By: Meg Boucher
During the winter the weather can seem dreary and lackluster but that doesn’t mean your outfits have to be. Cold weather outfits can often feel colorless and uninspiring but with these 5 essential items you can you bring life back to your winter wardrobe and look fabulous in the process!
1. A Bold Scarf
Scarves are a great accessory to have when you need to add that a pop of color, texture or playfulness to your outfit. A luxe scarf can be paired with an overcoat for warmth, but gauzy options can easily move from work attire to a night out with the girls. For unique and fun ways to wear your scarf collection click HERE.
2. Stylish Sunglasses
Sunglasses can make or break an outfit. First and foremost, when shopping for sunnies you need to figure out what frame style looks best with your face shape. To discover the most flattering frames for your face click HERE. Elevate your outfits with a classic yet current pair of sunglasses that are sure to give you that pulled together look that you desire.
3. A Cozy Sweater
Cable knit and cashmere sweaters are essential foundational pieces for every woman’s winter wardrobe! These sweaters can be paired with just about anything! They are super soft, oh so cozy, and one of the most versatile pieces–aka they are worth investing in. Dress them up with a pair of wool trousers, and dress them down with a great pair of jeans or cords. I would recommend first selecting a few of these sweaters in neutral colors allowing you to always have a good canvas to start any outfit with…from there snag one in your favorite hue.
4. Boots and Booties
Boots were made for walkin’ and that’s just what they’ll do! Boots and booties can keep your feet warm throughout the winter, while also being a comfortable and stylish choice. These essentials have the magical power to make your legs look great (aka when wearing boots keep the jean/pant in a similar color family as your boot to elongate your legs) and are very versatile! Build your boot wardrobe by selecting a brown and black ankle bootie and tall boot in your preferred heel height.
5. A Modern Overcoat
Overcoats are the final piece of any stylish winter outfit! I always recommend buying an overcoat that has a belted or cinched waist because it’s more flattering and the overall look is ultimately more put together. For example, the classic ‘Burberry style trench coat’ is perfect because it’s flattering on just about every body type and is chic, sophisticated and timeless (aka worth the investment!). But whatever style you select, ensure it’s nicely tailored to YOU. Another fun tip is instead of an overcoat try a fur (or faux fur) vest to add more flare to your outfit on even the coldest of days!
Now it’s time to put your knowledge to use! What winter essentials do you need to add to your shopping list??