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12 items every Irish woman has in her 'winter wardrobe'

All fluffy everything.

A soft day in #Dublin. #irishweather

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OH YOU THOUGHT summer was the trickiest season, sartorially? Autumn/winter has something to say about that.

If you’re currently extracting the winter-appropriate gear from your wardrobe, you may have come across some of these items.

1. A new scarf from Penneys that you’ve already seen on five other women

Not AGAIN. Feck it anyway.

2. A jacket that is not at all waterproof, when you know well what Irish winter weather is like

fur coat Source: ASOS

~Oops, I did it again/ My cute winter coat won’t keep out the rain/ Ooh baybeh baybeh~

3. A chunky knit that is so chunky you feel like the Michelin Man when you put a coat on over it

chunky Source: River Island

Everyone’s always on about ‘stylish layers’ for winter, but when you try it you just end up puffing and sweating and full of regret.

Let’s hope you don’t have to lift your arms for anything, because it’s not happening.

4. An old jumper that you absolutely love, but have to admit is destroyed with bobbles

Get a disposable razor and say a little prayer.

5. A slightly mortifying onesie

onesie Source: Boohoo

It’s a cartoon character one with hood. Maybe it has ears. It is deeply unsexy, and you love it.

6. And fluffy socks to be worn with it

Put the two together and what have you got? MAXIMUM COMFORT. (Unless your onesie already has footies, in which case you are living your best life.)

7. A pair of cheap but fashionable boots that disintegrate on first wear

Estoy tan enamorada de estas botas 👢#velvetboots #embroidery #madebyme

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They looked so cute on the shelf, but you can feel the cold ground through the soles. And who knew that velvet doesn’t protect your poor toes from street juice?

8. A ‘party dress’ that you get to wear about twice

missugi Source: Missguided

Sequins are involved in some capacity, of course. You bought it to wear to drinks and various events of the season, but somehow you always end up in the pub, hair wild, no makeup on, bundled in about 20 scarves.

9. A turtleneck that you put under summer clothes to make them weather-appropriate

WR_7004_BLK Source: Joshua Everitt/Woolrich

Who has the means to have two separate summer and winter wardrobes in this day and age?

10. A pair of ‘fun’ tights

#accessories - #madebyme #retrobag #colouredtights #tbars

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They’re spangled/coloured/patterned and you feel like a bit of a tit in them but soldier on, trying to feign insouciance.

11. That pair of fally-downy tights that you keep forgetting to throw out

tights1 Source: OKCorrall

They’re impossible to identify when they’re not on your body, the little shites.

12. And a coat that makes you feel like Superwoman

ZpwKR Source: Popkey

Swishing here, gliding there. Sorry, can’t stop, I’m a Fancy Lady in my Fancy Coat.

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