As seasons change, so do clothing requirements. Obviously, you can’t be strutting in your favourite summer tie-dyed slip dress in the snow, unless you want to catch a cold or worse than that. It would also be uncomfortable to be all wrapped up in warm winter jackets and scarves when the sun is hottest in summer. A wardrobe change therefore is absolutely sensible.
To upgrade your current wardrobe, here are 3 clothing must-haves that you should invest in for the upcoming winter season:
1. Jackets and Coats
With the weather becoming unpredictable and sometimes even going to surprising extreme temperature drops, hoarding on different types of cover-ups to keep you warm is the best way to prepare for the cold season’s challenges, fashion-wise. Because even though you’re going to be wrapped up in layers, let’s be honest, we still want to look chic. The only way to achieve this is to find pieces that serve both purpose and style.
A long coat is a good choice to keep you warm while also making a bold fashion statement. Indeed, what you wear on top of all your other outfits will matter most at wintertime. Hence, why not make the most of it with an interesting long coat? If you’re wearing a neutral-coloured outfit or an all-black ensemble, which is a very common colour choice during winter, try to liven it up with a bright-coloured long coat. If you’re looking at elegant blue prom dress with sleeves, you will still have to choose a long coat to complement your choice so that even when the night gets cold, you can still enjoy the party and look fashionable.
If you want a more sophisticated appeal, wear a blazer. Blazers have a corporate appeal, making the wearer look smart and classy. You can opt to wear these on top of your usual work clothes, particularly the sleeveless dresses.
Of course, a winter wardrobe will never be complete if you don’t get yourself a leather jacket. This piece of outerwear provides an instant upgrade to whatever it is you are wearing. If you’re not into long coats, you can opt for a trusty leather jacket over your prom dress and voila, you’ve just added oomph to your outfit.
Make sure to have at least one puffer jacket for when the temperature is way below zero degrees and you’ve got to protect yourself from getting hypothermia. A swanky puffer jacket will look great with sweaters and boots too.
2. Turtlenecks and Sweaters
A warm top is a necessity for winter, even when you have prepared to layer your outfits with coats or jackets. If you don’t own one yet, get yourself a snug turtleneck top (or several) since this can be a go-to clothing piece for winter. These tops go with everything, from working as an undershirt for sleeveless dresses to being paired with good jeans.
Sweaters are also winter must-haves, with cashmeres being highly recommended. These are simple warmers that can be worn with all types of bottoms – jeans, trousers, leather pants, and even skirts. You can also wear this with a collared shirt to add more warmth to your outfit while still looking chic.
With multiple layers on, skinny jeans are go-to pants for winter. Not only will these keep you warm but they also go well with turtlenecks and sweaters, jackets and coats. Cap the ensemble off with over-the-knee boots or flat heeled booties for a warm but still Instagram-worthy outfit.
Of course, don’t forget to get at least one pretty blanket wrap scarf. It’s an effortless way to keep yourself comfortable and still be in style.