21 Jan 2019 27 comments

My Winter Wardrobe Staples.

My current wardrobe essentials…

If I’m honest, I feel completely over winter dressing now (especially after my tropical getaway last week) but we have another couple of months of arctic temperatures, so the least I can do is look cute while I slowly freeze to death.

Saying that, I am loving my winter style at the moment. I don’t really enjoy shopping for clothes and I especially don’t enjoy trying on clothes, so it usually means my wardrobe looks a little dated. I’m trying to avoid fast fashion as much as possible and I’ve been buying more investment pieces instead, so slowly over time my wardrobe has come alive once again! Phewwww.

A Colourful Coat

I’ve always been quite sensible with my coat purchases because blah blah blah it’s freezing here and I’m never not wearing one. Most of my outerwear is neutral, and I wasn’t feeling very sassy in my tan coats and black jackets. When I saw this teal oversized coat on ASOS, I clicked ‘add to basket’ immediately.
I’ve been pairing this with faded black skinnies, floaty white tops and lots of gold accessories. An instant outfit complete with a flash of colour (and I can always be found in a crowd).

My Dream Ankle Boots

Allow me to introduce my latest splurge purchase; the Chloe Susanna boots. Like most, I’ve had my eye on these for a couple of years now but it was only recently I finally found them in the sale! I deliberated for a little while because they’re still quite pricey, but I eventually came to my senses and made the purchase. I know I’ll get a lot of use of out these because they’re so me!
So far I’ve worn them a lot with floaty midi skirts and cute jumpers, but they do work with jeans too.

The Staple Leopard Midi

Leopard print never really goes out of style, does it? It’s just such an easy way to inject a bit of life in to an outfit, and of course a midi skirt is always a go-to piece for me.
I’ve been wearing this Topshop Leopard Midi with the Chloe boots and a simple white top a lot lately, it’s one of those outfits that requires very little thought so I come back to it time after time!

My Everyday Bag

I keep joking that I need to give my other handbags some attention because I’m forever wearing my favourite small Chloe Faye bag! I’m yet to find an outfit that this bag doesn’t go with, and it’s the perfect size (aka holds my purse, phone and 17 lip products). I love how it stands out against my outfits, especially the leopard print midi and teal coat combo.

The ‘Goes With Everything’ Jumper

One of my favourite pieces I bought this season was a white knitted jumper, it’s another item I wear all the time because it’s just so versatile! I love it loosely tucked in to mini and midi skirts, but it looks equally as good with a pair of jeans and trainers. I’m all about that laidback life.

I guess I can get onboard with a few more weeks of winter if my wardrobe is going to be looking this good!
I’ve rounded up a few more style picks below, I’ve found some really beaut pieces that might just find their way in to my shopping basket… I predict a Topshop haul in my future.

Where are you at with winter fashion?! Over it or still here for midi skirts and big coats?

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  • Such a cute coat colour, love ♥️that shade for Winter!

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Hi Kate, I always love reading your style posts! I’d love to know your take on capsule wardrobes or how you approach packing for holidays! I’m always trying to make sure my clothes work well together so that I can pack less for holidays but still have quite a few outfit combinations – but sometimes it’s easier said than done! Do you think about this type of thing when buying and outing together a wardrobe? X

    • I know what you mean, I have quite a lot of nice white tops that I switch up with different bottoms (like bright coloured midi and mini skirts) and then switch up shoes and bags too. I think most of what I buy goes together well so it’s always easy to work outfits together without overpacking! x

  • Lisa Autumn

    I just adore these boots!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • Those boots and that bag are gorgeous! Loving the leopard print items too!

    Zoey | https://www.zoeyolivia.com

  • Like you I also really struggle with winter dressing so I also have a few winter staples that I also reach for when I’m struggling. That bag is absolutely beautiful though!

    Beka. xo | Little World of Beka

    • I feel like I get so lazy cos I just wanna be comfortable and warm, but if I plan out a few outfits and repeat them and switch them up slightly I’m a little bit more inventive with my ensembles! x

  • I’m so here for it! I particularly loving layering and wrapping up in bundles of scarves, hats and jumpers. Love these staples, definitely taking inspiration from it!

    Fatima x http://www.fatimawrites.co.uk

  • Still can’t believe I haven’t hopped on the leopard print midi skirt trend – I love the way they look!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Your Chloé Faye handbag is so pretty and simple. I can see why you wear it nonstop it’s the perfect color for every outfit!❤️

    Arianna | Southernbelleforever.com

  • That bag is super cute

    Candice | NatalyaAmour.com

  • Susan

    A great COAT + a great HANDBAG = Winter Style


  • Love your go-to outfit formula <3 🙂 A bright coat really helps to liven up an outfit! And can't wait for the spring too!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • So in love with those ankle boots!

  • I can’t decide if I’m still here for winter fashion because as soon as Christmas is over, I get such a longing for summer :’) However, being that it’s actually been nice and cool here in California, I guess I should enjoy this while it lasts haha! x

  • I love these ankle boots! xxx

  • Faye

    Such a dreamy selection of items, Kate! That coat is drool worthy. I definitely used to be a winter lover…there was nothing better than layering up as many items as I could whilst it was cold and snowy outside…but ever since the amazing summer we had last year I’m just counting down the days until I can feel warm again! I can’t wait to get my summer dresses and skirts out, get a layer of fake tan on and glowwwww ha! I’m feeling over this winter now. Your Mauritius photos pushed me to look for holidays too! I’m think Old Town Ibiza as it’s close but still quite tropical in places, I just need a beach and a pool to alternate between!

    Faye xo

  • Love this selection! That coat and bag especially are so dreamy 😍

  • Natalie Redman

    Those boots are gorgeous!


  • such a pretty bag! i am saving for the small chloe backpack and I wouldnt mind it of this cream color!(:

    Cate ღ 35mm in Style

  • Sarbear

    I love that you’re trying to stay away from fast fashion. So am I. Nice to see fashion bloggers with this view. Keep up the investment piece inspo!

  • The Chloe faye Bag is AMAZING!! I’m in love with small bags this year!
    Miki x


  • I’m so in love with those boots xx


  • LOVE that coat! It’s the perfect pop of color for winter.

    Juliana | Ohhjuliana