The first day of winter commences on Tuesday, December 21st. It’s hard to believe, old man winter has returned once again, which means it’s time to think about our winter wardrobe. Today, I’m sharing 5 classic winter essentials that will keep you looking chic and stylish.
Winter can be cold, dark, and dreary, so there’s never a better time to incorporate bold pops of color into your wardrobe to brighten your day. What better way to introduce Fuschia, cobalt blue, or tangerine to your outfit than with a bold scarf? Pattern and print scarves add interest to an outfit too. Scarves are a great accessory any time of year. I’ll wrap a scarf around my waist as a belt or tie one on my handbag in summer. But come winter, a scarf is a great way to stay warm and stylish. Scarves can be tied in multiple ways around your neck to add a layer of warmth. But don’t forget about silk scarves come winter. They go to work and the weekend with ease which is why they landed on my 5 classic winter essentials list.
There are so many options when it comes to a cozy sweater. A simple style uniform I reach for time and again is a cozy sweater, blue jeans, and boots. Voila! Instant chic. There are so many sweaters to choose from as well as different silhouettes. Cable knit sweaters, merino wool, or a cashmere sweater are always a welcome sight on a cold winter day. Whether you like a v-neck, crewneck, or cardigan, this versatile wardrobe staple can be worn multiple ways for work or the weekend and will last for years. My favorite is a sleek turtleneck that looks fantastic with blue jeans. This sweater always lands on my 5 classic winter essentials list.
Don’t forget a pair of sunglasses add a chic statement to any outfit. But they also protect our eyes from the harsh UV rays.
Once winter rolls into town, the temperatures are sure to dip. Unless you live in Florida, Arizona, or California, that’s when boots and booties come into play as they keep your tootsies warm. Knee-high boots look fantastic tucked into a pair of skinny jeans. Booties are a great option to wear with any length pants, skirt, or dress.
An overcoat always makes the top 5 classic winter essentials list. If you live in Minnesota or Canada, you know how vital a coat is to keep the winter winds at bay. But we don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort. These days there are so many overcoats to choose from. But we all need at least one classic overcoat to wear in the evening, at work, or special events. That’s when a classic single-breasted or double-breasted overcoat comes into play. Choose a neutral color with a longer length that can easily slip over a midi dress. Shorter coats are perfect for the weekend.