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Hanging out is harder when you don’t even want to go outside!

posted by the hanging out team - Tuesday, December 18, 2012
How horrendous is it to fall so quickly out of love with the changing season?
It feels as though the winter months are dragging along but they’ve barely even started. There is an upside! The longer the weather sucks, the longer you enjoy the infinite fluffiness of your favourite jumper. Hanging out is harder when you don’t even want to go outside. Christmas shopping is more painful, the commute to school/college/work is harrowing enough without the harsh wind and rain. But remember, remember what comes in December comes coupled with good food, good cheer and the stylish warmth that come with it.

Here are some of my favourite examples from this season. Grab a mug of cocoa, curl up in you’re onesie and enjoy a few of my favourite jumpers!

This is a beautiful Fairisle jumper from Topshop. Fairisle is a printing technique that originates from a tiny island off the coast of Scotland of the same name. It’s traditional but was made popular when soon to be King Edward the Eighth wore Fairisle tank tops in public. We have the regal trendsetter to thank for the reappearance of Fairisle this winter.

From Scotland to Mexico, I love this Aztec jumper from New Look. Aztec prints have been knocking about for the past couple of seasons but I am still a big fan. During the Aztec era, women who weaved colourful textiles were highly respected and had control over their work process and their income. Each region had its own unique textile specialty: some weaved animals, some plants from region to region. The dyes varied from blue from clay, yellow from ochres and red from insects (yum).

Last but not least this lovely nautical number from Zara, I have always loved nautical fashion. It probably stems from my fascination with Japanese school uniforms (I blame anime). Albeit the Japanese have taken the nautical uniform thing to heart, love of nautical fashion dates way back, back in the late 1800’s in women’s yachting clothing and filtered into swimwear. Ever since sailor stripes have made reappearances throughout the Twentieth century the First World War, thirties and all the way up to now. In the navy!

However you choose to spend the bitter months of winter, wrap up warm as no one wants to hang out with someone with the flu.

Happy Christmas!

by Natasha Dujon, Hanging Out Fashion/Beauty Editor

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