Winter Fashion: Top 5 Life & Style Tips for the Coldest Season

I’m still trying to figure out whether I truly love the grey, the chill in the air, and the shiver deep in my bones.

The coldest season is something to marvel at – it is so resolute, bitter, and so clearly defined.

I appreciate winter for the excuse I’m allowed, to riffle through my incredible assembly of style, and enjoy the symphony of whistling winds & raindrops, from the embrace of luxurious cuddly fabrics.

Here are my winter favourites, this season:

The Knit

I’ve touted this soft wool blend H&M long-sleeved turtleneck knit, with ribbing at the cuffs, everywhere this winter.

It’s perfect for High Tea, Fashion Week, and relaxing at home. It’s so soft, I tend to get sleepy and feel snuggly, while wearing it.

It teams up very well with a sheepskin coat, leather skirts, leggings, and even jeans.

You can find gorgeous and affordable versions of this knit necessity, with V-Necks or off-the-shoulder designs, at your nearest H&M too.

The Socks

You’ve got to love the idea that you can shop for yourself, and still be helping somebody somehow.

Sexy Socks‘ are a brand initiative committed to getting school socks to children in need of them, every time you purchase a pair of these stretchy, eclectic, bamboo-fibre designs from participating retailers (like Radisson RED Cape Town) for as little as $10.

“They are fitted…They are eco-friendly. They are green. They are anti-bacterial, anti-odour and anti-chafe.” – SexySocks.com

I think anybody might like the opportunity to let loose in the subtlest of ways sometimes.

Don the crazy socks, at work, to the shop, or braving the cold to fetch snacks in the kitchen – they go with everything!

The Shirt

White shirt, by Donna Claire - shot at Century City Hotel, Cape Town
White shirt, by Donna Claire – shot at Century City Hotel, Cape Town

It’s a blank slate – the opportunity to play, and the structure to maintain formality: The White Shirt.

I have yet to find a premium crisp, long-sleeved white shirt, within my favoured Cape Town haunts.

However, in my search for the spotless wearable canvas that’s always in vogue, I came across the longer length, cotton blend white shirt with pearl buttons, from Donna Claire.

I kind of love it for winter because it’s perfect to layer with. You’re all set when you wrap a scarf around your neck, grab your favourite pair of pants, and keep it moving with a cardigan on top.

So simple. So stylish. I cant help but love!

The Gown

Lovely Luxe Hotel Terrycloth Gown – Captured at Romney Park Hotel

Just like crisp white linen, is the marker of global housekeeping excellence, plush terrycloth gowns within homes and hotels, has become symbolic of elevated lifestyles.

I really enjoy slipping into these luxurious gowns after working all day, and most especially after a hot shower.

They’re useful to lounge about in, chic enough to photoshoot – and even comfortable enough to take a nap in!

Apparently terrycloth gowns are so awesome, many a hotel guests across the world, have made away with them.

I’m not judging y’all, but enjoy the perks of the gowns at hotels like Romney Park Hotel, or just visit stores like @Home, and any concept store in Cape Town’s central business district, to purchase your own.

The Blanket

So you probably already have your own blankets at home…but if you don’t collect layers, you should start. A fluffy sherpa fleece blanket is a winter must-have!

Sherpa fleece, means the blanket is 100% polyester, and is guaranteeing you just as high an amount of warmth.

It looks plush, stylish, and will have you tempted to even drag it to work with you.

They’re usually really compact to pack too,  if that helps your buying decision – travellers across the world, testifying to this as they nap behind these blankets confines, at airports and planes.

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