Staple pieces for a winter wardrobe

As fond as you may be of having the latest fashion trends, there is a lot to be said for investing in some classic items that will last you for years. Not only will you save yourself a lot of money, but you will also be doing your part for the environment.

Image Credit

Where do you start? When you are revamping your winter wardrobe, there are a few staples that you simply cannot overlook. Here are a few ideas.

Heavy knits

Nothing says winter like a chunky sweater or cardigan. Waffle and cable knits are especially popular and last well for many seasons. Many have thick shawl collars that stop the chilly wind.

They make a cosy alternative to a blazer on autumn evenings at the pub.

A heavy woolen blazer

According to the style gurus at GQ magazine, the fashion trailblazers are wearing early ‘90s tailoring right now, and that includes heavy woolen blazers.

Image Credit

These pair perfectly with Farah shirts such as those at ejmenswear.com/men/farah and keep you warm and stylish in the winter months. Wool blazers dress down perfectly because they do not have as much of a sheen as some other fabrics.

A warm scarf

It’s a shame that so many men refuse to wear scarves because they think they are just for the ladies. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

A classy wool or cashmere scarf will finish off any outfit. There are so many ways to wear a scarf, depending on the effect you are trying to achieve. They also come in a huge range of patterns and colours, but the classic camel, khaki and mustard are always a good buy.

Smart boots

The weather can be very unpredictable from around October onward, so you need the right footwear to keep warm and dry. Boots do not have to be clumpy or scruffy. They can be a very smart but need to be sturdy.

One pair is rarely enough. You will need two pairs to see you through the vagaries of the winter season.

Leather gloves

Freezing cold hands are not an inevitable part of the winter. Leather gloves are a sensible investment. They will stop your hands from chapping and look smart enough to complement any outfit. Black is the obvious choice, but brown is also popular.