making them super versatile and hopefully good value pieces. Happy shopping 🙂
Even before considering the fact that he is a Lancastrian like me (woo!), Henry Holland is consistently one of my favourite designers. His summer collections in particular always stand out to me and are often copied on the high street, and so once we have the worst of the winter months out of the way I believe we’ll be seeing pieces influenced by his quirky pastel, neon and metallic SS13 collection all over the place. As you might have realised from my post on winter warmers, I love a good beanie and was super excited by the blingtastic (yes, I did just use that word) ‘jewel’ encrusted hats on the House of Holland catwalk at LFW earlier this year. I did have one problem with them – I want to wear one now, not in summer! I decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own version for a fraction of the price to keep my little head warm this winter, and here’s how I did it.
You will need:
- A plain beanie – you can choose any colour you like but I chose to stick with the neutral tones of the House of Holland hats and bought this one in ‘camel’ for £2.85 inc. P&P from eBay.
- Plastic gems – you have free reign over colour, shape and size, but I chose to try to emulate House of Holland again by using clear, rectangular gems. I bought two packets of these larger gems and one packet of these smaller ones, both from eBay for a total of £5.55, but feel free to use more or less as you see fit!
- Needle and thread.
As the above photo of some of my winter hat collection might suggest, I’m very partial to a woolly hat! I probably have more bobble hats and beanies than anyone needs, but they’re a winter essential for me.
Knitted Floppy Hats
A big knitted hat, with or without a bobble, is super cute for cold weather. My current favourites are pictured above: the red hat with a fur bobble from Topshop last year; a navy blue super floppy bobble hat brand new from Primark (£3!) and a gorgeous cream beanie with gold specks which I bought recently at Forever 21.
Brands & Bands
Less cute and often more expensive than a handmade hat, but undoubtedly stylish are beanies by your favourite brand or band. The three pictured above are by ‘streetwear’ brands Obey, Stussy and Carhartt respectively and aren’t current season, but you can pick up new variations of the Carhartt Watch Hat at any retailer (Size?, Urban Industry) and both Obey and Stussy are still producing quality headwear!
Happy winter shopping x