Here are some cosy solids that have been winners on my clients and friends this season. There are many rich neutrals, and some fabulous non-neutrals too. Some of the items are on sale. We also wish those who celebrate it, a festive Halloween.
1. Autograph Pure Cashmere Crew Neck Sweater
For me this is THE perfect cashmere pullover. Fluidly tailored, neat and tidy high neckline, slim sleeves, versatile, easy to layer with, dressy, welted for structure, and most importantly – not too long. Super soft, very cosy, luxe, and lovely quality. I loved it and tried hard to make it work, but unfortunately the colours weren’t quite right. They are too cool-toned for my complexion. The red was best, but not perfect. Team Cool Colours, these are for you.
2. COS Cashmere Scarves
COS sells cashmere scarves across a range of colours every season. They are simple, luxurious, soft, warm, and chic. They aren’t bulky and overly long, yet they make a statement. Over the years I’ve bought a few – in citron and Dutch orange – and this year I’m looking at the bright green. I’ve had these scarves for years and they haven’t pilled or faded. They look brand new, and are workhorses with beanies to match. I create a Euro knot or Hoxton knot with them, which looks polished and pretty under a wool coat or puffer jacket. Sometimes I tuck the ends into the topper and leave the knot part exposed. These are my favourite scarves for good reason.
3. Aquatalia Boots
Aquatalia boots are beautifully made, exceptional quality, and reasonably weatherproof. They are robust and go the distance, even when you wear them almost daily in a rainy Winter like some of my clients. Most of the styles come in black, but it’s good to see browns, tans, and shades of white come through too. I’ve had Aquatalias over the years, and can attest to their magic. That said, they tend to run narrow so several of my clients size up, or can’t wear them. They are pricey, but do go on sale. And last, I’ve walked around for hours in lots of snow and slush wearing tall Aquatalia riding boots, and it was disastrous. My socks and feet were absolutely soaked, and I got the worst blisters of my life. My bad. I thought they were weatherproof like my snow boots, but they aren’t made for that type of weather. But they are fabulous in rain and light snow.