Casual Babe Clothes Tips

Just In: The Formula for a Truly Easy Winter Wardrobe

I’m going to make a bold claim: By creating a winter capsule wardrobe, I have genuinely managed to cut my time of getting ready in the mornings to just 30 minutes. That’s including my hair and makeup. For obvious reasons, this is great because I can maximise my time in a warm bed.

This is also brilliant (if I do say so myself) because it means I don’t have to think about what to wear every morning. However, I hear you ask, can you still look good? Well, to do this, I’ve narrowed down my winter wardrobe to just seven key pieces that I wear on repeat and that I know will keep me warm whatever the elements throw at me.

Want to know what they are? Keep scrolling to see how to recreate a high-performing winter wardrobe.

Style Notes: While you might want to stick with neutrals for all your other pieces, when it comes to chunky knits, you can afford to go for a bold hue. Try green, violet and red to give your outfit a bit of life. Pro tip: If you get too warm, take it off and layer it over your coat like a scarf.

Style Notes: Another purchase you won’t ever regret is investing in a checked suit. Worn day or night, look for styles that feature wool to ensure they really keep the heat in. 

Style Notes: Berets made a comeback last winter, but seeing as there are so many styles to choose from, we reckon they’re going to be even bigger in 2019. Just ask Liv Purvis.

Style Notes: Winter doesn’t mean you need to cast aside dresses. We recommend looking for frocks with high necklines. Much like roll-necks, they’ll keep the chill out. For extra cosy points, opt for midi hemlines. 

Pastel coats are so pretty and chic. 

Style Notes: Consider this your biggest purchase. A winter coat that you love will last you close to six months is a good idea (which is incredible for cost per wear when you think about it. They don’t come more versatile than camel. 

Style Notes: Shoes need to do these three things in the winter: Keep your feet warm, keep you from slipping and be able to withstand the grim and slush. These tread-sole boots have got you. 

Style Notes: Midi skirts are just as essential for winter as they are for the warmer months. That said, structured pleated styles are significantly better at keeping the chilly breeze at bay compared to that of floaty iterations. 

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Casual Babe Clothes Tips

It’s Only October, But We’ve Already Found 19 Perfect Party Dresses

It’s time to talk about the “C” word: Christmas. We’re fully aware it’s only just autumn, but party season is approaching scarily fast, and the enjoyment of fashion often lies in the planning, right? The joy of discovering the party piece of your dreams can sometimes be greater than the actual night out itself. Of course, you might already own something and just need that reminder to dig it out of the back of your closet. Or you might feel inspired when you see our edit to go vintage shopping because the trends this year are particularly retro. Either way, this serves as a well-timed starter for what’s to come.

So while we’ve been planning our autumn capsule wardrobes and lining up our winter coats ready for when the inevitable happens, we’re also thinking about the dresses already grabbing our attention—from sequins to fancy prints and everything in between. 

‘Tis the season where we can all take inspo from the decorations we’ll later adorn our houses with. Embrace anything from all over sequins, embellishment and basically anything that can light up a room.

Our research has led us to 19 “wow” dresses in particular. From 16Arlington’s retro feather trim to & Other Stories’ perfect puff-sleeved midis, scroll down to shop the party dresses that are sure to get you on the dance floor.

The perfect party dress, IMO.

Just add velvet platforms.

Wear by itself or layered over a white tee.

A trumpet sleeve is always a good idea.

This is simply divine.

For a little disco styling. 

This looks even better IRL.

A statement sleeve goes a long way.

A more unusual hue fashion girls will love.

Ganni is doing such good minidresses right now.

The bow detailing is so chic.

This would also look so nice over tailored trousers. 

Pink needn’t be sickly sweet. 

You’d never know this was from ASOS.

Style with black tights and patent flats.

I’ve seen so many celebs in this silken mini.

Dress it up with heels for a party then down with chunky boots at the weekend.

Add interest with showstopping earrings.

Head to Joseph for a minimalist’s take on partywear. 

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