5 Winter Style Pieces To Take Into The New Season
As I always try and buy wardrobe pieces that can be transferred throughout all the seasons when the weather starts to change I find myself wanting to wear them but they, of course, need styling in a different manner. It's amazing to have particular items that are just for that season like dainty midi dresses and thick chunky knits that make you feel amazing each time you pull them on. But in general, when you really want to get the most out of what you own there is nothing better than having something that can work for the majority of them. As I'm currently in the process of switching out some of my wardrobe for hopefully warmer weather, I thought I'd share some of my most loved cold weather pieces that can work in the warmer seasons too. Just a quick note before we dig in is that I do live in the UK, we don't have the warmest summers on record although things can get balmy so if you reside somewhere super warm then these options may not work for you.
Pinafores and dungarees go into the same category for me. They are both items that I absolutely adore and when I see other people wearing them I always think they look incredible but when I wear them I always think I look ever so slightly ridiculous. And kind of like an overgrown child but then I just have to throw caution to the wind and think hey I like them so I'm going with it. My cord pinafore from Topshop got tucked away this year as I wanted to save it for the warmer months but it's such a good layering piece to have in the cooler months and something I've worn for two winters. You can go from pairing this with thick knits and thermal tights to lightweight t-shirts or long sleeves on chillier days. One of the biggest reasons I love pinafores is the pockets, so many pockets and so practical, I know I'm going to reach for mine so much for dog walks.
Of course, I mean this is my blog after all and we all know my deep love for anything of the Breton kind. However, they're one of the most versatile pieces to have in your wardrobe and something I find myself always returning to when I'm either not sure what to wear or just need a fail-safe that looks good with minimal effort. There isn't anything I can think of that the classic Breton doesn't go with and there are so many variations out there that you're bound to find something that works for you. Personally, I'm a big fan of the long sleeve as then you have the option to roll up if you need to but that warmth is always there when needed which let's be real in the UK is more often than not.
THE LIGHTWEIGHT KNIT & sweaters
Although my chunky knits are definitely being stored away so I don't have to think about them any longer something that always lives on my clothing rail no matter the season is are thin lightweight knits and sweatshirts. This season I'm going to be pairing my lighter knits with midi skirts, another one of my favourite wardrobe pieces. The two together will create a smarter outfit whilst maintaining maximum comfort levels. Then sweaters, well you always need a good sweatshirt in your wardrobe in my opinion, of course, the Whistles options reign supreme but they are incredibly expensive so just plain ones do. I love pairing them with a pair of shorts in the warmer seasons when it might be a tiny bit too cold for a t-shirt and shorts. They're absolutely perfect for layering!
THE SWEATER DRESS
When it gets above 14 degrees I have to admit, I'm whipping off the tights and the dresses are going on and one of my favourite styles to go for is the sweater dress. Paired with tights, ankle boots and finished with a parka in the winter they're absolutely ideal when you want to be warm and comfortable. But in the warmer months with either Converse or sandals they're lovely, obviously, they're a casual wardrobe piece but still a lovely one. When you're either very low key or lazy with your dressing than dresses or jumpsuits really are your best friends as they do all the hard work for you and you're ready to go with only one clothing piece.
THE CHUNKY CARDIGAN
I know, I said I was tidying away all of my chunky knits but something that will be staying on my rail is my big grey chunky cardigan. Of course, something that is a fail-safe in the cooler months for wrapping around you like a big cocoon but I love this for when I don't want to take a jacket with me but still want the option of warmth. And, if it's really big and chunky then it can also double up as a blanket and who doesn't want that? Paired with either a light dress or shorts and a t-shirt they're the perfect throw on when the temperature drops. Also, when you work from home I cannot recommend a chunky cardigan enough in the warmer months. In the winter, I'm not ashamed to admit that I traipse around in my dressing gown over my clothes to keep warm so I switch the dressing gown out for the cardigan which not only looks better but doesn't make me feel like I'm about to climb into bed either.