Tips to jazz up your winter wardrobe

Tips to jazz up your winter wardrobe

January and February. as we know, are tough months, both financially and weatherwise. It is still very cold here in London so I find it difficult to even think of my wardrobe in relation to the coming Spring/Summer season.

However, you can bring your wardrobe into 2018 by mixing your current pieces up and trying out some different combinations. It is so easy to get stuck in a rut and combine the same old tried and trusted pieces.

What if you were to think of your wardrobe as a shop and “shop your closet”.  I have a clothes rail that I find very useful when I want to create new outfits. Having a few pieces on the rail helps me to play around with different looks.

Details above: Grey/blue earrings / Nordstrom teal sweater / Oliver Bonas necklace / Hobbs pink scarf / Nordstrom cross body bag colour sold out similar / Nordstrom navy trousers / Hobbs pink flats

Tips to jazz up your winter wardrobe


A few small tweaks can help lift your everyday looks to another level. This is where accessories come into their own. A new piece of costume jewellery, a bag in one of the new seasons “on trend” colours or a new pair of shoes can zizz up an everyday look. Mix up your colours. Clashing colours are very “au courant”

Details above: Hobbs grey/black disc necklaceHobbs navy sweater / Hobbs grey circle earrings / Hobbs navy/red print scarf / Nordstrom blue cross body bag / Hobbs navy trousers / Nordstrom red flats / Oliver Bonas twist bangle 

Oliver Bonas have some excellent fun costume jewellery at reasonable prices.

The Outnet also offers designer statement jewellery at reduced prices.

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  1. Anna
    26th January 2018 / 15:07

    Thank you for the above tips, they are very welcome at this time of the year ! I would just like to make a comment about the Fresh Tulip Lip Balm which I purchased about a month ago. While it is moisturising and a lovely colour, the lipstick is very soft and is almost like a thick cream in warm temperatures.Maybe I had an odd one ,I don’t know ??

    • Kathy
      26th January 2018 / 22:00

      I also have a Fresh lip balm. You are right, Anna, it’s very soft. I’ve started using a brush to apply it. Otherwise, it’s all over my lips, like a grade schooler applied it.

      • Anna
        30th January 2018 / 15:45

        Thank you Kathy and Josephine for your tips – I shall definitely be trying these.

    • 27th January 2018 / 20:15

      You are right Anna Lip Balms can be very soft. They are quite useful just to add in the middle of the lips and pat in with fingers. In fact, I find that patting lipsticks with my finders helps to keep them in place and stops the bleeding into the lines around the mouth.

  2. Lynda Banister
    26th January 2018 / 17:53

    Scarves are a good way to add something different for low cost – I’ve got loads! Even a fine silk scarf actually helps keep you warm as well as looking nice-try tying it in a bow at the side of your neck for a change.
    I also have lots and lots of costume jewellery to help add variety & I love wearing hats in winter.
    I really must try wearing what I’ve got instead of always wanting something new. Looking in my wardrobe the other day I found three dresses I’ve hardly worn – why do I keep passing them over?
    I realised that it’s because they are the wrong length-between knee and upper calf-so I’ll take them up and then if I don’t wear them they’ll be off to the charity shop!

    • 27th January 2018 / 20:17

      You are right Lynda scarves are fantastic as accessories. I have a large collection. They add colour near the face and keep your neck warm in winter. I too am a great fan of hats, they keep my head warm and look stylish. Good Idea to shorten your dress I often alter my clothes to give them a new look.

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