While many of dread the onset of cold weather, there is at least one redeeming feature of the season, and that’s the wardrobe.
Plush, cozy fabrics, quality knitwear, luxe leather and gorgeous suede are all there for the taking. There’s definitely something about winter outfits that lends itself to a luxurious and elevated aesthetic.
We’ve rounded up our favourite winter outfit pieces to get you in the mood for the upcoming season. While these classic items are just that – classic, there’s always news ways to update them according to trends.
The good news is, it’s likely that you already have some of these key pieces in your wardrobe already. But if you don’t, or just want to treat yourself to something new, there are plenty of options available to shop online.
Keep reading for the 5 classic items we can’t live without in winter!
#1 – The Leather Jacket
Winter isn’t winter without a staple leather jacket in your repertoire. Given that it’s tricky to wear a leather jacket in the other seasons, it’s a good idea to make the most of the opportunity to wear your leather jackets as soon as the weather snaps.
A classic black moto jacket or a blazer style leather jacket are endlessly versatile. Teamed with jeans or dresses, these jacket styles transform any outfit into something chic and winter-worthy.
#2 – Sweater dresses
As far as comfortable and stylish winter options go, sweater dresses are a winner as they let us experience the best of both worlds without freezing to death! Sweater dresses are plentiful in the stores, or you can shop for women’s dresses online.
Sweater dresses are the perfect answer for winters in warmer climates, but they are of course the perfect foundation for wearing underneath leather jackets in cooler places.
#3 – Turtlenecks
Perennially elegant, turtlenecks deserve a place in any classy winter wardrobe. Layered under blazers, jackets or overcoats, and teamed with anything from skirts to pants and jeans, turtlenecks should be our go-to for any occasion. Whether fine or chunky, look for quality knits in wool or cashmere, and avoid anything in a synthetic fibre.
#4 – Lace dresses
An unlikely winter ingredient, is the lace dress. We love lace at any time of year, but during the colder months it has the potential to be extremely luxe.
Intricate and fragile, lace clothing is classy and chic when worn with the right styling. Consider wearing a lace camisole under a velvet blazer, or a lace dress topped with a leather motorcycle jacket.
Lace dresses worn with long boots and a warm jacket gives a 70s vibe that’s fun for winter. Thankfully, there are many lace women’s dresses online at all price points.
#5 – Leather gloves
Is there anything more chic for winter than a pair of leather gloves? We didn’t think so. Leather gloves add a luxe, glam vibe to any winter ensemble and they’re decidedly European in flavour. Whereas knitted gloves can make using phones and gadgets tricky, leather gloves are the more user-friendly option to go for.
#6 – Felted Hats
Felted hats in winter are eye-catching, stylish and practical. Perfect for shielding your hair from the damaging cold winter air and rain, they also make the most basic jeans and jumper outfit look street style worthy.
Available in plethora of styles and colours, there are so many gorgeous felted hats out there that won’t break the budget.