We might not be mentally prepared for it just yet, but winter is coming. Yes indeed, it’s time to bid your flip flops and sun dresses adieu and say hello to knee-high boots and woolly knits. The weather might soon be taking a dull turn, but your winter wardrobe doesn’t have to. We say; forget sacrificing comfort for style this upcoming winter season, these style tips on how to update your winter wardrobe will have you stealing the limelight all winter long.
An absolute staple item in any winter wardrobe, the sweatshirt can seamlessly transition a summer outfit to one suited for colder temperatures. Fusing athleisure with summer items also adds a unique twist to your look. Be on the lookout for sweatshirts that fit according to your comfort; whimsical designs and eclectic colour combos. Also expect cheeky details like tape logos, prints and all the graphic designs your heart desires!
While you can always count on a basic turtle neck or simple knit sweater to keep you warm, this season is all about bold details and unique silhouettes. Whether you prefer something lightweight and fitted or chunkier and oversized, look for stand-out pieces with different colours, textures and knits.
When it comes to practicality, jackets are naturally a go-to throw-on item during the winter months. With more designs this season blending with the functionality of a warm winter jacket, there’s no need to compromise on style. Dare to be different? Test out the season’s trendiest animal prints! You’re bound to find one that suits your personal taste with the availability of a broad range of styles, weights and colours in more-than-one options – and we’ve heard budget-friendly coats are all the rage!
While some days might call for your favourite sweatpants and comfiest hoodie, other warmer winter days will allow you to simply refresh your summer pieces by adding warmer layers to your outfit. Level up your look by teaming a floral summer dress with a pair of tights, a chunky knit sweater and combat boots for an edgy twist on a feminine silhouette.
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Paige has just completed her Honours in Media Theory and Practice at UCT. She is obsessed with makeup, is an avid online shopper, loves to read autobiographies; and enjoys scuba diving and learning about sharks in her spare time.