Winter is certainly a challenging season. Putting together a striking outfit in this cold can seem like an impossible task. Even for fashion-lovers, it can be tempting to opt for warmth rather than style. Saying goodbye to our cosy pyjamas and loungewear every morning can seem absolutely daunting. So the real question is, how do you look stylish and warm at the same time?
We have put together 5 outfit ideas to inspire you during this season. Don't waste time choosing an outfit every morning as this outfit guide will help you master the art of Winter fashion. With versatile pieces that won't go out of style anytime soon, you can transform any ordinary outfit to an extraordinary look. From casual to dressy and even transition pieces for Spring, we've got you covered. Don't let the cold distract you from putting together a stunning outfit.
1. Modern Neutral
Save the vibrant colours for the warmer seasons and go for muted neutrals instead. This colour palette not only matches the mood and ambience of the season, it can instantly add a modern flair to any outfit. You can never go wrong with a beige coat. If you're bored of basic outerwear, try coats with unique detailing to elevate your look. This beige Handmade Trench Coat is a unique twist on the classic double breasted coat style. It features buckled sleeves and shoulder cuffs which adds intricate details to any minimal look. The best part about this coat is the belted waist which adds shape to make sure you don't drown in the oversized fit. Match it with pants in the same colour palette to co-ordinate the neutral tones seamlessly. The Savannah Wide Pants in Brown feature a wide-cut and is tailored with structured pleats to create a flattering silhouette on anyone. Finish off with gold hoops and strut through the city in your modern outfit.
2. Timeless Casual
This year, we have seen a huge revival in trends from the 70s and 80s. A key trend we have noticed is the checked print. Checks are a timeless pattern that have been around for a long time. Try wearing checked outerwear to make a statement. This Handmade Checked Coat is tailored to perfection with an elongated structured fit that creates a slim silhouette. This statement piece should be styled with a basic knit jumper like the Ribbed High Neck Top in Black. This top features a soft ribbed texture and a high neck cut which is perfect for layering under thick outerwear. Another key trend this season is flared pants. These pants are perfect for adding shape as they elongate your legs and makes them appear more slim. The Kamilah High Rise Jeans are the perfect pants for this outfit. This 70-inspired jean sits high on your waist and flares out all the way to the hem. Top off this outfit with chunky gold earrings and you're ready to go.
3. Bold & Edgy
Have you ever stepped outside in thick layers and heavy outerwear only for it to be warm and sunny the whole day? It's no surprise to us anymore as New Zealand weather is highly unpredictable which can make it tricky to pick out the perfect outfit. If you're stuck on what to wear during the warmer winter days, this outfit is for you. Ditch the sleeves and opt for a vest coat to stay warm without overheating. The Handmade Vest in Cream features a belted waist and a double-faced plush material that feels lavish on the inside as it does on the outside. This piece is perfect for adding a layer without looking too bulky. Layer underneath with a soft knit top like the Ribbed High Neck Top in Black. Get bold on the bottoms by showing off your legs. Wearing leather on the bottom will not only keep you warm, it will add a unique texture to any simple look. The Bellamy Pintuck Shorts in Black is perfect for achieving a chic and edgy look. Tie the look together by throwing on a bold necklace.
4. Co-ordinated Corduroy
Picking out seperate pieces to create a whole outfit can be stressful at times, especially when we're running late or have zero motivation. Make your life easier by wearing co-ordinated sets that require minimal effort. The Sofia Corduroy Set is the ultimate matching set for this season. The versatile corduroy material is reminiscent of the 70s, adding a retro-chic element to your look. The Sofia Corduroy Pants are in a straight cut and a thick corduroy material that is stylish and warm at the same time. The cropped length is a bonus as it allows for cute ankle boots. Throw on the matching Sofia Corduroy Jacket on top to look put-together instantly. This super chic jacket features cute pockets and a full lining inside for extra warmth and thickness. We've done all the hard work for you so all you need to do is throw this outfit on effortlessly!
5. Funky Florals
Who said florals were only for the warmer season? Layering florals under thick outerwear can instantly lighten up the mood and add a feminine touch to any look. Light floral dresses with soft ruffles are a staple wardrobe item. Our go-to floral dress has been the Austyn Floral Dress. This dress features a dainty floral print on a light material, making it perfect for layering under heavier outerwear. This dress can also be worn during the transition to Spring as well. For now, let's keep it cosy by matching it with an outerwear. This dress matches perfectly with a tailored long coat for warmth and style. The Double Breasted Wool Coat in Grey features a structured cut and lining inside for an extra layer of warmth. Style with sneakers for a casual everyday look or pair it with edgy ankle boots for the perfect date night look.