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Top Winter Wardrobe Essentials

As the winter approaches, the colder weather feels like a good excuse to add to your wardrobe.  A few key pieces can really update a look and keep you warm, whether it’s for stylish travelling, feeling good at the office or dazzling at the Christmas party.

Here are my top winter wardrobe essentials…

The Red Coat

Since watching Zosia Mamet stroll around Lower Manhattan in a fabulous red coat in new film The Boy Downstairs, I’ve been searching for the perfect one.  Some are too bright or not quite the right shade, but this softly-tailored deep red coat by southern Italian brand Annie P. at Lyst ticks all the boxes for this trend.

The Sweater Dress

Thankfully the high street is filled with knitted dresses this season and they’re particularly handy to pack for a city break.  One of my favourites is this navy merino wool knitted dress from Arket (a minimalist Swedish brand that has just recently moved in to the UK).  It’s an elegant midi length and the ribbed waist gives it a flattering, luxury feel.

The Ankle Boot

Having just returned from Florence, I can report that all of the cool Italian girls are wearing either tough biker boots or rock ‘n’ roll studded ankle boots.  These buckled beauties from Hush are just dreamy and high up on my wish list.

The Christmas Party Dress

I’m obsessed with Kate Spade dresses at the moment and when better to invest than the Christmas party season?  This floral jacquard dress has a detachable collar, so you can reinvent it for each event and make it work that bit harder.  It reminds me of something that Michelle Williams might wear for an indie film premiere.

The Statement Sweater 

Since launching, I’ve admired the cool French-inspired brand Être Cécile from afar, but this is the season to jump in with this Pardon my French sweatshirt at MyTheresa.  Dress it up or down, depending on your mood.

The Pleated Midi Skirt

For a bit of subtle sparkle, get in on the midi skirt trend in a soft metallic shade from Karen Millen.  Pair with a slouchy-luxe sweatshirt or a cashmere crew neck to stay toasty warm and chic.

Which pieces do you have your eye on this winter?  

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