Winter is Coming: 5 Winter Essentials

As temperatures begin to fall it’s time to prepare your closet for the colder weather. Although I hate the colder weather, I have to say I adore winter fashion. Give me a chunky jumper and leather boots over summer dresses any day. Here are my top five winter essentials for surviving the cold while maintaining some sense of style.

Statement Boots

statement boots

As much as I love a classic black Chelsea boot, in my opinion, a statement boot is a key Winter essential. In the middle of winter when everyone is wrapped up in their black coats, a statement boot can make a real different to your outfit.

Faux Fur Jacket

Faux Due pink Glassons Jacket

Faux fur jackets used to be a very niche look. Over the past few years, faux fur has been seen in every shop on the high street. And for good reason, they are so darn warm and they are actually pretty easy to wear.

Blanket Wrap Scarf

The blanket scarf is a trend that I can get behind 100%. It’s the most socially acceptable way to wear to publically wrap yourself up in a blanket while still calling it a fashion statement. There are many different ways you can wear the scarf. I for one prefer wrapping myself like a giant human burrito.

Gingham

Gingham has had something of a resurrection in recent seasons. While gingham can look great all year round, the print is great in winter as it can add another dimension to an otherwise basic look. From deconstructive shirts, pants and coats, gingham is becoming a winter staple.

Grey Coat

Grey Long Forever New Coat

While I love the array of all the rad coat trends happening this season, there is something so timeless about a grey overcoat I can’t get enough of. Whether you throw on a sweatshirt and sneakers or trousers and heels, the grey coat will always pull the look together.

What are your must have winter pieces?

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  • This is the first post I’ve seen about winter haha. And I love it! I cannot wait for winter to be back. Loving all these pieces. :)

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • It’s the middle of Winter here in Oz :)
      x

  • I’m still yet to jump on the gingham trend!! The faux fur trend I am obsessed with, though. There’s no better feeling than being warm and stylish at the same time x

    Imogen // http://www.faux-silk.com
    Ps: thank you for your lovely comment on my last post!

    • so true! I can’t get enough of it

  • Violette

    These metallic boots are so cool!

    http://violettedaily.com

  • I love winter! A grey coat & a blanket scarf are key pieces of my closet as well! xx

    http://www.serenbird.com

  • Oh my loving the metallic boots !! Too sassy. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Dominica from London, http://www.dominicas.uk xXx

  • Emily

    I’m obsessed with boots pretty much all year round but they are pretty ordinary so maybe I need to be looking out for more statement ones!

    Musings & More

    • Sometimes simplicity is all you need :)
      x

  • That grey coat is amazing! I love the gingham top too!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  • Sepideh

    I’m in denial. Winter isn’t coming.

    My blanket scarf was the BEST last winter – I felt so cozy and all bundled up in my little cocoon.

    Another important thing for those of us living in FRIGID Canadian weather is nice but warm boots that are also water-proof, especially with all the slush in the street…

    I just invested in a nicer winter jacket that has a bit more shape and doesn’t make me look like Michelin Man so that’s also good haha

    http://www.elleisforlove.com

    • haha, a good winter jacket is one of the best investments you can make

  • Kara Aragon

    I love that gingham seems to be here to stay regardless of the season! Love the statement boots too!

    Kara Aragon
    http:/www.thekaragon.com

  • Great has to be my favourite colour for coats! It doesn’t get dirty as easily as white & it’s not as jarring as black. Love blanket scarves too! I need to add more to my wardrobe!

    TFM Life & Style blog

    • 100% agree, especially because I wear so much black x

  • That gingham blouse looks so perfect on you, though my fave from your list is undoubtedly statement boots. There’s something ridiculously exciting about boots-season (though here in England we’re a way off it yet!), and even more so when they’re statement pieces ;)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Estella Bartlett Jewellery Giveaway (Open Worldwide!) x

  • You have reminded me of two things that are sorely missing from my closet: a pair of statement boots and a faux fur coat. At least I have a little time to prepare! Love your faux fur coat, by the way!
    xo, janea
    http://www.theSTYLEtti.com

  • Blanket scarves are my LIFE in wintertime (or tbh any time in England because lets face it… the weather isn’t THAT great). Ultimate staple!

    http://www.diaryofanexpatgirl.com