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PRACTICAL, WARM & COOL: 10 KEY ITEMS FOR YOUR WINTER WARDROBE



I have just come up with the perfect casual wardrobe: comfortable, warm, cosy, practical and cool, for the person that is not actually going to the office, it's probably a mum ( lots of bending and stretching) walks a lot and wants to keep it casual yet chic, right? . You are welcome! :P

After a few freezing days like last week, some of the Autumn stuff is not valid any more for me, so here is my list of ten, well, eleven essentials for those mums going to toddler activities, the woman working from home, or anybody that simply want to keep it casual..and chic!


Acabo de sacar en claro el armario casual más cómodo, calentito, acogedor, práctico, y chic para aquellas mujeres que no van a la oficina, trabajan desde casa, o son probablemente madres como yo ( corriendo detrás de un peque, subiendo y bajando, con mogollón de momentos de agacharse y levantarse, o sentarse e inclinarse) pero que me quiero sentir chic! A que sí. De nada! jauja :P

Después de unos dias como la semana pasada de frio absoluto, algunas prendas en mi armario de Otoño, como que no hacen nada ahí o no me servían para este tiempo. Así que, aquí tienes diez imprescindibles, bueno, once, para estar chic y casual.


1- BASE LAYERS

We should start from the base. Preferably, some thermal t-shirts or long sleeve tops.

That will keep you warm whatever you are going to put on top.

You can get good ones at Uniqlo and M&S.


1- LAS CAPAS BASES.

Empecemos por debajo porque si no, nos quedamos heladas. Una buena termal , o una camiseta de manga larga de algodón.


2- A CHUNKY KNIT DRESS

Because no one wants to wear jeans all the time in winter. A skirt can be difficult at times in winter, and it involves too many things: tights, and to think what to wear on top and a coat and what shoes depending on the shape of the skirt. A midi dress is a more practical approach.


Shapes: not everyone suits a tight dress and we may feel self conscious, personally with a column body type shape, I need to put a belt on these dresses or they will not do anything for me. the second option below is looser at the bottom half to eliminate the self-conscious part on that part.

Colours: I personally prefer a thicker knit and dark ( not black) again to avoid the obsession if any underwear is noticeable.


2- UN VESTIDO DE PUNTO, GORDITO.

Porque nadie quiere llevar vaqueros todo el invierno y te apetece cambiar pero estar calentita. Una falda implica pensar mucho en combinaciones de colores y prendas de arriba, medias, y abrigo, por eso incluyo un vestido.

Forma: Yo prefiero la largura midi. No todo el mundo esta cómodo con un vestido ajustado, el segundo que enseño es más suelto por abajo.

Colores: Aunque esta muy de moda los claros, yo elegiría uno más oscuro, no tiene por qué ser negro, pero si es claro, estoy obsesionada con el tamaño del trasero y si se transparenta la ropa interior.


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3- A BIG COAT

Let it be a puffer, a wool coat, a faux shearling coat, whatever you like. The important thing is to cover your bottom half area as well as the top.


Shapes: I have not included here in purpose a wool coat, as much of a wool element they may contain, I have tried them in winter, mine is 80% wool, 20% alpaca, and I get cold as it's still too thin for me.

It all depends on your body temperature, I am one that gets cold really easily, so in purpose I go for these shapes.

Colour: Although I do have a black puffer coat, I am trying to get away from that colour.

My favourite types below:


3- UN ABRIGO, EN GRANDE

Aquí lo dejo a tu elección, si quieres abrigo de lana, uno de piel vuelta, o lo que quieras. Pero lo importante es que te cubra la parte de cintura para abajo, que se queda muy fría también.


Formas: Yo a propósito no he incluído un abrigo de lana, el mío es 80% lana y 20% alpaca, y yo me muero de frio porque es muy fino. Pero si a ti te funciona, ve a por ellos, me parecen muy chic, pero nada cómodos para mi gusto.

Color: Los de abajo son mis favoritos, intentando evitar el negro.



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4- KNEE HIGH & ANKLE FLAT BOOTS


There is nothing warmer, as well as comfortable and practical that having some knee high flat boots or ankle flat boots. They will go great with dresses, some skirts and jeans tucked in.


Shapes: I don't particularly like the super chunky style this season, I do think we will get tired of it, and it will get to be a waste item in our wardrobe in a few seasons. However, I do like to adapt the trend, and my style will be a more feminine biker style.



Colours: Well, I go for black in my shoes. I would love to buy them in light or off white, but I am afraid to make it a waste in my wardrobe.


Some of my favourites styles and colour:


4- UNAS BOTAS POR LA RODILLA, PLANAS Y UNAS BOTAS ALTURA TOBILLO.

Me encantan estos dos tipos de bota, pegan con todo y son versátiles a morir.

