Winter wardrobe must have's
"Winter is nature's way of saying 'Up yours'" - Robert Byrne
Winter is upon us and we have the choice to either let it ruin us fashion wise, or to take charge and up our style game. I personally have a love-hate relationship with winter- I hate the cold, but I love that I have a lot of leeway to play with my outfits. Most women don't enjoy this season as they find looking good in this cold difficult. There are some staple items of clothing which I believe every woman absolutely has to have this winter. I'll also offer some tips on layering, this should take the stress away from you and get you excited about dressing up and embracing the season!
The Leather Jacket:
This is a staple, classic item that every woman should own. The leather jacket comes in many different colours, textures and styles. Whatever your personal style, you should be able to find a leather jacket that suits your personality and taste. You can pair it up with a lot of items such as a basic white t-shirt and jeans, a cashmere sweater and leggings or a short dress.
You need two pairs of boots; knee-high boots and ankle boots. Knee-high boots are suitable for casual as well as smart-casual outfits and can be paired with skinny jeans, tights and short A-line skirts/dresses. Ankle boots go best with boyfriend/ relaxed jeans, skinny jeans, tights, shorts, longer skirts/dresses and short dresses. They are almost suitable for most outfits. When choosing boots, make sure you pick a colour that goes with most of your winter clothes. Also, you can decide if you prefer your boots to have heels or to be flat.
A Trench Coat:
Ladies the trench is one of those classic items that you cannot afford to go without! It is a good idea to invest in a quality trench which will last for years. You can rock your trench with a dress, stockings and boots or pants, a shirt and heels. Again, make sure you choose a colour that will go with most of your clothes. It is normally smart to get a fawn, brown, grey or black trench coat as these are staple colours and can be matched with a lot of other colours.
A Woolen Dress:
You can go short or long with your dress and play with colours. Pair your dress up with your leather jacket, a scarf, stockings and boots and you are good to go on a really cold day. You can always take off the jacket or scarf on a moderately cold day.
One can never have enough cashmere sweaters. You can get these in tons of styles and colours and even fun prints. Wear these with your boyfriend jeans and sneakers or with your tights and knee-high boots.
Hats And Beanies:
Whether you prefer a fedora, a wide-brimmed hat or a beanie, you should have a hat for those bad winter hair days and to keep your head warm (and stylish). Rock your hat with boots, a leather jacket and tights. If you are more of a beanie girl, you can pair it up with skinny or boyfriend jeans, a cashmere sweater and sneakers.
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