Preparing for winter is a serious undertaking; there are new additions to be made to the wardrobe, skincare choices to reconsider and of course, the cherry on your winter sundae – the accessories that will complete the circle. Unlike the transitional seasons, which can be difficult to navigate, winter is pretty clear-cut. Therefore, let us just dive in and see what are some of the must-haves this season, and believe us, you truly must have all of this for a radiant and stylish winter.
Warm it up
No, not the milkshake, your wardrobe. Jokes aside, it’s time to warm up and cozy up but still remain cool and stylish. Some of the items you might already own, so either check them off your list or add a couple more to be on the safe side. After all, no such thing as too much clothes. Kick things off with a stylish coat. You probably have a couple waiting from the previous season, but to stay on trend and keep things versatile you simply must on a plaid or a red one, as these are the official print/color of the season. Choose the cut according to your body type for it to be the most flattering. A cashmere crewneck sweater will be your go-to item, so stock up on as a many in different neutral shades as well as popping red and mustard yellow.
While in the knit department, a knitted jumper dress is just what the season ordered. It’s a great way to show some leg while staying warm and toasty. Skinny jeans are still holding the reins, but make sure you get the high-rise dark wash pair as these look the most expensive. If you’re wardrobe is short of a leather jacket, fix that immediately. Even when it’s too cold to rock it alone, this season’s major trend is the double-jacket one, so you can always throw your coat on top, or make the look even more interesting with a large blanket wrap scarf.
Love me, love me, say that you love me
This is what your skin is singing to you. During these harsh months, the skin truly needs some extra love and devotion, so show the love with five easy steps. As winter is fertile soil for dryness, blackheads and clogged pores, special attention must be paid to skincare. Exfoliate gently, twice a week (no more than that) and use a blackhead removal mask that both sets you free from those pesky spots and leaves the skin smooth and purified. Take things up a notch in the cleansing game and switch your micellar water for something creamier and more nourishing. Add a serum into your routine, as it helps add and retain extra moisture thanks to its powerful active ingredients. Seal the deal with a heavier (but not greasy) moisturizer, such as the Rose Day Cream by Dr. Hauschka. The nights are for Kiehl’s iconic Midnight Recovery Concentrate, and as long as you keep a good lip balm with shea butter in every purse, you are all set.
Never let me go
Of course, this is what your accessories are telling you to do before you leave the house. The fedora is sadly out, but luckily, there are gorgeous winter hats that are trending this season, so take your pick. There’s the leather beret, faux-fur hats that will have you looking like a royal, as well as the newsboy hat that is totally back in style. In terms of bags and purses, everything goes as long as you stick to structured and solid bags, although when speaking of essentials, a big solid burgundy bag is something you should own. As for boots, keep it in the thigh-high or ankle family – no middle ground this season. Leather gloves are the chicest route to take, so don’t forget these. Finally, when speaking of accessories, keep the minimal – silver and gold, geometric shapes and subtlety are still the guiding stars for winter.
Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Travelling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on the lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty, and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips.
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