We Asked a Fashion Stylist What You Should Buy This Winter

Navigating a new season wardrobe and what trends to adopt and retire can be an exhausting process. There’s a lot to keep in mind—like, is this trend really ‘me’? Will I still wear this next year? Is it worth an investment or high-street purchase? We’re here to guide you, and offer tips and advice, but ultimately, you make the final call.

Ask a stylist what their favourite season is, and often the answer is winter. Why? The textures and layers provide endless options for creating inspiring new looks. We reached out to stylist and fashion director at Bride to Be Magazine, Sadaf Razi, to give us her best advice on the trends worth trying this winter, and why they’re worth the investment.

Keep scrolling to read her advice and have a shop if you’re in the mood!

Ladies, it’s time to start phasing out your ankle boots and make room for the new girl at boot camp. See what I did there?

This new style of boot looks so chic underneath a long winter skirt, or even teamed with your favourite denim for the weekend.

For the girl who has 873 pairs of black boots, this is one more style definitely worth adding to the collection.

Thank goodness for the new-look winter pant that is even more comfortable than jeans and tailored trousers.  This polished piece is perfect for work or play, and the extra-wide leg lends a more updated silhouette.

Keep it simple for work with a pair of loafers or dress them up with pump heels for an evening occasion.

Steer clear of traditional winter colours like black and brown, and try grey instead.

Summer was all about the tonal outfits. Carry this on to your winter wardrobe with tonal or ‘matchy-matchy’ suiting in lush cold-season fabrics such as wool, brocade, bouclé, mohair or cotton. If you want to make it feel really different, go for ’70s shapes rather than the typical black suit.

Daniel Avakian Natalie Blazer ($570)

Flared jeans, flared pants, flared sleeves—the new sleeve and hem movement is here.

Test your fashion boundaries with this retro shape that will liven up your winter get-up. If you’re choosing to go for monochrome pieces, indulge in a bold red lip for extra appeal. 

A dark floral is the perfect way to add some texture and pattern to your look.

No longer considered the “grandma” style, the long knitted dress (whether ribbed or just soft knit) is the next ‘sexy winter dress’. Lift your style game by teaming with boots or layer with different shapes like a loose button up shirt over the top for a cooler aesthetic.

Not only are we obsessed with this brand, but so is basically every fashion blogger.

It seems the winter boot isn’t the only winter-wardrobe item that has reached new lengths. Whether it’s a trench, cocoon coat or drape front style you’re after, this hero piece is moving south in a subtle but chic way. To play it safe, go for a streamlined wool coat that has some structure.

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A good oversized blazer will keep your outfit looking fresh and polished. An always and forever piece, extend your colour palette to greys or navy. For more casual occasions, wear with jeans and a plain white tee.

Make the investment now, and hold onto it forever.

The daily struggle of what to wear in the morning is over.  This crisp closet staple and timeless classic is your savior, and will actually go with everything you own. To elevate the piece, layer with other oversized or even body-con pieces to add different structures. For the perfect weekend balance, team with white sneakers, messy hair, and fine jewellery.

The cropped sleeves give us ALL the feels.

Try different designs such as round toe, pointy-toe, or even a square-toe. Don’t be afraid to choose softer colours that will lift a dark winter outfit.

We predict these shoes will be EVERYWHERE soon.

The '70s-inspired style is STILL making a comeback in the form of coats, skirts and even shirts. Moving away from that ‘boho’ look, this new take on the trend will be your next seasonal update. Wear with the more simple pieces in your closet to tone it down.

It's not a shirt, not a jacket, but somewhere in-between i.e. it's the perfect layering piece.

What are you looking forward to buying for your winter wardrobe? Share in the comments below!

Opening images: Style du Monde

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