Winter proofing a summer wardrobe…..,

On December the 18th as we boarded our flight to Lima Peru I did not expect to be still here in April. I packed only summer clothes and now we are going into Autumn.

I wouldn’t say it’s cold by UK standards but the mornings and evenings have a chill in the air. If the sun isn’t out during the day the difference is immense. You can now walk without melting.

To keep me going until we can fly home I decided I needed to add a few items to bulk up wardrobe to stay warm.

I have spent all of my time here in Havaianas although I do have my Birkenstock’s but I definitely needed to find trainers.

Where do you go in Lima to shop for a few pieces that look cool but won’t break the bank? Zara.

We headed to Jockey Plaza which is an enormous shopping complex. Zara is exactly as you would find it at home just the seasons are different.

I managed to find track pants, fine knits, cropped sweat shirts faux fur sandals and trainers. I even found knitted pants that I had already bought and worn in the UK last winter.

These Zara cream knitted pants are perfect for a chilly beach. They work with a fine knit or a hoodie. My Birkenstock’s or these faux fur sandals keep it looking laid back.

I am so happy I brought my red Palm Angels track pants with me. I never guessed I would wear them quite as much. (I nearly didn’t pack them )

Palm Angels track pants work well with my Zara cropped swear and the fluffy sandals. A beanie from a local company works well. I have now bought this beanie in every colour.

The one thing I always have plenty of here are Isabel Marant skirts they just work so well for me summer or winter. This black one is a particular favourite.

Isabel Marant skirt teamed with a hoodie and trainers. A splash of colour from a Nuqa beanie.

I travelled in my Rick Owens wide leg track pants for which I am grateful. They were too heavy to wear back in December but now they are perfect.

Rick Owens track pants are quite high waisted so this cropped Zara sweat works perfectly. I can pick my footwear and add a beanie.

The winter before the first lockdown I bought two pairs of these knitted pants from Zara. I was over joyed to find them in Lima. I love the front slit which showcases whatever shoes I am wearing.

Zara front slit knitted pants together with a hoodie and trainers.

I am always happy to play “making new outfits” so this week has been fun. I have already worn a few things I just need it to get colder……. quicker.

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Published by mystylinglife

I have always had a passion for fashion and travel. I work as a personal shopper/stylist. On this journey I want to share everything that I love and that gives me light. This could be anything from fashion to healthy eating I am sure it will evolve along the way.

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