As the fall fades into winter, we eagerly anticipate refreshing our wardrobe seasonally. Although we adore the effortless and comfortable fashion accompanying the refreshing autumn climate, winter's coldest and chillier feeling will surely provide many style possibilities. As winter approaches, we must wear multiple layers with more stylish cold-weather ensembles that perfectly match any event or occasion. These winter dressing suggestions will significantly enhance your look if you share the same sentiment. Despite the freezing weather, we don't have to sacrifice our sense of style completely. Instead, we need to get more creative when choosing our outfits that match what is planned for the day ahead and keep in mind the temperature.
Layering is essential and is required in even colder climates, so instead of puffer coats, layer oversized wool coats with turtleneck cashmere sweaters and a knitted scarf to top. Ralph Lauren’s faux-shearling coat is perfect if you like the “teddy bear” look similar to Max Mara’s iconic Teddy Bear coat. The trick is to choose clothing that can be layered underneath more fashionable pieces like Aritzia’s Wilfred brand Holiday coat paired with a turtleneck sweater dress or wool-cashmere trousers, allowing you to stay cozy while still looking adorable.
Just because it's the winter season doesn’t mean you can’t mix various prints and patterns along with different fabrics like Banana Republic’s corduroy blazer with a Maje’s long suit jacket to cover or Aritzia’s Sunday Best brand micro pleated skirt with an oversized chunky sweater like The Row’s two-tone ribbed turtleneck sweater. The idea is to loosen up your style by adding patterns and prints with colors and fabrics touching others that wouldn’t usually go together. Why not challenge yourself to experiment with mixing prints within a cohesive color palette or randomly throwing on different patterned shirts, sweaters, and scarves?
A popular trend is patchwork, which is underrated but works primarily for winter. Marni’s mohair-blend sweater mixes perfectly with Aritzia’s Babaton brand vegan leather coat or a midi skirt underneath. What’s striking about this look combination is that it’s very playful and can always be dressed as enjoyable knit pieces—Loewe’s leather-trimmed fringed blanket scarf with LouLou Studio’s oversized shearling coat.
Neutrals are essential in outerwear and have a chic look for workwear and a capsule wardrobe, but adding a pop of color is always great. Stand Studio’s faux-leather coat is the perfect sage green sultry color usually ignored during this season, with relaxed-fitted chunky cardigans like Free People’s Harper cardigan for a maximalist add-on. It's also essential to consider your skin tone and personal fabric preferences when choosing colors. Don't hesitate to experiment with complementary or contrasting shades to bring a touch of visual appeal to your outfits.
Don't feel obligated to rely on the usual winter essentials for layering this season. Experiment by incorporating a vest like The Frankie Shop’s cross-buttoned vest or a corset over your long-sleeved shirt or sweater. You can also try leg-warmers instead of socks with Sandy Liang’s ballet flats or the popular UGG slip-on snug shoes with oversized coats or jackets. Unique combinations will keep you warm, allow you to stay creative, and add a touch of unconventional style to your outfit.