Winter has arrived and with it the dilemma of what to wear on a budget, on a daily basis, that can still be considered stylish. So if you’ve been flicking through your fashion magazine subscriptions but struggling to find something affordable and on trend then here’s a quick additional guide how to achieve the hottest winter looks on the glossy pages for less, featuring the five must haves for winter:
- Faux fur
A huge look for winter, faux fur is comforting, stylish and looks great with pretty much any outfit you want to add a little glam to. Instead of opting for a huge faux fur coat, which can come with a hefty price tag, opt instead for a luxurious scarf that can be worn over your regular coat or even out for parties as a shawl or a cute fur headband that should help keep your ears and forehead warm in the chill outside. Faux fur can be pricey but if you go for smaller pieces to dress up existing outfits you should be able to create the look for less.
Much like faux fur, shearling is another coveted material at this time of year and a definite must have in your wardrobe. A shearling coat is the perfect winter warmer and you don’t need to head to a high end store to pick up a high quality design; retailers such as Primark and New Look have gorgeous shearling clothing on their rails at super affordable prices, such as this shearling lined biker jacket that you could definitely work with some skinny jeans and your favourite ankle boots.
Considered the ‘new black’ this year, khaki should be pretty easy to find in your usual shopping haunts. We love khaki on structured playsuits for work, on comfy parka coats with faux fur hoods and for fitting maxi dresses for that work Christmas party. Available pretty much everywhere right now, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding an affordable solution to the trend.
- Anything tassled
The folky, 70s trend is still lingering around the high street and as it ebbs out that means you can pick up pieces for discount prices. Look for handbags featuring tassles, suede lightweight jackets perfect for nights out with plenty of fringing on the arms and back. Suede is a trend that we enjoyed mostly in autumn but it’s easy to carry on through to winter, either in A-line skirt form, a pinafore dress or some knee high boots.
We’re not talking a superhero style cape here, but something loose fitting that can be thrown over your shoulders before heading out in your thick tights, knee high boots and cute skater dress. Be sure to wear a long sleeved jumper underneath though, because capes usually cut off at the elbow and aren’t the most practical of winter coats. Either opt for a structured design or a lightweight, scarf style cape which can be worn in the office or around the house on chillier days.