Baby it’s cold outside

Living in London, I know that any extreme fluctuation in temperature causes major problems. I’m not talking TFL meltdowns due to snow/rain/leaves on tracks, I’m talking getting dressed in the morning. Though I can’t remember what it actually feels like to have sunshine on my skin, I (vaguely) remember that I just didn’t care about what I wore during the token two weeks of sunshine we get in London. Likewise in Winter, I don’t care about looking like the Mitchelin man, I just want to be warm and toasty.
This weekend has been particularly Arctic, as I found out when running errands on Saturday. This lovely jumper from
M&S has become one of my default items to wear when it’s so cold. It’s so thick and snuggly plus it tends to go with everything I own. Case in point, I paired it with a pretty little silk slip from Topshop and electric blue platforms from Matalan and it somehow still works. Fully embracing the art of layering, I did wear tights and leggings over the top, and a vest top under the slip and a lace tee over the top. I cinched in the numerous layers loosely with this lovely little skinny belt from London jewellery brand EC One and protected my head from the elements with a vintage Russian-inspired fur hat. 

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. ByeByeSoccerMom
    November 29, 2010 / 3:24 pm

    ha-ha, you make that Russian-inspired fur hat look so chic! growing up I saw that hat on little old ladies, but it looks just fab and glam on you!love your shoes and the locket necklace.xx

  2. WendyB
    November 29, 2010 / 6:53 pm

    I am very resentful of winter.

  3. sarahbetty
    November 29, 2010 / 9:08 pm

    I adore this outfit. You still manage to look really quirky, but remain warm. <3 it.Sarah Betty xx

  4. Fashion Limbo
    November 30, 2010 / 2:53 pm

    you just reminded me i need to buy some leggins to layer over tights…it's getting stupidly cold in this part of Europe!

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