Step up your winter style and don't be left in the cold
Photographs: Ian Engelbrecht | Styling: Kelly Fung
Winter is a terribly uninspiring season, temperatures are low and so is morale. Getting up in the morning is harder than usual, so you really couldn’t be bothered when it comes to getting dressed. When keeping warm is your first priority we understand how it can be easy just to wear the exact same winter clothes you’ve had for years. But it’s time to get rid of those old stuffy clothes you keep dragging out of the darkest corners of your closet and update your winter wardrobe.
We’ve picked out a few fresh new items that will not only make waking up and getting dressed for the day easier but a whole lot more inspiring too.
This season’s most popular and on-trend jacket will instantly update any outfit. Whether you describe your style as ‘urban’ or ‘indie’, the bomber is versatile and works well with just about anything. You can wear it with a basic tee, a button-up shirt or poloneck knit.
Invest in a versatile pair of shoes that work just as well on Monday morning as they do on Saturday night. Not only do they go with most outfits from chinos and blazers for work to rolled up jeans and chunky knits for weekend getaways, they’ll also keep your toes toasty.
A great way to add character to your wardrobe. A graphic hoodie is a layering must-have. Wear it under a denim jacket for an effortlessly cool look. Or if you’re feeling bold, you can swap out your formal knit and wear a graphic sweater to work, layered with a button up shirt and formal blazer.
We’re sure you’ve got plenty of jeans, maybe some you’ve even had since high school, but it’s time to update your denim collection with a few pieces that are as grown up as you are. We suggest you ditch the overly distressed kind and stick with simple jeans in a classic cut that will lend themselves well to more smart casual looks.
Leather is a great way to add a little timeless sophistication to any outfit, especially when it comes to accessories. A classic wristwatch or a pair of formal shoes will add charm to your look and elevate your style.
Having a collection of different shirts is a smart idea. They lend well to your work wardrobe and more casual looks on the weekend. Utility shirts are great because of their thick material, you can wear them unbuttoned as an overshirt. Stock up on different colours so you can create a number of looks by pairing them up with jeans, chinos or joggers, sneakers or boots.