WINTER WARDROBE STYLING TIPS - James Lakeland InspirationJames Lakeland Inspiration WINTER WARDROBE STYLING TIPS - James Lakeland Inspiration


Winter wardrobe styling brings with it a myriad of challenges. How do you look stylish when you are layered up and completely covered? How best to dress for a 70-degree office when it is 30 degrees outside?

In the past, winter outfits tended to be much more subdued in colour. Neutrals, like black/grey/brown, reigned supreme, with some jewel tones added in for a pop of colour. Now, however, bold colour blocking is definitely a ‘thing’. In this blog we will explore the different ways in which to wear colour during the winter months and how to stay looking chic in sub-zero temperatures.

Layering Up

Getting stumped when it comes to building the perfect outfit often has less to do with not having the right items, and more to do with knowing how to put them together. We all probably own staples like a sleeveless dress and a basic polo neck, but lack the inspiration to combine the two. The pinstripe sleeveless dress mixed with the puff sleeve jumper in a vibrant block colour will enable you to achieve this effortless look, whilst giving you multiple ways to wear each item.

Invest in The Best

Cost per wear, your winter coat or jacket will probably be the most cost effective item in your winter wardrobe. So make sure you invest wisely. Fit, cut and fabrication will help you make your mind up. This season the emphasis is on double breasted styles. Whilst this is very much in vogue this season, it will nonetheless withstand the fashion trends year after year. So instead of splurging on multiple cheaper options, go for one that you know will keep you looking sharp and effortlessly chic season after season.

Winter Knits

Don’t hold back when it comes to winter jumpers. We all own a pair of jeans or a pair of black trousers and during the long winter month our wardrobe can look the same as the weather, dull and dark. So this season it’s all about the bright, brave, and brash colour knitwear to brighten up the basics. Pick from fuchsia pink, mustard yellow and vivid orange.

The Perfect Dress

Luckily this season the longer midi length covers just enough leg to keep the winter chill out. But thick black tights help! With gold flecks, a ruffle shoulder, puff sleeve or jewelled embellished detail, there is a wide choice for office attire or night time elegance. Fabrics such as velvet and corduroy are not only bang on trend, they give another warm dimension to your winter wardrobe. Adding accessories such as a leather belt lend a sophisticated twist to dress up a simple straight cut.

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