Love it or hate it, winter is here and when it comes to looking good this season there are some items that can revitalise your wardrobe in readiness. Winter is the perfect time to invest in some quality fashion that you’ll return to every time the leaves start to drop. This is the season for trustworthy, sleek, heavyweight and buttery soft goodness to defend against the elements. The good news is you’ll only need a few key items to reinvent your winter wardrobe this year.
1. Coats and Jackets
If you haven’t got a good winter coat we'd suggest investing in one before the temperatures drop too much. Ideally choose something practical, but as you’ll be wearing it almost every day it should also look good. Get something that is smart and suitable for the city, but also practical and equally at home on a Boxing Day walk.
Women's long coats are this seasons winter style, a must have and certainly worth investing in. Choose one tailored in rich wool, down quilted, leather or suede. Coats with big belts are a must have this winter and there are plenty of options with this trend in mind. Take a look at the article from whowhatwear to give you some outfit ideas.
Ted Baker are always a great go to for smart men’s jackets that can easily be worn in the office or to dinner over a t-shirt or shirt. However, if you really want to invest in a winter jacket that won’t let you down when the temperatures dip and the dogs need a walk in the rain, North Face is a reliable brand for a winter coat you’ll wear for the next ten years.
No winter outfit is really complete without a scarf. Think about picking a scarf that’s going to add a bit of colour or texture to a subtle winter-hued outfit. Tartan and stripes add interest and colour to any outfit as well as being timeless patterns. Faux fur scarves like those at Hobbs are a versatile piece and will add some softness to your smart look whilst keeping you snug. If you want to invest in quality fabric and keep your neck immune from the elements, take a nod from Chanel and Begg and Co. and choose a cashmere option.
Chains are everywhere this winter and there are plenty of options of how to wear them. Necklaces, bracelets, anklets and even belts can be found featuring chains of various sizes and styles. For men its crafted rope chains and curb chains which elevate the most simplest of outfits to the next level. For women there is the option of a more dainty and delicate chain which when paired well will complete an outfit.
Work boots are the shoe of choice this winter. What was once just a mandatory shoe to be worn on building sites are now the chosen option by many professionals. There are plenty of luxury brands that have designed their own version of the working boot which is why they are so fashionable this season. You will find great styles at Moncler, Timberland and Red Wing. Not only do they keep your feet warm during these colder months but you will not be defeated by large puddles or snow fall. Style them with rolled up jeans and a corduroy jacket to look the part this winter.
You’re going to need something to complete your look but also to deal with heavy duty everyday use. This Littlehampton Backpack is perfect for work or play and will work with any scarf, coat or shoe. Smart in black but with a pop of silver detail, the Littlehampton Backpack is great for the city or country - looking as good on a hill in the Cotswolds as it does in the middle of London.