Winter Wardrobe Staples

10 Jul 2020

We are right in the thick of winter now! Summer, oh but a distant memory! (Much like the first half of this year – would you agree?) So, what better time to get in centre and spruce up your wardrobe with those ever-lasting staple items?

Budget-savvy tips for updating your winter wardrobe:

  1. Less is more – Focus on winter must-haves, the key items that you can’t do without and that will go the distance. Start with a good coat or two, a few good pairs of jeans, one or two pairs of boots, and a few winter knits. It’s ok to rotate your wardrobe across your essentials, and you add extra ‘treat’ pieces if you’ve stuck to your monthly budget.
  2. Invest in quality over quantity– because you don’t have to worry about stocking up the wardrobe with millions of pieces, you can purchase fewer items that are made with good material. Quality fabrics tend to last longer so you won’t have to replace them every winter.
  3. Neutrals are in and easy to mix and match – Finally! A season where you don’t have to stand-out, it’s almost an unspoken rule – the cooler the season, the less ‘loud’ your clothing needs to be!
  4. Fit and textures – Try before you buy. Being confident in selecting the right soft materials suitable for you, judge the fit and ensure that the hues flatter your complexion is an important factor when shopping and getting it right in store the first time!

Winter staple #1

Winter knits

Winter knits – ideally wool or merino to really keep the warmth in. Find your new warm knit from Ally Fashion, Jeanswest, Katies, Millers or Supre. Looking for the guys? Check out Lowes and Johnny Bigg!

Winter staple #2

Casual Winter Coat

Casual Winter Coat – let’s face it, we’ll still be dressing in activewear in Winter! So why not layer with a casual puffer coat. We’ve spotted great ones from Cotton On Body, JT Surf, Katies, Rivers, and at Seven Men.

Winter staple #3

Classic Blue Jeans

Classic Blue Jeans – it’s a no brainer that you may already have jeans in your wardrobe but why not select another pair in a different shade of blue as well. Straight Leg, Skinny, High Waisted – take your pick at Cotton OnJay JaysJeanswest, or Just Jeans. Plus Connor have a great selection for men!

Winter staple #4

Crisp White Shirt

Crisp White Shirt – you can’t go wrong with a timeless fitted white shirt, great for layering and a handy trans-seasonal piece that you can wear in the warmer months too. We think the best shirts are from Best&Less, Harris Scarfe, and Noni B. Looking for the guys? You can't go past Tarocash and yd!

Winter staple #5

Classic Leather Jacket

Classic Leather Jacket – whether real or faux, it will keep out the cold wind and doesn’t look like out-door gear (we all like to have a throw-on stylish piece)! For your leather or leather-like look, try Ally Fashion, City Chic, Jeanswest, and Just Jeans.

Winter Staple #6

Winter Boots

These boots were made for walking and that’s just what they’ll do, even if it is just around your friend’s house at dinner or home. Winter boots are, and will always be, the favourite pick during cold spells. Get a wide variety of footwear from BettsNovo ShoesSpendless Shoes, or Williams.

What are you waiting for? Head in centre now, your future self will thank you.