When it comes to our winter wardrobes, warmth and comfort are our priorities. We want to stay warm and dry so that we can enjoy the season, indulging in long winter walks with family and Christmas shopping along streets lined with glittery Christmas decorations and sparkling lights. We wrap up warm to protect our health and prevent coughs and colds. Unfortunately, this sensible approach can quickly become boring. When you’ve spent weeks in practical waterproof coats and boots and stifling woolly jumpers, it’s easy to feel bored and to start to long for summer dresses and strappy tops. But, fear not. You don’t have to sacrifice warmth or buy a whole new winter wardrobe. You just need a few of these must-have accessories.
Jewelry often gets overlooked in winter when we’re wearing thicker clothes, and it’s not as easy to see. Delicate items like name rings often get left in our jewelry boxes until summer. However, your jewelry is a great way to spice up an outfit, make an impression, and add life to a boring jumper. Wear a stacking ring selection, layer necklaces over your jumpers, and add a cuff bangle over the sleeve of your cardigan.
Gorgeous handcrafted jewelry such as a birthstone ring from a designer like Lisa Leonard Designs, for example, will always look fantastic, whatever the weather. Lisa Leonard creates wonderful, one-of-a-kind items that are both meaningful and beautiful. The perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.
Hard-wearing leather boots are essential for wintertime, especially if you spend a lot of time outdoors. But they aren’t always fun. Wellies might not be ideal for big walks over rough terrain or long days on your feet, but they can be perfect for those days when you just need cheering up. We associate wellies with muddy fields at festivals and jumping in muddy puddles as kids. They are always a great way to cheer yourself up, especially if you get a pair in a fun print or bright color.
A belt is an excellent accessory for wintertime. If you are bored of the same old jackets, cinch the waist in with a thick belt to add definition and give your outfit focus. Or, wear your belt under your jacket to turn a shapeless old jumper into a stylish, figure emphasizing top or dress. Belts are perhaps the easiest way to add definition to layers, giving your winter wardrobe a little style and helping you to feel sexy and confident.
An oversized scarf can work with a structured blazer to keep you warm while adding a splash of color. They can also be worn with a jumper or long sleeve t-shirts, instead of a jacket when the weather is milder. You could even use a large chunky knit scarf as a poncho.
Do you buy a matching hat, scarf, and gloves set every year? If you do, stop. It’s dull and tired. Instead, mix it up. Buy individual products that you love to create an eclectic mix, and wear them together on cold days, regardless of whether they “go together” or not.
It’s important that we are sensible in winter. We need our clothes to keep us safe and healthy. But that certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t have a little fun, and your accessories and the perfect way to do it.