April 20, 2024


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


Are you glammed up and all set to sparkle? At this time of calendar year, Television adverts, on the web journals, Instagram and what-have-you are replete with slinky dresses and shimmering trouser suits. But, what do you seriously put on for the duration of the getaway year? Is there such a factor as Occasion Relaxed? If so, it’s the dress code for me.

All this festive fandango reminds me of my vogue editor days. In November, we lauded the Minor Black Dress. Whilst December meant a crimson entrance deal with, ordinarily starring Nigella adorned in a scarlet off-the-shoulder evening robe (the Domestic Goddess was a dream to do the job with). But absent from the glossy internet pages, my wardrobe was a party frock cost-free-zone. The trend team’s evening dress code consisted of denims and a good major.



For dinner with mates and loved ones and a beverages celebration recently, I took a very similar, Get together Relaxed approach. Revving up my black cargo pants with a shimmering Lurex cardigan. To pull the just-festive-more than enough outfit together I launched a pretty, old velvet jacket and velvet slippers. Whether or not you are likely out-out, or being in over the festive year, maintain it actual with a Cocktail Cardi. The a person I’m carrying in the picture is  Jigsaw’s metallic crew cardi in merino wool it is blue/ black with a metallic yarn working by way of it and I significantly like the sporty striped rib and gold statement buttons.

Even though I do have a couple of sequinned garments in my wardrobe, they are a couple yrs previous and I have stopped shopping for new. I do not want to be accountable for sending compact parts of plastic up a dolphin’s nose. Even if the sequins are recycled. Mixing ornamental textures these kinds of as velvet and Lurex, mixing aged and new favourites is the gradual (style) way to go.


Pull. on your get together socks. Photograph: Neil Mackenzie Matthews


And a quick reminder that Genevieve Sweeney’s sparkly, sustainably-created socks (part of the TNMA Edit) make the great finishing touch…



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Design and style NOTES

Very first image: My velvet jacket is an outdated a person from Frame (equivalent however available In this article), purchased in NYC. The Cocktail Cardigan was a present from Jigsaw. My cargo trousers are my new favourite trousers, purchased from Carharrt WIP, they’re the Frequent Cargo Pant in organic cotton. Velvet slippers are Le Monde Beryl. Examine The Outnet for reductions, and I also like the search of Boden’s velvet penny loafers.

2nd picture: Very old party shoes! Genevieve Sweeney x TNMA socks and Uniqlo Heat Tech trousers (from my current collaboration).