Winter Wardrobe Checklist

Nope, not winter yet, at least last time I checked. But Winter Solstice is coming in about a month – which means it’s time to bring out your winter wardrobe checklist. Don’t have one? That’s okay – we’ll provide you with everything you need below!  You may have many of these pieces in your wardrobe already – great news for your wallet! However, if you’re craving for an updated look on your staples, don’t be afraid to add color, volume and different fabrics. Take this list with you the next time you do a closet edit – and let us know how you’ve fared with shopping for your pieces!

 

CHUNKY KNIT CARDIGAN:  The knit cardigan has a tendency to be a little outdated – update this look with Vivienne Westwood’s chunk knit. Play with its length and texture by adjusting the knitted cords running through the body and sleeves of the cardigan.

KNEE HIGH BOOTS:  There’s a huge chance you’ll be slipping and sliding during the cold winter months. Keep stylish with a black and brown two-toned riding boot. Choose a shoe fabric sturdy enough to withstand the cold weather and one versatile enough to go with any dress, jeans or skirt.

 

PEPLUM COAT:  Forget the camel coat! Add curves in the right places by finding your perfect peplum coat, in your color of choice. This burgundy peplum coat from Alexander McQueen incorporates this season’s must have silhouettes and is immaculately tailored. This timeless style proves to be a sophisticated cover-up for winter.

FAUX FUR VEST:  If you’re not quite ready to embrace this trend, start off with a vest – this multi-purpose trend can be layered over leather jackets, sweater dresses, tailored shirts and crewneck sweater. Warm and stylish!

 

BRIGHT CARRYALL:  To add some color to your outfit, focus on accessories. We love this Marc Jacobs shoulder bag in cobalt blue. A statement piece is all you need to draw attention to your outfits. Don’t be afraid to color block with this bag!  Add this piece with a yellow shift dress and cognac booties to stand out against the all-black outfits that dominates the East Coast winter scene.

VERSATILE SWEATER DRESS:  Make the sweater dress your best friend for the winter. Reason why? There are so many ways you can style this one sweater dress. Choose a color such as Marc Jacob’s cream-color, to ensure the best of its versatility. Pair over opaque tights, under boyfriend jeans, with bright accessories or chunky heels to take this dress from office to brunch!

 

SNOW/RAIN BOOTS:  Look no further than Hunter Rain Boots – it really does withstand rain, snow and everything in between. Add femininity to the boot by purchasing one with a small wedge. For a coordinated look, keep it simple with these Hunter Wedge Boots in black.

HOODED CIRCLE SCARF:  A thick wool scarf that can double as a hood and a scarf for your exposed neck keeps you extra warm – it’s suggested to select more neutral colors, preferably one that coordinates well with your winter outerwear and apparel.

 

TAILORED BLAZER:  A black tailored blazer is a staple, period.  This winter, choose one that is a bit longer, covering you well beyond your waist, but tailored enough to add shape to your body as well.  Adding a blazer of any choice keeps a sophisticated silhouette and instantly adds glam to any occasion.

OPAQUE TIGHTS:  Add color to your dresses with solid colored opaque tights. Don’t color-coordinate too much, though. For example, if you’re wearing a grey pencil skirt for work, contrast the grey with mustard tights and add cognac booties to the mix. If you’re extra cold, go ahead and wear nude stockings under your opaque tights!

 

CASHMERE CREW NECKAnother fabric that you can never mistake wearing. This is a fabric to invest in, as it’s warmth and texture cannot be found in many retailers. I’ve chosen a Sutton Studio Women’s Cashmere Sweater as an example – but you may purchase yours in multiple colors and styles. Cinch it at the waist or wear it as a pullover for your maxi skirts.

LEATHER GLOVES:  Winter is a great excuse to wear leather – many designers have allowed their models to don all-leather looks on the runway this Winter 2012 season, and you should be no exception! However, it may be a bit too cold for just leather. Leather gloves not only keep your exposed hands warmer than your typical cloth gloves, but add elegance, professionalism and sophistication with your peplum coat. Kick it up a notch by purchasing ones with studs, embroidery or tassels.

Let us know if there’s anything you would add to spice up this list @SuperGlamNews! Happy shopping!