Winter wardrobe essentials are bound to keep you warm and stylish throughout the season. When it comes to winter dressing, there are some tried-and-tested favourites that you’ve just got to have in your wardrobe. Investing in such staple pieces will mean you’ll always have something to wear, no matter what is in or out of fashion. Take a look at just a few winter wardrobe essentials, below.
1. Wool Coat/Jacket
A basic wool coat or jacket is one of those stylish winter wardrobe essentials that will be on high rotation during the colder months. Winter outerwear comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes but you can’t go wrong with a tailored, warm wool coat or jacket. Choose coats or jackets in subdued colours like black, grey, navy, or camel that are versatile and forever fashionable.
2. Knit Sweaters
Good quality knits should make up a significant portion of your winter wardrobe. Fine knits are perfect for layering underneath blazers, coats and even dresses while chunkier knit sweaters are great for throwing on over your casual outfits. Choose them in colours and cuts that best suit your personal style.
When winter comes around, I find that scarves are saviour. Not only do they keep me warm but they can also be easy ways to update a basic outfit. Chunky knitted scarves are perfect for creating a cosy look while brightly coloured and patterned scarves are perfect for adding trend-based touches to your outfit.
Your hands and fingers are often exposed to the elements but keep them safe from the harsh winter conditions with a pair of gloves. Knitted and wool varieties are ideal for keeping your mitts toasty warm while longer leather styles are great for working a more glamorous and sophisticated look.
For a lighter-weight outerwear option in winter, the blazer is a classic choice. Choose one made from wool or similarly heavy fabric to make sure you still stay warm. Go for fitted styles in neutral colours that will work well with the rest of your wardrobe. Team your blazer with skinny jeans, riding boots and stylish scarves for a smart winter look.
6. Thick Tights
Thick tights are perfect for wearing with dresses and skirts in winter. They come in all sorts of different designs, from basic black opaques to cosy knitted tights. Tights with a higher denier and chunky knitted styles are your best bet for keeping your pins warm. Neutral coloured tights are great for versatility but why not keep an eye out for interesting designs, colours, and patterns to give your outfit a bit of spark as well?
7. Knee-High Boots
Keep your feet warm and dry in a pair of knee-high boots. Boots in fuss-free designs with leather look finishes and thicker soles are your best bet for staying stylish year in and year out. As far as colours go, choose one that will suit the majority of your wardrobe. Don’t be afraid of spending a little bit more than you’re used to on a pair of boots either, since they’re an item you’ll be spending a lot of time in!
Beanies and hats are a necessity for keeping your head toasty warm in winter. There are plenty of different styles of beanies available, from fitted to slouchy styles and simple to novelty designs. I find that a basic black or grey beanie that can be folded to sit firmly on the head or worn slouchy and pushed back is a versatile wardrobe option.
9. Wellington Boots
Rain boots, Wellies, gumboots – whatever you want to call them, these are an essential footwear option on rainy winter days. Cold, wet feet can be your ticket to a deathly winter cold or flu, so some waterproof boots are a must for keeping them dry and protected. Choose a patent black pair of waterproof boots for a versatile and dressy option.
As far as wardrobe must-haves go, these are a few items that will no doubt get a lot of work during the winter months. Stick to neutral colours for timeless touches or trend-based styles for something more seasonal. What are your absolute winter wardrobe essentials?