There's always a lot of pressure in January to radically change and upheave your life; take up exercise, make more time in the day for loved ones, get rid of that stain on the wall you stare at every time you pass it or finally renovate the kitchen after 8 years of talking about it (much to your friends' dismay). But, sometimes change doesn't need to be a big thing, it can start with the small stuff, like breathing new life into your wardrobe. So, here are five handpicked items to bring a little joy to your closet, and to you.
IENKI IENKI’S shearling gilet is the staple we’ve all been looking for and has serious transitional appeal thanks to it being sleeveless, windproof and waterproof. Wear your favourite colourful cashmere jumper beneath and your cosiest tracksuit bottoms to keep it casual, or, smarten up for the office with a turtleneck, high waisted trousers and boots.
JoosTricot was founded by stylist Natalie Joos, who knows a thing or two about comfortable style due to her constant travels. This matching merino cashmere set is not your standard uniform. Inspired by lingerie (reflected in the bralette’s ‘boning’ detailing), it adds a couture spin to the humble tracksuit.
Diemme has proved time and time again that a boot doesn’t have to be purely functional - it can indeed be high fashion. We particularly like the two-tone nature of their new season boots, with navy leather uppers contrasted by beige rubber toe caps and treads. Having a boot in just one shade is so last year, don’t you think?
This jumper is the epitome of knitwear with a twist, and another key piece from the JoosTricot fashion arsenal. Featuring batwing arms and created in cosy virgin wool complete with BRRR branding, this jumper was made to be shown off, so don’t cover it up. Style with wide leg jeans and boots or, if you're feeling brave, a miniskirt and cowboy boots.
Now, before you go into uproar about the fact that we've put a thigh-skimming dress on the list, hear us out. We all need a printed dress that feels multi-seasonal, and the long balloon sleeves on this number provide enough wintry spin for it to be perfect in cold weather as well as high summer. Opt for tights and black boots to edge it up in the day, and take the glamour up a notch with a blazer and glittering heels come night.