Hey! So I did a winter wardrobe post last autumn, and I also did these posts for spring summer and I actually really enjoy making them. You can find all posts here if you ever fancy a read through all of them. Anyway, I really wanted to make another one of these posts as I really enjoy making them, it gives me a good look into my wardrobe, so I can check if I need anything else for winter and I feel like you enjoy reading them too. So without further or do, here are my winter wardrobe essentials.
This is the first time I'm adding coats into this essentials post. But coats are an essential, especially during the cold winter months. I have build up quite the coat collection over the past three years and I'm pretty proud of some of my coats. I still love most of them to death. I own the basic black coat, a navy military coat, thrifted grey coat, a pink coat and a camel coat that recently got added to the family. Coats are my thing. It's what I look forward to most when the leaves are starting to change colour. And even though my collection has multiple sides I could go to, I still would love to get myself an even brighter pink coat and I want to live on the edge and get a pale blue coat.
I feel like jumpers are a key item in every winter wardrobe. Autumn / winter would have to be my favourite season because I can wear jumpers again. My jumper collection is pretty much sorted. As you can see, I own a white, black, grey, navy, camel and blue jumper. These aren't the only jumpers that I own, but these jumpers tend to be the jumpers I grab towards most, mostly because they're really cosy. I still would love to own a lot more jumpers, but it definitely isn't a necessity to get myself another jumper this winter. Winter jumpers, sorted.
Although I can't guarantee you that I won't buy any more jumpers
Something I would like to add to the whole jumper story, are sweatshirts. They're pretty big this seaso and can be worn with almost everything. I love pairing them with skirts and jeans.
Ahh the basics. The key to every wardrobe. I used to hate buying basics, until I convinced myself that I should start buying basics. Now I can't stop buying basics. Let's just say that I have quite the pile of basics forming in my closet right now. Stripes, black, white, grey, I've got it all. It's a colour coordinated mess in my wardrobe, so I definitely don't need more basics. Basics are like I said before the key to your wardrobe and I feel like they're just so easy to gravitate to when you're either in a rush or don't know what to wear. If you haven't invested in basics yet, you can get yourself a black and a white tee at H&M for less than €10. Which is not a lot of money at all. It's a start. Get yourself basics if you need them. I don't need them, but I will buy them again this winter.
Since I'm more into basics, I feel like I also need to invest in a few "basic" shirts and blouses. It's an essential to a working lady's wardrobe, and to be honest, I quite like wearing a blouse if I want to feel either smart of sophisticated. In my opinion, blouses and shirts are a must in your wardrobe, especially in winter. They can be worn under jumpers with the collar popped out, or you could just wear them on their own. I love them, especially on their own, with an oversized coat and leather trousers. I don't wear them enough, but I need more. As you can see I'm kind of lacking in the blouses and shirts department. I finally got myself a black shirt last month, so at least I've got my basic coloured shirts covered. But I still would looove to get myself a proper shirt, maybe even from the men's department for an oversized feel. Yes. I want another shirt. Wear more shirts, Laura.
Jeans are an essential. And ever since I found my perfect pair of jeans at ASOS earlier this year, jeans have become my second skin. I love the ASOS Ridley jeans most as they're just the perfect fit for my short legs. However I do own pairs of jeans from Zara, which are okay too. As you can see my jeans/trouser collection is dark. I prefer dark bottoms to lighter bottoms as I don't have the skinniest legs in the world. But besides jeans, I also loveee to wear leather trousers or leggings. They're so easy to style and they instantly make an outfit pop. I love my jeans collection so much and I think I would have to get myself another pair of Asos Ridley jeans, as I love them so much and I only really own 3 pairs of jeans.
Hats. I love them. I preferably would like to wear them all year around. Now with Fedora's it's pretty easy to wear them all year around. I love Fedora's and I am dying to get myself a tan and a grey fedora, because I'm currently living with just this black little beauty, but I feel an urge to get more.
Then beanies. If you've been following my blog for quite some time, you know I get really excited to wear beanies again. Yes you totally can wear them to hide your bad hair days but most importantly, they make a statement. Especially if you get an orange one like I did. As you all know I like my monochrome outfits so if there's this opportunity to put a coloured beanie on, I will take that opportunity. Get yourself lots of beanies, they're cool. I want more beanies. I usually get mine from eBay or Primark, cheap as chips and can be thrown away after winter without regretting it too much.
Like I said before, I need to get myself a new pair of jeans, some more blouses and/or shirts. That pale blue coat and pink coat I was talking about are also more then welcome to join the wardrobe gang. But besides that I am pretty much sorted for winter. Will that mean I will go on a spending ban? I will try. But I can't guarantee you that I will ever stop buying.
So that's my winter wardrobe essentials post done. I've spent over a good hour editing and writing these post and really enjoyed it. I really hope you enjoyed it as well, and I would looove to know if there's anything missing in your winter wardrobe.