With Fall and Winter fast approaching, the time has once again come to say farewell to your summer outfits and begin updating your wardrobe with essential pieces that will help you transition into the cooler months. The weather plays a huge role in our fashion choices and Fall and Wintertime is often a tricky season to gauge what the weather will be like. Some days are cold and crisp whilst others are warm and pleasant. Therefore, it is important that you are prepared by stocking your wardrobe with pieces that are on-trend for the autumnal and winter months but also fit the purpose of keeping you warm and stylish. Keep reading to find out the key items you must have in your wardrobe this Fall and Winter.
Firstly, a pair of velvet trousers are the first key piece for the Fall and Winter season. They are a great addition to your wardrobe due to their sophistication and style. Velvet is a versatile fabric and on-trend for the season. The nature of the fabric allows it to be styled in a variety of ways and as a result and you can buy a pair of velvet trousers in the shape that best suits your preferences. For example, a wide leg, high-waisted black velvet trouser paired with a white button-front shirt and open-toed heels is the ultimate outfit if you want to achieve the high-powered businesswoman look. The dramatic silhouette with the colour blocking aesthetic is perfect for a day in the office and can also be worn as an after-work outfit for dinner or drinks. Alternatively, you can invest in a pair of tailored velvet trousers if you prefer a more clean-cut look. You can guarantee you’ll be looking sleek and smart when you come to work in some slim leg, navy velvet trousers with a high neck chiffon blouse and some lace-up boots.
Furthermore, alongside your velvet trousers, a velvet blazer is the next key piece to have in your Fall and Winter wardrobe. The unique texture of velvet makes it the perfect choice for a bold and eye-catching blazer. If you’re feeling brave enough, you can wear your velvet blazer with your matching velvet trousers or for a more relaxed look, wear with a pair of black, tailored trousers and make the blazer the star of the show. Velvet is also perfect for the colder months as the soft yet heavy properties of the fabric will keep you warm on your commute to and from work. Let’s not forget as well that velvet is a luxurious fabric and although it is affordable, it creates an expensive aesthetic especially in tailored pieces making a velvet trouser or blazer a great value for money.
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The next Fall and Winter must-have is a classic tweed blazer. The textured fabric and autumnal tones are the perfect combination to provide you with style and sophistication in the workplace. Tweed blazers offer a unique alternative to a suit blazer and provide an elegant, British feel. Tweed is also a great fabric to wear in both the Fall and winter months, so is a great investment piece to help you transition into the depths of winter without having to buy another blazer. Versatility is another advantage of a tweed jacket as it can be styled and worn with a variety of different outfits, both in and out of the office. For example, a tweed blazer with a black button-front blouse, cigarette trousers and some mid heels is the ideal look for any businesswoman who wants to look the part. However, come weekend, a tweed blazer with a white tee, black jeans and a pair of sneakers is the ultimate way to create a stylish, youthful and insanely trendy vibe.
If you want to explore the wonders of tweed in a more subtle way, grab yourself some tweed trousers for your Fall and Winter wardrobe. Not only is tapered tweed ridiculously comfortable, it looks fashionable and professional. Whether you choose to pair your trousers with a matching tweed blazer or not, there are many ways, once again, to wear this versatile fabric depending on the type of look you want to achieve. Firstly, tweed trousers paired with a pussy-bow, long sleeve blouse will give you a formal and classic look. Alternatively, pair your trousers with a satin, high neck blouse if you are after a more fashion-forward look that will take you into the evening if you have after-work drinks or a meal.
Finally, there’s no reason that shirts need to be left in the summer months! Swap your chiffon, lightweight shirts for a flannel shirt to provide you with warmth and style. Flannel is a durable and breathable fabric, so perfect for layering on your commute to work. The beauty of flannel shirts is the variety of styles you can find them in. Whether you prefer a more tailored shirt, loose fitted or even an overhead shirt, flannel is an easy fabric to work into different cuts. A slim fit, grey flannel shirt with some wide-leg trousers is the ideal outfit for women wanting a professional look that is comfortable and weather appropriate. The great thing about a flannel shirt is that it can be seen as a multi-purpose item. The nature of the fabric allows you to dress up or dress down depending on the occasion. Therefore, your flannel shirt can be thrown over a casual t-shirt and some high-waisted jeans on the weekend for a relaxed and edgy vibe. At the end of the day, who doesn’t love great value for money! All the key items for Fall and Winter described in this article are versatile, affordable and stylish; must-haves for any working woman!