Pondering over revamping your winter wardrobe with better choices and create a perfect 2020 wardrobe capsule to never look out of fashion.
Business woman or a home-based woman, you have the right and duty to look absolutely stunning on every occasion! One of the most important steps is to focus on the color range that you are going to select. As per the fashion experts, nudes and pastels are a great choice to create a royal look no matter what size, weight, or height you are! But that’s not all, check out…….
The top 7 colors that should be in your wardrobe this winter are:
Red: especially the warm and dark tones like Merlot, Chili and Cranberry, they spice up your wardrobe
Pink: peach pink and rosy pink hue are very feminine and fresh during the cold wintertime; they brighten up your outfit. No need for much more when wearing one of these colors
Black: classic and timeless, black is always a good go-to option for every occasion
White: not just white, but also off-white, ivory, beige and cream fall into this category. It is a great choice to soften your style and bring more femininity and delicacy to it.
Blue: galaxy, evening and stone blue, my personal favorite. Blue is a very elegant color and easy to combine with other colors like pink, grey and red
Grey: another great classic. Grey, especially the light shades, is elegant when combined with black and blue
Brown: the soft brown tones are fantastic for this season, like hazelnut, caramel and almond, but also the darker chocolate brown is beautiful and intense
Tip: Match your jewellery essential with the color codes and play around with lighter tones to give a fashionista look even if you are above 40.
The best part of styling at 40 is that you know your personality and can create looks that suit you. Gone are the mistakes of random outfits chosen when young that crafted a clown out of you—maybe, not. But, there must be some not so good outfit days!
To compile a high-end seasonal collection of items, we have taken advice from stylists, fashion diva’s experts, and designers to help you find out what will go well in 2020.
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Winter Wardrobe Essentials for Women:
Here’s a list of wardrobe essentials for women over 40:
1. A Cashmere Sweater Never Gets Old-Fashioned:
For a simple, sophisticated and stylish look, a cashmere sweater is a great choice. Wear it with a collared shirt underneath and skinny jeans. You can pull it off well with leather pants or mid-skirts. A turtle-neck cashmere sweater creates a great contrast with faded jeans. It’s a great winter look for at-home moms or working moms.
All the fashion experts are obsessed with the cable-knit cashmere sweaters. The cuddly winter sweaters can easily be pulled off with tailored trousers for official wear, pleated skirt for a weekend gathering, and a pair of your favourite jeans for regular wear.
Turtle-necks are popular among those living in colder climates, but a V-neck knitted sweater is a classic. If you have a smaller chest, the crewneck would look super-trendy with a cardigan and skinny jeans.
Check out for inspiration on cashmere sweaters from the Hush Homewear collection HERE
2. A Long Coat is a Great Way to Make a Bold Statement:
Winter wardrobe feels incomplete without a long coat! You can never go wrong with long coats when attending a formal occasion.
Long winter coats for women are always a seamless choice to accentuate your sweater with jeans chic look. If you can’t choose what to wear to a late-night party or an official gathering, go for your favorite long coat.
Ted Baker has fabulous long coats, see HERE
3. Knee-High Boots Add More Fun To Winter Outfits:
Tall boots provide extra coverage and adds a pinch of sex appeal to your outfit. Wear them with skinny jeans or tights along with a long pencil skirt. The look is completely office-appropriate, so no need to feel shy while stepping out in your knee-highs.
For messy winters, suede isn’t a great idea; so, go for leather boots that can be pulled off in all kinds of weather changes. As it’s a one-time buy, leather should be high-quality to survive past several winters. Check out for some boot-inspiration on Ted Baker knee-high and ankle leather boots.
Neutral colours such as black, grey, and cognac look really perfect. To add more fun, knee-highs in animal prints are a good option; but, keep the colour choices on a darker side—forest green, maroon, or plum.
4. Ankle Boots Can Transform Your Look:
Ankle boots may be secondary to your long boots, but they are great option with skinnies, tapered trousers, boot cuts, straight pants or even a flipy printed dress. For indoor events and at-home gatherings, ankle boots are perfect to add style to simplest of your wardrobe.
In fact, it’s a necessary addition to winter business wardrobe for women to pair up with formal wear for meetings.
5. An Elegant Midi Coat for a Fashion Diva Look:
A midi or maxi-length wool coat is a supermodel approved fashion essential. It’ll create a formal and streamlined look. Moreover, the woolen coat is your armor against chilly winters. So, if you cannot bear the winter cold, stay in fashion with wool below-the-knee length coats.
