Tired of the same old coat and hats from countless winter seasons ago? It may be time to update your winter wardrobe with a few new signature items. While a full closet revamp may not be in the cards (or budget), anyone can give their style a facelift by incorporating some of the season’s hottest trends and women’s accessories. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites this season, guaranteed to bring new life to your classic winter fashion.
Chances are, you have a go-to winter coat that’s warm, reliable, and likely a shade of black or grey. While a basic winter jacket is something everyone should own, why not add in a little something different in the mix with a statement coat. Outerwear is one of the easiest ways to express personal style and incorporate different colors and designs, and there’s no shortage of brands and designers to choose from. What makes it a statement is up to you. You could choose a bright, eye-catching color like yellow or pattern like plaid. Or choose a different fabric like faux fur or velvet. Feeling a little old school? Go with a vintage-inspired style.
Another easy way to step up your winter wardrobe is to step into some unexpected leggings. If you don’t already own a pair, leggings are a great addition to your closet and are versatile enough that you’re sure to wear them often. They can be worn with oversized sweaters and sweater dressers, and fit perfectly under boots (another winter staple). But don’t just stick to basic black — the beauty with leggings is they come in so many colors and can add a lot of personality to an outfit with very little effort. Even if you’re not into the leggings look, a pair of non-blue jeans will have the same effect. Try a dark red or even green velvet to stay current (and festive) for the season.
These have been winter must for years, so chances are you have one or two hanging in your closet. And while on their own they may not seem too exciting, paired with right accessories an oversized sweater can really make an outfit pop. Practically speaking, these sweaters are perfect for the cooler weather. Warm and comfortable? A total winter win. Pair it with some tight leggings, booties and a chunky necklace, and you’ll be inspiring some serious style envy. Top it off with that statement jacket, and you’ll be ready for even the fiercest winter (and runways).
While boots have long been the winter shoe of choice, try diversifying your collection with some booties. These hit just at the ankle and go great with leggings and dresses. But if you love the idea of your tall boots and you’re feeling especially adventurous, you could even go the other direction and invest in some thigh-high boots. These have been making more and more appearances over the years, and have become a popular variation on the classic boot. And don’t forgot that perfect pair of cozy socks to go with whichever boot you choose. Check out a great site like MuckBootCompany.com to find a variety of quality boots in numerous styles.
These don’t have to be boring anymore; go for a nice pair of thick, wool socks or choose a boutique brand like Stance. This awesome company lets you make custom socks, so you can stay truly stylish from head to toe. Find styles perfect for any preference—get silly with pineapple designs, throw on a pair of Rihanna-designed footwear, or even check out some sporty and hilarious Allen Iverson socks for your favorite guy. Who knew socks could be so exciting?
One of winter’s finest accessories has to be the scarf. Another staple that’s flown high on the fashion radar over the years, scarves have become part of the essential winter wardrobe, and lightweight, colorful scarves have been adorning outfits for the past few seasons. This year, mix it up with chunky scarf (or try the newer, cozier blanket scarf) to keep it warm while making a statement.
Add a few of these items this fashion repertoire, and you’ll be ready to brave the season in style.