Winter Essentials

The Quarter Stylists, Clare Ryan

Winter is officially here and so is the chilly weather that will have you searching for a warm pair of socks or your trusty puffer jacket.

Now is the time to update your winter essentials for 2022! Staying healthy and stylish throughout winter can be a challenge, so we’ve compiled the trending winter essentials for women to help you through the wet and woolly season ahead. From cosy jackets to updating your winter skin regime, Claremont Quarter is the place to be for all your winter essentials. 

Clothing 

The oversized coat

The bigger the better with this trending winter essential. It’s all about comfort and style with winter’s must-have piece, the oversized coat. The exaggerated cut makes it easy to throw over any outfit.

Viktoria & Woods has a selection of classic coats made from luxurious wool, such as their Assasin Coat, which also features modern leather detailing. Their Unisex Paranormal Coat will protect you from the winter chill with its heavyweight wool blend.

The trick with this winter essential is to pick a timeless colour. Black, greys, beige and brown tones will get you through not only 2022, but 2023 and beyond.

Neutral layering 

Chilly mornings call for layers and layers of clothing; the trick is to stick with earthy tones and mixing textures from head to toe. Think, shades of cream, beige, brown and white.

Embrace button knits, such as Witchery’s Long Line Button Knit which allows you to wear it as a jumper or cardigan.

An elegant, knitted sweater is also a winter essential, especially if it’s made with extra fine Australian Merino wool. Country Road have released a range of wool pullovers in a relaxed fit and classic crew necklines that sit perfectly over a t-shirt and under a jacket. This timeless winter trend will repeat season after season, so if you’re investing in new winter essentials for 2022, this is for you.

Keep your head and hands warm 

It’s the one time of year you can wear gloves and a warm hat throughout the day without overheating. Whether you favour a fluffy beanie (Rib Pom Pom Beanie from Seed) or a Fedora style hat (Wool Wide Brim Felt Fedora from Seed), adding a hat to your winter wardrobe is a must for 2022.

Arm warmers and gloves are top of the winter essentials list, and not only do they keep your hands nice and toasty, but they effortlessly add style and elegance to an outfit. Seed has a range of knitted, suede and leather gloves in classic winter colours, as does David Jones. The Gregory Ladner tweed gloves with button detail are the perfect addition to an outfit.

Footwear

Long boots 

As the weather cools down, the boots come out to play. This season is all about the knee high and over the knee boot, it goes perfectly under dresses, jeans, pants or teamed with skirts.

The best thing about this trending winter essential is that there are a variety of heel heights to choose from, so if towering high heels aren’t for you, no problem. Wittner’s Gianna over the knee boots has a 3.5cm heel, so you can comfortably wear them all day…your feet will thank you.

If high heels area must, then favour Wittner’s Haylex Russet long boot, which boasts a 9cm heel. Throw on a pair of warm fluffy socks under your boots and you’re ready to tackle the cold. Winter’s go-to colours are earthy browns, black and grey.

The chunky sneaker

This women’s winter essential easily takes you from day to night. Team your sneakers with jeans, a jumper and coat during the day, and then with a relaxed knitted dress for a night out.

You can’t go wrong with any colour combination in the New Balance 327 range from Hype DC. It’s all about adding some chunky footwear to your outfit, as well as comfort.

The Adidas Originals Retropy E5 Women’s style is also a standout. The perfect combination of retro and laid-back style that is plush on your feet.

Beauty

Stay hydrated

Counter the drying effects of winter indoor heating by amping up your winter beauty regime with hydrating serums and moisturisers.

The Mecca Cosmetica Hyaluronic Acid Hydration Serum is designed to deeply hydrate the skin. For that extra hydration kick, a home mask is a simple and easy way to hydrate your skin in the comfort of your own home. The Mecca Cosmetica Fresh Faced Sheet Mask and Bright Eye Mask can be used morning or night to help de-puff, hydrate and refresh your tired winter skin.

Help your hair 

It’s not all about your skin, your hair also needs some extra love and attention over winter. Dry winter skin can often lead to a dry scalp.

Maintain a healthy and nourished scalp treatment from Aesop. Their Sage and Cedar Scalp Treatment and Rose Hair and Scalp Moisturising Masque are winter essentials. The Sage and Cedar Scalp Treatment is all about helping a dry and distressed scalp, while the Rose Hair and Scalp Moisturising Masque caters for fragile and chemically treated hair.

Lifestyle essentials

Tea time 

Stay warm with a relaxing cup of tea from T2. Their winter collection is designed for snuggling in with a rug at home with feisty ginger flavours, spicy chai, and comforting chocolatey tastes.

If peppermint tea is more your flavour, then you’ll enjoy sipping on Just Peppermint, otherwise their soothing chocolatey flavours are a winter essential.

Special mention this season goes to their White Choc Chai Loose Leafe Feature Cube with the perfect blend of spice and creamy sweetness.

Immunity boost

The flu season is at its peak during winter, so there’s no better time to increase your vitamin intake. There are a number of vitamins and minerals available from Wizard Pharmacy that will help you boost your immune system, such as Vitamin C and Vitamin D.

Fight the flu and make it a priority to visit the professionals at Wizard Pharmacy and get professional advice on how to create a healthy immune system.

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