Though your winter wardrobe may centre around remaining warm and cosy, it doesn;t have to lack style and sophistication.
Worried about your check pants clashing with your striped shirt? Or your salmon pinks with your mustard yellows? Well, don’t! By layering your textures and fabrics, and contrasting your colours, you’re giving your outfit some added interest. Not to mention the extra layers add warmth and are key to surviving not only the cold, rainy winter evenings but those frosty mornings of spring too. Here’s how to build a sophisticated look with this season’s trendiest pieces:
The classic man
The basic polo neck and traditional cable-knit jersey are staples for your winter wardrobe. They’re versatile and come in a variety of patterns, textures and colours. Wear it under a collared shirt and with a pair of well-tailored trousers, or denims for a more casual look. Finish off the look with a classic trench coat and a pair of white sneakers. Style Tip: Choose a slightly fitted knit rather than oversized for a more refined look.
Heading back to the office? Combat the cold winter air with a padded bomber, some slick pants or classic denims. These timeless pieces are the ideal base for a stylish, yet office appropriate outfit. Bring them together with your favourite solid-coloured sneakers, and a light knit or sweater and remember that you can’t go wrong with classic neutral colours such as black and white for these finishing pieces.
For those casual Saturday essential runs, opt for a more relaxed look. Team a well-fitted denim pants with a chunky jersey, and throw a parka over to add dimension to the outfit. Remember to add some extra warmth to your outfit by layering your winter favourites. Complete your outfit with the ultimate winter combat boot or your preferred most-durable leather sneakers. Style Tip: Elevating your outfit with a coat or winter jacket not only ensures that you’ll be kept stylish but also that you remain cosy throughout the day.
Complete the look
Accessories go a long way. So make sure to make these chilly days a whole lot warmer by topping off your outfit with a knitted beanie, chunky scarf and maybe even a pair of leather or knitted gloves. These winter essentials are guaranteed to leave you looking suave while bracing you for those frosty days.
Break a double denim outfit with neutral colours. Layer a white T-shirt underneath a warm puffer or teddy inner jacket. Keep base layers thinner to create an altogether sleek outfit.
Words: Amy-lee Steenkamp | Images: Gallo/GettyImages,Unsplash