How to look smart throughout the winter months
The weather is changing and we’ve definitely entered the cold season. It’s time to put away the shorts and linen shirts and give your wardrobe a complete revamp to make way for those winter clothes. This season is the perfect time to take another look at what you have ready to go when it comes to smart and stylish clothes.
When it comes to winter clothing it is all about layering. The weather is unpredictable so it is best to be prepared for everything. With layering, you can keep yourself warm but it also offers you the opportunity to remove items should you get too hot. Here are some tips on how you can take this on and dress smart this season.
Depending on your office dress code, the winter commute to work can be one of the best times to dress smartly this winter.
If your company requires you to dress quite formal then a dark coloured trouser suit in classic black, navy or grey is a good choice. These colours go with pretty much anything – making it easy to layer up.
You’ll want to combine this look with some black heels and a white blouse. To finish, a duster jacket in grey and an oversized scarf is best to create a simple, smart and stylish winter outfit.
Another great work outfit for those cold days would be to wear a turtleneck jumper underneath your work blazer, instead of a shirt. Some office settings may see this as too casual but others will find it acceptable. Maybe double check with your boss first.
For your everyday outfits, you may still want to remain smart, as well as being a little less serious with your style.
Stick with a plain t-shirt as your base layer of clothing, this will be the framework for your outfit. Pair it with skinny – black or dark blue – jeans and a pair of Chelsea boots. You could even opt for simple plain white trainers. Finish your look off with a biker style jacket.
It’s fair to say leather jackets are the perfect way to finish off your outfit if you’re looking to add a little edge to your smart look and when combined with layers make for pretty warm outerwear.
Not into leather? A quilted jacket will see you through the season, make it a statement style or a bold colour – Superdry is a good example of a high street store with lots of easy to wear styles up for grabs.
Lastly, when it comes to accessories, you don’t need to overpower your outfit. They can change the vibe of any look – a slogan beanie adds a more casual feel while matching knitted gloves and a scarf are great for everyday smarter looks. Here are some accessories to consider adding to your wardrobe this season:
Scarf – These are often great for adding to the more formal look and can even be worn without a coat on warmer days. A black cashmere feel scarf is always a good option, as it adds a little luxury to your look.
Gloves – Gloves are an essential winter accessory but they are often overlooked when pulling together an outfit. Leather driving gloves are great when you’re clearing the car of all the ice in the morning but should also keep hands warm when just out and about. Tan or black are good colour choices.
Hats – Hats aren’t for everyone, so try a couple on to see what suits you best. A slogan beanie is a great winter accessory if you’re trying to tone down a smarter look but you can dress things up with a beret or a pom pom beanie that still work for the winter months.
Try out some of these looks when attempting to look smart even when it’s cold out.