Winter wardrobe wisdom: Seven warm ways to spruce up your style for the colder months
Let’s face it: winter can sometimes be a little dreary. But your sense of style need not suffer from the same downturn. Here’s how to keep upbeat when it comes to your winter wardrobe. Employ these gems of wisdom for seven warm ways to spruce up your style for the colder months.
1. Coat yourself in style
The biggest investment you can make for your winter wardrobe would have to be a coat, or a jacket. Thrown over your outfit, the right coat can really pull your look together – or potentially render it askew. So you’ll want to go with something versatile and classic, but still with a bit of a modern twist. A trench coat (like one of these from Runway96) makes for a timeless addition to your cooler climate wardrobe. Style has never been so simple.
2. Don’t skimp on the undergarments
When it comes to winter you may feel like letting things slip a little when it comes to grooming. And with all those layers hiding everything away, you might feel tempted to ignore the finer details. But give yourself a bit of a boost by trading your old underwear for something much more luxurious and visually appealing.
Winter can be the perfect time to show off a little décolletage, bordered by a lace bodysuit or cami. And you can easily keep the look classy, for instance by adding a scarf, blazer etc. for a just a hint of peekaboo sexiness.
3. Boots to go the distance
You’ll want to make sure you have at least one pair of boots in your wardrobe. And, if you do have to narrow it down to just one pair, make sure you aim for adaptability. Slouch boots are perfect – working equally well worn dressed up or down. They look good with skinny jeans, corporate attire and even a slinky long sleeved dress. Their sheer versatility makes them a must for your winter fashion shopping list.
4. Get snoody
A snood, you may ask?
Yes, the snood scarf is something you should know about when it comes to Women’s Designer Fashion. It’s tubular shape sits like a turtle neck collar and can be easily taken off or adapted, so you can avoiding feeling hot and restricted should you miscalculate the weather conditions when getting ready of a morning.
You can also pull a snood over your head, thereby making it a hood (which explains the name). Don’t let its slightly silly moniker fool you, the snood is all practicability and presents as a wise investment for your winter wardrobe.
5. Leg it
Leggings are the smart choice when dressing for cooler conditions. Warmer than regular tights, they can be worn under a dress, skirt, shorts etc. to provide an extra buffer from the cold. Some thicker styles can even be worn on their own with a long top or jumper. They provide the perfect base for layering – and body-conforming styles can give you that extra level of control to pull you into shape in all the right places.
6. Cosy up
Cosy knits are your best friend come wintertime.
Chunky natural weaves in oversized designs are a great option for when you need to brave the cold, but don’t want to spend ages putting on all kinds of layers. Popping out for some milk? Chuck on a massive knit jumper and some UGGs, and you’re practically good to go.
Modern styles are a little more deconstructed than the kind of traditional wooly jumper that your grandma might wear; they manage to tick all boxes, being both super comfy and fashion forward.
7. Don’t deny the denim
You really can’t go past denim. And jeans are the ultimate seasonal perennial: here to stay no matter the year, decade or generation. The trick to wearing denim during the colder months is to choose the right kind of insulation elsewhere – e.g. wear with fur lined boots and a long coat.
Classic white skinnies can look super glam when paired with a faux fur and a touch of bling, whilst more rugged styles look great with knee length camel coloured boots and fringed jackets. Buying yourself a new pair of jeans is always a good idea.
That’s been your Winter Wardrobe update. We hope you gain a little wisdom to set you on your way to making some wise and wonderful purchasing decisions. Winter may or may not be your favourite season, but with the right wardrobe you can weather any conditions.
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