Winter 2018 fashion must haves
2nd December 2018
It’s getting cold, right? So that means your wardrobe probably needs a little update. Here are the key seasonal pieces you need to add to your rail, as well as a round-up of the hottest winter fashion trends and women’s winter style inspiration.
Winter fashion trends
This season, we’ve spotted some themes to keep in mind when topping up that winter wardrobe. Here are the ones to look out for:
Did a leopard print jacket ever go out of style? We don’t think so but be sure to add this print to your wardrobe this season if you don’t have any already. Don’t be afraid to try out leopard print in an alternative colour, bold pinks and greens make for fun additions while pastel shades are easy to pair with everyday items in your wardrobe.
Don’t let the guys hog this type of formal wear. Swap your Christmas party dress out for a sharp, tailored suit. A strong blazer over a pair of skinny jeans and a plain top works too – you don’t have to be matchy-matchy to nail the suit trend.
Not just for your Grandad, tweed is the material you need this season. Best reserved for jackets, it works on all styles from longer length pea coats to puffed up parka jackets.
Check prints were always there but this season they’re stealing the spotlight and are available in a huge range of colourways. Mini skirts and oversized blazers are the best choices when you want to incorporate this print.
Size matters this season. When it comes to hoods, the bigger the better – perfect for whatever the British weather has to throw at us. Fur lined looks were popular on the seasonal catwalks so lean towards this look when considering your hooded jacket or hoodie.
What you need to nail 2018 winter fashion
Trends are great but how do you translate them into your wardrobe? Here are the key pieces you need to pick up to factor in those seasonal themes.
1. The right jacket
Probably the most important purchase you’ll make all season, your jacket is the first thing people see and what you’ll wear most days. Here are three strong contenders:
The all-rounder jacket
This is the jacket you throw on when it looks bleak out. It’s the jacket you wear to work, to your mates, to the shops at the weekend. It’s the style that doesn’t fail but still taps into those winter fashion trends. Look for a style featuring one of this season’s prints or material musts – we’re feeling a subtle tweed teamed with faux fur for a jacket that looks good whatever the weather.
The statement jacket
This is the jacket you pull out for the evening when it’s just too cold for your fave leather style. It’s got a huge hood to ensure your hair looks good even if it’s raining on the way to your destination. Longer length or shorter cuts are both available this season – choice is yours.
The dry days jacket
When you don’t need an umbrella, this is the jacket for you. Sherpa styles are still sticking around, with beige shades creating a neutral throw on that works whatever your vibe. No need to worry about that hood, just look for something slightly oversized and snuggly.
Choose from our full jacket range here.
2. The dress to impress
Winter fashion doesn’t mean you need to put away the shorter dresses. Layering is a style trend to adopt all year round. As well as your must-have party dress or jumpsuit for all the festive fun you’ve got planned, here are the dress styles that’ll impress this season.
The knit dress
Comfy, cosy and damn they look good – knitted dresses are the perfect blend of a jumper and a throw on and go dress style. Darker shades team nicely with leather jackets, chunky ankle boots and a smokey eye for Saturday night style but they can also be played down with a pair of trainers and an oversized parka for casual days.
The shirt dress
Ideal for the office with a pair of nude tights and boots or at the weekend with trainers and patterned knit tights, a check shirt dress is a go-to dress style this season. Red check keeps things festive, making it the perfect choice for your Christmas Day look. Look for thicker, quality materials that let you wear this dress style on its own, without needing to layer too much underneath.
The sweater dress
The ultimate weekend dress style, pick up a sweater dress in a bold colour and let it do all the talking. Layer up with an easy going hoodie, sports socks and bright white trainers for an athleisure vibe that still keeps you warm. Throw on a rucksack and be ready for wherever your weekend plans lead you.
Check out our full range of dresses and jumpsuits here.
3. Jumper inspiration
Knitwear is always a winner in winter but this season pick up one of the styles below to nail those winter fashion trends for 2018. Check out our full knitwear guide for this season, for more inspiration.
The slogan jumper
Let everyone know what you’re all about with a slogan style jumper. Whether you wanna shout out to your fave cities or rep your fave brand this type of jumper is perfect for winter 2018. Look for preppy, American varsity inspired designs that wouldn’t look out of place on a cheerleader.
The oversized jumper
When it comes to knitwear, oversized is always a good call. Chunky, grey knits pair well with cord skirts and ankle boots – find one with a turtleneck and you’ve got winter fashion nailed. Introduce a couple of oversized knits into your wardrobe for those days when you don’t want to make an effort but still want to look good.
Every girl needs a cardigan in her wardrobe and while you might lean towards black or navy to work with everything, a pastel shade shouldn’t be snubbed. Thicker knits + large pockets + ribbed sleeves = the perfect cardigan combo. Ideal for styling with your fave jeans and a lightweight long sleeved top or over a cute shift dress for work days, it’s a winter fashion must have. Check out our guide on styling cardigans here.
Nail women’s winter style for 2018 with these must-haves, either circulate what you’ve already got hanging in the wardrobe or pick up a couple of key pieces to pair with your everyday looks. Take a look at our new season section for more inspiration.