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Winter fashion essentials

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Halloween is over now, and winter will be following on very swiftly. We’ve officially got less than two months left until Christmas- how crazy is that? It seems like only yesterday that our playsuits and shorts were being placed back in the wardrobe for another year.

The fashion this winter is fairly similar to last year, with the classic tartan prints and pinafores seemingly here to stay, but what type of fashion are we really looking at for the cold season this year?


Everyone loves a good chunky scarf. Not only are they the perfect accessory to add a splash of interest to any outfit, but they are also incredibly cosy to wear. A good tartan print or stripe scarf will be the perfect staple in your winter wardrobe.

Scarves are an item to have in your wardrobe which you can really add your own unique twist to. You can tie them in multiple different ways, wear them loose over your shoulders and even braid them to add a special twist to your outfit. If you are struggling for an outfit for the day and you keep getting drawn back to the same black dress and boots, the addition of a bright scarf can bring your outfit to the next level and add that zest of life it really needs.

Lightweight fashion scarves are perfect to wear indoors when the weather is chilly.  They're great for transitioning you outdoors from autumn to winter and from spring to summer when it's not quite cold enough for a thick scarf.

Checked Pattern

Check is always in at this time of year, whether it be a tartan style, or a simple gingham. Having a checked shirt in your wardrobe is an essential, and you can even level it up by adding in a checked skirt, trousers or even a dress if you are confident enough. 

Tartan is one of those patterns which just screams winter, and maybe it’s because tartan brings to mind the Scottish highlands, and logs on an open fire in a cabin. If you don’t want to wear a full piece of clothing in this pattern, you can find boots with small accents of tartan which will look stylish paired with some skinny jeans and a chunky knit.

Lady In Red

Red is finally the centre of attention. It is the colour which most represents fall and winter with the colour of the leaves and the festive spirit, and it seems that the colour has taken over our wardrobes to. A fitted red jumper or a vibrant midi skirt would be great choices to add to your collection this winter.

If the idea of wearing a bold red item scares the hell out of you, you don’t have to force yourself to wear a thick red jumper right away. Start slowly by incorporating a deeper shade of red into your outfit such as a sleek pair of maroon heels. You’ll be able to show off the fashionable hue without worrying too much about it being blinding.

If you are more confident with the colour, you could go red from head to toe with a red beret, red chunky jumper, a red midi skirt or trousers, and red heels or converse. You certainly won’t get lost in the crowd!

Over The Knee Boots

Boot season is here. Everybody loves a good pair of boots. Whether you still live in the land where Ugg boots are king, or you prefer the femininity of a pair of high heeled Chelsea boots, there’s no denying that a good pair of boots is a staple in anyone’s collection.

The trend over the last two years has been these sexy over-the-knee boots. You’ll have seen many celebrities rocking this style with a short mini dress which clings to all of their curves. If you want to be a bit extra this year, go and get a pair for yourself.

Trendy Knits

It’s cold, and nothing says winter like a chunky jumper, wooly hat and a pair of gloves. You can be fashionable and comfortable at the same time. The best thing about having a chunky knitted sweater is that on those mornings when you get out of bed and wish you could just stay in your pyjamas and can’t find the perfect outfit, you can simply throw on a chunky knit and some mum jeans and rock a trend, wintery outfit with no hassle.