I’ve worn this throughout January for everything from work meetings, to nights out with the girls and teamed with pillar box-red nails (try Ciaté Paint Pots in Mistress, £9, www.ciate.co.uk), chunky black jewellery and dark grey tights. I’m also a little bit in love with my Russian Bond Girl-style hat (£20, Topshop), which has kept me cosy on the chilly morning commute, and my soft-as-butter leather jacket (£135, http://www.mintvelvet.co.uk/). I adore the waterfall frill detail which gives rock chick a feminine touch.
A slightly more spontaneous buy were some bright red cropped jeans (£25.99, www.zara.com). With the risk of taking the ‘festive’ look a little too far last month, and putting up with the resulting Santa jokes, I’ve popped these away until it warms up a bit. I think I’ll get I’ll get a lot of wear out of these in the Spring. For a nautical-come preppy look I’ll sport with my navy blazer and brown brogues, or dress down with my lumberjack shirt (£30, http://www.joythestore.com/).