Fashion, especially in the colder months, is exciting and something that everyone partakes in, in one way or another. Most of us want to stay on top of trends, but we should be wary of spending too much of our hard-earned money on passing trends that won’t outlast the current season.
Investing in good quality, staple pieces for your winter wardrobe is a great way to ensure you’re always on trend without having to blow the bank each season. Here are a few important items to get your hands on.
Winter fashion is about more than staying trendy – it needs to be practical too. Keeping warm and looking good are our top priorities, and a good quality long winter coat will help you to do just that.
You could choose to go for a statement piece in a bright colour or an interesting pattern or keep things more simple so that your piece is versatile. Men might opt for a buttoned piece or a belted coat for women. There are so many different styles and options to fit each individual, and a great coat can pull together any outfit and keep you classy all winter long.
Leave your sneakers at the door – we’re classing things up with boots. Regardless of what style you choose, a pair of boots can last you a lifetime and will be in fashion for decades to come. From ankle boots, Chelsea boots, knee-high or even thigh-high boots, there’s something for everyone and they can turn any outfit from drab to classy in no time.
A pair of heeled boots can replace your stilettos for the colder months, and you’ll still look as stunning or professional as you wish. Paired with jeans, trousers, dresses or skirts, a simple boot can take you far.
Keeping cosy and looking to die for can go hand-in-hand, believe it or not. Investing in a knitted sweater dress is a great way to change things up for your winter style, without compromising on the warmth. This is yet another great pairing with a pair of boots or even your sneakers for a more casual look.
Of course, everyone’s favourite is a chunky knit sweater. This is something that comes and goes with the trends but is always present in some or other form. Whether it’s deliberately ugly patterns, turtlenecks, bold colours or kept simple and chic, a chunky knit can be the driving force behind an outfit.
We recommend investing in one or two great quality, versatile pieces that could function as timeless items in your wardrobe. However, it’s good to get out there and have a little fun too. There’s no harm in grabbing a few trendy pieces in the sweater department to pair with your otherwise classic look.
We know that jeans are here to stay, but the trends will determine what cuts are in and which are out. Skinny jeans are a good and safe bet for winter style though since they’re easy to tuck into your boots and make a good contrast to looser and chunkier layers that you can throw on top of them – like coats, ponchos and even leg warmers!