In winter, most of us put away our floaty dresses and "pretty" pieces and layer up in thermals, chunky boots, oversized knitwear and the biggest coats we can find. It can be difficult to add sophisticated and flirty touches to your winter wardrobe, especially since, thanks to Balenciaga, straight-leg jeans and hoodies have become the fashion uniform. However, if you want to add some more delicate touches to your winter look, see our steps for how to dress in a flirty way but still feel your toes.
The Boots That Say You Are Too Sophisticated for Mud and Such
Style Notes: Chunky black boots can look a little heavy with your floral-printed midi dresses, so make like Kate Foley and opt for a pair of white ankle boots. They are just as sturdy, but they blend in smoothly with your summery dresses.
The Coat That Grandmas Everywhere Will Approve Of
Style Notes: Coats don't have to just be black and navy—Emili Sindlev shows that you can still wear just as much colour by clashing her pink-and-purple printed midi skirt with a floral brocade dress coat in yellow, pink and lilac.
The Suit That Is the Perfect Protest to Winter
Style Notes: If you can't get your legs out right now (and we don't blame you), then dive into this season's pink suit trend, which has surprisingly become one of winter's biggest suiting trends.
The Summer Dress That Doesn't Lead to Tight-Free Trauma
Style Notes: Get extra mileage out of your pretty dress by layering it over a pair of tailored trousers like Jeanette Madsen.
The Skirt That Will Make You Feel Like Princess Margaret in Your Every Day Jumper
Style Notes: Maria Helena Bordon Meireles makes her delicate full skirt winter-appropriate by wearing it with a hooded cashmere knit.
The Shirt That Is Surprisingly Perfect for Layering
Style Notes: Layer a white lace blouse with a pretty black lace ribbon at the neck under your chunky knitwear like Sandra from 5 Inch and Up,
The Pumps That Will Make Any Outfit Look More Polished
Style Notes: If you can bear to part with your ankle boots, opt for a pair of classic two-tone pumps, which will instantly smarten up any outfit.
The Accessory That Costs £3 That You Can Wear Every Single Day
Style Notes: An easy (and cheap) way to add some interest to your outfit is to buy ribbons and either loop them around your ponytail or around the collar of your shirt.