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Practical Wardrobe Staples To Invest In Now

As level 5 continues, comfort is key

If you're going to wear anything this month, make it at least one of the below...

This season, the biggest trends are both so wearable and practical, they’ll boost both your wardrobe and your mood. Wear them all at once for major style cred and serious comfort.

From waterproof boots to duvet-style coats and hands-free belt bags, this January has already started on a grim enough note, so we're championing being kind to ourselves, especially sartorially. 


We've sung their praise before, but owning a pair of the chunky, water-resistant lace-up boots really is a game-changer. Once reserved for walking holidays and extreme weather conditions, they are striding ahead of the Chelsea boot to become this winter’s most-coveted footwear.  We especially love them with printed midi dresses and chunky knits.

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GRENSON Nanette Boots, €390, Brown Thomas


With thanks to the events of the last ten months and not having to leave our homes that often, comfort has trumped style in certain areas of our wardrobes and we find ourselves leaning on items which, before the pandemic, we wouldn't really have considered. Elevated sweatshirts that come in offbeat colourways and are embellished with retro logos are one such example. They make for the ultimate piece to throw on with jeans and boots for a weekend look.


Anine Bing X Terry O'Neill Sweatshirt, €189, Seagreen


Much like the hiking boot, the fashion set has given this staple their stamp of approval and padded coats have graduated from last year’s micro-trend to an everywhere item. Ideal for the countless daily constitutional walks that are the only things that punctuate the monotony of Level 5, they are worth investing in now, even with Spring on the horizon. 


Oversized Quilted Coat, €175, Arket

Knitwear + Leggings

We've been respectively wearing long, louche knitted jumpers and gym leggings on rotation in 2021, but pair the two staples together and then that's when the high-low magic happens. A go-to outfit formula for Marianne of @smythsisters, you know we're on to a winner with this – just try it yourself and report back. 

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Ribbed wool jumper, €59.99, H&M 

Seamless leggings, €19.99, H&M

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