As the weather gets colder, we all need to start updating our wardrobes. But winter clothes for women are expensive! And it’s not very eco-friendly to keep buying new clothes every season. To save money and the planet while transitioning your wardrobe between the seasons, use pieces you already have or shop more strategically. Here are some tips to get your wardrobe ready for winter!
Instead of buying new outfits, layering what you already have can be extremely helpful in winter. For example, a top and skirt worn in summer can be layered well with a chunky sweater, tights, winter shoes and a stylish coat. This can create a stylish winter look without getting rid of the summer staples.
Invest in Staples
When you go shopping, make sure that you’re buying items that can be worn at any time of the year. Making a list of good staples to have when going shopping can make your wardrobe more sustainable. For example, getting neutral dresses that can be worn with sandals in summer but tights and boots in winter is a good way to make sure that your wardrobe can transition easily. Quality jeans, button up shirts, and a good fitting pair of dress pants are all smart winter clothes for women.
Get the Best Outerwear
Investing in good outerwear can make the transition between fall and winter a lot easier. Getting staple outerwear items such as leather and denim jackets, trench coats, puffer jackets and dress coats can help you easily transition. Investing in these items early will help you keep warm and stylish as the season subtly changes.
Tone Down Bright Prints
As we get into winter, neutral colors suit the season better. However, you can still wear some of your favorite bright prints if you’re smart about it. Pairing a floral dress with a knit cardigan, tights and boots can give you a more grungy, winter look. Similarly, pairing a bright red or pink occasion dress, usually for holidays or vacations, with a faux fur coat and classy heels can make an amazing winter holiday party outfit. Using what you have in order to fit into the season can be a great way to look stylish but also save money.
Change your footwear
Footwear is the one thing that doesn’t easily transition from warm to cooler weather. Investing in a stylish pair of boots can be a great way to change your outfits between the seasons. Skirts and dresses have a whole different look when paired with boots instead of sandals! Making sure you have one or two pairs of shoes that will keep your feet warm in winter, while also looking stylish, is a great way to help your wardrobe transition.
Display your true style, no matter what the weather looks like! These tips will help you preserve the planet, and your bank account – neither of which you’ll regret – all while looking sharp.
Zoe-Louise is a freelance writer who loves to write about fashion and lifestyle. When she’s not obsessing over little black dresses, you can find her in a bookshop. Connect with her on Twitter @ZoeThomlinson
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