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Everything On Our February Wish List

Another year, another dreary February. We may have enjoyed the odd flurry of snow in the last few weeks but the weather is now sticking to regularly scheduled programming with cold, grey days that turn into long, dark nights. With the majority of us staying inside for the foreseeable, this gloomy winter weather is less than ideal, which is why we’ve decided to put our best feet forwards in some stylish shoes to liven up lockdown life.

In 2020, styling outfits felt like a memory from a bygone era but with little changing in regards to COVID-19 restrictions, we’re turning to fashion to make ourselves feel better. Whether you fancy dressing up your top half for your daily work Zoom meeting or donning your favourite knitted dress for the weekly walk around the supermarket, there are plenty of opportunities to dive into your wardrobe and pull out something wonderful.

Plus, with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we’ve now got the perfect excuse to plan a non-boring outfit. From going all-out in a red cardigan with heart-shaped buttons to keeping things cute in a pink beanie, there are plenty of loved up looks on our list this month.

It’s lockdown, it’s February, and there are only two places you’ll find me: at home or on a walk. Both require soft, warm items and my pre-lockdown sock drawer just wasn’t cutting it. While Muji’s mix and match range of socks are my everyday favourites, PAIRS Scotland does some fantastic ones that are soft enough for lounging around in but warm and thick enough to go under lug boots on daily park strolls.Pairs Scotland Pink Mohair Socks, $, available at Pairs Scotland 

I’ve ditched the loungewear but comfort is still my number one WFH priority. I love anything linen (embrace the creases!) and I’m wearing this oversized shirt from Uniqlo over rollnecks and Heattech layers with everything from jeans to leggings. A little bit ‘90s mum, a little bit Sloane Ranger, it looks smart enough for Zoom meetings but doesn’t restrict me in any way. Plus, come summer, it’s perfect for throwing on over slip dresses and swimwear.Uniqlo Premium Linen Shirt, $, available at Uniqlo 

Maybe it’s seeking comfort in lockdown, becoming more mindful of the environmental impact of man-made pieces, or perhaps I’m just growing up, but I have a new appreciation for cashmere. Yes, it’s expensive but having invested in dust bags, mothballs and delicate, ocean-friendly fabric detergent, I’m hoping it’ll last for years. I love this cropped crew neck jumper from La Sororité – the fitted silhouette and pink hem make it a little different from your classic camel knit.La Sororite The Mia Jumper, $, available at La Sororite 

Never have I appreciated a good warm sock as much as now, in a locked down midwinter. From desk-dwelling to weekend walks, these are sure to keep my toes toasty.Finisterre Dizzard Socks, $, available at Finisterre 

Disclaimer: I probably won’t buy these (I can’t quite convince myself to drop £90 on PJ shorts). But if I could buy any PJ shorts, these would be them. I’m in love with anything cotton flannel and the butter-yellow would just cheer up any Monday morning.Tekla Yellow Flannel Shorts, $, available at Tekla 

I have a real penchant for half-zip and half-button knits and fleeces (let’s not go there with fleeces, I have a problem). This wool version is a little on the smarter side while still being super cosy and, as it’s a men’s style, has a boxy fit.Arket Wool Pile Half-Zip Jumper, $, available at Arket
Maggie Lindemann is my new emo style crush and I’ve seen her rock something similar. Plus, I’m so tired of living in fluffy pyjama bottoms, so I want to have a couple of dressed up days! I have a feeling this will look good with a slouchy, cosy knit and some cutesy hair accessories.Zara Faux Leather Skirt with Box Pleats, $, available at Zara 

This little red knit is seriously cute – the heart-shaped buttons! I’m thinking about gifting it to myself this Valentine’s Day (self-love and all that). I’ll team it with blue mom jeans or a mini skirt, black tights and my trusty Doc Martens to toughen it up a bit.& Other Stories Heart Button Alpaca Blend Cardigan, $, available at & Other Stories 

My chunky boot collection is ridiculous but one more pair can’t hurt. These are leather and look really comfortable, but the cleated platform sole gives them a grunge edge. I’m a tiny 5ft and struggle to find shoes that don’t cut off my legs. This pair looks pretty perfect, though.Ganni Leather ankle boots, $, available at My Theresa
In a moment of pure coincidence, I bought a pair of these Muji slippers in ecru in February BC (before corona). Unsurprisingly, I’ve been wearing them ever since. While I love them, they have not changed the fact that I am inescapably clumsy and so they’re now dotted with coffee drips and tomato splatters from some overly excited sautéing. I’ve also begun to wear through the base. So I’m replacing them with this far more stain-friendly shade.Muji Cotton Jersey Soft Slippers Navy, $, available at Muji 

I found it! The perfect shirt! I’ve never been a huge fan of pink in my clothes but this Liberty print with that collar has changed my mind.maria delaorden Rosa Shirt, $, available at maria delaorden 

