For all those Game of Thrones fans out there, brace yourselves, for “winter has come”.
Now that the chilly season is officially here and the days begin to grow shorter and colder, it’s time to pull out your warm clothes and hot water bottles.
When it comes to winter fashion, many people believe a sacrifice must be made style-wise for warmth. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! You can still showcase your style in the colder months while staying warm and comfortable.
While trends come and go, here are seven timeless fashion staples for your winter wardrobe.
The key to a staple knit sweater is investing in one that’s made with high-quality materials.
Fabrics like cashmere and wool are known for their soft warmth, and if taken care of well, these materials can last for decades. It may be tempting to opt for cheaper materials, but a good quality one is a great investment.
For a timeless look, opt for classic designs that you can pull out year after year. Neutral colours such as navy, black, and grey are great choices and can easily match your outfits.
Layering isn’t a new concept when it comes to keeping warm in winter. However, choosing the right pieces for layering can make a massive difference to your style and comfort – after all, you don’t want to feel like a clunky snowman with big, bulky layers!
Depending on where you live and how cold it gets, a thermal top makes for a great base layer. This will work to insulate and lock in your body heat.
You can choose from a range of options from long-sleeve to singlets and a range of necklines, making your thermal the perfect base for any winter outfit. When choosing your base layers, be sure to consider what type of material it is made of. Two of the most common options are merino wool and synthetic fabrics. As a general rule of thumb, merino is a great option if you are looking for natural materials, breathability and odour resistance, while synthetic fabrics are a more budget-friendly option that is quick-drying and durable.
Next, find yourself the perfect turtleneck top for you. This wardrobe staple is warm, chic and can be worn alone or layered under sweaters, cardigans, or jackets.
You can choose between neutral colours to blend in with your whole look or bold hues to make it your statement piece. And the best part about turtlenecks is they can be paired with almost any bottom piece for a truly polished look.
Cardigans are one of the most versatile staples you can have in your wardrobe.With multiple designs to choose from, right down to colour, length and open-front or button-up, this item can be styled in numerous ways.
Not only do cardigans offer an extra layer of warmth, but this staple item also elevates your look by adding texture to your outfit.
Winter fashion and coats go hand-in-hand. They’re a versatile staple item every wardrobe needs to tie your outfit together and seal in all the warmth from your layering.
When choosing your winter coat, consider a style that flatters your body shape. Different coat silhouettes, such as A-line, belted, or tailored designs, can help accentuate your best features and create a polished and sophisticated look.
For optimal warmth, be sure to choose a coat with a length that extends to at least mid-thigh. This helps to shield you from any wind getting up underneath your coat and can help to keep your legs warm as well.
Depending on where you live, especially in the southern states, winter conditions can be unpredictable sometimes, resulting in wet and slippery situations.
The right pair of boots can help to offer both warmth and stability to navigate with confidence against whatever winter throws at you.
To get the most bang for your buck and ensure durability, choose high-quality boots made from materials like suede or leather. Don’t forget to consider comfort in this staple purchase, you’ll likely be wearing these boots for the majority of your winter outings, so be sure to look for a boot with a cushioned insole and arch support.
And while functionality is important in your boot choice, style doesn’t have to be compromised. From ankle to knee-high, with a range of colours and heel heights, there’s no shortage of boots to choose from to perfectly match your style.
Practical and stylish, scarves, hats, and gloves are great staples you can use to add a personal flare to your winter wardrobe.
With such a wide variety of styles, colours, patterns and materials to choose from, a well-chosen accessory is just enough to take your outfit to the next level.
Whether you love a chunky knit scarf or a colourful beanie, these winter wardrobe staples are the finishing touches that perfectly represent you, so have some fun with them!
What’s your winter fashion staple?