With winter kicking in, and sales just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about that ultimate winter wardrobe. Every year there always seems to be something missing; be it a good pair of gloves, a cozy hat, or good-quality boots, we always find ourselves in need of that one item to complete any outfit. This year, we are here to help; with our list of essential winter wardrobe items, you’ll be ready for every frosty occasion.
First things first; the basics. You want to make sure you have pretty simple base layers, especially long-sleeve T-shirts, as these will be good for layering. Layering is the most effective way to keep your body temperature under control when going from heated buildings to the cold outdoors. And though it might not seem like it, two thin layers can often be warmer than one thick layer – due to the trapped air between the layers also providing insulation.
Now that we have that concept in our minds, the following items will help you build your outfit every time. It goes without saying that cozy sweaters are a must, and a couple of sweater dresses will go a long way too. A nice long cardigan will also add to the layering look, maybe on those crisp winter days, when there’s a bit of sunshine peeking out. Don’t forget about your legs, good pants are essential; invest in some solid jeans (with no rips! brrr) and some thick fleece-lined leggings; these will look great under those sweater dresses. Make sure you have some nice warm tights as well, and you can pair them with a classy leather skirt. If you’re going for a more casual look, a cute pair of sweatpants will be perfect for those cozy nights in, or lazy days at home.
A sturdy pair of winter boots are ideal for comfort when the snow kicks in, but for warmth, we recommend some knee-high boots. Well-suited to be worn with a skirt, dress, or pants, these babies will keep your legs nice and toasty. Unsurprisingly, the last layer is a coat. To be completely fashion-ready, we suggest a smart wool coat, as well as a more casual coat like a puffer jacket or a parker. Add your final touches with a scarf and a hat or earmuffs, and finally some gloves, and you’re good to go!