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Friday, 20 November 2015

GREY KNITWEAR AND FAUX FUR

Autumn has been so very mild but now the signs are that colder weather is on the way.  My thoughts turn to those chic little warming pieces that take the chill off a cold night and a crisp morning.



In the photograph above:

Dark grey pyjamas in soft rib-knit jersey (50% cotton, 50% viscose). The v-neck top with little buttons has long sleeves and a scalloped edge at the cuffs and hem.  The matching shorts have lace at the hems.

Dark grey soft slippers, with a white furry pile lining with little ears and embroidered appliqu├ęs.
Both from H&M. 

This Autumn and Winter, I'm wearing dark grey pieces as well as my all time favourite black.




In the photograph above:

Dark grey crew neck cardigan in extra fine Merino wool from UNIQLO.

Charcoal grey knitted hat in link-stitch with a pom-pom at the top from GAP.

Grey gloves (part of a 2-pack) from H&M.

A faux fur accessory adds a wintry glamour.




Above: Chestnut brown faux fur collar/scarf from ZARA.

The softness and warmth of pure wool is always a welcome luxury but it is becoming difficult to find pure wool knitwear at a reasonable price. I recommend UNIQLO as a place to go for cashmere, lambswool and extra fine Merino wool. UNIQLO offers a good range of classic styles - crew neck, polo neck and v-neck jumpers and crew neck  or v-neck cardigans in a variety of colours.  I particularly like their dark grey this season.

Whilst in UNIQLO, it's worth looking at their selection of ultra light down jackets.  Warm, but thin and lightweight, they can be rolled up into a little pack, ideal for a small travel bag on trips to places with uncertain climates.