As the winter blues begin to set in, one way we like to avoid them is by dressing in them. During the colder months we usually tend to lean more towards the comfort of black but as we get older we’re finding that navy can be a far chicer and more flattering alternative. Softer than black it’s not as harsh against pale vitamin D deprived skin and when worked in a full head to toe look it can be surprisingly fashion forward too.
The majority of the high street can usually be relied on when it comes to some navy investments but on a recent trip to the French Connection press office in search of some Christmas party inspo we were blown away by the gorgeous day time staples they had on offer. Not normally somewhere we would shop for staples as they offer up such incredible party pieces we were so impressed by the fabrics and cuts we wanted to share it with you so chose some of our favourite pieces to borrow and shoot. Wendy’s crew neck cashmere is a timeless classic and matched with a navy pea coat it makes this look a weekend favourite. Her skinny jeans are also from French Connection and we were really impressed with the thickness and quality of the denim. They provide a classic indigo wash with the perfect amount of stretch without feeling cheap.
I’m a sucker for knitwear at this time of year. Be it in the form of a dress, jumpsuit or trouser it becomes my second skin. So when I saw this co-ord by Great Plains (French Connection’s older sister) it was love at first sight. The fabric is super soft and the neck on the sweater tight enough to wear unrolled (there’s nothing worse than a saggy roll neck). Teaming this look with some celine-esque 80’s heels makes it a great look for work, but swap these out for some Stan Smiths and it’s the ultimate in weekend comfort for me too.