Hot styles to ward off the winter chill

picture by Bheki Radebe

picture by Bheki Radebe

Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean you have to drown yourself in unflattering layers of clothing or invest in a whole new wardrobe. Are you wondering which winter styles will not only keep you warm, but leave you looking stylish and fabulous? Here are four inspiring looks to get you through the long winter months in style.

Picture by Bheki Radebe

Picture by Bheki Radebe

Feebearing - Cape Town - 150617 - Winter Trends 2015/Cape Argus Lifestyle. REPORTER: NONTANDO MPOSO. PICTURE: WILLEM LAW.

Picture by Bheki Radebe 

Five essentials for your winter wardrobe

1. Invest in a good quality long black coat that will last you for many winter seasons. It is comfortable, warm and, most importantly, it immediately glams up any outfit.

2. From ankle boots to those in a knee-high slouchy style, boots are a must-have for your winter wardrobe. Wear them with tights, slim-fitting jeans or a shift dress. Guys, a tan ankle boot will go with just about anything in your wardrobe. Don’t just stick to black.

3. Hats are the ideal accessory to finish off any outfit. Cold-weather caps have evolved beyond the classic beanie and a wide selection of traditional hats are now on offer for both
women and men. From gentlemanly fedoras and flat caps to the women’s bucket hat, the right head-gear can make your overall outfit look more fashionable.

4. Layering black and grey remains one of the biggest trends, not just for the winter months but throughout the year. That being said don’t be afraid to add a pop of colour to brighten up your outfit.

5.Tweed is back in style and so are all those soft to the touch fabrics such as leather and fluffy wool coats to snuggle into. Tartan and animal prints are also a hit this winter, so don’t be afraid to explore.

Picture by Bheki Radebe

Picture by Bheki Radebe

The models, Shelton Chibanda and Carmen Van Wyk are wearing Woolworths SA and Jet Mart. Styling by Nontando Mposo and Shamiel Hagee.

This editorial was first published in the Cape Argus on June 19 2015.

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