When autumn and winter fashion springs to mind I automatically think of my favourite classic combination – a cosy jumper paired with my favourite pair of jeans. But winter fashion is about so much more! Corduroy skirts, warm long-sleeved dresses, party dresses, and pinafores are just some of the items you can add to your autumn and winter wardrobe.
Since the start of this autumn I’ve been trying to experiment with different clothes and colours that I wouldn’t normally wear, and today I’ll be sharing my favourite tips on how to avoid the ‘jumper and jeans’ trap so many of us fall into and adding something new to an otherwise quite dull wardrobe.
A long-sleeved dress is one of the best investments you can make for your autumn and winter wardrobe. The one I’m pictured wearing in this post is by Superdry, and it’s possibly one of the most versatile pieces in my current wardrobe. I’ve been a fan of Superdry t-shirts and hoodies for many years now, but I only just discovered their great range of dresses (including party dresses) last month and would totally recommend checking them out. This lovely long-sleeved dress is the perfect day-to-night piece that works amazing well both at the office and for a date night out.
Some of your spring and summer dresses can easily be transitioned into your winter wardrobe with a few simple tweaks. For example, layering sleeveless dresses or pinafore dresses over a warm turtleneck, adding a pair of black or navy tights, wearing with over-the-knee boots or adding extra warmth with a super chunky, cosy scarf like I did here.
Corduroy skirts are another great alternative to jumpers/jeans. High-waisted ones in particular can be very versatile – tucked into a cute shirt for work, or paired with some heels for a going-out look. Of course, an extra warm pair of tights is essential!
It’s very easy to stick to dull monochrome shades of black and white during the winter months, but adding some colour is a great way of keeping your style interesting. Shades of blue, red, orange and yellow are all very on-trend this season, so treat yourself to a bright new dress, or start off small with a colourful scarf.
The one I’m wearing in this post is a cosy pastel blue scarf that I knitted which goes with almost everything in my winter wardrobe, and I love how well this shade works with the green dress too!