I always find for women, creating winter outfits is much more difficult than dressing for the warmer seasons. Dressing to be warm and
comfortable while also dressing stylishly can be quite a challenge.
And I’ve got it easier than most, living in Queensland, Australia where winter temperatures rarely drop below 20 degrees Celsius.
So for those of you who are really facing the cold, it must be much harder to keep your winter in style and enjoyable.
But a capsule wardrobe for winter can make styling for this weather so much easier, ensuring you have the pieces that are essential for being both warm and chic; pieces that are versatile and timeless.
So whether you’re a minimalist and want to make some changes to your lifestyle and declutter your wardrobe, or you simply want to make dressing for the cold easier, keep reading to find out how to build a capsule wardrobe for winter.
As explained in my recent blog regarding how
to build a basic capsule wardrobe,
a capsule wardrobe is considered a refined collection of interchangeable pieces that complement each other.
Pieces that won’t date by next season, but will remain relevant and useful for many seasons to come.
The fundamental purpose of a capsule wardrobe, for winter or any other season, is to reduce wardrobe excess and your accumulation of pieces you don’t need or wear, reduce your spending, and ultimately reduce the waste and emissions fashion contributes to the planet.
It’s about minimising your lifestyle.
One of the keys to a capsule wardrobe is combining style with function. And although a capsule wardrobe is about minimising what you have, they actually make dressing each day much easier.
Less time spent staring into a sea of clothes and seeing nothing to wear and instead opening your wardrobe and quickly knowing what you’ll choose.
Keep scrolling to find ideas for creating winter outfits for women and the best pieces to have in your capsule wardrobe this winter.
Again, this is where a capsule wardrobe in winter is key to ensuring you have everything you need for a season where it will be essential to layer - and layer well!
If you don’t have the foundations of a warm wardrobe as well as the pieces on top that work together you could be left either cold in an attempt to remain stylish, or not dressing to your style in an attempt to be warm!
Obviously if you face very cold winters then thermals are the base of your wardrobe. Then over these, accompanying pant or jeans, you might wear a T-shirt under a button up shirt, followed by a knit, then a blazer, with a coat or jacket to seal the deal.
Or perhaps you like to keep skirts and dresses in your winter capsule wardrobe worn with knits, a blazer and boots. A coat on top for the really crisp days.
Ensuring you have the pieces that will work together to achieve these layers can be tricky.
But if you’ve created a capsule wardrobe with winter pieces of a minimalist style, colours that work well together, styles you won’t tire of, and that suit you and your lifestyle, then you’re on the right track.
Of course you can add the occasional more lavish, trending pieces to your wardrobe to spice things up as well.
Whether you're like me and live in an area where winter is pretty mild or live somewhere that means you face extremely cold
days each year, find some inspiration below for winter outfits and how to style your winter wardrobe.
Hopefully these pictures will give you ideas next time you’re dressing showing you how different pieces can be used together to create warm winter outfit ideas.
And keep reading to find out what the 11 essentials are for your capsule wardrobe checklist this winter, and many more to come.
Hopefully you now have a stronger image of what your capsule wardrobe in winter might look like, some refreshed ideas for how
to layer clothes for winter, and some styling inspiration that works for your lifestyle.
Now here are some of the best ideas to make your winter wardrobe a collection of pieces that both work together and keep you looking chic.