Happy Sunday, ladies! As promised, today, I'm sharing essential winter items part 2. (In case you missed it, you can check out the first part here.)
Winter is right around the corner which means one thing: It’s time to start a winter wardrobe. What’s on my must-have list? Today, I'm sharing 5 essential winter items.
It’s hard to believe 2022 has flown by in a nano-second. But here we are with old man winter about to knock on our door. Honestly, winter can be the most challenging season of all to put together chic and stylish outfits. There’s slushy snow to contend with and bitter winds that blow right through you. Our heads need to stay warm and our tootsies dry. There are many components when it comes to your winter wardrobe it feels like you’re putting together a puzzle to create a stylish winter outfit. Right?! And you may be wondering where do I even begin to start a winter wardrobe.
First, you want to start before winter officially arrives. October or November is when the weather begins to shift from fall to winter. Use this time period to start removing fall items that you no longer need. These are your lightweight sweaters, denim or utility jackets, and lightweight sneakers.
Keep any pieces that are good for transitional weather like denim or utility pants, lightweight jackets, blazers, ankle boots and shakers.
Now it’s time to make a list of items you will add to your winter wardrobe. In a well-executed winter wardrobe, you’ll find outerwear, knit sweaters, basic tops and bottoms, tall boots, winter boots, beanies, wool fedors, faux fur bucket hats, leather gloves, and cozy cashmere scarves. A carefully crafted selection will give you a wide variety of outfit combinations all winter long.
Today, I'm featuring 5 more essential winter items
For each item, I've pulled in 2 inspiration outfits
I've built boards for the inspiration outfits and sourced my favorites for each item
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Black, camel or gray wool trousers are a must when you’re headed to the office, church or brunch. But why not add silk trousers to your wardrobe? Silk is a natural fiber that’s breathable and perfect anytime of year including winter. They can easily be dressed up with a silk blouse for a night out or dressed down with a crewneck sweater.
Don’t forget dresses can be included in your winter wardrobe. Sweater dresses are a great choice because they can keep you warm but still add a feminine touch to your outfit. Wear them with tights and tall boots for an elegant look. But why not try a silk trench dress that looks fantastic with a pair of leopard heels? Sometimes, it’s fun being a girl!
Any of the below boots are great as they’re typically water and snowproof yet look sharp with so many different outfits. If you’re like me you’ll find these are the boots you reach for time and again. Unless it’s super snowy or cold. Thank goodness it only snows in Georgia once in a blue moon and my footwear isn’t dictated by the weather.
I grew up in the Midwest and called Minnesota home for many years so I know winter boots are an essential part of a winter wardrobe. If you live in a climate where you encounter snow or slush then a stylish pair of winter boots (or two) will keep your tootsies warm. On extra cold days, you’ll want a warm and cozy winter boot lined with fur or shearling. But don’t forget to make sure your boots are waterproof so you can trudge through any snowstorm or slushy puddles headed your way.
Last but not least is a nice selection of stylish yet practical winter accessories. Think beanies, wool fedoras, oversized scarves, leather gloves, wool socks and a chic pair of sunglasses are all must-haves. This is where you can have fun and add personality and pizazz to your wardrobe with bold patterns and bright colors that dispel any gloomy winter day.