It can be all too easy when temperatures drop to a certain (read: icy) level to lean on the same outfits you have for the past few years, huddling up in grey, navy and black knitwear and the same black ankle boots. While you can't beat a classic, if you're looking for some new winter combinations, the likes of Ada Oguntodu, Jessie Bush and more have been wearing a number of practical yet still interesting looks you too will be able to wear on repeat until spring.
Many of these key items you'll already own, such as roll-necks and classic blazers, but you can make your winter wardrobe more 2019 with cream boots, teddy coats and leather trousers. Just because you have to make sensible choices, doesn't mean you have to spend the next six months in boring and unadventurous outfits.
Keep scrolling to see 11 winter outfit ideas and combinations that you can lean on during the cold snap.
1. BUCKET HAT + LEATHER JACKET
Style Notes: Troubleshoot any potential downpours with a waterproof bucket hat, leather jacket and slick cargo pants.
2. ROLL-NECK JUMPER + CORDUROY TROUSERS
tyle Notes: Corduroy proves just as toasty as your failsafe denim—particularly when paired with a blazer and roll-neck.
3. LEATHER TROUSERS + BLENDING BOOTS
Style Notes: Leather trousers are a wintertime staple. For a fresh take, seek out a burgundy or brown hue, then match your boots to them for easy coordination.
4. SHACKET + MIDI SKIRT
Style Notes: You needn’t forgo midi skirts when temperatures drop. Instead, wear them with a woollen shacket, wipe-clean shoes and thick knitted socks.
5. TEDDY BEAR COAT + STRAIGHT-LEG JEANS
tyle Notes: Nothing sums up winter quite like a teddy bear coat. Wear it with your wardrobe basics to ensure it's the focal point of your outfit.
6. KNITTED SKIRT + CO-ORDINATING JUMPER
Style Notes: Knitted skirt and jumper combos don’t have to match to look chic, as evidenced by Monikh Dale.
7. CHECKED MIDI + TREAD-SOLE BOOTS
Style Notes: Even your floatiest of dresses can be given a winter overhaul with the addition of flat, tread-sole boots.
8. BERET + CHECKED SHORTS
Style Notes: For a classic take on winter dressing, stick to a tonal colour palette, as well as wardrobe essentials like trench coats and berets.
9. MAXI DRESS + MATCHING BLAZER
Style Notes: For formal outings, try matching the hue of your jacket or blazer to that of your dress underneath. That way, it’ll instantly pull together your look as opposed to distracting from it.
10. JACKET + BELT BAG
Style Notes: Cinch in the heat by layering a sleek belt bag over shorter jacket styles.
11. STAND-OUT COAT + REFINED SEPARATES
Style Notes: If your outerwear is of the bold variety, keep the rest of your outfit pared-back to ensure it looks cool, not cliché.
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.