This winter, there are plenty of gorgeous fashion trends to choose from, from the wild leopard prints that have been on everything, to the slouchy boots seen at the shows. However, it’s worth remembering the fashion staples that see us through every winter season.
These are the items that are perfect year after year. If you’re wondering where to begin with your wardrobe in the coming months, start with the essentials.
There are plenty of styles of coat to choose from, however for timeless style, opt for a midi or all-out maxi. Combining a flattering silhouette with optimal warmth, outerwear in these lengths look good with jeans during the day and thrown over a dress during party season.
To update this coat, channel the current trend for tweed. This was seen on the catwalks for winter 2018 and looks good with pretty much any other pattern. Want to play it safe? Grey or black coats will never date.
Are you a fan of a cable knit, or do you prefer a classic soft cashmere? Whichever style you love, you can’t go wrong with a good-quality sweater. When you’re at work and want to stay smart, team the cashmere with tailored trousers and some leopard print flats to nod to the current trend. For the ultimate slouchy winter weekend, pair the cable knit with skinny jeans and boots and head to the fireside in the local pub.
Somewhere between a coat and cardigan, the coatigan is a cosy, yet sleek alternative to typical outerwear. It’s lightweight and elegant enough to be worn around the office and casual enough to be worn to the bar for post-work drinks. Find a tailored one that suits your shape and you’ll wear it forever.
Boots are a combination of practical and pretty and, whether you’re a knee-high fan or you love an ankle boot, they’ll always be in fashion during the winter. Take your pick from cool tan or shiny patent leather and wear them all season long.
If you’re off to a party, this is the time for the tiny bag to shine. However, should a combination of practicality and sophisticated style be your main aim for this season, cross-body bags like these from Radley are an excellent choice. If you’re stomping to the office or wandering along the high street, these are the bag of choice.
What fashion items do you return to every year?