From what I’ve gathered, people either relish dressing for cold weather or completely dread it. I’m in the cosy-loving camp, and you’ll rarely find me happier than when I’m buried under five layers of knitwear and thermals, but even I can recognise the occasional struggle of retaining style (and warmth) during the winter months.
While spring is inching ever closer, we’re certainly not out of the woods where bracing winds and cloudy skies are concerned. After doing some in-depth research (read: googling the weather forecast), I’m expecting temperatures to average out at about 10 degrees over the next couple of weeks. Brrr.
While we wait for the sun to appear, we might as well plan some chic outfits to tide us over the final months of winter. The aim is to keep the biting air out without looking ridiculously bulky—it’s not always as simple as it sounds, but it can be if you know where to look for inspiration. Cue six influencers who are bona fide experts in dressing for all seasons, and the easy-to-copy looks they’re relying on to brave the January chill.
Style Notes: Head to your nearest vintage shop and pick up a men’s tweed blazer to re-create this “grandpa chic” look—or invest in one of the beautifully tailored iterations on the market now. Bonus points for the retro tassel loafers.
This has such a classic feel.
Chuck on with any look for added warmth.
Denim you can wear whatever the temperature.
Add some thick ribbed socks on frosty mornings.
Style Notes: Not only is a chunky-knit set unbeatably cosy, but it’s also a ready-made outfit. All you need to do is add some understated accessories, like Thandi. Despite how little effort this ensemble requires, it looks incredibly polished.
You’ll live in this co-ord for many winters to come.
Of course, you can mix and match the separates too.
The block heel makes these comfortable enough for all-day wear.
Style Notes: To avoid completely swamping the outfit you’ve carefully styled, opt for a slim mid-length coat rather than the cocooning cover-up you’ve been reaching for all season long. Top tip: wear thermal socks with your trainers to keep your toes warm.
There isn’t a single outfit this coat won’t work with.
The fit of the trousers is immaculate. Just look at those front pleats!
A 21st-century classic.
Style Notes: Nothing will keep the cold out like a puffer coat or jacket. Pair yours with a longline skirt for trend points, then finish off the look with every-weather boots. It’s that easy.
This colour is sure to cheer you up on gloomy days.
Everyone seems to own this bag, but I’m still not over it.
Marks and Spencer’s new collection is full of hero buys like this.
Boots you can wear day after day and never tire of them.
Style Notes: For the ultimate throw-on-and-go formula, team a knitted dress with flats or boots. Chuck a coat of a similar length over when you’re headed out, plus a pair of statement socks in a trending shade for some added interest.
You could also dress this up with heels and a red lip for an evening out.
That’s right, red is still huge.
I love how streamlined these loafers are; they feel very modern.
Style Notes: Though the plus side of chilly climes is getting to bundle up in knitwear, realistically, most January days require an extra layer. Consider a relaxed bomber jacket in a versatile hue—you can carry this staple into spring and beyond.
There’s a reason so many influencers buy this Frankie Shop jacket.
The cashmere makes all the difference.
Wear these in the warmer months with a T-shirt and flats.