Winter has hit us hard this past week, ice on car windows, red noses and knitwear galore!
This week I’ll be sharing with you my winter wardrobe essentials – all the winter staples you will need to keep you warm and cosy this season!
This time of year is all about layers, for me personally my looks turn slightly androgynous, lots of shirts under jumpers, flannel textures and boots a-plenty.
I’ve put together a little outfit inspiration board/wish list for you and myself. The winter essentials I’ve picked out are items I’ve either got or want and know that they will be staples for the colder seasons for a good few years. My own green green fishtail parka I wear in most of my vlogs is a coat my mum bought for me for year 10 at school… which was nearly 10 years ago, what?! That IS value for money!
For items like boots and coats, if you’re willing to spend that little bit extra for better quality it will last you!
My list below includes things for work, comfort at home and maybe even your work christmas party!
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – KNITWEAR
This item is pretty much 3-in-1 it’s from H&M (obsessed with their knitwear ever since I worked there 6 years ago). It’s a polo neck, thick knit jumper-dress. They bring one out every year here’s this years one, a total steal for just £24.99. Cable Knit Polo Neck Jumper – H&M
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – HOODED PARKA COAT
Parka coats are my favourite, the bigger the hood the better! I have one in green as I said earlier and a grey one from Matalan. Matalan always have a huge array of coats at a very reasonable price, this one I’ve picked out has toggles to pinch you in at the waist so that you can still show off your figure under all those layers all for just £35! Borg Lined Parka – Matalan
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – FLANNEL SHIRTS
Flannel shirts are a great way of adding layers for winter, they come in hundreds of different colour combinations. Put the look together with some nice dark skinny jeans, a band tee and converse or boots! This one is from H&M amazing value for 100% cotton at £14.99, Flannel Shirt – H&M
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – DARK DENIM
Dark skinny jeans are an Autumn/Winter must have for me! Dark jeans are more flattering and go perfectly from day to night! Skinny jeans are perfect to keep you warm, tuck them bottoms into your boots for ultimate cosy-ness! New Look jeans are my go-to, just as good as Topshop and half the price at £22.99. Navy Skinny Jeans – New Look
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – SADDLE BAGS
Small bags for me this time of year are a necessity, the last thing you want when you’re out and about christmas shopping is a huge bag weighing you down. This gorgeous red saddle bag from Accessorize is ideal, enough for your purse, keys, phone and the odd lip stick or two! It’s in the sale for £24 – amazing! Saddle Bag – Accessorize
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – LONG SLEEVED BLOUSES
Shirts and blouses are ideal for layering at work or for meals out! H&M Modern Classics collection is incredible for workwear that will last, it washes up really well, fits like a glove and won’t break the bank! At £14.99 this is a great basic that will carry you all the way through to Spring! Long Sleeved Blouse – H&M
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – BLANKET SCARF
I am a big lover of blanket scarves, the bigger the scarf the better and if you can double it up as a full on blanket then go for it, I certainly do! A tartan pattern is timeless, once you’ve got yourself one of these you’ll be reaching for it for years! The high street shops have amazing winter accessories right now. This one is River Island £12, would also make a brilliant gift for Christmas! Blanket Scarf – River Island
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – EMBELLISHED JUMPER
Topshop always have the cutest embellished jumpers every year, they add style to your layers! This one is £39 but is so versatile – pair this with the H&M blouse, a leather look skirt and a berry lip and you’re set! Brooch Necklace Jumper – Topshop
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – BOBBLE HAT
Fab for hiding bed hair or the fact we may or may not have run out of dry shampoo, a bobble hat! The faux fur bobbles are my absolute favourite. These also make a good gift this time of year. You could even get a bit thrifty and knit your own! Here’s one I found in H&M which is now 30% off for £5.59 – BARGAIN! Faux Fur Bobble Hat – H&M
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – HEELED BOOTS
Heeled Ankle boots are great for nights out with the girls – paired with a skirt and some tights or even those dark skinny jeans from New Look! Office is my favourite place for shoes and boots, it can be a little on the pricey side but they’ll be an item you’ll keep for a long time! These are 20% right now and are £45, well worth the investment! Double Zip Boots – Office
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – BIKER BOOTS
Biker boots are an everyday favourite for me, not everyones cup of tea but I’ve worn my H&M ones every winter for the past 4 years! Again another item from H&M they bring a version out every year! These are £39.99, I will probably get myself a pair, even though my 4 year old faithfuls have got a lot of life left to give, the imitation snake skin is calling! Biker Boots – H&M
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – GLOVES
Gloves, gloves and gloves. As cute as mittens are, they’re not ideal for someone like me who drives, I love the suede shearling combo, you might not be able to use your touch screen smart phone, but those pinkies will 100% be staying warm for £14.99. Suede Shearling Gloves – New Look
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – SLIPPERS
As much as I love my UGG slippers, these Sausage Dog ones are so cute, keep your feet nice and cosy at home with a pair of incredible novelty slippers. New Look have some seriously cute slippers this year, from unicorns to giraffes there’s something for everyone. These are £12.99 and will make a perfect stocking filler this year! Sausage Dog Slippers – New Look
WINTER WARDROBE ESSENTIAL – FESTIVE JUMPER
Winter is the festive season, ugly Christmas jumpers are getting a strong place in everyones heart! This cat with antlers is the perfect item for your work Christmas do’s, curry night with the girls or even an afternoon shopping! This is £14.99, with more sequins you could shake a stick at I think you should get one! Sequin Sweatshirt – H&M
Hope you like this insight into my Winter Wardrobe Essentials! Which item is your favourite?
What are your essentials this season? Let me know on Twitter @honestlysoph
Thanks for reading!