Red Thursday

COS red funnel neck sweater

Black Friday may be all anyone can talk about this week, but I’m over it already. I’m all about, er, Red Thursday.

To counter the unflattering November light, I’ve got my eye on this rustic red Babaà no61 jumper with its cropped balletic proportions (below) or the COS Campbell’s Soup red funnel neck jumper* (US link here*, above) – suitably slouchy to accommodate a HeatTech layer – or three.

Babaa no61 jumper

Speaking of which, Uniqlo’s HeatTech socks are amazing. I have these* in cream, but the chilli red are calling out as a gentle ‘pop of colour’ – sorry Nicky Haslam – against winter white knits and denim (ideally with a derby, brogue or Paraboot*).

Staying in? I love these brand new Ultra Soft alpaca bed socks from Pairs Scotland in red (a gift) – perfect pairing with tan shearling Birks*.


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Joe McKenna x Zara AW23

Joe McKenna Zara menswear aw23

LOL. Joe McKenna is so simultaneously legendary and low key that his Zara menswear limited edition collab went completely under my radar. I just discovered it by chance (it launched a month ago) and it seems there’s plenty left online. (OK looks like he styled it, rather than ‘designed’ it, but still.)

Joe McKenna is the super-stylist who has worked extensively with Bruce Weber and Steven Meisel (another publicity-shy-yet-AAA-list image-maker who Zara persuaded to create a collection) and in his dim, distant past, also acted in Corrie (as you do). (more…)

The fresh white slice: part 2

Miuccia Prada wearing a white tee

Thank you Preston at Keep It Chic for the shout out regarding last week’s post on white round neck tees.

As Preston has a much bigger audience than me, I went straight to her comments for the feedback. As expected, I picked up some further tips including substituting a white tee for a short strand of pearls (or a silver or gold chain for similar light reflecting properties), the Petit Bateau white tee and the white tee under a V-neck. I used to wear white tees under plain V-necks a lot in the 90s, I must revisit! (more…)

Wardrobe update: the thin belt and the fresh white slice

The Row AW23 belt

Two very easy winter styling updates to consider if you fancy some newness without a mega cash outlay.

First, a thin leather belt. Thanks to Phoebe Philo, The Row and Louis Vuitton, the big boxy tailored coat is where the smart money is right now, but instead of buttoned, it’s worn wrapped and belted with a one-inch leather belt. (more…)