The cold weather has finally arrived, and with it comes the inevitable wardrobe changeover.
Those autumn staples – think lightweight jackets and backless loafers - just won’t cut it when the temperatures drop, and the quickest (and easiest) way to beat the chill is undoubtedly to throw on that hero chunky knit over jeans and boots. Easy, right?
But when said winter knit feels a little tired, or you’re simply in need of a little sartorial pick-me-up, why not try one of these five cold-weather outfit updates, instead?
From key wardrobe buys guaranteed to lift your look (and your mood), to the new Instagram-approved combo to be seen in right now – we’ve rounded-up a five easy trends, courtesy of the best-dressed street stylers around that require minimal thinking, with maximum impact.
Scroll below to see (and shop) our favourite winter outfits…
The Practical Puffa
The Nineties-style padded coat has made its way back into the style spotlight, thanks to the backing of some of the most influential street stylers. Naturally, the high street has lined its virtual rails with plenty of wearable options so we can all get in on the action. Choose a cropped shape in a neutral shade to dip your toe into the trend, or for something a little more statement, go for a primary shade – red, yellow or blue – and keep the rest of your look low-key to let your puffa take centrestage.
Cobalt blue padded jacket, £69.99, zara.com
The Roll Neck Knit
It’s long been a failsafe when it comes to cold-weather dressing, and no doubt you’ve stockpiled a few hero styles already, but this season we’re teaming the classic roll neck knit with silky skirts and dresses to elevate this wardrobe classic. Take your cue from Pernille Teisbaek, who chose to style her charcoal oversized version with a matching metallic skirt and boot combo, for a top-to-toe tonal finish.
Raey pink roll neck jumper, £525, matchesfashion.com
We’re embracing texture this season and snapping up a teddy bear-style coat. It’s a no brainer when it comes to off-duty dressing, simply throw yours on over a grey cashmere knit and jeans, or team with a printed midi dress and boots. Either looks incredibly chic, plus, it’s pretty cosy. What’s not to love?
Oversized teddy coat, £89, warehouse.co.uk
The Midi Dress And Boot Combo
A long sleeved midi dress – think florals, polka dots, striped or velvet – is a winter wardrobe hero. Pair it with a pair of knee-high boots to make your much-loved frock feel fresh and you’ve got yourself a chic new-season look. The best thing about this simple combo? You can easily switch it up and it will never get boring: style with flat boots, layer under an oversized knit and top with your new teddy bear coat – keep the rest of your look neutral and the styling options are endless.
Floral midi dress, £39.99, zara.com
The Checked Coat
The fashion crowd are still championing the look, and according to the catwalks (and the ever-savvy style set) the versatile heritage print trend shows no sign of disappearing anytime soon. How best to wear it? A masculine style coat is your entry point to the trend. The neutral tones make it easy to style with your current wardrobe wares, plus, it will look every bit as good with chunky knits on the weekend as it will over smart tailoring for the office. Chunky coats not your thing? We’re betting a check blazer will look just as chic.
Joseph double-breasted felt coat, £895, net-a-porter.com
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