The festive season is just around the corner, and if you haven’t yet bought all of your stocking fillers for family members, friends or yourself, a winter essential may just be the perfect gift. Although fashion comes and goes in trends, good style lasts forever. Clothing that is meant to last for a single season, because of its trendiness or durability, usually ends up in the back of a wardrobe. However, good quality winter wardrobe essentials are timeless items that can be worn season after season, and are versatile enough to complement any look, no matter what the season’s trend. This article lists must have winter season essentials that will be a great gift to yourself or a loved one.
Quality Wool Coat
It’s important to have a good quality, wool coat that is suitable enough for a quick trip to the shop or to wear at a cocktail party. For this winter clothing essential, the quality of the material is key, as poor material will hook and fade easily, giving it that shabby, last season look. Choose the colour that you enjoy wearing most or that you commonly receive compliments with, and you will love stepping out in this winter fashion essential.
Bad Weather Boots
Wellingtons are not the only answer to bad weather, and in fact more often than not they should be reserved for muddy music festivals. Good quality bad weather boots are a must have winter essential, and surprisingly there is a large variety of bad weather boots to choose from if you know where to look; some even sport heals. The golden rule of course is that they must be waterproof.
Although brightly coloured pants hit the stores last season, and can partly be considered a trend, these are a fashion item that should be a favourite winter essential, simply because they help brighten any dreary day. Select colours that complement your figure and good quality material for a classically colourful look.
Cashmere Crewneck Sweater
Although cashmere is pricey, it’s a worthwhile investment and a must have winter wardrobe essential. Choose a classic colour like white, black or beige to suit any outfit or occasion. Wear it with a pair of jeans and knee high boots for an effortlessly smart but classic look.
Gloves should never be considered a novelty item, but an essential accessory that should complement any outfit. Opt for leather, which is not only durable but also extremely versatile. Wear your winter essential leather gloves to a Christmas party or use them to build a snowman.
Penny Munroe is an avid writer in fashion related news and tips. Articles include tips for selecting winter essentials, such as wool jackets and leather gloves, to the latest industry news.