It’s the middle of winter, and to distract yourself from the cold, we say it’s time to head over to your favorite mall and get these 10 winter must haves. Although these pieces represent the hottest in 2016 winter fashion, we promise they’re also classic styles, so they’ll serve you for more than just one season.
Our top 10 winter fashion 2016 must-haves
1. Faux fur coat
Although a faux fur coat is top of our list of winter fashion to buy in 2016, it’s also a real classic, so it’ll keep you warm and on-trend long after 2016 is over. Neutral colours like black, cream or camel will go with almost everything, but don’t write off more adventurous shades. A colourful faux fur coat could not be more trendy this winter.
2. Thigh high boots
If the first thought that pops into your mind when we say ‘thigh high boots’ is ‘way too sexy’, think again. Although anyone wearing thigh high boots will have heads turning, you can tone down this winter must-have by wearing them over jeans or leggings with a chunky knit.
3. Ankle boot heels
Black ankle boots are to winter what comfy black court heels are to summer — an absolute essential that you’ll find yourself wearing everywhere. Make sure the pair you get is comfortable and easy to clean. You will, without a doubt, be wearing this pair of boots every year, so make sure you LOVE them.
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4. Trench coat
A trench coat is such a classic that surely it doesn’t need any justification to be on this list? If you haven’t already got yourself a trench coat you love, make winter 2016 the season that you find one. If you spend a little bit more on one that’s high quality, you’ll honestly wear it with everything from dresses and skirts to pants and jeans.
5. Black winter tights
We were all for boyfriend jeans during summer, but winter means it’s time to get back to good ol’ tights. They’re inexpensive, warm and they go with just about everything — so they’ve more than earned their place on this list of 2016 winter fashion must-haves. They also help to streamline an outfit and cut down on any winter bulk — great because of all that layering.
6. Chunky knit scarf or snood
One of our favourite things about winter is all the fabulous texture. A chunky scarf or snood helps create balance with all that winter layering, and it’s a great way to add interest or a pop of colour to your outfit. It’s much cheaper to buy a few scarves and change them up than to buy a few coats!
7. Oversized black jersey
Going to work and not sure what to wear? Throw a simple black jersey over a midi skirt with some heels. Can’t decide what to wear on a weekend outing? Throw your black jersey over jeans and give your outfit a timeless, chic look. Night on the town? Oversized black jersey + leggings + thigh high boots = winning!
Don’t forget the accessories! If you haven’t been wearing hats this season, you’ve still got time to get yourself 2016’s winter fashion must-have. And we’re definitely not talking about beanies! A classic fedora style is much more elegant, and you’ll find yourself reaching for it season after season.
9. Classic knit dress
Another classic winter must-have is the knit dress. Figure hugging, lose shifts, tunic dresses, minis, maxis — there are so many styles out there, so keep your eye out for one that suits you. The right knit dress will not only flatter your figure every time you slip it on, it will also be fashionable every year you wear it!
10. Black Leather jacket
Every woman should have a black leather jacket. Dressed up or down, it’s a 2016 winter fashion staple that you’ll probably be able to pass down to your kids! Pair it with a flowing skirt for a rocker chic look, over skinny jeans for a super slimming and sexy outfit or with an LBD for edgy night-time style.
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