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Winter Wardrobe: Details to Die For

Abbey, a brunette blogger with a hair in a bun, stands facing away from the camera

It feels like just yesterday that I was sitting down to compile my autumn fashion blog post but winter is creeping up on us already. Festive adverts air nightly on the TV, kids are beginning to compile their letters to Santa, and mince pies are starting to make an appearance in the shops (who am I kidding, they've been on the shelves along with the Christmas puds since September). Although the leaves haven't fully left the trees yet, the nip in the air is definitely turning my mind to winter fashion. But bundling up in 76374918 layers to escape the cold doesn't mean that you need to sacrifice those little details that make you feel put together. To prove my point, today's post features my favourite seasonal outfit with a few little touches which keep me feeling FABULOUS!

Check it out

I think we can all agree that a good old-fashioned checked shirt never really goes out of style. I used to have a vast collection in my wardrobe but the years of wear were really starting to tell, so in preparation for this winter, I decided to invest in a new one. Call me a silly teenager if you will, but my favourite brands for button-down shirts are Hollister and Jack Wills. This is simply because I always find them to be super comfortable and good quality, but I just wasn't prepared to pay full price for a brand new shirt. Buying second-hand was the best option and I snagged this red and black beauty on eBay for £2.99. For a Jack Wills shirt, I think it was a steal! With the impact of fast fashion and other sustainability issues on everybody's minds at the moment, there's never been a better time to scour second-hand sites and buy something nearly new.

close up of details of a cable knit jumper with a checked collar at the neck

A love affair with cable knit

Over the top of my bargain checked shirt, I'm wearing a real veteran from my wardrobe, an ancient Primark knitted jumper! It's worn, it's bobbled, it's falling apart in a few places but it's so darn cosy, I just can't say goodbye to it! I'm pretty delighted that re-wearing clothes and styling them in multiple ways is becoming a lot more popular in the blogging community because it means that I can really shout about old favourites like this. I love the details of the cable stitch pattern down the front of the jumper and you may have noticed in the header photo that this little beauty has elbow patches too! I also really like the fact that the jumper sleeves are wide enough to roll them up over the cuffs of the checked shirt, creating a pop of colour detail at your wrists. The fit of this jumper is very loose but it means that you can layer like mad underneath if you need to on a frosty morning - what's not to love!

textured outfit details, including a rose gold watch, faux leather trousers and white cable knit jumper

Telling the time never looked so good

Those of you who are regular readers of my blog (or those who follow me on Instagram for that matter!) will know that I'm rarely without an ADEXE watch. My all time favourite, the Meek Grande in Rosegold has featured in many of my previous outfit posts and is still going strong a year after I was first sent it. But now it has competition for a place on my wrist as ADEXE have kindly gifted me the Sistine Petite in Rosegold and White. The Sistine is the Meek's slinky younger cousin, it's lightweight and easy to wear and the hand-polished stainless steel strap makes it perfectly adjustable to your wrist. If stainless steel isn't your thing, however, you'll still be covered with this watch as it comes with another set of natural fabric straps which can easily be switched to match your outfit. The Sistine Petite watch is a gorgeous detail to add to any look! Whether you're tempted to invest in an ADEXE watch as a little gift to yourself this Christmas or if you're a kind hearted soul buying for somebody else, use my discount code for 15% off:

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Abbey sits on a rock, holding a red leaf, details of faux leather trousers and cable knit jumper are visible

Faux is fabulous

One of my favourite ways to add detail to an outfit is with texture. And nothing does it better than faux leather! I really like the look of these trousers because they add a smarter touch than jeans or leggings. Plus all of my Instagram #fashionblogger friends will be delighted to learn that faux leather trousers make sitting down in a damp patch of moss to get the perfect outfit shot looooads better! No soggy bottom for me! However, this fabric doesn't always give you the flexibility or freedom of movement that other trousers do, which means that you may want to leave your faux leather behind if you need to run for a bus or twerk on the dance floor. But the biggest bonus of all? If you invest in a pair of these, you'll have a simple Sandy-from-Grease costume in the making for next Halloween. Win!

black leather boots and faux leather trousers hidden slightly behind red autumn leaves

Teenage kicks

"I wanna hold her, wanna hold her tight, get teenage kicks right through the night!" You just can't beat a bit of punk rock! But there's nothing juvenile about the kicks I'm wearing here - they're the County ankle boots from Hotter. In my mind, there's nothing worse than wearing a pair of open-toe or pump shoes out in the winter and having to live with cold, wet feet all day when you get caught in an inevitable rain shower. That's why I'm a huge fan of ankle boots. These ones from Hotter are incredibly comfy and have beautiful tooled details around the toes. They match my faux leather trousers perfectly and nobody can tell that I'm wearing thick fluffy socks underneath them (you won't tell, will you?).

What are your favourite details in your winter wardrobe? Are you crazy about a certain print? Or maybe you have some jewellery items that you wear on the daily? Leave a comment below and let me know!

Until next time,

A x

*The ADEXE watch featured in this blog post was sent to me free of charge in exchange for a blog and social media feature. I was not paid for this post.