Most of all, the long coat is going to elevate the chic look of your favorite sweater and jeans outfit with an extra coverage. You are all set to leave for office and dinner parties or to a shopping mall with a classic wool coat.
A classy color like camel or grey are perfect, but don’t rule out the choices of lavender, red, pink, and plum. You can add some variety to your wardrobe capsule for different occasions.
6. Puffer Coat:
A puffer coat is another MUST-HAVE wardrobe essential for women. When buying your puffer coat, ensure that it’s waterproof so it can better deal with all kinds of weather conditions.
Depending upon your needs and weather conditions, you can choose a short or long, lightweight or heavy duty puffer coat. You can keep a light-weight, shorter quilted jacket for mild weather—the beginning of winters. For tough winter days, a heavy duty puffer coat is essential to keep you warm around the chest to protect you from tough weather conditions.
You can pair it with a turtle neck sweater or a knitted dress and knee-high boots to create a trendy and fashionable look.
7. Cardigans Are Comfy Drapes:
Cardigans aren’t simply winter wardrobe essentials, but a year-round accessory. In the summer they keep you warm during a chilly evening, in the winter they are an all day part of your outfit. Longer cardigans should be worn with jeans only. They don’t look right with skirts. Shorter cardigans look great over a shirt and with a blazer. However, they are only meant to cover your winters; so, tough winters cannot be tolerated with a cardigan.
Cardigans are great way to add some color to your subtle neutral shades in the outfit. Hush has some nice cardigans in it’s collection, click on this link to check them out.
8. Winter Gloves and a Beanie are an Absolute Necessity:
To add cuteness and youthfulness to your look, don’t miss out to wear your favorite beanie with that puffer jacket and jeans. Stay warm and look young with a beanie and winter gloves. Fingerless winter gloves are convenient to work with when in office. The range of women winter gloves and beanies at Hush is absolutely a first got-to option for me. Check them out here.
However, you can also opt for tech-friendly gloves to stay cozy with the gloves on.
9. Wide-Brim Hat Adds Victorian Touch To Your Style:
Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, and Gigi Burris pulled off black hats this season. They set the trend for it to bring back the Victorian vibes—the royal look. You can put your beanies away for a while to put the dashing hat this season.
Tired of mainstream fashion, wear a black hat to look stylish for a weekend brunch.
10. Utility Shirt-dress is Always Trending:
Here’s your chance to either play with some bright colours or stick to neutrals. Define your style with a perfect-fit utility dress that hugs your curves nicely and beautifully. Make sure you don’t look heavier in a utility dress, you have to know what suits you best. They can easily be pulled off with knee-high boots and a leather jacket.
11. A Cozy Scarf to Stay Covered And Look Alluring:
Women winter scarves are undying part of fashion that complement a beanie hand and winter gloves quite rightly.
Currently, blanket scarves are in fashion, but the traditional scarves aren’t out of fashion either. You must keep a good variety of scarves to pop in some color in your wardrobe.
A long, draping scarf to cover up when outside or at home looks very practical and stylish. However, draping scarves aren’t easy to pull off unless you know what looks best on you.
Check out the Hush Homewear Scarf collection for some inspiration.
12. Blazers are Meeting-Friendly Essentials:
Blazers are the most-official wardrobe picks in your arsenal. It is the inevitable style that can work on both lines of on-duty and off-duty fashion wardrobe. They create a very clean, professional look in your work environment.
If you are unsure of what will suit your age, its best to go for a black blazer. Look absolutely smart and gorgeous with a pair of high-heeled sandals or pumps and a T-shirt.
13. A Carryall Bag Is Your All-Time Best Friend:
Whether it’s a formal event or an informal one, if you really have to carry a purse, a carryall tote bag in neutral shades such as brown, cognac, black or grey is one right choice for all your styles.
When you aren’t a tote fan, you can also opt for a hobo or satchel styled bags to carry your essentials with you everywhere.
If you are looking for inspiration and you wish to upgrade your wardrobe, don’t miss out on any of these 13 women wardrobe essentials. They are your path to look forever stylish in all kinds of events in 2020!
So, what are your essentials for this winter? What does your wardrobe look like? I would love to read about favorite pieces and colors, so leave a comment and share your tips with us!