While summer is my favourite season weather-wise, winter absolutely wins on the clothes aspect. Colder weather just allows for so much more potential and technically for more clothes if you layer correctly. I personally wouldn’t say I have one specific style, but what I have learned with the years is what kind of clothes suit me and what I feel comfortable and most importantly comfortable in.
I figured going through some of my favourite staples and how I would style them might be a good idea, for a little new year, new outfit inspiration.
I love a good pair of trousers. Not just jeans trousers, but like material/suit kind of trousers. There’s just something about a nice (ironed) pair of trousers that makes any outfit immediately look put together. If you’re a bit more confident there are so many colours and patterns out there apart from just neutrals to play with. My favourite place to buy trousers is probably NA-KD.
I know button-up shirts sound rather boring and paired with trousers you might think I’m just putting on a full suit, but that’s not quite it. The way I wear button-ups is with either a tank top, long sleeve, or turtleneck underneath (depending on the weather and where I’m going). I fasten the bottom few buttons and then tuck it into my pants, so that you only see around one button over the waistband. There are so many variants on a button up, whether it is cotton, or silk or flannel, there is something for every weather and every occasion.
It might seem obvious, but a coat can completely change the vibe of an outfit, it has potential to complete it or just ruin it. I love a good long wool coat, my favourite is a massive black oversized one, that just about reached my ankles and belonged to my dad in the 80s. There’s just something so classy about a nice wool coat, and you can either go safe with a neutral, or add a little extra with a coloured one. Another coat staple for me is leather jackets. I have several, from cropped, to reversible lined with faux fur or a leather trench coat. If you don’t want to buy anything new but are bored of what you have, fur wrist cuffs or scarves are a cool way to change the vibe without having to buy an entirely new coat.
Technically accessories aren’t clothing, but I love them too much not to mention them. For colder weather hats and scarves are obvious and when I was younger, I used to hate wearing hats, but now if it’s cold out I at once reach for a hat and if it goes with my outfit, I will just wear it inside. There’s so many, from knit beanies, to little pom-pom ones or even go a bit more out there with a beret. Another fun way to spice up a fit is hair accessories, I adore a good hair clip, whether it is a claw clip, a barrette or my favourite a pretty silk bow, anything that looks cute and keeps my hair out of my way is a win in my books and it makes an outfit seem much more polished even if you barely brushed your hair.