We absolutely love winter fashion – but what’s not to love? There’s nothing better than snuggling up in your favourite sweater and beanie or being warm and toasty in your most stylish trench coat and knee-high boots. Of course, with every change of season comes a new excuse to shop and update your wardrobe. So, we thought we could give you our picks of the must-have items this winter. With the WomenStuff winter 2016 fashion guide at your fingertips there will be no reason to shop around!

The perfect puffer

No winter wardrobe is complete without the perfect winter puffer jacket so this winter make sure you invest in one of these – if you invest in a good one it will last you more than just one season and you  can whip it out whenever you need it. We love this fabulously glam K-Way Women’s Tundra Down Jacket from Cape Union Mart – it’s a great choice if you’re looking for supreme warmth and comfort, without the bulk this winter. For something a little more outdoorsy invest in a puffer vest like this green one from CottonOnBODY.

Winter fashion guide puffer

From left: Women’s Tundra Down Jacket – R1599, Cape Union Mart | Get Puffed Vest – R499, CottonOnBODY.

A match made in denim

Jeans winter fashion

From left: Santiago Jean – R399 | Jala Jegging – R299 both from | Factorie.

Of course, you can’t tackle the cold winter months without your favourite pair of jeans! Luckily Factorie has got you covered this winter as they’ve just unpacked a new range of jeans with a pair to suit every type of gal. With five new fits including the Santiago, Jala, Cassie, Rihanna and the Girlfriend jeans you won’t struggle to find a pair, or two you love. These classic styles are also available in various washes so that you’ll never get bored! We love this Santiago jean in blue as well as this stylish Jala jegging in stonewashed green but you will have to head in store to find your favourites!

Leggings that lift

Spanx Leggings

From left: Faux Leather Spanx Leggings – R2118 | Spanx cropped Indigo Knit Leggings, white – R2118 both available at Inner Secrets Lingerie.

If course, it’s not all about the jeans. This winter also calls for a great pair of leggings, but not just any leggings ladies, no we’re talking about leggings that lift! Spanx has just released a fabulous range of cotton leggings that help to lift you up and tuck you in. By combing the incredible shaping power of Spanx with the super soft feeling of cotton these new leggings will give you all the confidence you need to strut your stuff this winter. We love these Faux Leather Spanx Leggings in black and these cropped Indigo Knit Leggings in white – they’re the ultimate winter spoil and look great with everything from ankle boots to high heels.

Splish splash your way through puddles

Hunter boots

Hunter Foldable Bright ceris – R2 300

If you’re tackling the rain this winter then a pair of wellingtons is a must-have of note. We love the new winter 2016 range from Hunter because they’re comfy and a little bit edgy. We love this Women’s Original Tour Gloss Foldable Boot in bright cerise. Constructed in a lightweight rubber in a high-shine finish, the leg of the boot folds down, wrapping around the shoe for easier packing and transportation.

Make a bold statement with a poncho

Winter poncho trend

From left: Poncho with fringe – R249, H&M | Black poncho – R169.99, MRP.

Winter fashion needs a statement piece, so mix denim with a perfect poncho and stand out all season. We love this red and grey poncho with fringe detail from H&M – it’s sophisticated and oh-so-cosy and we love that it has a hood for rainy days! For a more casual version of this trend check out this black poncho from MRP – it’s simple and super comfy for those days when you want to feel like you’re still wrapped up in your duvet.

Get crazy with a faux fur jacket

Faux Fur Jacket

From left: Chubby pink faux fur jacket – R369.99, MRP | Chubby black & white stripe jacket – R349.99, MRP.

If you’re looking to make a statement while staying super warm this winter then it might be time to invest in a faux fur jacket. We love these options from MRP. Get crazy in this shocking pink number or go for a more subtle approach with this stylish black & white stripe cut-off jacket.

Strut your stuff in an ankle boot

H&M ankle boots

From left: Brown ankle boots – R399, H&M | Black ankle boots, R599, H&M.

We’ve got great news, the ankle boot is here to stay! This season we will see this absolutely fabulous boot in all colours, styles and heights so you’re bound to find one to suit your style. We love this brown ankle boot in imitation suede with elastic gores in the sides and rubber soles (heel 8.5 cm) from H&M as well as this black platform ankle boot made from imitation suede (heel 11 cm).