As you know, I’m not a big fan of winter. But I do adore the period of time between late-October and the end of December, as there’s so much festive excitement buzzing around in the air. It’s the perfect time to enjoy all of classic winter indulgences: spending cosy nights at home with a good book, sitting around the fireplace whilst sipping mulled wine with your best friends, and (of course) layering up in thick knits and luxurious cashmere.
This season I’ve once again teamed up with hush (which is one of my all-time favourite British brands, as you’ve probably gauged from my Instagram #ootd snaps). And I’ve created a special “Winter Indulgences” board on Pinterest, sharing my favourite ways to make the winter months as joyful as possible.
The Pinterest board also includes lots of winter outfit ideas – because I know it’s the one time of year when people generally lack inspiration. And, to give you a teaser of what to expect from the “Winter Indulgences” board, I’m sharing three of my favourite looks from hush’s latest collection below…
My biggest gripe about winter is that people don’t wear enough colour (myself included). So this year I’ve set myself a challenge to wear bright tones as much as possible, throughout A/W, and avoid black and navy where possible.
Now, this doesn’t mean you should all follow suit and invest in a pair of bright yellow trousers… I know these hush joggers are an acquired taste (although, they’re VERY cosy, so will definitely keep you nice and toasty). But everyone can make a colourful knit work. And a little bit of colour blocking never hurt anybody!
In the movie Elf Buddy proudly proclaims “the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” And I don’t want to dispute that statement, but another great way to spread cheer throughout the winter months is by adding a bit of sparkle to your look.
“Sparkle” often goes hand-in-hand with “naff”, but thankfully the wonderful design team at hush have you covered. Their Aura jumper has a lovely gold foil ombré effect, and is a really classy way to tap into the winter metallics trend. Wear it with jeans, leather trousers, midi skirts and minis. It’s so easy to style, and is also dressy enough to transition into your evening wardrobe.
For some reason I always dread dressing for parties over the festive season. I think it’s because it’s a time when everyone is expected to look totally glam (but deep down we all feel like our least sexy selves in winter).
I am, however, very excited to get dressed-up in hush’s red and midnight blue lurex dress. The silhouette will flatter everyone (it has sleeves – rejoice!). And it’s dressy without feeling OTT. You could pair it with black tights and ankle boots if you don’t like doing bare legs and heels in winter. And the semi-fitted design means it’s comfortable enough to wear to a sit-down dinner (a shocking amount of party season dresses are form-fitting, which I find bizarre because it’s the season of over-indulgence).
~ This post was sponsored by hush. Thank you for continuing to support the sponsors that make Coco’s Tea Party possible. ~
Photos by Victoria Metaxas