Hot chocolate with marshmallows, glittery ornaments on trees and cheerful festive spirits are some of my favourite things about winter. I also appreciate the fact that I can break out my favourite leather jacket without burning up inside and that the cool weather suits my skin really well. Winter style is quite simple, but it can be really hard to stay at your fashionable best when you have to protect yourself from the cold as well. Here are my five favourite fashion tips for the season!
Mix In Some Quirky Print
Most people tend to reach for dark colours like navy, grey, black and maroon in the winter. This season, vow to try something different! Eclectic prints are one of the easiest ways to make a dreary winter day more fun and spice up your ensemble. You can still retain the sombre colour palette for the rest of your outfit, but incorporating a unique abstract print into your look will break the monotony and elevate your outfit.
Jump On The Cape Bandwagon
It goes without saying that a cosy winter coat is an essential for the season, but this year, switch things up by opting for a classy cape instead. Capes are the modern cousins of ordinary winter coats. These babies instantly bump up your outfit from “basic” to “bold” in the best way possible. Keep the rest of your outfit sleek and fitted, to balance out the boxy structure of this piece. I definitely recommend investing in one or two capes in neutral colours for the winter – camel and black are my go-to choices.
Keep Your Hat Game Strong
This year, I have fallen head over heels in love with headgear of all kind but my all-time favourite piece has been the good old fedora style hat. These are great for adding some pizzazz to an ordinary outfit or simply hiding the fact that you are having a bad hair day. There are so many different styles, colours and patterns available, so play around and explore the range until you find the fedora that works for you.
Leather Leggings Are Hot (Literally)
There is something downright fierce about a pair of fitted leather leggings – they are so versatile and can be styled with anything from an oversized woollen sweater to a leather biker jacket. The best part is that leather actually keeps you really warm, without adding any bulk to your frame, so you can still retain a fitted ensemble if you please. Pair these bad boys with your cape for a stunning outfit!
Fur Accents Are Winning
I love a good fur jacket (faux, obviously!) but lately, I find myself gravitating towards looks that are more understated. As you know, accessories can make or break your outfit, and this winter is all about accessories with subtle fur accents. Think about trimmings on hats, handbags, scarves, and earmuffs – the works! This is also a great way to make your first foray into the world of faux fur, if you find the idea intimidating like many first-timers do.
Here’s to a fashion-forward winter – have a good one!