Say what you like about the beginning of the year blues but I, for one, have embraced the fact that we have waved goodbye to 2016 and have a brand new year to look forward to. Calling on this theme of the blues, I have picked out three staple items from the Joules collection that I think are perfect for that transitional period from cold to warm.
Layers are vital in the slightly colder months such as February. This Retreat Quilted Jacket in Marine Navy is the perfect outer layer for any country or city look.
The lightly padded exterior has plenty of insulation for those single-digit temperatures, while the suede trims are a great finishing touch that give the slim fit jacket real shape. A quilted micro-fleece lining is more than cosy, while not too thick to make you feel claustrophobic.
Underneath, and sticking with those blues, the iconic Retford Crew Neck Jumper is an absolute staple in my spring wardrobe. The Chambray Marl offers a different hue of blue and the jumper has a distinctly cosy, but flattering, fit. The embroidered Joules logo is always an indicator of good quality and the merino wool mix feels soft against the skin; no need for a t-shirt here. I’m not sure how June and beyond is looking, but this piece could even have a shelf life well into those cooler summer evenings.
Finally, for when the temperature does properly rise, I turn to shirts. Slim fit is usually the go-to option for me, so this Lyndhurst Slim Fit Shirt is the perfect choice. Bold blue stripes once again add a different shade of blue to the wardrobe and the lightweight cotton poplin fabric gives the shirt a slightly relaxed feel. That’s not to say that this piece isn’t suited for smarter occasions; the fabric is cut as to contour around the body for a sharp and tailored fit. The detailed pocket and well-stitched trims are also the perfect finishing touches.
So, there you have it. I will be fully embracing the blues over the next couple of months and have the perfect selection from Joules to carry me through the changing temperatures. Each look is versatile enough to wear in both the city and the country and, for someone who spends a lot of time in the greenery of Devon and beyond, this adaptable collection will always have a home in my wardrobe of staples.
What is your transitional wardrobe staple?