Let’s face it, the constant onslaught of storms Ciara, Dennis et. al. has meant that, truthfully, I’ve mostly been wearing hoodies, leggings pyjamas and duvets like everyone else for the last few weeks. I adore winter fashion, but in reality a lot of what goes down the runway is just not season-friendly when the season decides to turn on you…
That said, on the few occasions that I have managed to don something a little more stylish, I’ve documented it here for you. Here’s hoping we get some days where you might be able to use these looks for your winter outfit inspiration!
1. Faux Furry
There are a few popular coat styles that weather (get it?) the years when it comes to fashion. If you haven’t already read my article on the famed Teddy Coat, you can find it here.
Another of these styles is, of course, the fur coat (faux, naturally).
I found this absolutely divine Diane Von Furstenburg number in – you guessed it – TK Maxx a couple of years ago and it has probably been the best £40 I’ve ever spent. The ideal length for both daytime and evening, a shade of grey that goes with everything and a subtle stripe detail that is interesting enough that you don’t need to accessorize heavily.
I love to wear this coat with shorts and tights, (pictured) or with coated skinnies and heels, but on this occasion I opted for chunky boots in case of an impending flood. It was a wise choice.
Similar coat, here
I will forever be in love with sweater dresses (or jumper dresses, on my side of the pond). They are my go-to for winter fashion.
Choose a fine knit, shorter one for Spring or a thicker and longer one for winter weather outfits; you can’t fail but look chic. I actually purchased this ASOS one as a new workwear look and it has served me well so far; but it works perfectly for after-work drinks too. A very wearable camel tone, this dress has the perfect addition of a tie waist to give a little more shape without spoiling the simplicity of the look. I paired it with the Louis Vuitton Alma BB bag (sadly borrowed from a friend…I’ll buy you one day, little bag!) and some neutral sock boots to keep the focus on the dress. Office friendly, cocktail ready!
Bag, Louis Vuitton
Similar boots, here
3. Warm WonderWoman
At the end of January I received an invite to a motivational coaching and goal-setting evening. The invite said to wear whatever I fancied. I read: ‘Power Dressing!’
I decided on a modern version of the power suit, using a classic tweed blazer from Zara (after quite literally a year of internal debate, I finally caved and got one of these beauties; now I can’t quite forgive myself for not having done so sooner,) and my French Connection leather shorts which I got for £6 (yes, really) on eBay. Add some killer heels and pray for a dry evening…
Similar shorts, here
Pumps, Christian Louboutin
4. Check Please!
Check is back at the moment and I can’t resist a good trend – that is when you know it’s going to return again and again. Recurring trends are the fashions you should follow, so you can re-wear and treasure your collection forever.
[A quick note on checks – for longevity, choose something a little more traditional or subtle, or risk looking passé the next time around. A Prince of wales, Glen or a houndstooth are always good choices, so long as the print isn’t too big.]
With a nod to Off-White’s most notorious accessory, this dress comes ready-jazzed with a statement yellow belt. Add some patterned tights (another trend we’ll see return again and again) and you’ve got a LOOK. Don’t forget some sturdy ankle boots for splashing about in puddles….stylishly, of course.
Blazer Dress, ASOS
Similar tights, here
There you have it! Four actually wearable, reasonably warm looks that you can wear in wintery weather! What’s your go-to look for winter fashion? Let me know below or drop me a DM!