Bored of your winter wardrobe? Make cold-weather dressing fun again with four easy (and budget-friendly) ways to switch up your everyday outfits, from pops of colour to clever layering
Chill-proof a short-sleeved jumpsuit
You may have mastered the fine art of layering a lightweight polo neck beneath a floaty midi dress, but have you tried applying the same logic to a jumpsuit? The beauty of this technique is that you can use it to put a new spring purchase straight into action, or to eke more mileage out of last summer’s go-tos. Finish the look with boots or trainers, depending on the forecast for the day, and top with a trusty overcoat in a neutral shade.
Totally rethink your hoodie
When it’s sub-zero outside and your cosy hoodie is calling, don’t automatically reach for jeans – try it with a pretty pleated skirt instead. Smart enough for lunch with friends, but comfy and warm too, you might just find this outfit formula becomes your new staple. Pair with tights and boots to keep you warm during the coldest months and switch for bare legs and trainers in the spring.
Try the layered jackets trick
As seen on the catwalk at Lemaire, Balenciaga and Vetements, wearing multiple outerwear pieces simultaneously is not only a practical weather-proofing strategy, but a sartorial statement, too. It’s also the smartest way to get the most out of those spring and autumn jackets that only have a short window of wear before the weather changes. Start with a cropped bouclé jacket and add a lightweight trench on top, allowing the collar and cuffs to show through for contrast.
Refresh your coat with colour-pop accessories
Supersized scarves were big news for autumn/winter 2018 and the trend for proportion play continues into spring with even brighter colours and louder prints. Show your trusty winter coat some love with standout accessories to transform the overall effect. A two-tone scarf does the job nicely. Similarly, a pair of vibrant leather gloves or a fun beret will lift your mood on dark mornings.
Editor: Dulcie Emerson / Photographer: Chloe Mallet / Stylist: Chloe Forde / Hair stylist: Ben Cooke
Make-up artist: Karina Constantine / Nail artist: Charly Avenell / Model: Amanda Westenberg