Protecting it actual with the Cocktail Cardigan (and cargo pants) — That’s Not My Age


Are you glammed up and able to sparkle? At the moment of 12 months, TV adverts, on-line magazines, Instagram and what-have-you are replete with slinky clothes and shimmering trouser fits. However, what do you actually put on through the vacation season? Is there such a factor as Occasion Informal? In that case, it’s the gown code for me.

All this festive fandango jogs my memory of my trend editor days. In November, we lauded the Little Black Costume. Whereas December meant a crimson entrance cowl, often starring Nigella adorned in a scarlet off-the-shoulder night robe (the Home Goddess was a dream to work with). However away from the shiny pages, my wardrobe was a celebration frock free-zone. The style group’s night gown code consisted of denims and a pleasant prime.



For dinner with family and friends and a drinks get together not too long ago, I took an analogous, Occasion Informal method. Revving up my black cargo pants with a shimmering Lurex cardigan. To tug the just-festive-enough outfit collectively I launched a beautiful, outdated velvet jacket and velvet slippers. Whether or not you’re going out-out, or staying in over the festive season, preserve it actual with a Cocktail Cardi. The one I’m carrying within the picture is  Jigsaw’s metallic crew cardi in merino wool it’s blue/ black with a metallic yarn operating by it and I significantly just like the sporty striped rib and gold assertion buttons.

Although I do have a few sequinned clothes in my wardrobe, they’re a number of years outdated and I’ve stopped shopping for new. I don’t need to be accountable for sending small items of plastic up a dolphin’s nostril. Even when the sequins are recycled. Mixing ornamental textures reminiscent of velvet and Lurex, mixing outdated and new favourites is the gradual (trend) solution to go.


Pull. in your get together socks. Photograph: Neil Mackenzie Matthews


And a fast reminder that Genevieve Sweeney’s sparkly, sustainably-made socks (a part of the TNMA Edit) make the right of entirety…



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First picture: My velvet jacket is an outdated one from Body (related nonetheless out there HERE), purchased in NYC. The Cocktail Cardigan was a present from Jigsaw. My cargo pants are my new favorite trousers, purchased from Carharrt WIP, they’re the Regular Cargo Pant in natural cotton. Velvet slippers are Le Monde Beryl. Test The Outnet for reductions, and I additionally just like the look of Boden’s velvet penny loafers.

Second picture: Very outdated get together footwear! Genevieve Sweeney x TNMA socks and Uniqlo Heat Tech trousers (from my latest collaboration).