Winter Layering with Zara and H&M

This is my first post of this kind so please go gentle on me. I feel like I’ve done my time of mum buns and sweats and have finally got my fashion mojo back! Don’t get me wrong, I still love a pj day but I also feel I’m able to (and owe it to myself to) spend a little more time on making me ‘me’, you know? Dragging that pre-baby version of myself out of the closet and reminding myself I’m not just nappies, teething and tantrums.

With that in mind I want to start sharing with you guys some more fashion focused posts – mum-friendly outfits – cosy, comfortable yet stylish and on trend (I hope).

Well Winter has finally kicked in, catching up with the ever early Christmas hype; and that means one very wonderful thing – layers. I love being able to put an outfit of layers together, mixing textures, fits and styles to create a cosy look. Equally as much, I love the relief of peeling off layer by layer as I get hot running around after the boys (my sons of course, for those of you that are new to my blog).

I’m currently loving this long sweater with side splits from Zara; it’s in the shade grey marl and it’s a perfect basic for a frosty day. I’ve teamed it with black leggings, thick knitted socks from Calvin Klein and Hunter Wellies … oh and a Costa caramel latte of course!


If like me you get too hot in a long sleeved coat, especially with this transitional weather between Autumn and Winter; this Zara long double breasted waistcoat in Anthacite grey is the perfect accompaniment to a long sleeved top. It keeps me warm without weighing me down and gives me enough movement for pushing Jasper on the swings or throwing stones in the sea. OUTFIT6.3OUTFIT6.1 OUTFIT6.2

Another current favourite of mine for layering is this rust red rib-knit poncho from H&M. With no sleeves or fastenings it’s the perfect piece to wrap around you when the temperature drops. It’s not a typical poncho that goes over our head so it’s easy to slip on and off as you’re out and about and looks oh so chic if I do say so myself!


//Long sweater with side splits// Long double breasted waistcoat //Rib-knit poncho //

Are you a fan of layering in Autumn/Winter? If so what are your favourite pieces for keeping cosy?


Thanks for reading!
Jess x



  • Andrea
    22nd November 2015 at 7:25 am Reply

    Great post Jess! Love the first two items going to go check them out now. X

    • Jessica
      22nd November 2015 at 5:45 pm Reply

      Aww great I’m so glad! Thanks lovely!

  • Dianne
    22nd November 2015 at 2:58 pm Reply

    Lovely colour combo Jessie x

    • Jessica
      22nd November 2015 at 5:44 pm Reply

      Thanks so much!

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Hi I’m Jess, Single Mum, Accredited Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and Beauty Business owner.

I chat about all thing female empowerment, spirituality and positivity