I know all the magazines are showing us what’s new for Spring. And I could not be more excited for the new season. But in most parts of the world, it’s still freezing! So I thought it would be a perfect time to show you how to create a winter capsule wardrobe.
I already blogged about the fashion staples I wear year-round. So here are the the fashion staples that I wear in heavy rotation for cold weather. The great part about thinking about them now is you can get most of these timeless pieces on sale… and wear them for many winters to come.
Winter FASHION STAPLES
Over the Knee boots
Neutral chunky sweater
Long sleeve layering tee
Ok, now that we have the list, let’s talk specifics on how to create a winter capsule wardrobe. I want to share which winter staples I splurge on and why. And not to worry, I listened to your suggestions and I’m offering more affordable alternatives even if I splurged.
#1: Neutral coat
As much as I love a statement coat, they are just that: statements. You can’t wear them year after year. But a neutral coat is a classic piece you can wear forever.
My favorite color neutral coat is camel. It goes with black, brown and just about every color in the rainbow. Of course, black is also a classic neutral staple. Other neutral coat colors I love? Gray, blush and leopard. I know leopard is also a bit of a statement but the print really goes with everything!
Coats are definitely a winter fashion staple worth the splurge. Fabric is super important, in order to keep you warm as is fit. Sometimes I’ll get my coats tailored to ensure the perfect fit on my more petite frame.
As for the length? I personally love them all, short, mid and long. But if I could only choose one, I would go with a mid length since it’s the most versatile.
#4: OTK Boots
Over the years, over the knee boots have transformed from a trendy shoe to a classic winter staple. I’ve collected pairs in just about every neutral color. But if you’re just starting your OTK boots collection I would go with black or tan, since they go with the most outfits.
For more moderate weather, I wear the long-sleeve tees on their own under jackets and coats. When it’s really cold I use them to keep warm under everything from sweaters to dresses.
#10: Black Tights
You can never go wrong with a pair of black opaque tights. I like to use them to lengthen my legs with black pumps and boots.
They also help smooth your body under dresses and skirts, especially if you go for a control-top version.
#11: Chic Beanie
My ears always get frozen in the cold. So a beanie is my best friend. I love white beanies, because they give that chic snow bunny look. But when I was in New York in the freezing cold a few months ago, I picked up a blush beanie. The color went with everything I brought with me on my trip!
I hope this list of winter fashion staples helps you as you’re working on your cold weather capsule wardrobe. With them, I’m able to create endless outfits… and they keep me warm while still looking stylish!