My own solution is to go for short skirts and tailored coats or jackets, cashmere gloves and a good scarf. A short flippy skirt may not be the best option when walking over a windy Waterloo bridge, as I discovered during a Marilyn moment this morning, but they do look nice or you could swap them for some surprisingly forgiving leather shorts. A pair of thick black tights will go a long way to preserving any modesty you have remaining.
At the moment I swear by John Lewis' cotton tights, because I'm not meant to be wearing lycra, but usually it would be my beloved Falke Cotton Touch tights.
Below is a slightly idealised version of what I'm wearing today (obviously I don't have this kind of money so almost all of mine is ebay and car boot sale alternatives but a girl can dream)...
Let's start with the coat - mine is an oversized sharply cut black APC number that I found for £10 in a charity shop. I particularly like the pin-stripe lining that peeks out when I unbutton and roll up the cuffs. However in dream land this season I would have bought this and pushed the coat to the back of the wardrobe (or at least taken it to the dry cleaners becasue I wouldn't have to wear it every day or freeze);
|Carven belted wool jacket with fur trim - $1660 from www.lagarconne.com|
|D&G Cable knit wool-blend sweater dress - £280 - www.net-a-porter.com|
|Rag & Bone Marai silk shirt - £220 - www.net-a-porter.com|
|Whyred Pasca drape skirt - £142 - www.urbanoufitters.co.uk|
|Burberry Aviator shearling platform boot - £695 - www.burberry.com|
I mentioned above that the sun is warm. It's also exceedingly bright so some sunglasses would be nice.
|Zooey sunglasses - $350 - www.oliverpeoples.com|
I don't wear a huge amount of jewellery other than the pieces JFK has given me which I am inseperable from, so one amazing piece like this would do nicely;
|Bear Ring - $136 - www.leviticusjewelry.com|
And of course a scarf and some gloves are essential.I like my scarves big and snuggly - a hood is definately an added bonus to this one and I could never say no to long fluffy Margiela gloves...
|Ann Demeulemeester Bebe snood - £250 - www.brownsfashion.com|
|Maison Martin Margiela angora long glove - £185 - www.brownsfashion.com|