It’s not easy looking chic when it’s freezing cold. Especially when you're travelling with hand luggage. High heels are pretty much out of the question in icy conditions – There is one thing that's more uncool than shoes with a profile sole: falling on your nose. But with only one pair of winter-fit shoes there wasn’t much to choose from anyway. So it was brown shoes with blue leather trousers with beige sweater, scarf and hat topped with a jeans blazer (and sometimes even a sheepskin gilet on top, just to stay on the safe side of warm). Easy Jet just loved me when I turned up wearing more things than I had in my suitcase.
I certainly didn't consider myself chic… Until Ms Doré informed us that this is just what all the cool New Yorker fashionistas are doing. Short over long, mixing your hues seems to be THE THING now.
Great, I thought, I can do this even better! (Especially after having seen the new Marc Jacobs autumn/winter collection). But somehow my inspiration didn't work at all, and instead of chic I ended up looking like I stumbled out in my pyjamas.
But don’t you think layering your hats is still the chicest thing of all?