It's this month where all the nice new things start to hit the shops but sadly the post-Christmas budget is a bit tight and that dress in Ted Baker is just going to have to wait. But, if you have the odd gift voucher that you were hanging to, then I've found a few great pieces under €50 to spend them on, and I can guarantee that you'll be wearing these all through the year.
A piece of knitwear is always a good buy and while we freeze our fingers off in this cold, you'll definitely be wanting to keep warm. There is such a thing as a light-chunky knit, meaning the wool is light but thicker in appearance. Penneys have a great cream one right now that will be perfect for mooching on a Saturday in your jeans and flat shoes. You can even throw a big check scarf over this to get some layering going too.
It's not the time to get the toes out yet so, unfortunately, we are still in our boots. I've lost count of the number of ankle boots I have and honestly I can never have enough. I even wear them in summer with skirts and bare legs (that have been appropriately coated in Cocoa Brown I should add).
Seek out ankle boots in lighter colours like beige, tan and grey to lighten the shades on your feet. We've been in black ones for too long now.
Skirts and jumpers are a great way to look chic and keep warm in January (and they work with ankle boots like those above) Cord is a nice warm fabric and it pays tribute to the seventies which is a trend that's sticking around. Try the nice cosy cream jumper over this skirt from Next with boots and you have a whole outfit for a fairly reasonable price!
The maxi skirt will be the skirt style for summer (no news there really) but you can wear them now. Try something with lots of fabric and layer a knit over it to wear with boots. It's very bohemian and very spring, but it's practical to wear now. Check out this one from ASOS (which is very similar to the Spring Summer 2016 collection from Stella McCartney).
Have you caught any new season bargains yet? Or are you holding out for some warmer weather before embracing the trends?