So this is a bit above £400 but I’m taking it as inspiration. I love the use of deadstock and the patchwork style of this Eckhaus Latta sweater. I have piles of scrap yarn from various pandemic projects and have been looking for the best way to use them – this only confirms that patchwork is the way to go.Eckhaus Latta Patch Sweater, $, available at Joan The Store
Okay, I know I’m over budget again but hear me out: I love cashmere and while it is an absolute pain in the arse to wash (cool setting, hand wash OR dry clean, sigh), the weather is freezing enough to justify adding this gorgeous hat to my wish list. It’s made from post-consumer recycled cashmere, which means there’s less pressure on virgin resources, diverts waste from landfill AND is kind to the environment. What more could you want?Pangaia Recycled Cashmere Beanie, $, available at Pangaia
Lockdown 3.0 calls for only one thing: Uggs. I know we’ve all been thinking about our trusty 2004 Uggs but it’s time to level up. These super cosy slippers look perfect for lounging around the house in…which is all I’m going to be doing over the next few months.Ugg Black fluff yeah slide slippers, $, available at Schuh 

The theme of this month’s wish list is certainly comfort. Tory Burch Sport, a new collection from Tory Burch, is perfect for my lifestyle. This fleece especially ticks every box for me: it’s stylish, transitional, cosy and practical. I’m utterly obsessed with the burnt orange/red and yellow colourway, as well as the practical zip pocket on the front. Not only is it hella stylish, it looks super warm thanks to the Sherpa wool. I’m so ready to pivot to the outdoorsy lifestyle: fleeces, beanies, walking boots, you name it. I’m ready to climb every mountain…in style.Tory Burch Sherpa Fleece, $, available at Tory Burch

 

Unfortunately, I made the mistake of cooking dinner in my favourite hoodie which means it’s now covered in grease stains. This Palma Violet-hued pullover looks like the perfect replacement (which I will make sure to keep 1,000 miles away from the kitchen).& Other Stories Oversized Hooded Boxy Sweatshirt, $, available at & Other Stories 

I can tell I’m turning 25 this month by the amount of ‘sensible’ purchases on this list. After many years of wearing impractical fluffy mittens, I’ve decided I’m finally going to purchase some grown-up gloves. This pair from COS has a warm cashmere lining while still looking chic on the outside.COS Gathered Leather Gloves, $, available at COS 

Sadly my much-loved hiking boots have given up on me, meaning I’m now in need of something new. I know several staffers who praise the look and feel of Grenson boots, as well as the all-important durability. Fingers crossed the birthday fairy gifts me some £££ to put towards these bad boys.Grenson Nanette Boots, $, available at Grenson
 
A black turtleneck is a wardrobe staple and I’m shocked to say I don’t own one! I love that this one is ribbed and it’ll likely be nice and warm since it’s made from wool.Muji Non Itchy Turtle Neck Rib Sweater, $, available at Muji 

The fact that I’m not allowed to go anywhere or see anyone doesn’t stop me from wanting this dress. I don’t know what it is about this specific shade of blue but I love anything in this colour. I’m also a sucker for long shapeless dresses so this one ticks all the boxes.Arket Lyocell Tier Dress, $, available at Arket 

Even with a drawer full of jeans, the likelihood of me getting dressed in anything other than PJs or loungewear these days is slim to none. I’d love to add another pair of trousers to the mix and particularly love the look of these Finisterre ones! Not only are they cord and workwear-inspired, they also look loose and comfy.Finisterre Yarrel Cord Trouser, $, available at Finisterre 

My quest for the perfect pair of high-waisted black granny pants is ongoing. If I’m not at home, you’ll usually find me in the M&S underwear section…just trying to feel something. However, I recently happened upon Honour. It’s an independent underwear brand founded in London by stylist Samantha Crossley. Her ribbed cotton pants are, quite simply, the ones I’ve been searching for my entire life. I will no longer be wearing anything else.Honour Underwear Full Brief – Salem, $, available at Honour Underwear
I spend more time than I care to admit browsing online stores and making lists of “perfect simple T-shirts I want to buy”. There is nothing Swedish brand Our Legacy produces that I do not want. The cut of every item is perfect. I’m incredibly tempted by their simple plain brown T-shirt and keep coming back to it.Our Legacy First T-shirt, $, available at Our Legacy 

It looks like I’ll be WFH forever but this year I resolved to make an effort every day. It’s been a joy, I’ve discovered things at the back of my wardrobe that, honestly, hadn’t seen the light of day for years. But one item I’ve realised I’ve historically played it a bit safe with is jumpers. Now that my top half is all anyone can see on a Zoom call, I’m finding myself gravitating towards detailed and intricate knitwear like this heavenly Shrimps number, which has made its way onto my wish list.Shrimps Diana Jumper, $, available at Shrimps 


Credit: Original article published here.

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