Winter. The coldest out of the four seasons, where the days are shorter, and the nights are longer. Personally, I love it because let’s be real, winter fashion is amazing! That being said, we can’t deny that winter fashion is just a little bit more expensive, maybe because most of the items we buy for winter are meant to last us the whole 3 months. That is why we have compiled a list of the top 10 wardrobe staples that you’ll need to last you this winter season. These items are also worth investing in because they can also carry you into the other seasons.
Knit Sweater We all know that winter time is when all the jumpers, sweaters, cardigans and oversized pieces come out. Also, pretty sure that everyone has at least one knit sweater in their wardrobe. Sometimes knit sweaters can look unflattering, especially if they’re really chunky. We suggest buying a knit sweater that isn’t too chunky and neutral in colour. A neutral knit is perfect for wearing under a cosy jacket during the day or over a slip dress for a nice night out.
Wide-brim Hat If you feel like adding a chic accessory to your wardrobe, then swap your beanies for a wide-brim hat. This staple will elevate any outfit be it winter or summer. For winter, we recommend choosing colours such as black, grey or navy blue because they go with pretty much any colour palette.
Turtleneck Turtlenecks are making a comeback! They’ve been around forever and weren’t always considered stylish, but with most trends coming back, we think turtlenecks deserve a second chance. They’re a perfect layering piece and go with just about anything you put over them. Plus, they keep your neck extra warm.
Knee-high Boots Knee-high boots are perfect for winter as they keep your legs warm, especially if you feel like wearing a mini dress/skirt/shorts. They’re also the in-between if you’re not brave enough to don thigh-highs.
Wool Coat Of course, you need to have a wool coat in winter, how else will you survive? There are so many variations of the wool coat, that just about any style will do. Wool coats not only keep you extra warm, but they’re also stylish and perfect for both day and night.
Puffer Jacket You might not think that puffer jackets are stylish and should only be worn in the snow, but fashion has a way. Puffer jackets are so essential as we know how cold our winters can get, but they’re also coming out in more colours and styles that they are considered a wardrobe staple for winter. As casual outerwear, they are becoming the go-to jacket for just about everybody.
Top-handle Bag An accessory that compliments all outfits, the top-handle bag is a wardrobe staple. A change from the usual cross-body or shoulder bag, the top-handle bag is a little sophisticated and a little ladylike. It also comes in different sizes so it can suit all occasions.
Skinny Jeans I don’t think it matters what season it is, skinny jeans are here to stay. They are a true wardrobe staple. Dress them up or down, they go with boots and heels, coats and cardigans and long sleeves and short sleeves.
Blanket Wrap Scarf This kind of scarf is on this list because it’s an effortless accessory that you can pair with any outfit. I’m not talking about the long scarves that we wear out of necessity, these types of scarves are big (like a blanket, but not really) and can be thrown over your outfit while still looking chic. If you don’t feel like wearing a jacket, throw a wrap scarf over your outfit and you’re good to go.
Ankle Boots This is a given. It's not winter fashion without ankle boots. This staple is so versatile and recognizable that you know its winter once you see the ankle boots coming out.
There’s our list. The great thing about winter fashion is that you can wear the same thing over and over again and you won’t be judged for outfit repeating! Buying wardrobe staples is also a good way to save money in the long run because you’re investing in something that’s versatile and can be used for a long time, no matter the season.
Come on into our Parramatta salon and let us know what your favourite winter wardrobe staples are. You could also get a whiter and brighter smile while you’re there! We’re located walking distance from the station and Westfield Parramatta, (inside Fitness First) open 7 days a week, and we take after work bookings.