The nights are drawing in, and as much as we hate to admit it it’s definitely time to start wrapping up warm as we soldier in style through the winter. So how can you keep the frost off without bulking out your outfit? We’ve taken a look at some of the best ways to add layers without compromising on style, so you can look just as sharp whether it’s raining or snowing.
You’re going to need a good jumper to see you through the winter, and it’s worth remembering that knitwear is big at the moment – meaning you can stay snug without falling out of fashion. While you might see a number of low V-neck jumpers around at the moment, this will all change in winter when it gets too cold, so think ahead and pick yourself up a good shawl-collared jumper. Alternatively, stay casual with a thick-lined hoodie – Penguin currently has a fantastic button-down hoodie, which we love as a slightly smarter alternative to the zip-up.
From what we’ve seen on the runway this year it looks like Parka-style coats are going to be all the rage – which we’re pretty excited about, to tell you the truth, as they’re definitely the most weatherproof option available! Opt for bright, warm colours like red or orange, and make sure you’ve got a good fleece lining and a heavy hood with faux-fur trim to keep the cold out.
Hats, gloves and scarves:
A good everyday hat is essential in winter, and from what we’ve seen in the London collections for Autumn/Winter 2013 its clear UK designers feel the same, with everything from beanies to berets on display. Meanwhile SIBLING launched our favourite knitwear collection of the year, using super-chunky knit and oversized pieces – you can get the same look with a chunky knitted scarf in a neutral colour to stay on-trend. Finally, grab yourself a pair of leather gloves – these classics will go with whichever style you favour, and they’ll keep your fingers warm!