As the dark mornings creep closer and the temptation to hibernate underneath the duvet grows increasingly strong, the harsh reality is that we still have to go out and face the great outdoors. Even so, giving your wardrobe a seasonal reshuffle is just one of the ways you can get an extra spring in your step. From colourful accessories to cosy coats, you’ll be a step ahead of the fashion pack with these top tips for cold-weather style updates.
Match your boots with your trousers
Unlike the sunshine, the trend for cropped trousers doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon. The good news is that you can put a winter spin on your favourite culottes or awkward length chinos with some smart ankle boots. You might have to bare a little extra skin between the two, but the end result is well worth it for this classy look. If you typically feel the cold more than others, the trick is to match your boots with your trouser length to minimise this gap.
Invest in a cosy coat
At this time of year a warm winter coat is an essential. Opt for something versatile like Kim Kardashian’s neutral coloured teddy bear coat and you can wear it throughout the week, during casual weekends and even on formal nights out. This style of coat is everywhere at the moment, in colours that range from whites and neutrals right up to multi-tonal. If you don’t like the midi length, there are lots that come to your hips instead.
Layer and reuse
A change in season doesn’t always have to mean rushing out and buying a whole new wardrobe. If you’ve invested in some key pieces already or are just low on cash, it’s time to recycle some of the other items you already have to fit around them. To go with that gorgeous new coat or pair of boots, try layering a sleeveless dress over a long-sleeved shirt and teaming with a pair of tights. The dress on its own would be far too chilly, but the extra layers make it just that bit more bearable. On a particularly cold day, you could even swap the shirt for a slim-fitting polo neck jumper.
Off the top of your head
To top it all off, a formal hat can make all the difference to more minimal style combinations. It can be hard finding warm winter hats for women that aren’t too casual, but among the accessories from Tu at Sainsbury’s are a chic knitted beret and a standout red number, proving that you can be smart and colourful at the same time. If you prefer a more pared back look, beanies work just as well and come in a huge range of styles and colours.
How will you be prepping up your wardrobe for winter? Let us know in the comments below.
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