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Seasonal Looks, with Free People

It’s that time in December when you wake up entirely unsure of the day of the week: that post-Christmas, pre-NYE lull has descended upon us.

If you’ve been here for a while (hi! It’s awesome to have you back) or you’re new to my blog-space (welcome, get the kettle on) an important style-fact about me is that I have to get dressed for the day. I can recall countless comments and messages during lockdown ‘…but where are you going?’ ‘why bother getting dressed?’ and the like. For me, it’s a crucial part of how I get the day going, whether I’m in all day at the laptop or running around London for meetings. Granted, I’m big on pyjamas from early-eve on these dreary winter days, but I have to take the time to get dressed regardless of what the day entails.

So whilst we’re in this festive time – that combination of hangs with friends, chill time at home, parties, countless rounds of Scrabble – I switch between the mega-mega sequins and the cosiest of knits.

Let’s get into three of my favourite – personally selected – looks with Free People.

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First up: a bit of a mixture between those aforementioned cosy knit and sequin looks. A collaborative effort between the two parties, if you will.

This black jumper is an absolute staple in my wardrobe. Slightly oversized with a short, loose turtleneck, it can be layered over crisp cotton shirts or just over simple bralettes with ease. I paired mine with these totally contrasting high-waist sequin shorts. That silver shine is bound to get you out of bed in the morning.

Going for a short-shoe match moment (making it a thing) but keeping the look with a party-chill balance, I’ve added these distressed studded sneakers. The silver laces match the shorts perfectly and they seriously radiate that much needed December sparkle.


Both the jumper and shorts are so versatile in my eyes, making them great additions to your wardrobe.

Look two features those loved vegan trousers I showed on my Free People blog post back in October. This time, I’ve paired them with a slouchy neon green knit. This particular shade of green is a heart-eye experience for me and I love it against the blackest of blacks. It’s also an extremely cosy jumper, making it an essential ‘what-day-is-it?’ December item.

The trousers have contrasting white stitching details, belt loops and a high waist slim fitting cut. They’re also excellent with bodysuits and band tees.


The final look features one of my all year round go-to items: the blazer.

This is an oversized, black cropped blazer with a single button closure. I went with size XS, and it still remains quite roomy. Excellent with high-waisted anything, it’s an item I reach for on many occasions.

Going back in for more sequins – more, is more – with this mini skirt. A great NYE choice for sure.

In all-over silver sequins with a faux wrap-front detailing, it’s a timeless statement mini that has comfort to boot. Pair with other textured items or keep it sleek and timeless with all black.


Wishing you all an excellent start to 2022: thank you – as ever – for being here.

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Katharina Erlbacher
Katharina Erlbacher
2 years ago

Dear Sammi ✨ thanks again for this lovely, vy interesting, inspiring blog post! I love how you’re combining all these great pieces! I wish you more than the best for 2022 💐

Betsy Johnson
Betsy Johnson
2 years ago

I have just discovered you on insta and am in love with your whole vibe! Where do you buy your black bralettes? They are stunning! You are stunning!

Betsy Johnson
Betsy Johnson
2 years ago
Reply to  sammijefcoate

Thank you so much! Absolutely obsessed with your style, unique and so interesting x