Winter is sometimes viewed as a bleak time of year, but it all depends on your point of view. It can be a beautiful season, and the cold weather just makes evenings at home even cozier. Add in the holiday season, and there are plenty of reasons to optimistic. What’s even better news is that it’s the perfect excuse to update your wardrobe for the winter weather. Rather than trying to keep up with the latest trends which will probably be long gone by next year, it’s better to invest in classic staple items which will see you through year after year.

Outerwear

Your winter outerwear will probably be on show more than any other element of your wardrobe, so it’s worth investing in the best. In terms of outerwear which you can wear to the office and when out for drinks in the evening, a double-breasted peacoat or a wool overcoat is ideal. They provide warmth and class and can be paired with jeans or trousers. For a smarter coat which will work for the office, a tailored trench coat is ideal as it gives a classic finish while flattering your body shape. Dark or neutral colors like black, grey, navy or camel are best to ensure it will coordinate with the rest of your wardrobe. Take a look at the wide range of outerwear on offer at Gloverall.com.

Alternatively, more casual outerwear pieces like denim jackets are great for not-so-cold days. Throw it on over the top of a t-shirt and sweater or hoodie, and you’ve got plenty of layering options for moving inside and outside. Another option is the wool blazer that is perfect for events or nights on the town when you can wear it over a button-down shirt for a sophisticated look.

Boots

A strong and stylish pair of winter boots is absolutely essential, but you need to make sure they are comfortable and, ideally, waterproof. There are plenty of designs from desert boots to Chelsea boots, and most will work with any outfit.

Jeans

If you need to update your wardrobe with a new pair of jeans, the best options are black jeans and/or raw selvedge jeans. Raw selvedge jeans are denser and stronger which make them very hardwearing. Black jeans give a smarter look which can be paired with a blazer or suit jacket.

Sweaters

When choosing new sweaters, there are several options which will look and feel great when it’s cold outside. A zip-up sweater is ideal for layering over a t-shirt for a casual look or even a button-down shirt at the office or the bar. For casual outfits, a cardigan or an oversized jumper is comfortable and fashionable, especially when you choose a chunky knit. If you want an even more sophisticated finish (with a bit of an edge), you should also bag yourself a couple of turtlenecks.

Wool Suit

Finally, you can’t beat a wool suit for the office party outfit or particularly smart occasions. It will keep you warm but is still breathable so you won’t overheat when inside. You can make it as relaxed or as formal as you like depending on whether you wear it over a button-down shirt, a t-shirt or a turtleneck.