Published on January 22nd, 2018 | by Gráinne Ahern


Five things you need to own NOW

Hopefully by now you’ll have abandoned your self flagellating routine of gruelling intermittent fasting and your even more arduous exercise regime in favour of self care of a different kind. Its time to return to normality and to start being nice to yourself.

the jacket

The thing about TK Maxx is that its kinda started having the same stock in every shop around the country. This is because big brands have started to specifically design for the retail giant. This is a good thing because you won’t have to spend countless lost hours rooting around in vain. You are more or less guaranteed to get what you went in for and more importantly, shur, you wouldn’t want to pass up the opportunity to look like a giant penny toffee would you? I didn’t think so.

tkmaxx_885257 €24.99

Mac, €24.99,

the bag

They say the micro bags and/or monstrous logo totes are the way to go this season. On the micro bag front, unless your a Kardashian with a slew of stylists/ slaves to carry the actual shit you need, teeny tiny bags are completely useless. And big tasteless logo totes are, well, a bit naff! This army green shoulder bag has a bit of everything; nice geometric stitching, plenty of room and a nice utility shoulder strap. It’s a no-nonsense bit of kit that’s cheap as chips.

next_876916 €25

bag, €33,

the skirt

The thoughts of going tightless is quite frankly terrifying at this time of year. Not to worry, this skirt is made for layering over some thick opaques for at least another a couple of months before you dare to bare. Another plus is that you can pick it up with your weekly shop, so buying it is like, multitasking, right?

ff_831207 €20

skirt, €20,

the jumper

Nothing says ‘I’m off to join the FCA for a bit of craic in the Curragh for the Summer’ like this fab khaki knit. Even though the FCA disbanded around ten years ago, I’d still enlist for some cool threads. If you can’t bear to get your hands dirty, then try this sweater from Dorothy Perkins on for size.

dorothyperkins_889254 £24

jumper, €32,

the boots

These brocade boots are the business! Nothing like a little shot of yellow, mustard and lime green to liven up these dreary January days.

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About the Author

Gráinne Ahern is a Series producer/ director across all TV genres from documentary to entertainment. She headed up Ireland's most watched fashion magazine show, Off the Rails for three years and is now taking her love for all things sartorial online - enjoy!

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