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


Are you glammed up and able to sparkle? Presently of yr, 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 Social gathering Informal? In that case, it’s the costume code for me.

All this festive fandango jogs my memory of my style editor days. In November, we lauded the Little Black Gown. 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 workforce’s night costume code consisted of denims and a pleasant high.



For dinner with family and friends and a drinks get together just lately, I took an identical, Social gathering 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 To tug the just-festive-enough outfit collectively I launched a beautiful, outdated velvet jacket and velvet slippers.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, hold it actual with a Cocktail Cardi. The one I’m sporting within the photograph is  Jigsaw’s metallic crew cardi in merino wool it’s blue/ black with a metallic yarn working 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Although I do have a few sequinned clothes in my wardrobe, they’re just a few years outdated and I’ve stopped shopping for new. I don’t wish to be chargeable for sending small items of plastic up a dolphin’s nostril. Even when the sequins are recycled. Mixing ornamental textures similar to velvet and Lurex, mixing outdated and new favourites is the gradual (style) technique to go.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 proper completion…



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First photograph: My velvet jacket is an outdated one from Body (related nonetheless accessible HERE), purchased in NYC.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. Examine The Outnet for reductions, and I additionally just like the look of Boden’s velvet penny loafers.

Second photograph: Very outdated get together sneakers! Genevieve Sweeney x TNMA socks and Uniqlo Heat Tech trousers (from my current collaboration).