Dressing for colder weather doesn’t have to be expensive. Your normal summer wardrobe can easily be converted into a winter wardrobe by adding a few accessories and key pieces to your wardrobe. The first thing you should invest in is a good quality jacket. This item can be pricier than most, but if you look around in places like a luxury consignment shop or thrift stores you’ll be able to get a good deal to suit your pocket. Pick a jacket in a neutral color that will go with all the other colors in your wardrobe. This ensures that you get the most possible use out of your buy.
It’s generally also a good idea to buy a jacket one size bigger than you normally would. This allows for layering on the cold days where the jacket alone isn’t enough. Oversized jackets will prevent you from feeling constricted and keep warm clothing comfortable. As a general rule of thumb, outer layers can all be bought in bigger sizes. Big sweaters and cardigans are great for bundling up and will keep you much warmer than their cropped and fitted counterparts.
If you wear a lot of dresses in the summer, you don’t have to pack them away during winter. Buy a collection of thick black tights that you can wear underneath your dresses to instantly turn them winter friendly. A floral sundress paired with a knit sweater, tights and boots makes for a cute outfit that will keep you warm at the same time.
Speaking of boots, this is another essential. Try to pick boot that will survive rain and mud without any damage. Leather ankle boots are always flattering, but riding boots will help to protect your legs against the cold even further.