NEW YEAR, NEW WARDROBE
Happy New Year, OTL Girls!! We’re nearly a week into 2018, and we’re not ashamed to admit we’ve been captioning all our Instagrams with the hashtag “new year new me”, though the same can’t be said about our wardrobes…
There’s nothing like a shiny new year to inspire a wardrobe overhaul, right? We’re throwing out our bobbled jumpers and ditching our distressed jeans to make way for a fresh, new start. So, leave your wardrobe woes in 2017 and start the new year as you mean to go on, looking sleek and oh so stylish thanks to our pick of the key wardrobe staples that will see you through the transitional period until Spring finally arrives.
A Girl Boss Blazer
Get checked out this January in a double-breasted check blazer. Layering is key to keeping warm at wintertime, and a tailored blazer effortlessly achieves both warmth and style. Worn over a layered midi dress or paired with jeans and a tee, a checked blazer is a true staple every girl needs to have in her wardrobe arsenal. Our fave is this English Factory blazer with its autumnal hues of green and mustard, not to mention the gold buttons that add an extra touch of chic.
A Maje Midi Skirt
Constant drizzle and gusts of wind are a daily battle for our dresses and skirt hemlines in the winter. But the answer to mastering feminine fashions without risking soaked pins and accidentally giving too much away is simple with a midi skirt. You can’t go wrong in this teal leather midi that will work all year round! Wear it with a chunky knit and heeled boots now, then come June tuck in a tee and throw on some summer sandals. It really is pleated perfection.
Not brave enough to bare your legs to the chill in a skirt, no matter the length? Give your denim a serious style upgrade instead and opt for something different, like a wide leg or a statement hem. These English Factory style combine the two trends for a look that is effortlessly chic and works for almost any occasion. Casual enough for the weekends when worn with a slouchy jumper, but smart enough to be easily dressed up with a blouse.
A Trendy Sports-Luxe Top
If you’ve lived in loungewear for the past two weeks, it can be difficult trying to piece together an outfit that doesn’t focus primarily on comfort. Ease yourself back into workwear by taking advantage of the sports luxe trend and channelling your inner Sporty Spice. This cool cobalt style is perfect for adding a pop of colour, and thanks to the high neck there’s no chance of the cold making its way down your back! Team it with black jeans to sharpen up the look, or some slouchy pyjama pants if you want to keep a laid-back look.
An Occasion Outfit
After dark dressing is a tricky thing when it’s this cold. Beat the January blues with flair and stay snug at the same time by layering a flirty cami over a long sleeved knit top. This Endless Rose combo does just that having styled the look for you by pairing a leather cami over a finely knitted top with flared cuffs. So, whether you’re heading out on a first date or have plans with your girl squad, you won’t need to worry about any unwanted chills.
All Day, Every Day Ankle Boots
Without a doubt, the most important component of your winter wardrobe should be a pair of killer boots. Boots that take you effortlessly from day to night and work with absolutely everything. We can’t get enough of these Truffle Collection patent pair. Not only are they super luxe with a glossy finish, but have you seen that heel?! The perfect height that’ll see you last all day in them and still be standing come 10pm, these are perhaps the dream boots. You won’t want to take them off!