WINTER NEUTRALS WITH COUNTRY ROAD
Months of dry lips and frightening temperatures to jump out of bed into each morning (the worst part!), yet it’s still my favourite time of the year for a number of reasons – trips to the mountain, boyfriend cuddles without getting too hot (let’s be real) and two words that get me really bloody excited on an annual basis:
Rather than a huge focus on trends this year, I have been lured into an obsession with neutrals. As you can see, the outfit I’ve put together in this collection of pics (can I quickly just add – how INCRED is my photographer Sophie! Go and give her a follow on Insta here) involves a neutral colour palette showcasing lighter shades of grey, camel and white.
I’ve been trying to steer clear of black this year because, well, I just get bored of it to say the least! To me these lighter neutrals bring a much cosier, warmer and chic vibe to the classic winter ensemble and revives it in a way that black can never compete with.
If we’re going to discuss trends, I need to at least touch on ribbed knitwear. I’m freaking obsessed!!!!! I just think the ribbing adds such a classy, yet trendy element to knitwear and creates a textured look that allows the piece to look a bit more exciting, even though this knit is still such a simple style.
If someone had told me I’d be into ankle gumboots two years ago I would have probably laughed in their face. However, the practicality of them just makes SO much sense! These are all I’m going to be wearing in a couple of weeks time when my boyfriend and I head down to the South Island for a week long roadie – super cute yet so perfect for jumping in muddy puddles!
Not to mention the alternative take on turtle necks! I love love looooove how this Country Road piece doesn’t fold over tightly around the neck like a traditional turtle neck, it hangs loosely around to give a more relaxed look. Très chic!
Finally, let’s discuss this box jacket. Conveniently thick fabric to keep me happily warm and crafted beautifully to layer over knitwear. This one is definitely a wardrobe staple and will never go out of style – I love pieces that are so classic and that I know I’ll be able to wear in a couple of years time! Grey goes with pretty much everything AND it’s lined with camel coloured buttons for a lovely colour contrast. Oh.. and how cool is the neck line! I love poppin’ the collar on this bad boy!
SHOP THE LOOK
Jewellery: The Gold Lane
Knitwear: Horizantal Rib Knit
Jacket: Only available in store Country Road
Jeans: Only available in store
Boots: Harper Gumboot in Pavement
PHOTOGRAPHY: SOPHIE ISABELLA MILNE