5 Items you need in your Winter Wardrobe

HB8 HB7 I am on a constant mission to maximise my wardrobes efficiency. I want to buy timeless pieces which come around season after season rather than trend driven pieces that I’ll be selling within a matter of weeks. If I’m not sure on an item, not 100% sure it’s worth investing in or whether it will stand the test of time I’ll opt for a more budget friendly option like I found myself doing with my coated denim which have since been featured time and time again and only then invest in a higher quality option. The temperature plummeted on Saturday morning and I found myself reaching for a selection of items which I knew would keep me warm whilst also ensuring my style isn’t compromised by the many layers and I thought it was a great opportunity to share those items with you.

F A U X  F U R

Fireworks, parties and Christmas light displays, during the Winter months there are still so many reasons that you will find yourself outside and in England that is not somewhere you was to find yourself unprepared. Whenever I find myself in situations like the above I automatically reach for faux fur in any shape or form and luckily for us there are a wide variety of colours, textures and styles to fit any budget.


You lose so much heat through the top of your head so naturally hats are everywhere  at this time of year and they come in a variety of styles to suit everyone. I picked up this luxurious fedora from Henri Bendel last week as they now offer World Wide shipping. The hat it’s self is the epitome of luxury with its ribboned brim and gold plaque and it arrived in the most stunning striped hat box making Henri Bendel products perfect for Chrismas with beautiful cashmere beanies and faux fur earmuffs that double as headphones they tick a number of my other Winter requirements too.

C O A T E D  D E N I M

The more affordable, more flattering and more comfortable sister of the statement Leather trouser, the coated denim jean is an absolute must in my Winter wardrobe. Coated denim instantly transform a simple outfit to that of a much more luxurious look and feel. Adding zips and buckles can introduce a slightly more rock and roll edge.

C H E L S E A  B O O T S

Every Winter, without fail, the Chelsea boot style makes a come back across stores, from red soled Louboutins to velour Topshop additions this style of boots comes in many shapes, fabrics and styles to suit everyones wardrobe. I personally love a more gloss leathered finish to add a specialness to an outfit which can be lost when wearing flat shoes instead of heels.


Cashmere has become an absolute necessity in my wardrobe. I bought my first cashmere jumper a few months ago and once you experience the softness and warmth of it, it truly is a struggle to wear anything else at this time of year. As with all things that I choose to spend a little more money on, I opt for “Safe colours” to ensure as much wear as possible.


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Denim – Citizens Of Humanity   Hat – Henri Bendel     Jumper – The White Company     Coat – Boohoo (similar)    Boots – Saint Laurent     Bag – Saint Laurent

All Images shot on the Olympus PEN E-PL7 & the 45mm lens.


This Post is in Collaboration with Reward Style but all opinions and products featured are my own.



  1. Charlotte 23rd November 2015 / 8:20 am

    Hi Lydia! I love this blog, I’m currently ticking off all my must have buys – I really need some Chelsea boots but have a low budget, max £100 – where should I look?? TIA xx

  2. Adele 23rd November 2015 / 9:40 am

    You look stylishly snuggly Lydia! Hats really look fabulous on you. I have exactly the same ethos as you, I invest in my bags, shoes & jewellery but tend to buy good quality high street to mix with it.
    Hugs Adele xoxo

  3. Robyn Taylor 23rd November 2015 / 10:55 am

    Love this post! That fur coat you’re wearing is SUCH a dream! My go-to outfit at the moment is black skinny jeans with a fur coat and ankle boots! Need to invest in a cute bobble hat…

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

  4. sammie 23rd November 2015 / 1:38 pm

    Your jacket looks so fluffy and cozy,love it 🙂
    And I totally agree with your list,these are definitely items that shouldn’t be missed in anybodys winter closet.


  5. Mick shea 24th November 2015 / 2:05 pm

    I am completely in love with the hat, fur coat and bag they are just adorable

  6. Daniela 24th November 2015 / 10:24 pm

    I was just considering which pieces I should invest in this season, and this was really helpful. Great inspiration, beautiful look. Thanks for sharing it!


  7. Megan 25th November 2015 / 10:37 am

    Love this, just made my list of must haves for Christmas xxx

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