How to Get an Amazing Winter Wardrobe Without Trying Too Hard


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It's really tricky to nail your wardrobe style each season without wanting to splurge on big ticket items. If you're trying to save money this winter, take a different approach by using add-on details to maximise style without the need to invest in new (more expensive) items, such as coats and jeans. Think simple accessories to elevate your current wardrobe pieces—a beautiful silk scarf to tie around your neck (à la française), the It boot trend of the season to elevate last years' jacket, or black opaque tights to layer under your favourite LBD. There's room for understated style without trying too hard, even if accessorising isn't usually your thing. The fun part is not having to spend a lot of money to get results. 

But when it comes to layering, just remember it's a good idea to pay attention to how much you're wearing at one time. If you think there's too much going on, you're probably right. As Coco Chanel said: "Once you've dressed, and before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take at least one thing off."

Keep scrolling to shop the best shoes and accessories for head to toe winter style.


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Hats are a great accessory for all year round, not just summer. If you've had enough wear from your summer straw hat and last years' floppy felt hat, pick up your cap from your active wear pile. For a relaxed yet elevated look, team a tomboy cap with your finest black blazer. 

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Scarves will remain popular season after season. The trick is learning to wrap it that in the best way that suits the outfit you're wearing. Stick to colours you love and prints you've been drawn to for years. There's no need to over think this oneless really is more. 


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Same but oh so different: the long silk tie. If you can't manage the feminine square neck tie , or the fuss of a scarf, try wrapping a long silk tie this around your neck once or twice for a not so overly feminine approach. Good news: this is wearable all year round, not just for winter. 



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The fishnet trend has come and gone but classic black tights will never date. A great way to keep your dresses on rotation in winter is to invest in a good pair of quality tights to take you through the season. Stick to good quality tights as cheaper brands will snag and pull instantly. 


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To elevate the heels you currently have sitting in your wardrobe; try ankle straps made street style popular by Attico. Don't save these for the weekend, they're office and meeting appropriate, too. 


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So fresh and chic: The white ankle boot is loved equally by the likes of Alexa (above) and Gigi. Don't fret about trying to match the white with more white, as they pair well with denim and blocked colour. For something more daring, the metallic boot is another shoe trend that will also bring last year's winter outfits into 2017. 


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Lara Burnell
Writer & Producer

Who's your style icon? 

Jenny Walton. She has a quirky, French, feminine style I adore. She mixes designer, vintage, high street really well and isn’t afraid of colour and print. My style board on Pinterest is full of street style images from her at fashion week events.

Who are your 5 favourite people to follow on Twitter/Instagram?

@unconditionalmagazine, @ilona_hamer, @thefatjewish, @glossier, @giorgiatordini

What's the fashion essential you can't live without?

My vintage red tartan jacket. It's timeless and bold. I love wearing it with a red matte lipstick. 

What's your desert island album?

Any '70s playlist will do!