Once the last leaf has fallen from the trees and the dark nights have set in, we know that winter has arrived. Keeping your wardrobe bright and cheerful during the darker, colder months of winter can prove challenging. The colours and patterns we might have worn during the summer months seem too bright for this season’s weather and often, wearing pastels and other lighter shades are not practical at this time of year. I’ve once again teamed up with FemmeLuxe to show you how to brighten up your winter wardrobe with 4 must-have items from their current collection.
Make a Statement in Red!
In my last collaboration with FemmeLuxe, you will have seen how I styled classic white, black, and also glitter dresses. We often focus on the timeless Little Black Dress for being an item that never goes out of fashion, but I think the same can be said for red dresses too. Red is a colour that always makes an effortless statement but also never dates. This red dress is from Femmeluxe’s party dresses collection. It’s a fantastic piece to add to your wardrobe that undoubtedly will get a lot of wear over the party season.
Autumnal Patterns & Prints
Rather than opting for a solid bright colour, why not try patterns and prints instead. As you can see here, this shirt dress is made up of darker tones which are more suited to the autumn/winter weather, but the patterns is bold and eye-catching. Wear this with a pair of leggings, over jeans or with tights and boots this season.
A Great Coat is An Absolute Essential
At this time of year, social media and print magazines are full of pictures of glamorous celebrities and members of the Royal Family wearing quality, well tailored coats. During the autumn and winter months, a coat is a wardrobe staple from which we get the most wear. When choosing a coat, it is important that you opt for something you enjoy wearing and that serves a purpose. We spend so much time wearing coats at this time of year, so you need to make sure you select something that you’re not going to quickly tire of. Basically, a good coat needs to be both practical and aesthetically pleasing. I love this belted, camel coloured coat! It’s warm, comfortable and fits well with almost everything in my wardrobe.
Add a Co-Ord to Your Capsule Collection
A co-ord is a two-piece set, consisting of both a top and bottom garment. I love this dogtooth print co-ord set! Not only can the outfit be worn together as one, but each piece works perfectly with other items from my wardrobe too. See here how I paired the dogtooth trousers with a blue top I already own. A co-ord is the perfect item to add to your capsule wardrobe because it provides you with a ready-to-wear outfit or you can wear each piece with other tops and bottom garments to create different easy-to-wear looks.
#AD – this article is sponsored by FemmeLuxe but all opinions are my own.