Tuesday, 25 July 2017


 Baby it's getting cold outside, and gloves are the answer to keeping your hands and fingers toasty warm. Gloves have been around for centuries and have been worn by some of the most influential men and women. There are so many types of gloves in the world that to write about each one of them would take me forever to write, here I will focus on the ones I believe are necessity for any fashionista!


Jacket: Roger David
Shirt: H&M
Bow tie: Jack London
Sunglasses: Dangerfield
Gloves: Karl Lagerfeld

A pair of Winter gloves should protect your hands and keep them warm, dry and functional in the nastiest of winter weather whilst looking awesome! Some gloves are practical, like a full arm length leather opera glove or ski gloves, but not practical when it comes to using touchscreen phones, retrieving money from ones wallet or picking up small items. As always, and I stress this in every post, purchase for purpose. 

 I am not a huge fan of hand sewn gloves where they have been stitched on the outside. They tend to be more bulky with the top stitch, thicker fabrics and not as form fitting. As much as I appreciate the craftmanship involved in creating a pair, for me they look very chunky on my hands and make me feel like I should apply for a job as Mickey Mouse at Disneyland. 

For the more style conscious read on!

A driving glove is the perfect balance between personal style and fashion and will keep your hands warm. Think Jason Statham in The Transporter, Ryan Gosling in Driver. Bad boys wear the badass gloves. Fun fact, driving gloves were Originally developed for drivers of Formula One due to the cool air and wooden steering wheels!


Gloves: Dents
Coat and sweater: Oxford
Sunglasses: Le Specs
Shirt: H&M
Ear Muffs: Alannah Hill

A new entry into this accessory scene is the touchscreen glove, combining technology and fashion together for everyday use. Typically I find these are of a hideous design and look like a mitten or something my cat would enjoy hours tirelessly playing with. I am not a huge fan of these, but my cat maybe?


Shirt: H&M
Waistcoat: Connor Clothing
Pants & bow tie: Jack London
Shoes: Oxford
Sunglasses: Dangerfield
Gloves: Karl Lagerfeld

I do however enjoy the finger-less gloves which keeps your hands warm but allows you to utilise your fingers. The biggest influencer of this style is of course Uncle Karl (Karl Lagerfeld to those who do not know him). On screen style icons such as Chanel Oberlin from Scream Queens also wore these religiously. The great thing about this style is the practicality and the wide range of styles that are available, prints, fabrics and embellishments. 


Gloves: Karl Lagerfeld
Coat: Oxford
Waistcoat and shirt: Connor Clothing
Sunglasses: Dangerfield

Full gloves for colder days or strolls will protect in the battle against winter. Gloves in elegant fabrics, leathers and suede's, knits (Missoni do a wonderful zig zag print) and so on will make your ensemble pop! 


Sunglasses: Gucci
Sweater & Bag: Ted Baker
Scarf: Oxford
Shoes: H&M
Gloves: Dents

Gloves can easily transform your outfit from drab and boring to chic and stylish, especially if the color pops or is a complimentary colour to the rest of your outfit. Again if you are a fan of monochrome looks, this is where gloves would be uniquely used to make your outfit stand out. You are only limited by your creativity and your style.

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