If you’re going to a fireworks display or a bonfire party this November 5, there’s no doubt that you’ll be wrapping up warm. Winter nights in the North East are sometimes crisp, occasionally chilly but are often bitterly cold with winds that cruelly whip up your hair, and ruthlessly attack any exposed areas of skin that you mistakenly deemed to be temperature resistant. It’s no wonder you’re bundling yourself up like there’s no tomorrow in attire that’s worthy of the Arctic. But that’s no excuse to let your style go up in flames.
Fashion North have created a style guide to dressing yourself this bonfire night:
Start with a grey turtleneck jumper as the base for your look – the neutral colour’s reliably versatile, and at £15.99, it’s a bargain – and a pair of dark blue skinny jeans. Try these from H&M. Then, throw on a blanket wrap cape (£19.99 from New Look) in a dark green check that’s versatile enough to last you the entire season. Finish with a pair of patent black ankle boots with pointy toes for £42, and channel that effortlessly casual-cool and glamorous vibe that models always seem to exude.
If fireworks displays aren’t your thing and you’d rather stay in, make sure you snuggle up to Netflix and the sound of excitably loud fireworks in style with a cream fleece pyjama top and bottoms in a romantically whimsical floral print (both from George at Asda for an impressive £6 each). Throw on a dressing gown to keep you warm and cosy – this one from F&F at Tesco for £14 is a luxuriously deep and deliciously rich raspberry colour that’s too irresistible to ignore. And don’t forget to keep your feet warm in these fleece-lined animal face slippers in an adorably fuzzy baby pink.