Dressing for winter, you could say, is an art form. It’s one thing dressing for warmth, it’s another thing entirely to dress for the warmth and include style and precision to your fit.
With so many styles and options available to women these days, it can be tricky to find your niche when preparing your wardrobe for the chilly season. From Superdry jackets to high-top boots and The North Face to Old Navy, there is an endless stream of variety to pick from. This can be exciting but also a little overwhelming.
Let’s simplify the options available and look at a few of the essential styles for you to try this winter.
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Play With Texture
Black is a really common color for winter, and that's okay! Wearing black doesn't have to be dull. All you need to do to shake things up is experiment with different textures of clothing and style them together.
For instance, you could sport a black faux fur coat over a longer black blouse or wear your favorite pair of black skinny jeans with a classic black pump to get that casual, semi-formal look. Play around with different textures and see what works for you!
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Leather At Work, Leather During the Day, Leather All the Time!
Not only is leather the perfect material for winter style, but it's also made somewhat of a comeback into modern-day life! A leather dress with a black turtleneck underneath is the perfect blend of warmth and elegance, as well as just looking cool!
You can add a bright, contrasting bag for a pop of color and top the look off with a delicate gold necklace. All set? Head over to the office or grab a coffee with a friend in this classy and stylish winter fit.
Super Puffer, Anybody?
Let's be honest, is it really winter in 2022 if you don't rock a puffer jacket at least once? Super comfortable and convenient, a puffer jacket provides warmth and style with very little effort.
A suggestion to try would be to find the biggest puffer jacket you can so that it can cover your entire body, and then complete the outfit with a pair of fun boots of your choice, especially if the puffer is black. Simple and effective!
Forget the nay-sayers. Denim-on-denim is absolutely a necessary outfit for your wardrobe this winter! Light or dark denim, it doesn’t matter. You'll stun in this winter classic as long as you keep the jacket and jean shade the same.
For extras, you could add a suede jacket or coat to complete the whole ‘lumberjack meets western’ look without going overboard.
Keep It Neutral
Sometimes you just need to keep things simple. A pair of loose-fitting khakis with a similarly toned sweater could be the look you've been searching for. Add a pair of black boots and tuck the khakis into them to complete the ultimate chic winter look. It’s tried and tested!
Remember the 90s
There’s always a reason to throw it back like it’s 1999. You can never go wrong with a pair of mom jeans and a minimal leather jacket. Include a pair of semi-high heels or boots in the mix, and you’ll feel like Halle Berry re-incarnated.
Or, you can go the other route and pay homage to the late Princess Diana with a pair of sweats, a blazer, and cowgirl boots to finish. Winter is the season to experiment, don’t be shy!
You can never go wrong with a suit. They keep you warm and spice up your office look. Try to find a set that has a bit more going for it than your average pants suit, like a matching top and bottom with a vest you can layer underneath for an instant upgrade in your suit game.
Don't underestimate the power of a good suit, whether at work or at play.
Try a Beanie
Wearing a beanie to top off a quality winter look is the ultimate way to ensure you’ll stay stylish in the cold. Choose between a cashmere knit or a simple ribbed design, or keep it playful and practical with a classic pom-pom beanie.
You can also be creative with what you do with your hair when you wear a beanie. Tie it up, lock it away, or keep the fringe (and cuteness).
As mentioned at the beginning, there are a lot of options for what to wear this winter. The best way to choose the right style and outfits is to focus on what you feel best represents who you are and what your character is like.
Keep it suited to your favorite options, and don’t worry about what anybody else may say or think. Keep it simple. Keep it you!
Sylvia Silverstone is a passionate writer who loves to share her knowledge and expertise on a wide range of topics, including beauty, life hacks, entertainment, health, news, and money. With a keen eye for detail and a talent for storytelling, Sylvia's engaging writing style keeps readers coming back for more.