The Fashionista’s Winter Survival Guide

It’s not easy being a fashionista. Just getting out of the door in the morning can be a minefield of decisions. Is this dress office appropriate? Does this bag go for drinks after work? Will my feet survive in heels all day? As winter draws in it gets even tougher.

Fear not brave fashionista, for MSL Semple Blog has put together a winter survival guide especially for you. Follow these four steps and you will be toasty warm and stylish right through to next season:

FairisleJumpersStep 1 – Invest in a coat

This is probably the most crucial step so if there was ever a time to splurge it’s now. A coat can make or break a good outfit and the British winter means going coatless is not an option. Military, mannish styles are a great look for this season and the neutral colours and easy shape means they will go with pretty much any outfit you put under them.

Step 2 – Accessories are vital for survival

Make sure all extremities are covered at all times. Beanie hats have shrugged off their indie roots and will look extra cute with your new military coat. Pair with black leather gloves and a knitted snood to keep the cold at bay.

Step 3 – Stockpile tights and socks

This season don’t be seen out in anything less than 100 denier. When it comes to tights the thicker the better or woollen if at all possible. As for socks, they are definitely having a moment. Whether it’s an ankle sock, patterned sock, knee high or thigh high, there is no doubt that socks are a winter essential. We have been layering them over tights and folding them over boots.

Step 4 – Boots are made for walking

Every winter there is one pair of boots that will become your fashion saviour, the pair that you can’t remember how you managed to get by without them. This year it is the Chelsea boot. Smart enough for work but laid back enough for strolls in the park, this boot almost makes going out in the cold worthwhile.

Follow these steps, take notes, listen carefully and don’t get distraction by Jimmy Choo’s strappy sandals; they may be perfect for party season but that’s a whole other survival guide!

By Samantha Vandersteen

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