Brrrrrrrr! An early 2013 cold snap means that there’s no sign of being able to pack those winter clothes away and look forward to the new spring/summer fashions. Never fear, you can still have fun with fashion, even if you need to consider the cold for a little bit longer.
Freshen up your style with new ways to wear your warm winter wardrobe in 2013:
The fun statement jumper is a sure fire way to brighten up dreary January and February days. Why not try the ultra trendy sports luxe look by pairing leggings with sporty jumpers like the George Hooded Knit Jumper in navy. Fluro colours work especially well with the sports luxe trend, if you’re brave enough! The Graduate Fashion Week Neon Knit Jumper in lime is a great buy at the moment – half price at just £8!
Don’t forget your essential 2013 footwear – the wedge hightop – and you’re good to go, whether heading out and about during the day or at night.
Wish spring on its way quicker with some sweet floral knitwear. Stick with pastels for a departure from the bold florals or ditzy prints of previous seasons, and an alternative, more romantic look. Pastel florals go perfectly with pale denim jeans in your choice of shape.
Or, why not go for a light cream knit over a floral tee, shirt or even a floral dress, to add warmth yet keep the look light and airy? White converse or pastel ballet pumps are the perfect finishing touch.
If you’re not really a florals kind of girl, you can work a tougher look with studded jumpers. The G21 Stud Jumper Dress sports embellished shoulders for a subtle hint of your inner rock chick. Team with wet look leggings and biker boots for an easy outfit that will take you everywhere from shopping to out for drinks.
While colour and pattern are great, don’t neglect thinking about texture when choosing your new year wardrobe staples. Marl knits, mesh knits and metallic knits are ideal for incorporating some texture into your winter outfits, and subtly freshening up your favourite jumper/jeans combos. You can also use alternative shapes to revamp your knitwear outfits. The waterfall shape cardigan is supremely flattering, and looks as good with eveningwear as it does with jeans.
The chunky knit is fantastic at keeping out the cold, but it’s also as stylish as it is warm. Traditional cable knits have made a big comeback. Choose one in an alternative colour or with added detailing such as pockets for a great reworking of a classic. Everyone should have at least one chunky knit cardigan in their wardrobe. This style staple will help you get wear out of your new spring fashions early, as you can throw it on over anything for added warmth. They also make a good alternative to a coat when the transitional weather comes in. Why not wear a longline chunky knit with a belt to pull in that waist?
Don’t let the cold weather put you off mixing up your style for the new year. Have some fun with jumpers and stay stylish and warm this winter.