Ginger Mum column: Investment pieces for winter

UK fashion and lifestyle blogger Ginger Mum explains why you need to invest in a stylish blazer for the colder weather ahead, plus how puffa jackets have made a return to fashion!

It hasn’t been the best summer, has it guys?

As the kids head back to school this month, reluctantly it’s already time to clear out that redundant beach wardrobe and look to Autumn-Winter because from here on in, the hope of sunshine is but a daydream.

If you buy one thing this year, make sure it is a blazer. The most versatile piece in any capsule wardrobe, this staple will serve you well for seasons to come.

Whether you invest in the cult Balmain blazer which comes at an eye-watering price, or plump for my favourite high street option of Zara (pictured above), this is one investment you won’t regret.

I picked up a cracker from New Look last year (below) which had such a beautiful cut – quality at a fraction of the designer price.


It can be worn over the ubiquitous skinny jean with pumps and a tee for an off duty smart casual look.

The colour putting its vamp stamp on our winter wardrobe is undoubtedly red.

Splashed across every catwalk, you know it will be in every store in MK before you can say roundabout.

If you can’t tolerate the scarlet tone, soften it with warm pinks or burgundy to suit a paler complexion.

A little colour pop speaks volumes and a red tote or a scarlet stiletto will put the pizazz into any black ensemble.

For the winter school run, none of us enjoy freezing our ass off so it is with delight I can tell you the puffa jacket has finally become fashionable!

No longer the remit of Italian tourists, the cosiest coat known to mums has come back with a bang – suddenly it’s cool to be quilted!

It hides a multitude of sins too if you are like me and the winter prompts a flurry of comfort eating and lack of gym motivation!

There will be plenty of choice around the plentiful shops we are lucky enough to have around Milton Keynes.

I also do personal styling sessions for anyone who feels like they are stuck in a rut and need a revamp, so if this sounds like you, get in touch and let’s put the sparkle back!

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