5 winter wardrobe essentials

As the days get shorter, and the nights get colder its time we stopped reminiscing about summer outfits, and instead started thinking about the wardrobe essentials that will see us through to those first buds of spring.

The longline padded coat 

Stylish yet practical, the padded coat is a must for any winter wardrobe. The modern design of the padded coat hasn’t changed much since its conception in 1936 and remains just as popular today with both men and women. 

A longer style will elongate the body as well as being warmer. Choose a longline padded coat in a khaki or navy for a more luxe look and zips in a metallic colour will also make the coat look more expensive too.

The cashmere hat, scarf and fingerless glove set 

A winter wardrobe essential is the matching hat, scarf and glove set, and for a more contemporary take opt for fingerless gloves in the cosy yet classy cashmere. The warmth from the cashmere will keep your hands toastie whilst exposed fingers will mean you’re still able to use your phone.

 A matching set in a timeless grey marl will see you through any occasion and looks that little bit more opulent than a classic black. 

The structured shoulder bag

Functional and versatile, a shoulder bag in a structured fabric is a winter wardrobe essential. The perfect shape and size to fit extra winter layers, a shoulder bag can take you from day to night, and office to bar- perfect for the festive season. 

Choose a plain design in black or brown if you like your clothes to take centre stage or opt for a patterned bag if you normally wear dark colours in winter. 

The hiking boot

In previous years, the biker boot has been the winter boot of choice, this year however, it is all about the hiking boot. This tough style is both practical and chic and will see you through even the worst winter weather. Pair with jeans and a jumper for an everyday look or glam them up with the ever-popular midi skirt and biker jacket combination. Avoid stains by opting for a hiking boot in navy or black. 

The cream knit

A winter knit is a staple piece for any winter wardrobe, but this year think snow white when it comes to your knitwear. Whether you prefer a chunky knit in an Arran style, or a paired back roll neck, perhaps a classic crew with contemporary reverse hem detailing make sure you choose it in white. Pair your white knit with gold statement jewellery for a truly luxe look, or take inspiration from Cameron Diaz’s character in the The Holiday who know how to do winter loungewear.