There are two types of people in the world - those who love winter and those who don't. I fall into the second category. But if winter is anything like the Queen's Birthday weekend we just had in Melbourne, I'm happy to take it!
For me, I love that I can layer up and be more creative with my outfits in winter. Here are my 5 winter wardrobe essentials to keep you warm and cosy.
If you are like me and you feel the cold through to your bones, you need to invest in some thermals. I know what you are thinking.....and I hope I haven't lost you already. You are thinking about those really boring thermals that make you feel like you are wearing a long sock, right? These days there are some flattering pieces out there.
One of my favourite places to shop for thermals is UNIQLO. Their HEATTECH range has three levels of warmth and they have a great range. They have socks, leggings, singlets and t-shirts and many more (prices range between $10 - $30).
The thought of knits makes feel cosy already. Find winter knits to suit your budget. Not all knits are made equal. If you find knits that are made of natural fibres like cotton, wool etc that fit your budget, don’t hesitate, just buy them. I find these last longer and wash well too.
For ladies, remember to find the styles that best suit your shape. V-neck and scoop neck jumpers are great for big busted ladies (and stay away from turtlenecks). If you carry weight around the tummy area, opt for finer knits instead of bulky knits.
If you like to add colour to your winter wardrobe, knits are a great option. My favourite style this seaon is to wear jumpers over shirts (you may need to go up a size in jumpers if you want to try this style).
3. Winter coats
Some days in winter I feel like I need to wear 2 coats to keep, especially those windy days. Buy the best coat you can afford. My favourite time to buy winter coats is when stores have mid-season sales. End of season sales are also a great time to buy a good quality coat to put away for next winter.
4. Ankle boots/good quality shoes
A pair of ankle boots that can be worn with your jeans and work pants/skirts are a must for winter! Boots, like all shoes, must be rested between wears to get the longest wear. Invest in a pair of black and brown/tan so that you can mix and match with your outfits.
Scarves are a great way to add a little colour to your winter outfits if you tend to wear darker colours in winter.
Hope these wardrobe essentials will keep you warm this winter. If you'd like some winter office outfit ideas, ready read our blog Winter Outfit Ideas for the Office.