You saw it here first. A sneak preview of what we’ll all be wearing next winter in Sydney:Love the thigh-length hairy yeti boots. Love the matching, stuffed-dead-animal hats (taxidermy is so hot right now). The puffa jackets are in tweed – a quirkily French note. Or perhaps it’s ironic? Who knows with the French.
As for the leggings, get your knitting needles out and start casting on. We’re deep into extreme knitting territory here – they look like they’re in a fine jersey but they’re really knitted; knitted as in ‘knit one purl one’.
There are 3 obvious design flaws:
(i) high risk of frostbite in the nethers – they’re wide open to every sub-zero draught and snow flurry
(ii) there’s no handbag – where can I put my Gauloises, my credit cards, my lip gloss, my Mars Bar and my small, yappy dog? I could shove them all down the front of the leggings – nice and warm so Flaw No 1 would be fully addressed, but could ruin the look
(iii) saggy gusset syndrome; after 5 minutes sitting down, you’ll look like you’ve got a wet nappy on when you stand up again. Saggy gussets lead to chafing issues. Nasty.
This outfit will look terrific on anyone who’s 1.8m tall, a size 2 or less and essentially stationary. And French of course. DON’T attempt this look if you don’t meet the minimum requirements.
Otherwise you’ll look like a furball the cat threw up.