Autumn stripes

Coming home from sunny Portugal last week, I knew these cosy socks were waiting for me at home. I received these alpaca socks c/o Tom Lane, a new luxury womenswear brand, just before I went on holiday and couldn’t wait to try them out. I have never been so cold than when I arrived back in the UK last weekend! I usually go on holiday at the start of summer so I come back to a warm (ish) England, this time I stepped off the plane in London to wind, rain and 14 degrees. Lovely. 

I was worried they would be an itchy or harsh material, but they are so soft (and handmade too – pretty impressive). I have God knows how many pairs of cheap thermal socks as my feet are permanently cold, but these alpaca socks have been way more effective at keeping my feet warm. Turns out alpaca yarn is a natural thermal insulator so these are going to be one of my autumn/winter staples – perfect for under jeans/boots or for snuggling up at home. I’m not happy that summer is nearly over, but I am a little bit excited for winter… anyone else looking forward to cosy evenings?!
Katie x