Winter is just around the corner, and if there’s one season that requires maximum wardrobe prep, this is it. With the chance of snowstorms ahead, there are a few winter wardrobe essentials that you need to have in your closet.
Yes, you certainly can’t do without a cozy oversized sweater and a red leather jacket for women. But it is also imperative to have a seasonal collection of clothing items that sync well with your year-round go-to pieces. After all, you can’t go out without a few layering options for the temperamental weather.
So, cozy up with a cup of hot chocolate and read our list of seven winter wardrobe essentials that will shake off those winter blues and make you look and feel chic and classy. And all this without burning a hole in your pocket.
1. Skinny Jeans
Winters are all about experimenting with your silhouette and playing with proportions! Skinny jeans are the perfect way to explore different styles as their streamlined silhouette allows you to layer multiple items on top without looking bulky.
Flaunt them with a pair of flat heel booties and a leather jacket in the day or pointy heels and a silk top for a night out – you can’t go wrong with skinnies!
Here are a few inspirations to help you style your looks:
2. Cashmere Sweater
Nothing looks extra chic and effortlessly stylish than a comfy cashmere sweater and a pair of slim trousers. A cashmere crewneck sweater (preferably in a neutral color) should be a winter staple in every woman’s closet.
It is a great layering piece that is as easy to dress up as it is to dress down. However, cashmere or wool sweaters can be itchy and a bit uncomfortable if you don’t layer them properly. Our experts recommend that you always wear a tank top under sweaters or better yet, layer it over a collared shirt for a smart look.
You’d think it will turn into an overly warm outfit, but the cotton shirt underneath the sweater keeps the skin cool and relaxed. Plus, multiple layers always look more stylish and flattering on all body types
3. Wool Coat
If you live in a cold country, then a wool coat has to be one of the most worn clothing items in your winter wardrobe. It is probably one thing that you’ll be seeing the most of over the course of the next few months. So, make sure you invest in a wool coat with a modern silhouette and a bold statement color.
Our style experts suggest you pick a classy wool coat in a neutral color such as navy, camel, black or gray and another one in a bold statement hue for fun nights out.
Choose one that has some fashion-forward details to help you stand out from the crowd. And lastly, consider a looser fit to ensure it fits well over chunky layers.
4. Knitted Dress
Knitted dresses are the perfect transitional piece for the upcoming winter season. A knitted jumper dress spices things up by showing a little skin while allowing you to be warm and cozy at the same time.
For added warmth, pair with it with tights or a long pair of leather boots. Pop your favorite winter coat over it, and you’re good to go. Choose from a figure-hugging style or an oversized version; you really can’t go wrong here.
5. Leather Jacket
A genuine leather jacket is a perfect cover-up to top off your look as the weather cools down. Not only does it exude a sense of confidence and edginess, but it also compliments almost any outfit. Wear it over your favorite pair of jeans or a knitted jumper dress – there are countless options to style your look with a leather jacket.
Choose from a classic moto or a bright red leather jacket to rock the cooler months. Read more about the best leather jacket styles for women at Harper’s Bazaar.
6. A Scarf
One of winter’s most versatile pieces is a scarf. It can do so much more for you, and we bet that you’re not taking full advantage of it yet. There are countless ways to tie a scarf to uplift a boring outfit in a matter of minutes.
It’s a small and humble piece of clothing that can alternate between a neck warmer, beanie and a makeshift rain jacket.
7. Winter Boots
Step it up this winter with an insulated winter boot to keep you comfortable all day long.
A stylish pair of boots can go well with all your wardrobe essentials. From dresses to skirts and pants – boots can take your style game to a whole new level. Look for a style that has a water-resistant upper layer and a warm lining inside to keep your toes warm when the temperature drops.
We hope our top seven picks of must-have winter wardrobe essentials will help you survive this winter in style. Do you have any other fashion recommendations that will help our readers look chic in sub-freezing temperatures? Share your winter style tips with us in the comments below.
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