As the weather turns frostier, it’s time to dig out those big coats and jumpers, as well as scarves, hats and gloves to keep you extra toasty while exploring Christmas markets and searching for gifts for loved ones.
Clues Fashion know the importance of looking good, while also keeping warm during the winter months and so offer their words of wisdom when to comes to street style basics this season.
Keeping warm and looking good is all about layering. Once you step outside you’ll notice how important it is that your top layer – your coat – is thick enough to keep you toasty.
This season, shearling has featured heavily on the street, in lighter tones alongside tans and softer browns. You can also incorporate the trend with denim for a classic look that is incredibly versatile.
Similarly, faux fur is big this year, featuring prominently in coat choices on streets around the world. Look for dark or light tones, but avoid colour. Take a look at SikSilk on Clues for some stylish winter coats with faux fur trimmed collars.
Both shearling and faux fur are great, bang on trend and add extra warmth on a cold winter’s night.
A roll neck is easy to wear, goes with pretty much anything, is perfect for layering and will keep your neck warm. Choose between fine cashmere-knit or chunky wool – or why not treat yourself to both?
Shawl neck cardigan
A quality shawl neck cardigan is essential for the chilly winter months and is the ultimate staple piece for classic winter dressing. It will keep you warm and can be worn with a variety of shirts, t-shirts and roll-necks below. It is also perfect to layer over jumper for added protection from the icy cold wind, and will look great with a thick scarf too.
Quirky, novelty sweaters have featured heavily on the streets – injecting personality into the most simple of outfits. Again, great for layering, you can wear a good sweater with a shirt underneath for a smarter look, or under your shearling-lined denim jacket for a more casual look. Novelty jumpers are perfect, particularly around the festive period, so feel free to go as subtle or over-the-top as you are willing to go.
Finally, gloves are a necessity during the cold winter months to protect your fingers from the chilly weather – particularly when scrapping your car early in the morning before heading off to work. But, they aren’t just for keeping your hands warm. The right pair of gloves will also add to your outfit. Depending on the occasion, you may want to go for leather gloves for a slicker look, or knitted gloves for a more playful, traditional look.
All of the above will go perfectly with your favourite pair of jeans and perhaps a stylish pair of boots – perfect to keep you warm throughout the cold winter months.