How to prepare your winter wardrobe

How to prepare your winter wardrobe

There’s nothing like a new season to inspire you to reinvent your wardrobe. It’s not always about keeping up with the latest fashion trends. It’s about dressing for your shape, appreciating the way you look in the morning and walking out into the world feeling great. It’s only natural to want a new look to go with the new season, even it’s just a subtle change from what you wore last year.

The thing is, updating your wardrobe isn’t cheap. If you’re not careful, it can end up costing you an arm and a leg. But it doesn’t always have to. There are ways to stock up on great clothes for the new season without breaking the bank. You simply have to focus on purchasing the right clothing instead of a range of different styles and colours.

So, if you’re thinking about your winter wardrobe and how you’d like to dress in the upcoming cold season, here is what you should be focussing on.

Pants

Whether you’re into wearing jeans on a daily basis or prefer a more formal look, you’ll need at least three good pairs of quality pants to get you through the rainy season. They not only need to look good but they need to feel good as well. And, most importantly, they need to keep you warm. It’s worth spending money on these as cheaper pairs won’t last and you’ll have to replace them after two months.

Avoid jeans or trousers with details like embroidery as these won’t go with just any top. You want pants you can pair with many different jerseys, cardigans and jackets to create different looks.

Tights

If you love nothing more than wearing a beautiful dress or stylish skirt, then you should seriously consider purchasing some tights. They’ll keep your legs warm during the cold weather. It’s not worth sacrificing your comfort in order to wear your favourite dress. You don’t have to spend loads of cash on expensive tights. Rather buy a variety of tights at a cheaper retail store. These only need to last one season and even a good quality pair can be easily damaged due to the thin material.

Black is always a winning colour but beige and browns work as well. You should probably avoid bright colours as these aren’t practical. You want to be able to wear tights with all different outfits and bright purple tights will most likely clash with all but one or two outfits. Rather get your colour fix with a dress or top.

Winter coat

This is the most important item of clothing you’ll buy this winter. You’re going to be grabbing this out of your closet almost every single day. So, make sure you buy the right one. Obviously, you may want to own more than one. And if you can afford multiple winter coats, that’s great. But if you have a budget, rather opt for quality make and material than a variety. And make sure it’s something you can wear with almost any outfit.

Boots

You need boots for winter. The temperature is going to be icy and you’re going to want your feet and ankles kept warm. Styles change from year to year but boots themselves will always remain popular during this season. Don’t just buy the first pair you see, shop around for a bit. You want to choose the perfect boots. At the very least, it’s a good idea to buy one pair that looks good with pants and one pair that looks good with dresses or skirts.

Scarves

These are great for dressing up for winter. You can transform any outfit with a beautiful scarf. And they often aren’t expensive. When it comes to these, you should opt for variety rather than quality. The more scarves you have, the bigger your wardrobe becomes. You’ll find you can make one outfit work in so many different ways by adding a new scarf every time. And you can go crazy with the colours and details on these.

Winter hat

Whether you have long or short hair, your head and ears will get cold during winter. And the best way to keep yourself warm is to add a winter hat. You won’t regret splurging on a few of these. They can add something special to any outfit. Pair a stylish hat with a pretty scarf and it almost doesn’t matter what else you’re wearing. Browse through stores for something that works for the shape of your head and compliments your hairstyle.

Socks

These are 100 percent for comfort and have very little to do with style. They’re all about keeping your feet warm and friction-free in your boots or shoes. You can’t have enough pairs of socks. Many people forget how important these are during the summer months. But you’ll remember as soon as the cold weather hits. The best part is they’re cheap and you can buy packs of them at a time.

Creating your winter wardrobe doesn’t have to cost you a fortune. You just need to know what you need to spend money on and what you can buy cheaply.

Authored by: Pete Anderson

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