Why I Can’t Wait For Winter Fashion

Why I Can’t Wait For Winter Fashion

I’m wearing: Camel Draped Open Front Long Coat from Lookbookstore; The New Forever T Shirt from ASOSAmelie jeans from River Island; Boots from Dune (old); Necklace from TK Maxx (old)

Most people think that summer fashion is where you can get creative, but I completely disagree. Let’s face it, during the summer months you’re too hot to care about anything other than how you can get away with wearing the least layers possible in public.

The autumn and winter months are where you can really have fun, being able to layer up and mix textures, colours and patterns in funky ways that still look stylish. Here are just a few reasons why I can’t wait for the winter fashion buzz to hit the shops.

Why I Can’t Wait For Winter Fashion

Big and comfy is acceptable

‘Tis the season when comfort is king! Think dark cold nights in by the fire with a warm woollen jumper, or spice things up a little with a bright pashmina or throw. The great thing about these is that they can act as a blanket most of the time, but if you’re heading out, you can fold it around yourself and then gather it at the waist with a chunky belt.

Why I Can’t Wait For Winter Fashion

It’s party season!

As much as I love this season, I also find it really frustrating. The shops fill to the brim with the most beautiful party dresses, but if only I had 50 places and parties to wear them all to! Whether you go for the trusty little black dress this year, or something bold and bond-girl-esque for the Christmas party, you’ll need to make sure you get the right accessories.

This year it’s all about gemstones; if you want something really bold, go for one of the rough-cut settings in a cobalt blue or vibrant pink. If you’d prefer something classic and timeless though, I’d recommend the latest ChloBo bracelets collection. You can get a variety of subtle gemstones such as rose quartz or pink aventurine, that will add a romantic and elegant twist to any party outfit.

Perfect time to stand out

If you like to be different, then the winter time is your chance to shine. In a world of dark, earthy tones, you can add some colour! If you want to keep things fairly subtle, mix browns with burnt oranges and ambers, or pick up an ox-blood red bag and matching gloves for a very sophisticated city-slicker look. That long beige coat could do with some turquoise or emerald green adding to it as well, and how about that sleek, black fur coat? Make it monochrome by adding some white accessories.

Why I Can’t Wait For Winter Fashion

Hats off to you!

Finally, I love being able to wear hats properly again! In the summer it’s impossible to remain stylish when your hat is smothered in sun cream, but in the winter, there are so many types to choose from! For a 1920s feel, pick up a bright cloche, or how about a classic fedora if you’re wearing a short jacket and boots for a country look?

What are you most looking forward to this winter? Don’t forget to let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Why I Can’t Wait For Winter Fashion

Why I Can’t Wait For Winter Fashion

This is a collaborative post. 

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  1. Jennifer Haden
    October 18, 2016 / 8:29 am

    Love that coat! And I agree winter fashion can be fun. I love jumpers and knits and it’s the perfect time of the year to stock up with all the new lovely styles x 🙂

    • melissajanelee
      November 9, 2016 / 4:08 pm

      Thank you so much! I love jumper too and agree with it being a perfect shopping season 🙂 x

  2. Jo Hutchinson
    October 19, 2016 / 3:33 pm

    I love winter because you can wear coats, it is so handy having those extra pockets. Love the coat btw.

    • melissajanelee
      November 9, 2016 / 4:09 pm

      Such a good point about the pockets! It’s so handy. Mine are usually stuffed with gloves and snacks 🙂 x

  3. October 19, 2016 / 4:16 pm

    Beautiful setting for these photos! Love that camel coat. I’m definitely not a winter person, so I just look forward to being warm and cozy and avoiding the chill at all costs!

    • melissajanelee
      November 9, 2016 / 4:10 pm

      Thank you! It was such a gorgeous autumn day when we took the photos. Not like today when it’s absolutely freezing. I’m with you on avoiding the chill and staying nice and warm at all times x

  4. A
    October 20, 2016 / 8:08 am

    I love the gemstones trend! I’m very fond of rose quartz.

    • melissajanelee
      November 9, 2016 / 4:10 pm

      Rose quartz is so beautiful isn’t it 🙂

  5. Emma Walton
    November 1, 2016 / 9:11 am

    I’m not a follower of fashion and tend to wear the same seasonal clothes year after year but I do like to layer, especially as I feel the cold so much!

    • melissajanelee
      November 9, 2016 / 4:11 pm

      I feel the cold so much too! I definitely think style over fashion any day so you have the right idea keeping bits and pieces from year to year x

  6. Tracy Gibson
    November 4, 2016 / 11:13 am

    Thick jumpers, warm boots and a nice snuggly scarf
    Love winter fashion

    • melissajanelee
      November 9, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      It’s the best isn’t it? Scarves are my number one favourite thing at the moment (plus hot water bottles!) x

  7. Ailsa
    August 13, 2017 / 5:56 am

    I bought a lovely winter jumper yesterday!

  8. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 3, 2017 / 10:28 pm

    I love winter fashion too, skinny jeans boots and warm knitted jumpers xXx

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