Winter Wardrobe Staples
We are right in the thick of winter now! Summer, oh but a distant memory! (Much like the first half of this year – would you agree?) So, what better time to get in centre and spruce up your wardrobe with those ever-lasting staple items?
Budget-savvy tips for updating your winter wardrobe:
- Less is more – Focus on winter must-haves, the key items that you can’t do without and that will go the distance. Start with a good coat or two, a few good pairs of jeans, one or two pairs of boots, and a few winter knits. It’s ok to rotate your wardrobe across your essentials, and you add extra ‘treat’ pieces if you’ve stuck to your monthly budget.
- Invest in quality over quantity – because you don’t have to worry about stocking up the wardrobe with millions of pieces, you can purchase fewer items that are made with good material. Quality fabrics tend to last longer so you won’t have to replace them every winter.
- Neutrals are in and easy to mix and match – Finally! A season where you don’t have to stand-out, it’s almost an unspoken rule – the cooler the season, the less ‘loud’ your clothing needs to be!
- Fit and textures – Try before you buy. Being confident in selecting the right soft materials suitable for you, judge the fit and ensure that the hues flatter your complexion is an important factor when shopping and getting it right in store the first time!
Winter staple #1
Winter knits – ideally wool or merino to really keep the warmth in. Find your new warm knit from Suzanne Grae, W.Lane, Sportsgirl, Jaqui E & Sussan.
Winter staple #2
Casual Winter Coat – let’s face it, we’ll still be dressing in active-wear in Winter! So why not layer with a casual puffer coat. We’ve spotted some great ones from City Chic, Katies, Dotti and for the men why not check out Connor.
Winter staple #3
Classic Blue Jeans – it’s a no brainer that you may already have jeans in your wardrobe but why not select another pair in a different shade of blue as well. Straight Leg, Skinny, High Waisted – take your pick at Just Jeans, Jay Jays and Cotton on.
Winter staple #4
Crisp White Shirt – you can’t go wrong with a timeless fitted white shirt, great for layering and a handy trans-seasonal piece that you can wear in the warmer months too. We think the best shirts are from Myer, Witchery, Tony Barlow & yd.
Winter staple #5
Classic Leather Jacket – whether real or faux, it will keep out the cold wind and doesn’t look like out-door gear (we all like to have a throw-on stylish piece)! For your leather or leather-like look, try Jays Jays, Ally Fashion or Decujba.
Winter Staple #6
These boots were made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do, even if it is just around your friend’s house at dinner or home. Winter boots are, and will always be, the favourite pick during cold spells. Get a wide variety of footwear from Williams, Betts, Midas, Spendless Shoes and Novo.
What are you waiting for? Head in centre now, your future self will thank you.