At this time of year, you are probably getting a bit fed up with your dark colours and bulky layers. We still need the warmth, at least in the northern hemisphere. In this post, I have listed some simple styling tips to keep us looking fresh in winter. Even though the skies are still overcast you can add a touch of pizzaz to your wardrobe.
Add some playful winter accessories:
By adding some playful accessories to your winter wardrobes you can lighten your look. Perhaps you could add a new pair of shoes or boots that you can wear now and that will transition well into early Spring. I am a great fan of sneakers, especially as I seem to have developed some arthritis in my toes, I find that they are the most comfortable shoes to wear on a day to day basis.
Alternatively what about a brightly coloured handbag.
Avoiding the very dark colours near our faces can lift our spirits as well as our look. Maybe add a touch of our best colours in the form of a lightweight sweater or one of the new season’s blouses.
Add a few quirky details.
Even the smallest detail like the addition of some animal print can help to lift our winter wardrobes.
Don’t underestimate the power of statement jewellery
A few fun pieces of costume jewellery can lift the most sombre of dark colours. How about some statement earrings or a stand out necklace.
Wear a puffer instead of a classic winter coat
Parisienne women seem to live in their puffers in the winter months. Just add a funky scarf et voila you can look both youthful and on-trend. There’s a time and a place for a classic wool coat, but if you want to take years off of your look, wear a puffer.
I often swap neutral-coloured boots for cool sneakers in the winter, even if my outfit is a bit fancy. I just find that it gives the whole look a bit of youthful edge.
Avoid wearing all black.
Now don’t get me wrong I still love wearing my tried and trusted black. However when the skies are dark grey and there is not much light I find that I prefer my cheerful colours especially the pink coat I purchased from Hobbs a couple of years ago. They have some excellent coloured coats ; many now on sale. Try to mix in colour somewhere in your outfit.
Styling tips to keep us looking fresh in winter
The photographs were taken by Laura Hines in Kew Gardens. Follow her on Instagram