With nights getting darker and temperatures lowering, winter is definitely on its way. For fashionistas, this means only one thing: preparing your winter wardrobe.
After all, your main concern is looking cozy and cute. You want to keep the chill away while still looking chic and embracing this season’s must have looks.
While being warm is a priority, the good news is, there’s loads of ways you can amp up your winter outfits without comprising on style. To make sure you’re toasty and trendy this winter, here are some of our top tips.
Perfect Your Proportions
One of the essential elements of any winter wardrobe is balancing your proportions. This can stop you from feeling bulky and ensure you look effortlessly fabulous. How to perfect proportion: Wear a cute cropped jumper with high waisted jeans, trousers or a midi skirt; balance an oversized coat with skinny jeans or leggings to accentuate your figure; and elongate your legs by choosing boots in a colour that matches your bottoms.
Experiment with Colour
You may be tempted to fill your winter wardrobe with dark shades, but there’s no reason you can’t be as bold and expressive during cold weather as you usually are in the summer. Don’t be afraid to experiment, as a pop of colour can make a stylish and sophisticated
statement. Be bold and combine different colours into your winter outfits, even vibrant shades like orange, yellow and red.
Love Your Layers
Layering is essential when trying to keep warm in a winter, but that doesn’t mean throwing on unflattering slouchy jumpers. Instead, there are loads of ways you can layer up with style. Love your layers: add knee high boots over leggings or upgrade to knitted tights under your
skirt; throw on a chunky jumper with a checked shirt or a cute cardigan with your favourite t- shirt, and most importantly, get your ultimate winter staple right by selecting a fashion forward coat.
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Elevate with Accessories
Everyone knows that accessories can make or break an outfit, and this is certainly the case when planning your winter wardrobe, adding warmth and style. Style up your accessories: elevate your winter wardrove with a chic hat, from a beanie or a beret to a trilby or a trapper; go sleek with leather gloves or keep is casual with chunky mittens; and throw on a belt with your coat to showcase your figure.
Try Out Texture
Finally, while summer is an ideal time to play with chiffon and lace, winter calls for warmer and more decadent fabrics. Have fun as you mix and match a range of textures such as leather, faux fur and wool.
Play with texture: Be effortlessly stylish with a chenille or cable knit jumper; accessorise your coat with a faux fur stole; or vamp it up with a leather skirt.