There’s nothing like that feeling of a little fright when winter rolls around and you realize you have to start layering and dressing for it, but somehow you seem to have no what’s warm enough or no costumes that come together at all. This mystery seems to grow up year after year and yet we are more than happy to chat through the cold or buy cheap quick fixes that don’t even last us a single season. Don’t you think it’s high time we stopped those bad habits? Instead, we should all be hunting for high quality winter staples that will stay with us season after season. What staples do you ask? Read on to find out…
A classic cable knit sweater is cozy dream stuff! This is a lonely staple and if you don’t already have one in your wardrobe, it’s time to hunt, don’t you think? Look for a thick knit style with a slightly too large claw and tone, beige or quiet cream is the best way to go with this piece.
Yes, you can wear denim all year round, no, you can’t wear thin elastic denim during the winter. You’re not warm enough. Instead, opt for a thicker cut of cotton-rich denim, you can also look for brushed styles as these tend to have more weight due to the extra design process. A darker indigo tone in a straight leg cut will go with everything in your wardrobe.
Come on, we all need leather shoes (or pleather) to protect our feet from cold, wind and rain. You will want to invest in a timeless style that you know you will love to wear over and over again. Black or dark neutrals like wine or navy will be best for pairing with winter outfits. You can’t go wrong with Chelsea boots by all means, take this as an opportunity to express your personal style with biker or pointed feet styles, whatever you like!
We lose a lot of heat out of our heads, and a beanie is a comfortable but cool way to insulate that precious warmth while we’re out. Look for a soft style knitted in mustard, dark green or cream for a nice pop of color.
A thick knit scarf will always, always come in handy no matter what outfit you wear or where you wear it. Look for a tone that fits everything like gray or white.
Gloves will change your life if you’re not already wearing them, they really help you feel comfortable while chatting away in some really difficult conditions. Choose leather or Gore-tex for waterproof wear or go for cashmere or wool for something a little cozier.
Our head and toes are what provide most of our warmth, so invest in a pair of socks that are going to keep you perfectly cozy without smothering your toes. Cheaper materials lock in moisture and can lead to some less-than-desirable results. Skip the cheap fabric and instead shop for cashmere socks for both men and women. Cashmere is luxurious, breathable and long lasting – well worth your money.
A down jacket or puffer will lock in warmth and carry you through the entire winter. These are mostly in style at the moment, and the trend isn’t going away anytime soon.