One of the lesser known facts about me (and there are a few) is the fact that I love fashion – clothes, make up, hair – the works.
Maybe not shoes so much. Which of course plays right into my rebel nature. Not ALL women love shoes.
I do like nice comfortable boots though.
Anyway, I loved the winter 2010 previews and the glamour rock seemed just about right for me. I liked that jeans and classic white shirt or black t-shirts and black leatherette jackets/black blazers were trending.
Until I tried it on. So.not.me.
My usual look is a bit tomboyish – jeans, t-shirt and jacket/coat. So I really thought glamming it up a bit would work. But it didn’t.
Separate it works, but definitely not the whole look.
Instead I got a few of the gorgeous knitted cardigans which I wear with short-sleeved tops underneath (mainly black or brown) and either jeans or black pants. If it’s cold enough I wear my favourite longish black coat or a tan coloured shorter length leather jacket. I also like the short sleeve cardigans out there.
Sometimes I add a scarf if it’s cold enough. I still want to get a grey one.
Although we get lots of rain, I never feel winter is that cold in Cape Town.
I love the different knits and can’t wait to get my knitting needles out after exams and knit up one or two of my own.
This winter I decided to mostly wear black and grey and mix it up with blue, red and turquoise. Usually it’s black and/or brown.
For make up i’m just wearing the usual light foundation, lipstick and gloss, depending on the eye-make-up. I’m experimenting with different eye make-up techniques.
I’m definitely not a winter person. However I try to make the most of it by dressing in clothes that make me feel a bit better about the weather.