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Five Essentials for your Winter Closet

There’s only one thing that makes Winter weather more bearable; fashion.

While we face huge challenges with motivation and energy mid-year, the one thing we don’t lose is creativity – and the art of layering is where it’s at for 2020. If you’re looking for the absolute essentials for your Winter closet, look no further.

We’ve curated a list of our favourite winter pieces from Top Ryde City retailers that will see you through a few seasons. With the classic staples nailed, it’s super-easy to combine a few key trends to mix and match, giving you more outfits that you can count.

The Body Suit

Underlayers are no longer to be hidden from view; they’re now a key fashion piece. You’ll find the most gorgeous body suits at any of our fashion retailers.

If you’re looking for simplicity, W-Lane has options in both long-sleeve and elbow-sleeve. If you’re after something a little more unique, Forcast has a range of rich seasonal colours in turtlenecks, off-the-shoulder options, and even floral prints. 

Why are they an essential? They’re streamlined, don’t bunch, and are ultra-comfortable – perfect for a long day at work, as well as taking you seamlessly from day into evening

Polished trousers and fitted pants 

Trousers are absolutely perfect for the colder Winter months. On a super-cold day, simply slide some leggings on underneath for layering. And on those warmer days, tapered leg pants can be paired with strappy heels for a chic and preppy ensemble. 

For those that love the ‘tuck in’, Fresh Soul has some stunning taped pants with tucks and waist tie details that are absolute head turners – trust us! And if you’re not a fan of the tuck, don’t despair – they also stock a range of fitted silhouette pants that pair perfectly with everything from a collared shirt to an oversized top. Wear them casually with sneakers or, for a night out, pair them with heels, a stylish top and a stunning jacket – too versatile!

Scarves 

Scarves add a completely new dimension to your wardrobe. Wear them against a block of colour to really highlight textures, colours, and details. They also offer incredible versatility with styling. 

Suzanne Grae has a variety of prints and colour blocks, while you’ll find gorgeous ombres and textures at Rockmans and Millers, as well as every length and width you can think of. If you’re after a classic, elegant scarf, Noni B is the place to go.

 Coats

The absolute essential for Winter. 

Review is the undisputed leader in Winter coats, with their beautiful range of wool-blend coats offering incredible versatility. Removable faux trims change the look in an instant, giving you untold choice in layering. Adding a scarf and throwing on a matching beret will not only keep you cosy warm, but also gorgeously-chic! Review coats are genuine investments, with their classic lines and detailed trim guaranteed to see you through many a cold Winter. 

And if you’re after something a little more lightweight for everyday wear, Autograph has some head-turning pieces that are soft, light and comfortable. Sussan also boasts a fantastic range of smart, statement and casual jackets and coats. From softly-tailored blazers and easy wear denim to lightweight anoraks, everything is perfect for layering – giving you practicality as well as multiple options for styling. It’s a win/win!

Practical chic shoes

Shoes make all the difference to an outfit. Ankle boots this Winter are an absolute must-have for any fashionista. They keep you warm, protect your feet from puddles, add edge to your skirts and dresses, and offer effortless chic with jeans. And because they’re a year-round investment piece, why not invest in both flats and heels?

Freelance Shoes, Shoe Warehouse and Novo Shoes stock the very latest styles in ankle boots. You’ll also fall in love with their sneaker range, with chunky soles and  sneaker boots taking centre stage. And the traditional sneakers haven’t been forgotten, being reincarnated with a whole lot more colour and detail than ever before. Best of all, Athlete’s Foot can measure and fit you on the spot!

Make a statement this Winter 

These five essentials will breathe new life into your wardrobe while also keeping you on-trend, on-budget and super-warm. Don’t forget, accessories are another great way to make your staples feel fresh. Layer on brooches, beanies, barrettes and headbands, and really amp up the look. 

Everything you need is available at Top Ryde City, so please drop in and support your local retailer – just don’t forget to tag us in your ensemble of the day!

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