Style Guide | How to Build the Perfect Winter Wardrobe

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Style Guide | How to Build the Perfect Winter Wardrobe

10 APR 2021

Cooler weather often means a chance to experiment with layering. Mixing and matching a handful of pieces together to combat the cold is a great way to explore new looks and refresh your style.

We have a special appreciation for autumn and winter fashion for this reason and would love to help you create your perfect winter wardrobe, full of pieces you’ll have for many seasons to come.

Read on for a list of key winter styles and how to wear them with your existing wardrobe favourites.

 

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CLASSIC COAT

Everyone needs a go-to coat in their wardrobe. When investing in a winter coat, you will need something that matches back with a variety of different outfits and most importantly, features quality construction and warm fabrics.

Our range is known for its selection of timeless coats that often come with luxe detachable faux fur trim and elegant detailing such as faux horn buttons.

Stick with a classic hue like black, cream, camel or navy and you’ll be able to wear this over just about anything.

STATEMENT JACKETS 

For more casual days a statement jacket such as a shacket or trench is the perfect final layer for winter weekend dressing.

If you’re the more outdoorsy type, opt for a luxe parka or puffa jacket with extra warm padding or a hood. These look their best when paired with loungewear or activewear and can even dress down a luxe knit and jeans look. Don’t forget your chunky white sneakers.

LAYERING ESSENTIALS

Close-fitting jersey or knit tops are an integral part of any winter wardrobe. Styling winter looks is made easy when you have a range of basic long-sleeve tops that can be layered under midi dresses, jumpers, jackets and coats.

Look for quality ribbed material and interesting necklines including roll necks and polo necks for a point of difference.

Invest in a handful of these tops in a range of hues including classic black and grey as well as some accent colours like chocolate, pink and green.

QAULITY KNITWEAR

Nothing says cosy like your favourite oversized jumper. Switch it up by investing in a quality wool or cashmere style and it will last you for years to come, not to mention keeping you extra toasty on those cold, grey days.

Our wool blend and recycled cashmere styles come in a range of classic hues including black, navy, cream, as well as accent tones like mustard and mint green.

DRESSES FOR COOL DAYS

Our love of dresses doesn’t stop when the weather gets colder, we just wear them differently.

We design plenty of styles in knit fabrics that offer extra warmth or with more coverage including long sleeves and higher necklines.

For a twist on layering try a high neck jersey or knit top in a classic black or chocolate and layer over a romantic dress in a moody floral print. Finish off the look with tights and sophisticated tall boots for the ultimate in feminine winter outfitting.

BOOTS

The most practical shoe for colder weather, boots come in a range of styles and lengths to help you put the finishing touch on your winter outfits.

We suggest having three different styles in your winter wardrobe. A flat pair for practical, casual outfits, tall faux leather or suede boots for dressier looks and an ankle boot with a small comfortable heel that you can wear with jeans or to work.

Right now, we are loving tough biker boots paired with sporty knit dresses and we predict that the cream ankle boot with be this winter’s answer to the standard black Chelsea style.

EXTRA WARMTH

Don’t forget the accessories. Winter weather calls for oversized scarves, wool beanies and hats plus cute gloves for those frosty morning commutes. Our winter accessories are designed to be easily matched back with Forever New knitwear and act as the practical final touch to any winter outfit.