As the winter temperatures set in, there’s a sudden shift in morning routines. For once, we don’t mean the skincare kind. We also don’t mean the ‘kickstart your day with these productive hacks’ kind either. Instead, new morning routines are starting to look like this.
The alarm goes off significantly earlier than you remember setting it to. You can just about hear it under the depths of the duvet you’ve so carefully cocooned yourself into. As you reach to hit the snooze button, your mind goes into lulled overdrive as you try to determine just how inappropriate it would actually be if you turned up to work in your dressing gown.
As you drag yourself out of bed and into the warmth of the shower, the harsh reality has hit that yes, wearing your dressing gown to work would be wildly inappropriate, yes, you probably would lose your job and yes, it is the only way you can imagine staying warm for the duration of this harsh, winter day.
You start mentally scanning your wardrobe, searching through memories of outfits gone by in an attempt to find the warmest items of clothing. By 7:30am, you’re determined to solve the life-changing conundrum of ‘how many layers can I fit under my winter coat’ that you’ve battled every day for the last three weeks.
It’s times like these you’ve got to consider the silver linings. In this case that’s the fact that we live in the age of the influencer, the same influencers who partake in many an #OOTD shot, many a selfie and thankfully for our long-suffering winter style ruts, spend a lot of time shopping. We’ve got access to mass amounts of outfit inspiration through both Instagram and Pinterest. We’ve even got the tools to bookmark these outfits for days like today when sacrificing style isn’t really an option but the freezing cold weather is the closest you’ll come to consider it.
As a wise (and very fashionable) woman once said, “Everyday is a fashion show and the world is the runway,” even when that runway resembles an ice rink.
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