Struggling with the sub-zero temperatures at the moment? You’re not alone ladies! Not only can the cold weather wreak havoc on your morning routine, (hello delayed trains and chock-a-block traffic) but deciding how to wrap up warm without leaving the house looking like a yeti is difficult when the cold weather gets real. So, let us show you that you don’t have to let the winter weather dampen your style, with our top tips to help you stay toasty during this frosty period.
Just because the weather has dipped in temperature, it doesn’t mean you have to wave goodbye to dresses! As the lazy-girl styling staple, dresses can be easily integrated into your cold weather wardrobe. Go for a long-sleeved number, to keep the cold at bay and protect your limbs from chilly winds. Length is also key - tis’ the season for a maxi, girls so opt for a flattering midi or all-out maxi for both warmth and style points. Choose an oversized style with a frivolous hem for some fashion flare or select a collared maxi shirt dress with a gathered waist for a more feminine approach. Throw on chunky biker boots or a sporty trainer with a contrasting ankle sock for a look that’s street style ready.
Remember, your coat will become the focus of your outfit when you’re out and about, so there’s no point carefully crafting an outfit that will just be covered up! Investing in a stylish coat will cut your getting ready time in half, as you can just slip on the best part of your outfit before heading out the door. There’s nothing more boujee than a dramatic, oversized puffa coat to keep you looking as cool as the wintery weather. Opt for a bright, cobalt blue style with sporty chevron detailing for a look suited for sipping champagne up a ski slope. Or choose a pink metallic version for a shiny take on this trend. We say, layer over a midi length dress and pair with a sporty trainer, for a look made for comfy commutes and warm weekends.
Don’t let your knitwear collection get lacklustre in the quest for warmth. Choose knits that offer both style and suitable protection from the frosty temperatures by keeping things interesting and opting for a mix of tasteful and slouchy styles that offer versatility for any occasion. For a pop of colour, choose a colour block knit with dramatic flared sleeves, perfect for mixing with tailored styles for a put-together look. If minimal is your thing, pick a luxe cream, chunky knit with subtle detailing, such as a tie waist and balloon sleeves, to awaken the seasonal style snooze. Pair with neutral statement trousers or a cream slip skirt for a tonal look that’s certain to turn heads.
Sometimes the weather is so severe, that only the warmest of garments will do and this often means rotating the same few pairs of warm trouser options. The trick is to choose textured styles that not only look good, but feel just as good. Now, we all love leather trousers, but working out how to wear them without ending up like Ross in THAT episode of Friends -when he gets stuck in his tight leather pants - is a tough one. One blessing of the cold weather is that leather can become your best friend! Opt for a high-waisted pair of faux leather lovelies with a tie belt to keep your look casual yet refined. Pair with a simple blouse and comfy trainers for workwear vibes, or slip on a chunky, heeled boot for a look that oozes after dark glam. Corduroy never looked so cool when worn in a baby blue, cropped trouser variation, so choose to cheat on your jeans in this stylish cord colourway, that’ll add some tasteful texture to your cold weather ensemble. Tuck in a lightweight knit and a casual trainer for a low-key look, or style with a sleek boot that’s suitable for late night fun.
So, embrace the chilly weather this winter and style your arctic outfits with confidence.