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Weekend Wardrobe Refresh: Winter Prep

As the temperature dips and the days grow shorter, it's time to embrace the chill and transform your wardrobe for the winter season. A winter wardrobe refresh isn’t just about keeping warm; it’s about blending comfort with style, creating looks that are as cozy as they are chic. So, let’s shake off the summer sand and dive into a weekend wardrobe refresh that will have you ready for winter.

Declutter and Detox

First things first, let’s clear out the clutter. Open your wardrobe and pull out everything—yes, everything. Assess each item with a critical eye. Does it spark joy? Is it practical for the season? Donate or sell pieces that no longer serve you. A streamlined wardrobe not only creates space for new additions but also makes getting dressed a breeze. Think of it as a fresh canvas for your winter style masterpieces.

Layering Essentials

Winter is synonymous with layering, and the key to mastering this art is starting with high-quality basics. Stock up on long-sleeve tees, turtlenecks, and tank tops in neutral shades that can be effortlessly paired with other pieces. Brands like Uniqlo are perfect for finding these staples without breaking the bank. These foundational items are the unsung heroes of your winter wardrobe, providing warmth without bulk.

100% Extra Fine Merino Ribbed Turtleneck Sweater - Uniqlo


Cozy Up with Knits

There’s nothing quite like the allure of a chunky knit on a crisp winter day. Invest in a selection of cozy sweaters—think oversized, cable-knit, and cashmere. This season, playful patterns and bold hues are making a statement. Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone and incorporate a vibrant knit to brighten those grey days. Pair with jeans for a casual look or a midi skirt for a more polished ensemble.

COS cocooning wool V-neck cardigan


The Statement Coat

A standout coat is essential for any winter wardrobe. This season, it’s all about balancing style with practicality. A classic wool coat offers timeless elegance and versatility, perfect for both office wear and weekend outings. For a more relaxed look, opt for a puffer jacket or a parka. Faux fur coats are also having a moment, adding a touch of glamour and warmth. Your coat is the pièce de résistance of your winter outfit, so choose one that truly speaks to your style.

SABA Karla Wool Double Breasted Coat

Accessorise with Intention

Winter accessories are where function meets fashion. Scarves, gloves, and hats are not only essential for staying warm but also offer an opportunity to express your personal style. Choose a cozy beanie or a chic fedora to complete your look. Don’t forget about footwear—a stylish pair of boots is a must. Opt for classic leather or experiment with trendy options like chunky platform boots. These pieces are the finishing touches that elevate your winter ensemble.

Double Knit Pom Pom Beanie - Beige with ivory Pom Pom

Play with Colour

While winter often conjures images of a monochrome palette, injecting color into your wardrobe can lift your spirits. Jewel tones such as emerald, ruby, and sapphire add a luxurious feel, while earthy hues like mustard, rust, and olive create a cozy vibe. Incorporate these colours through statement pieces or accessories to add a vibrant touch to your winter looks.

Herringbone Blanket Wrap - Blue

Herringbone Blanket Wrap

Sustainability and Care

As you refresh your wardrobe, think about sustainability. Choose pieces from ethical brands like Patagonia, Outland Denim, and Bhumi. These brands prioritise eco-friendly practices and high-quality materials. Additionally, take care of your clothes by washing them according to their care labels and storing them properly. This not only extends the life of your garments but also aligns with a more sustainable fashion philosophy.

With these tips, you’re ready to tackle your winter wardrobe refresh and step into the season in style. Embrace the layering, revel in the cozy knits, and let your winter wardrobe reflect the chic, sophisticated, and stylish person you are. Your most fashionable winter yet is just a weekend away.

Photo: Zoe

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