As we move into Winter, it is time to update our wardrobes accordingly. The good news is that we don’t have to buy reams and reams of new clothes, we just need to make a few savvy purchases that can be used in a versatile manner to ensure that our wardrobes stay fresh while we stay warm.
Here are my key pieces that will keep you warm and gorgeous this Winter.
A Blanket Scarf
A blanket scarf is an item I discovered last Winter, a real versatile piece that you will wear loads. Why? Well on milder days the scarf can be worn rather than a coat, layered over a cosy jumper for just the right amount of coverage. This is a great look if you are shopping in heated shopping centres where you melt in your winter coat. But, come the big freeze, you can actually layer this over your coat, it is so much warmer than your traditional scarves. Good places to find blanket scarves this year include Joules and Dorothy Perkins.
A Chunky Knit
Chunky knit jumpers have become one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe. The simplest way to wear it has to be the jeans, jumper and boots combination, but chunky knit can also be worn over tea dresses to extend their life from Spring.Summer to Autumn/Winter wear. Another gorgeous way to wear your chunky knit is over a tulle skirt, a look which combines a mixture of fabrics and styles to devastating effect. Look to Boden for elegant knitwear.
The ultimate in luxury, a pair of Cashmere bed socks are the epitome of pampering yourself and proof that some of your best and most beloved wardrobe items never need leave the house, Look to The White Company for the softest bed socks around in the best shade of baby pink.
I love leather gloves, but here’s the thing, they look great, but they are not warm. For warmth you need to opt for a knitted version instead. M&S have a great range of soft knit gloves in a range of colours for less than £10. Definitely worth a look.
If you are in need of some winter wardrobe inspiration you could look to Lyst who have curated everything from new season style to stone cold neutral shades, as well as some of the most current sales if you are looking for a bargain. All the big High Street stores are also now well stocked with great ideas and ranges that embrace Winter weather in great style.
What are your Winter Essentials?