Autumn is well underway, with the transition into winter not far off. Many people find it difficult to know what to wear at this time of year, largely due to it being hard to strike that balance between form and function. It’s natural you wany to look good, but you also want to keep warm. It can be tricky finding a happy medium, but we’re here to help you if you’re struggling.
We’ve put together some of our top tips relating to autumn clothes for ladies and how to use them to your advantage, so keep reading to find out how you can look and feel good whilst keeping toasty warm at the same time.
First thing’s first, learn to layer. This is going to be invaluable during the autumn and winter season, and it can save you some serious money, too. If you haven’t already, start building a capsule wardrobe. This encompasses every basic item of clothing you can imagine, ranging from a cable knit jumper to a fleece lined pair of tights. Once you have all the simple items, you can layer them up to create a complete outfit fit for the colder weather.
For example, you could pair a basic white shirt vest with some black fleece tights, a black sweater vest, and some black ankle boots. This will provide warmth on the legs and torso, keep your arms moving freely, and ensure your feet are kept dry in case it rains.
Another option is to put on a pair of basic black trousers and a white or cream-colored silk blouse. Pop on a chunky cable knit jumper over the top and you have the perfect work outfit that looks good and keeps you warm.
Buy More Than One Coat
Our next tip is to buy more than one coat. Coats can be expensive, and whilst you should always aim to have a universal coat that goes with everything, options are never a bad idea. For example, one day it might be frosty but not wet or windy, in which case a Borg jacket is perfect. If it’s raining but isn’t too cold, a light rain man with a hood will do the trick. If it’s both windy and rainy, a parka or down coat is ideal.
For those corporate commutes where you want to keep warm on the train, bus or in the car, but you don’t actually need to go outside too much, a classic longline wool jacket will be your best friend. Try and stick to a neutral color like black, gray or brown, but if you have the means to do so, a flamboyant colored jacket is always welcome.
Don’t Put Summer Pieces Away Just Yet
Our final tip is to keep your simmer pieces out just that little bit longer. This might sound crazy, but lots of summer outfits can be customized to suit autumn and winter weather. As an example, you can easily take a summer dress and throw a cable knit jumper of the top of it. You can also do this with skirts. Instead of a t-shirt under your dungarees, choose a thick jumper. Replace thin tights with fleece lined or cable knit options. You can always add a chunky cardigan over the top of a dress or t-shirt to add extra warmth. By all means retire the sandals but see what else you can work with before doing a seasonal wardrobe swap.
We hope you’ve found these tips useful and now feel more confident and ready to tackle the impending wintery season. Do you have any autumnal/winter fashion tips of your own to share?