With all the elegant layering, trendy outerwear and endless mixing and matching, winter is undoubtedly the best season for fashion – yeah, we said it. Some, however, might rather just stay indoors in their cosy loungewear until further notice, and we totally get that, but trust us: hibernation is not the answer. We turn to fashion brands and style influencers to show us how to nail a flawless winter look without freezing to death. 

Still got nothing to wear? Didn’t think so.

Puff And Ready

First things first: the basics. If you’re part of the ‘plain t-shirt and jeans’ club, you’re already halfway there. Pair your jeans with a turtleneck, and top it off with a thick puffer jacket (huge trend this season, by the way), your favourite boots and your best accessories. There’s no way you could possibly go wrong with this look.


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Vested Interest

A winter lookbook wouldn’t be complete without the ultimate seasonal layer: a vest. And if it’s a puffer vest, even better. This colourful look counterbalances the not-so-vivid winter landscapes, and the floral-printed vest is the cherry on top. The best thing about a puffer vest, apart from its extreme functionality, is that it can literally go with anything you want to wear it with – but wide-leg pants and a knitted turtleneck are a good place to start.


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Shacket Show-Off

For a more formal look that’ll keep your insides at a safe temperature, try a sweater dress with a shacket (shirt-jacket hybrid, for the not-yet-initiated). This look requires little to no effort, but still looks super sophisticated and put-together. You can wear the look with thick socks and loafers for a more comfortable and preppy vibe, or turn to your mid-length boots and black tights for extra oomph.


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Lighten Up

Thought winter style is only about  black and dark tones? Think again. In fact, think the complete opposite. Head-to-toe white or light neutrals are as elegant and seasonally appropriate as darker hues – and the fact that they match the snowy landscape is a sweet bonus. Wear a pair of wide-leg trousers with a thick cable-knit sweater and white sneakers, or go more formal with heeled boots – preferably with a pointed toe to balance out the look and elongate your legs.


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One And Done

A unique coat like this can carry an entire winter look all by itself. With such a statement piece, you won’t need to put much effort into whatever you’re wearing under it. This coat that doubles as a massive scarf (another big trend for the season) is everything you need in terms of warmth and chic factor. Add your best accessories, and you’re ready to go.


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The Short Cut

Contrary to popular belief, you can wear your mini skirts even when the temperatures drop below zero. Balance is key here, so pair a slim-silhouetted skirt with a chunky sweater and a scarf, insulate with thick nude tights if need be, and finish off with chunky tall boots – or, if the weather is a bit more merciful, you can switch to mid-length socks and loafers. As long as you’re comfortable and your legs are warm, there’s no need to save your shorter skirts for warmer months.

The Midi Ground

If the idea of wearing short skirts in the cold doesn’t quite convince you, perhaps a midi skirt might. A versatile piece like this can be dressed up or down and works as the perfect transitional garment. Topped with a matching striped turtleneck jumper and finished with ankle booties, it’s the perfect feminine winter look that you can wear as is or layered with a coat and scarf for extra warmth. Switch to lace-up flats and a sleeveless top when winter weather starts to fade.


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Neo Chic

Live your matrix-inspired dreams with one of the season’s biggest outerwear trends: the leather trench. Another statement piece, this coat speaks for itself, but to enhance the look, cinch your waist with a belt and wear a pair of stilettos. Oh là là! Or, if you like the look but want to keep it more casual and comfortable, go for jeans and sneakers. Either way, a coat like this will protect you from the worst of winter weather without having to sacrifice your style cred.


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Comfort First

If you’re working from home, or you simply don’t feel like putting a fancy outfit together, you can still look classy with the magic of elevated loungewear. A matching sweat set, a cosy beanie, fluffy boots and your favourite coat, and no one will dare to judge you for wearing such a comfy look out of the house.

Flower Power

If all else fails and you find yourself anxiously waiting for spring to come around, wait no more. You can easily bring your florals and frills into your winter looks with some basic layering. Grab a thick cardigan and a belted coat to wear over your warm-weather tops, don thermal tights under your wide-leg trousers, and swap your strappy sandals for heeled boots. Who knows? Maybe spring will even arrive early next year.


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