When the weather turns cold, the easiest option is to pile on as many layers as possible in order to keep warm. Layering up for the colder months doesn’t have to lead to looking bulky and awkward, though. Here are some great figure-flattering tips on how to stay stylish during winter.
The Perfect Cardigan
Whilst a lovely chunky oversized knit cardigan can seem like a very tempting option in the winter it will no doubt prove hard to layer and might not fit very easily under a big winter coat. The most flattering cardigans to go for are a shrunken boyfriend silhouette which are ideal for layering and suit most body types. Opt for a V-neck that sits on the hip to achieve the optimal figure-flattering silhouette.
The Perfect Skirt
The mid-calf pleated skirt is the skirt to be seen in this winter. They create an air of chic, ladylike sophistication and the interesting mid-calf length is perfect for giving the illusion of longer legs. Wear your pleated skirt with a cosy knitted sweater for a classic daytime look and opt for a metallic skirt paired with a fitted polo shirt for a glamorous night time outfit.
The Perfect Coat
A tailored coat in a warm, thick material is the perfect investment piece for winter; look for a classic camel coat with fleece lining. Single-breasted camel coats instantly create a sophisticated style and suit all body shapes. The great thing about these coats is that they go with almost any outfit; try it over a fitted jumper and jeans for a casual daytime look and wear it over a stunning lace dress for the ultimate in evening attire.
The Perfect Scarf
Big scarves are hugely on trend this winter and the bigger the better. Not only are they great at keeping you warm but they also help to balance outfit proportions. A colourful scarf in this season’s prints is an easy way to add a subtle pop of colour to a monochrome outfit. If you can’t find a scarf that you like in the shops why not tap into the crafting trend and make your own? There are loads of ‘how to’ guides on the online which will take you through the process step-by-step, or if you’d prefer to learn in person, institutes like in2Mode offer workshops which teach you how to make a garment for yourself.
The Perfect Shoes
The trend for chunky heeled pumps continues thanks to their brilliance at giving us a great posture and elongating our legs. The chunky heel is a lot more flattering than their spindly heeled counterparts and much more practical in the unpredictable winter weather. A pair in a neutral colour will be conservative enough to wear to work and still look classy through the transition to drinks afterwards.
The Perfect Necklace
Although the trend for polo tops is still going strong, the statement jewellery to contrast with it has changed direction slightly. During the summer months, the focus was on large statement necklaces that were the focus of the whole outfit, but as we head into winter the trend is turning towards long pendent necklaces. This is largely due to flattering V-neckline it creates, even when paired with a crewneck sweater.
Follow these winter fashion tips and you’ll continue to look hot well into the cold winter months.