If you poke around on my blog, there’s one thing that I do reiterate time and time again when it comes to creating luxe looks while still maintaining your budget, and that is adding pieces to your wardrobe that you can wear in multiple seasons and create a multitude of looks. Each season, as I shop, I find pieces that will extend my wardrobe to the extent that I’m not needed to transition my closet out each and every season. Let’s face it, swapping out your closet between the cold weather seasons and the warm weather seasons is a time sucker. You spend a lot more time trying to change out the clothes and then another part of the time determining whether you are ready to recycle some of your clothing or not.
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Winter Outfits THAT WORK WELL IN OTHER SEASONS
There is a multitude of layerable and non-layer outfit pieces that you can wear in your winter outfits that also are able to be worn during the warmer months. Of course, you’re not going to take your wool cardigans, thick sweaters, and coats into the summer season, but there are a few pieces that you’ll definitely want to keep in your closet as it gets warmer.
No, I’m not crazy – with a few simple styling tips, you can totally rock a sweater or jacket in the summer heat. For example, you can wear a light sweater over a sundress or pair shorts with a chunky knit cardigan. You can even wear a wool coat over a summery dress – just make sure to ditch the heavy layers underneath.
Here’s a list of great pieces that you have probably worn in your winter outfits that are great for wearing in the other seasons:
- Lightweight blazers – I recently rented this animal print blazer for a winter outfit but it is so soft and light that I know I can wear it in the warmer seasons over a t-shirt
- 3/4 Sleeve Cotton Tops – the long-sleeved open back top that I am wearing in this look
- Wide leg pants – similar to the burland pants I’m wearing in this post look
Below I’ve rounded up some picks for pieces that you can incorporate into your winter outfits as well as put into your outfits for all seasons. No need to remove it from your closet and swap it out, leave it hanging and create multiple luxe looks that fit your style.
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Tips On Styling winter clothes year-round
1. Get a good pair of ankle boots. While you can get away with wearing sneakers in the winter, a good pair of boots will make a big difference in both your comfort and your style. Plus, they’ll help keep your feet warm and dry in the snow. They pair very well in another season as well.
2. Invest in a good coat. A good coat is essential for both function and style. Look for a coat that is both comfortable and make sure it fits well. For it to work year-round it doesn’t have to be a heavy coat. My favorite is a lightweight long trenchcoat. Great for all weather types.
3. Don’t be afraid of layers. Layers are key for both comfort and style in the winter. Layers are also found in Fall and Spring.
One of the best things about winter fashion is that you can get away with wearing layers. This means you can mix and match different pieces to create unique and stylish looks. Creating cute winter outfits while utilizing other seasons’ staples. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different textures and materials either. Winter is the perfect time to break out the velvet, faux leather, and faux fur that can also be used again in the spring and fall months.
Building a Capsule Winter Wardrobe
One of the best ways to save money and have a versatile wardrobe is to build a capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe is a collection of a few key pieces that can be mixed and matched to create multiple outfits. This is especially useful in the winter, when you might not want to wear the same heavy coat every day.
So how do you build a capsule winter wardrobe? Start by choosing a few key pieces that can be worn multiple ways. A nice coat, a pair of boots, and a versatile sweater are all good choices. Then, add in a few accessories that can be mix-and-matched, like a scarf, a hat, and a pair of gloves. With just a few key pieces, you can create endless outfit possibilities that will keep you warm all winter long.
If you’re interested in creating a capsule winter wardrobe, here are a few tips to get you started. First, take inventory of the clothes you already have and get rid of anything you don’t wear. Next, choose a limited number of colors and styles that you like and that go well together. Finally, focus on quality over quantity and choose clothing items that are well-made and will last for years. With a capsule wardrobe, Less is more!
My top favorite winter clothes I keep year-round
CardigansThere’s nothing like a good cardigan to keep you warm in the winter. But so versitile that it stays year round in my closet. Pair it with a faux leather midi skirt in the spring and shorts in the summer.
Graphic SweatersGraphic Sweaters are fun and payful. A great way to show personality year round. From cute sayings to holiday themed graphics. Its a must in my closet.
BlazersWith the right styling, you can rock a blazer no matter the season. In the summer, pair your blazer with a light tank top and shorts. In the fall, style it with a sweater and jeans. And in the winter, layer it over a turtleneck and pants. No matter the season, there are endless ways to style a blazer and make it work for you.
Wide Legged PantsLook no further than wide legged pants! These pants are not only comfortable and figure flattering, but they will also keep you toasty warm in the coldest of weather. Plus, they can be dressed up or down, making them versatile enough to wear for any occasion.
JeansIt’s no secret that jeans are one of the most versatile and comfortable pieces of clothing you can own. They can be dressed up or down, and they’re perfect for every season. But did you know that jeans can actually be worn year-round? Yep, that’s right – jeans are a great choice for every season, no matter what the weather is like. In the winter, they can be paired with a cozy sweater and boots. In the spring, they look great with a light jacket and sneakers. And in the summer, they can be worn with a tank top and sandals.