Summer fashion is easy. Less is more, simplicity and comfort are key, and vibrant colours are all you need to stand out. However, winter fashion with its muted aesthetic takes a little bit of tact. Our advice: Opt for light layers that keep you warm and offer enough opportunity to show off your fashion personality. All you need to do is invest in some winter wardrobe staples so that you can create multiple looks, simply by switching up any one layer in your outfit.
Here Are Some Must-Haves In Your Winter Closet:
1. LEATHER JACKET
A leather jacket will never go out of style. From basic black to wine/maroon, dark green, grey, or brown, there’s a leather jacket out there to match every woman’s personal style. Pair it with some boots, your favourite jeans and a basic tee for a casual chic look. You can also pair your leather jacket with a dress or high-waisted skirt for a more formal look.
2. BLANKET SCARVES
Blanket scarves are so versatile; they can be worn as a cape or a wrap-around for comfort. A great accessory for your outfit, they keep you warm, look trendy, and can change the look of any outfit depending on how you choose to wrap them.
Although boots remain fashionable year-round, they’re absolutely essential in your winter wardrobe. From ankle-length to mid-calf to thigh-high, boots look great with skirts, denim, pants, dresses, sweater dresses, and possibly any winter outfit you choose for the day. A few great options to include in your wardrobe are fleece boots, heeled boots, wedge booties, and Oxford boots.
A great combination of comfort and style, a sweatshirt is one of the most important things to have in your winter essentials wardrobe. If you aren’t too comfortable in fitted ones, go for an oversized sweatshirt. Sweatshirts in neutral colours are a great choice because they pair well with a number of looks.
5. SWEATER DRESS
There should be at least one sweater dress in your wardrobe for the season. You can choose a thick pullover sweater dress or a light-knit dress. When it comes to fabric, tweed, heavy crepe and wool blend are a few comfortable choices. If comfort is your priority, you may want to look for a snug dress rather than a loose fitted one. Team it up with an infinity scarf, boots, and other accessories to step out in style. Structured (but not too tight) winter dresses are also a good workwear option.
6. WINTER COAT
Buying a coat may take up the larger part of your winter fashion essentials’ budget but it is totally worth it. For starters, you basically need 2 varieties—a formal coat for work and a more casual one for after hours. For the casual coat, look for a style and colour that makes a statement. Don’t be afraid to experiment with prints. When it comes to formal coats, a well-tailored and fitted one in neutral or basic shades are a great option.
When indoors, a blazer is always a good alternative to the winter coat to look stylish while still staying warm. Open or buttoned, a tailored blazer will elevate your workwear wardrobe instantly, and it can be paired with skirts, dresses, denim, pants, and formal trousers.
Cosy pullovers come in an array of styles, fits and colours. This winter essential is perfect for any casual occasion or even when you plan to spend the entire day at home. Most of us already have pullovers in basic colours. If you want to experiment with your style, you can invest in a chunky cosy pullover in more vibrant shades of pink, orange, blue, or even tie-dye.
Stockings are must-have winter essentials for women if you are in no mood to give up wearing short dresses or skirts during this season. Printed, sheer or opaque, invest in something that will compliment your skin tone as well as your style. Take your style quotient to the next level by pairing them with heels!
10. OFF-SHOULDER SWEATER
All the rage the last few years, off-shoulder and cold-shoulder styles are available in a range of knits—both light and heavyweight. Wear your off-shoulder sweater tucked in with a skirt and a mini bag, or layer it with a camisole, denim, and a statement neckpiece for an effortless look.
Styling Tips For Winter
Here are a few thumb rule tips to follow when dressing up during winters:
- Layering is always on-trend during this season. Find basic items that you can wear and pair with your stylish pieces.
- Give your outfit a sense of uniformity by layering in colours from the same family.
- Belt your boring old winter coat to add more style.
- Invest in faux fur as this winter clothing essential not only keeps you snug but also looks super chic and pairs well with most outfits.
- Don’t forget to include a winter beanie in your wardrobe as these never go out of fashion.
- While solids and neutrals are the safer choices, bold colors and playful prints can add to your style and help you stand out.
Don’t let the cold, harsh weather dampen your winter style. Invest in the right winter essentials for women, pair them up with the right accessories, and you’re sure to always look on point!