It felt like only a couple of weeks ago that we were pondering whether it was cold enough to wear tights. Next thing you know, the heating’s on permanently and we’re trying to locate those thermal under layers.
>If you need some styling inspiration to take your look into the new season, look no further. Some of the chicest bloggers out there have already started to showcase their cold weather looks with aplomb, serving up tactile gilets, outfit-topping scarves and the dreamiest of knits. Remember, it’s not always what you wear but how you wear it - a belt to cinch a coat or a knee-high boot over old jeans can go a long way in transforming your winter staples.
So relish the drop in temperatures and get digging out all those winter favourites - and shop a few new ones into the mix, too.
Scroll through the gallery below for the most inspiring snuggly looks and how to recreate them.
Style Notes: Marie Hindkær Wolthers loks happy as a clam in her snugly Munthe coat and Sandro jeans. And who can blame her? Textured, tactile and cosy, this panelled coat is a winner against the biting weather.
This coat would work just as well for evening.
Style Notes: Update your co-ords for winter in a wool pinstripe, like Darja Barannik. You’ll get so much wear out of this navy two-piece and the wool factor really does go the extra mile in keeping you warm.
A pinstripe, wool skirt is so grown-up.
Style Notes: Charlotte Groeneveld of The Fashion Guitar’s Valentino hiking boots are almost too beautiful to risk getting messy. We love how she pairs them with a pleated skirt and a flash of bare calves.
Boy, were these boots made for walking.
Style Notes: Houndstooth and tweed are two of winter dressing’s best ingredients, so it’s no surprise that Lucy Williams’ Isabel Marant coat is getting the thumbs-up from us. The black of her boots and jeans perfectly echoes the black in this dreamy coat’s pattern.
We’d want to wear this all year-round.
Style Notes: A pink coat just makes everything better, no matter the weather. Megan Ellaby’s cuddly River Island style is the perfect partner to jeans and can be clashed with a raspberry turban, as effortlessly demonstrated here.
The ultimate teddy bear cover-up.
Style Notes: We haven’t stopped dreaming about Sofie Valkierss gilet since we clapped eyes on it. A patchwork fusion of contrasting fur panels, it’s the ultimate partner to thick knits that are almost too chunky to layer under a coat.
One word: wow.
Style Notes: Alex Stedman loves a stonewash denim and chunky knit combo - topped off with a mannish coat, and it’s easy to see why. This cable knit is neutral enough to go with everything (and let's keep those ankles out for as long as we can).
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Style Notes: Tonal dressing is officially a thing, so rather than observing from the sidelines, we can’t wait to recreate Charlie May's ice queen look of tempting alpaca separates.
Get creating a tonal outfit with this beauty.
Style Notes: Cindy van der Heyden knows that to take your footwear into autumn, it’s all about an over-the-knee boot. They’re not just empowering to walk in and great to look at, but they keep those tootsies damn warm, too.
Over-the-knee boots are our favourite alternative to tights.
Style Notes: Last year’s winter coat lacking that certain something? Rather than but a whole new cover-up, step up your scarf game. Stripes and furry patterns are the most impactful and transformative by far.
An outfit-topping investment piece.
Style Notes: A rollneck that's like a pair of gloves? Yes please (Annemiek Kessels's is from COS). And those stirrup pants - just the ticket for blocking out breezes.
Stirrup trousers are big news this season.