During the cold, winter months it can be a struggle to find the perfect balance between fashion and functionality. Staying warm and cozy whilst still remaining chic and stylish can at times seem difficult. However, by including at least one of these 7 winter must-haves to your wardrobe you can ensure your personal style doesn’t get left out in the cold this winter.
- Skinny Jeans
A good pair of jeans can be worn all year round, but as the months get colder, skinny jeans are essential. Winter fashion is all about layering and skinny jeans give you the perfect foundation to add multiple layers for warmth whilst still looking streamlined and stylish. Choose a relaxed stone washed pair for a casual day look and black skinnies are perfect for a more sophisticated feel, perfect for a night out on the tiles.
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- Statement coat / jacket
Outerwear is a huge aspect of your winter wardrobe. As coats and jackets can dictate the colour or feel of a look, they can really make or break an outfit. When choosing your winter coat, experiment with statement pieces that add an interesting colour or texture and can be worn over your well-loved staple pieces.
- Wide brim hat
Hats are an excellent way of giving any outfit an edge, but they are also a functional item that will keep you warm and protected from the elements. This winter, choose a wide brim fedora style that is both laid back and sophisticated.
- Over the knee boots
Over the knee boots are another functional piece that doesn’t require you to sacrifice on style. For a casual look, choose a suede pair and layer over your favourite pair of skinny jeans, or for a more chic ensemble, pair well fitted leather boots with a playful mini skirt or dress. High-heeled over the knee boots are a great substitute for stilettos if you’re looking for sexy footwear that will keep you warm..
- Leather Jacket
If you prefer a cool, effortless aesthetic, then a leather jacket is an essential addition to your winter wardrobe. When choosing a leather jacket, try not to skimp on price, think of a good leather jacket as an investment piece that will stand the test of time. If the word ‘investment’ sounds intimidating, it could be a good idea to enlist the help of a professional stylist. Style with Cindy is just one of the many companies which offer personal shopping services, making it easier for you to find the perfect investment piece, while staying within your budget.
- Knitted jumper dress
The humble jumper dress comes in a variety of styles, meaning there is always an option out there which will be well suited to your personal taste. These cosy dresses are a good way of keeping a winter outfit feminine, allowing you to show some skin whilst staying wrapped up. Team this item with over the knee or ankle boots.
- Oversized Scarf
When it comes to picking out the perfect winter scarf, size matters! An oversized scarf is a good way of adding texture or pattern to an otherwise plain outfit. Scarfs are also good for creating a layered look and keeping warm without the need for additional clothing items.
With clever use of key pieces, you can ensure you are looking and feeling your best this winter. When shopping for items to improve your winter wardrobe, choose pieces that work well with your favourite staple pieces. Just one or two of the key items listed above could make a drastic improvement to how prepared you are for the colder weather.