Believe it or not, winter’s almost here. If you haven’t pulled together your cold weather wardrobe yet, what in the world are you waiting for? This is the perfect time to make a checklist of winter wardrobe essentials. Here are a few savvy style ideas you are welcomed to emulate.
Winter wardrobe must-haves
If you think your skinny jeans must be relegated to the back of the closet until the weather warms up, do think again. Skinny jeans, whether distressed or brand-new, are just right for cold weather wearing. With a streamlined silhouette that lets you pile on layers for warmth, skinny jeans work wonderfully with flat-heel booties by day and sky-high stilettos for a night on the town, explain style mavens at The Trend Spotter magazine.
Don’t be caught in the cold without a great cashmere sweater. In fact, if your wallet can handle the cost, go ahead and add several cashmere sweaters to your wintertime wardrobe collection. A classic crewneck cashmere can be layered with a button-down collared shirt underneath and a poncho or leather jacket on top. Cashmere sweaters pair with anything from skinny jeans, calf length skirts, or any other separate you can imagine. If you can afford just one great cashmere, opt for a neutral color like black or gray.
If you don’t already have a beautiful black blazer, now is the time to add one to your winter wardrobe. Always in fashion, a basic black blazer can be paired with practically anything. Go for classic wool that will keep you warm throughout chilly autumn and winter months, advise fashionistas at Elle fashion magazine.
A bounty of boots
No other footwear serves you as well in wintertime as boots. From ankle-high booties to extravagant over-the-knee styles, well-constructed boots are a winter wear staple you don’t want to do without. Of course, you’ll need plenty of warm winter socks to wear with your boots. If your boots are too snug for super thick socks, slip into thinner socks before donning your beautiful boots, and add a pretty pair of Boot Cuffs from BCS Boutique for extra warmth and flair.
To top things off
How many hats do you have? Scientists say that much of our body heat is lost through the top of our heads, so it’s not a bad idea to keep several hats on hand. A classic fedora will protect your head from heat loss without messing up your hair too much. If warmth counts for more than fashion, toss on a knit cloche or slouchy beanie hat and be on your way.
Winter can be a wonderland, but only if you’re cozy enough to enjoy it. Browse your closet today, and try putting separates together in ways you may not have thought of before. For instance, summer skirts can work well in winter if you wear substantial leggings underneath. Don’t be afraid to experiment, and above all, have fun with your winter wardrobe.