Cold nights, a hot cup of coffee, soft socks, a good book, and a large sweater; that is what winters are all about. As the warmer months draw to a close, it is time to embrace the chilly months with open arms. While lounging by the fire snuggled under a blanket sounds like the perfect plan, there is so much more to the winter months than just the unbridled indulgence. Winter time is the most exciting time especially when it comes to revamping our wardrobes. The dresses and bikinis have had their moment to shine, but it is time to finally bring out all the coats, hats and jackets. When it comes to styling for the colder months, there are so many more options to play with because you get the opportunity to layer and really curate outfits; much like a customized look. Stock up on your list of essential items for this winter season by taking a look at some of our top picks.
Skinny jeans are a staple in everyone’s wardrobe all year round, but they are especially great during the chillier months. Their simple silhouette makes them ideal for layering while ensuring you stay warm. Their versatility knows no bounds for you can pair skinny jeans with just about anything. For a casual day about town, pair them with a jacket or sweater and ballet flats. For a night out, switch things up and try them with some strappy heels and a draped blouse. One can never go wrong with skinny jeans.
A cozy cashmere sweater is the one thing no one can ignore; a perfect hybrid of chic sophistication and effortless comfort. A truly versatile item, a cashmere sweater can be worn with anything and everything. For the ultimate casual winter look, pair your sweater with a pair of skinny jeans and sneakers or don it over a simple button-down shirt and trousers. For a feminine and flirty look, wear your sweater over a midi dress or a skirt paired with pointed toe sandals.
Everyone needs a leather jacket in their arsenal. A statement leather jacket makes all the difference in the world because it can transform a basic outfit and take it from zero to hundred in a matter of seconds. Genuine leather jackets are an investment because they never go out of style. For the ultimate edgy and cool look, pair your leather jacket with jeans, a t-shirt, and a pair of ankle boots. For a feminine touch, drape your jacket over a mid-length body-hugging dress and ankle boots for a bold yet chic style statement.
What better time to wear hats than in the winter season. Beanies make a cute and comfortable style statement, but if you are really looking to up your fashion game, you should try your luck with wide-brimmed hats like fedoras. They are edgy, they are sophisticated, and they will keep you warm; what more could one ask for?
For an added layer of warmth and fashion, one should always be on the lookout for a statement coat. Midi length coats are ideal for the fall time because they drape over anything you wear underneath in the most effortless fashion creating an overall cohesive outlook. Make a statement by opting for something in print or with a pop of color to spice up a rather basic outfit.
On days when layering feels like a task, opt for something simpler like a knitted dress as it is the best way to stay warm, comfortable, yet fashionable. You can opt for ones that are relaxed and loose-fitting or something more form-fitting and pair them with other pieces accordingly such as leggings, tights, wraps, etc. The best part about a knitted dress is how it works well with almost any kind of shoe.
Be it ankle length, mid-length, or knee-high, winters are the time to wear all the boots. Knee-length boots are the ultimate style statement when paired with a skirt or mini dress or even a pair of jeans. As for ankle boots, they look effortlessly amazing with everything from a dress to a skirt to a pair of trousers; they are timeless classics.
A chic accessory to your winter ensemble, a scarf adds a hint of sophistication to any dress while giving you additional protection from the cold. Be it a blanket scarf, a flirty printed number or something more somber, drape it around your neck or throw it over your shoulders for a relaxed look; either way, a scarf can make any outfit stand out.
Another timeless classic essential item that looks fantastic on its own but also happens to work just as well with other items, turtleneck tops do more than just keeping you warm. They work wonderfully paired with jeans on their own but look even better with a jacket or coat draped over it over even worn underneath a sleeveless dress. Turtlenecks are basically t-shirts except better; everyone needs one in their closet.
When it comes to bags, taste varies from person to person. A standard style that almost everyone, however, can appreciate is a top handle bag. It’s a classic, it’s practical, and it’s fashionable; we have all the bases covered. Neutral tones such as black, wine, and brown are your safest bet because they work with just about every colored outfit. There is no room for mistakes.
There is no need to max out your credit card and buy everything on the market. Instead, invest in pieces that will work with a range of outfits. All you need is a little bit of creativity to mix and match pieces. Seek inspiration from our top seasonal picks and create a unique style statement this winter.