Want to look great and keep warm this winter? If so, it’s time to go through your wardrobe and make sure you have the right clothes to keep you toasty. Here’s my guide to the essentials you’ll need to see you through the winter months.
Want to know the one thing that will keep you warm, while looking good on cold days and nights? It’s layering up. During winter, we are subjected to a wide array of temperatures, going from freezing cold outside to baking hot on the commuter train. Try and include clothes that are easily removable to give you the adaptability you need for maximum comfort. For example, a warm winter coat can be used to keep out the chills, while a light jacket can be worn underneath for a professional image.
A warm sweater
You’ll need to keep your core as warm as possible when you are out and about – and I love these aran cardigans at aransweatersdirect.com. I don’t think there is a warmer alternative for a chilly evening, and once you are inside in the warm, they are easy to get off. If it’s raining, you can just throw on a lightweight waterproof to protect the wool.
A camel coat
Nothing screams sophistication that a well-fitting camel coat. They’ll keep you snug and warm, look great on almost everyone, and work well for the office or social occasions. The camel coat is a wardrobe classic, so try and go for one that fits you perfectly rather than something that takes in the latest trends. It’s worth investing in higher quality, too – a great, timeless design could last you a lifetime. Take a look here for some inspiration.
A great hat
One thing I love about winter style is that you get more chance to wear great hats. You lose a lot of heat out from your head when it’s cold, and it’s the perfect chance to include some fantastic hats to compliment your style. A thick woolen beanie is highly adaptable, and can be used for a smart or casual dress. However, when it’s bitterly cold, I think everyone should try and find a trapper hat. They are warm, resistant to rain, and look great – albeit a little kooky. Think you can pull it off?
Don’t forget, you’ll need something to keep your feet warm, toasty and dry, too. I’ve gone for the Hunter wellington boot here, as they are a classic and should last you many harsh winters. There is a broad range of colours and styles to suit any look, from the country walker to the city slicker. A great pair of wellies are essential for when the snow comes in and turns to slush – so grab yourself some now before the weather turns!
Of course, no winter get up would be complete without great accessories. Head over to my accessory guide to winter 2015/16 for a look at what will be hot in the cold season. And don’t forget – let me know what you think!