So as it rolls over into August and I am finally accepting the fact that it is winter and it is very cold. The mornings for me are a struggle; 1. Forcing myself to get up out of my safe warm bed and 2. Spending as little time as possible standing in front of my wardrobe in my under-garments as I decide what to wear. Truthfully winter layering is a skill, it is all about balancing out your pieces with your body shape so you don’t end up looking bulking and 10 kilos heavier than you actually are. Hopefully these layer friendly essentials keep you stylish and warm through the coldest of days.
Here are my winter layering essentials;
The Classic Trench
This item can end up being one of the hardest working pieces in your wardrobe all year round. Once strictly the domain of British military officers, the trench coat is now a fashion staple. The trench is perfect to wear with jeans, light weight knits for the day or tights, a leather mini and ankle boots at night.
The Light Weight Knit
While it is tempting to choose cheap and cheerful knits, purchase items in wool and cashmere to ensure they are warm while still fitting comfortably underneath a coat or jacket. As you wander the city streets you will only see a fraction of your knit which adds a sense of depth to your outfit. But, once inside and your coat is off, this piece can help make a statement so ensure you have fun with prints, patterns and colours.
The Jersey Dress
Purchasing a dress in jersey material means they stretch with your curves for the ultimate winter hug. Choose a dress that falls slightly above the knee and with a slight gather across the waist and hips to create a flattering silhouette.
The perfect seasonal must have for winter and the shoulder-seasons; combining with tights and boots or bare legs and heels, when you are feeling confident to brave the cold. Witchery is my place of purchase with lots of great winter tones and fits for all body shapes.
Super skinny jeans
The skinny jeans, trap the warmth close to your body and are the perfect building block for your winter look.
Invest in a good quality ‘dress jeans’ that are good quality that look smart and polished, not too scruffy when you are dressed down. This winter rock a super skinny dark pair of jeans for warmth and style.
The scarf is the easiest and ultimate winter accessory. The perfect way to trap warmth close to your body and can instantly add style and dimension to your outfit.
Wear them all the time and with everything; an oversized woollen scarf, for those cold mornings where you feel the winter chill in your bones or a light weight printed creation to jazz up those dull winter tones. Above is my favourite winter scarf, I bought it in Japan two years ago it is like a giant cuddle.
So layer up and keep stylish this winter season.