Formas: A mi personalmente no me gustan las super gordas que están ahora de moda, o esas que parecen de jardinero. Prefiero adaptar el estilo "grueso' a lo más fino dentro de lo grueso o vasto.

Colores: Aqui me ciño al negro o al marrón, de piel.


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Mint velvet


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5- A PAIR OF CHUNKY TRAINERS

They are everywhere and they keep us warm and can make any outfit look quite cool.

I would choose a light base but some colour detail like the below ones.


5- UNOS PLAYEROS O ZAPATILLAS DEPORTIVAS ELEGANTES.

Ya sabes, no de las que vas a correr.

Formas: Pues que este cerrado al tobillo lo más alto que se pueda.

Colores: A mi me gustan las claras con algún toque elegante de color.

Parfois


6- A HUGE WOOL SCARF

Just thrown on, and you are good to go.


Shape: I prefer oversized ones

Colours: One that suit you around the face, or a pattern one. And one that goes with most of your coats!

In tins category, I prefer to search for good wool content, as polyester can then get hairs into your coats.


My favourite patterns and colour:


6- BUFANDA ENORME.

Formas: Las enormes

Colores: el que favorezca a tu cara, y el que te vaya con la mayoría de tus abrigos.

En esta categoría esta bien coger colores llamativos si quieres.

Mis favoritos abajo:


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7- FAUX LEATHER JOGGERS or LEGGINS

They tend to have a soft material inside, and as being tight to the leg, they will keep you warm.


Shape: I prefer high waist, the feeling of protective and warm increases, and since you are likely to wear a jumper on top of the waist area, this shape is a good idea. I like to go for straight not too skinny, nowadays it's called slim fit shapes.

Colour: Right now, it's very popular the neutral colours, so a pair of light colour such as caramel or camel or off white and another pair in black will sort out a lot of outfits. Although I have seen them in bottle green and they are great!


Some of my favourites:


7- LEGGINS O JOGGERS DE CUERO FALSO

Tienden a tener un material suavecito dentro, que los hace calentitos.


Formas: No todo el mundo esta a gusto con un legging, asi que hay joggers muy guays también.

Colores: Ahora es muy popular los tonos claros, asi que yo me cogería uno claro y otro oscuro, aunque los verdes son geniales.

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8- A GOOD QUALITY HOODIE

I know this is really casual, but it's one that nowadays is trending with smart trousers, as long as you choose a smart enough type. You can wear it with jeans, faux leather trousers and even a blazer on top to give it a more done up look.


The shapes and colours and materials are endless here!

Shapes: I personally prefer one that sits above your hip since longer ones can make you loose your body shape and give a too much casual vibe. Do your research though and get one in a really good quality.

They have a great material to keep you warm.


Colours: I would avoid bright colours, they can give the impression of track suit exercise kind of vibe.

As we are talking about an item that we want as a key piece for winter casual, hence you are going to wear it quite often. You don't have to go for black though! although you can if that is your thing. Can you see how well it works in mixing textures with your faux leather legging above?


Here are my favourites:


8- UNA SUDADERA CON CAPUCHA, DE CALIDAD.

Elige una que sea más arregladita, ya sea por material o por color. Se llevan un montón con pantalones de todo tipo.

Formas: Yo personalmente prefiero las que caen justo antes de la cadera, me parecen más elegantes, una más larga va a dar sensación más chandales.

Colores: Yo evitaría colores muy chillones, ya que de nuevo, parece que vas a hacer deporte y no es el caso.




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9- COLOUR KNIT JUMPER

This will brighten your winter days. Grabbing that colourful piece that will bring happiness to the outfit.


Shape: The world is your oyster!

Colour: The world is your oyster!


9- UN JERSEY DE LANA DE COLOR ALEGRE.

En estos tiempos de invierno, necesitamos alegría.

Forma: La que quieras

Color: El que quieras


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10- A WOOL HAT

Of course! In the days were it was snowing everywhere, you could tell that was necessary.

For this, I love going for colour too, but just choose, either your hat or your scarf has a bright colour, leave the other one neutral, so you can wear them both together making sense of the combination.


They are everywhere so choose yours!


Shape: I prefer an oversized rather than a beanie.

Colour: Choose if you want to add the accent colour in your hat or in your scarf, not both, so you can make more sense of the outfit. Make them complement each other though!


10- UN GORRO DE LANA.

Por supuesto.

Forma: Me gustan los grandes

Color- Uno estridente si quieres, o neutro, pero mira a ver en que color tienes la bufanda, para complementar los colores.

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11- FLANNEL TROUSERS, IF POSSIBLE WOOL CONTENT.

The most comfortable thing in the world. And they look so chic! and you make them casual with the rest of the items above.


11- UNOS PANTALONES DE LANA, ANCHO

Lo más cómodo del mundo y elegante, y luego lo haces casual con el resto de piezas de arriba.



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Which is your key winter piece?


I would love to know!


Raquel





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