Ideas for what to wear at this time of year

Ideas for what to wear at this time of year. I don’t know about you but I find it very difficult to know what to wear at this time of year. It is not as cold as it was but the skies are still quite grey here in London. I am feeling fairly bored with my tried and tested puffer coat. The only way I can zizz it up a bit is to add a colourful scarf. My two favourites are bright red and bright pink at the moment. At least they add a bit of colour near my face. I also like to add a hat or colourful beret.

Details of above:

Taupe coat Hush || Navy Jacket MarksandSpencer || Wool/cashmere wrap Etsy || Navy Ponte trousers Boden || White shirt JohnLewis&Partners || Camisole The White Company || Cardigan Biden || Shoes Fitflop || Bag JohnLewis&Partners.

Sticking to the basics is always a good idea. Jeans tend to be an everyday staple and if it is a bit chilly I add a pair of thin leggings, sometimes thermal for extra warmth.

Cardigans are also a spring staple. They work well under coats and then later over tee shirts and blouses. Cardigans are versatile and fit well into a winter to spring wardrobe. The French do the humble cardigan in a chic way. Check out Sezane for inspiration.

Plain tee shirts are another great way to add colour to a neutral outfit. I often layer mine. The other day I wore a soft lilac tee over a bright pink one.

Blazers are ideal for early Spring and hopefully the slightly warmer weather. See previous post for inspiration.

Lightweight coats can fit well into a Spring wardrobe. There are some lovely pale colours out there. I am eyeing up the one below.

Pale blue coat from Hush

MarksandSpencer have some good coats in stock at the moment.

Ideas for what to wear at this time of year

Shirts are another all year round item to have in your wardrobe. You can layer them under sweaters or jackets and then wear them with your favourite trousers, skirts or jeans.

Camisoles are also a good option. They look great just peeking out of a v neck sweater or cardigan. They can be worn under a blazer or jacket. If you choose brightly coloured ones they add a pop of colour. Lily silk have a good selection. So do Uniqlo at more reasonable prices.

What other ideas do you have for bridging the seasonal gap. This will depend on what part of the world you live.


  1. Julia
    9th February 2024 / 15:23

    Love the pale blue coat but not very practical for driving nor indeed on public transport! You’re going to be a regular customer at the local dry cleaning shop.

    • 10th February 2024 / 13:43

      Hello Julia. You are so right. I just could not resist it!

    9th February 2024 / 16:52

    I enjoy Blush pink and coral this time of year. Of course I also enjoy my traditional scarves like paisley as well!!

  3. francie
    9th February 2024 / 19:50

    I wear warm scarves in my colors every day, inside and out.

  4. Amy Wizda
    2nd March 2024 / 21:16

    Love the classic looking clothes on this page.

  5. Brenda Barnard
    18th March 2024 / 13:56

    So glad I discovered your blog. 73 years and 5ft 1in I was at a loss as what to wear. Thankyou for the tips and ideas.

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