Learn the ideal wardrobe sta­ples for win­ter

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Don’t let your taste in cloth­ing go out the win­dow now the cold is here. Trends this au­tumn and win­ter in Europe in­clude graphic black and white, hard-hit­ting punk, folksy tribal, mil­i­tary styling and an 80s come­back style.

While these trends may be hit­ting the right note for the fash­ion­istas out there, time­less el­e­gance and style are all the rage for the more ma­ture woman.

Women’s cloth­ing styles are more di­verse and ac­cept­ing of in­di­vid­ual pref­er­ences than ever.

No longer does a nar­row group of top de­sign­ers dic­tate how to dress.

By look­ing past the young mod­els’ svelte bod­ies, you will find an in­creas­ing

se­lec­tion of fash­ions fit for the more ma­ture woman.

The lament “there aren’t any nice clothes for older women’” is as out-of-date as the phone booth. HERE ARE SOME CLOTH­ING STA­PLES TO KEEP YOUR WARDROBE WON­DER­FUL:

◆ A long coat: It sounds ob­vi­ous, but don’t skimp on a qual­ity coat – you will get a lot of wear out of it.

Keep it in a neu­tral colour such as black, grey or camel, and dress it up with dif­fer­ent waist belts to make it look like a new out­fit. ◆ Beau­ti­ful boots: Whether they’re knee high, above the knee or an­kle boots, get your­self a pair of boots to keep your feet toasty warm and stylish at the same time.

Good-qual­ity leather will last the dis­tance and, if taken care of, will last years. ◆ Scarves: These are a won­der­ful and quite cheap way to dress up and dif­fer­en­ti­ate an out­fit.

There are so many dif­fer­ent types of scarves; if you get one big enough, it can dou­ble as a cape that can be thrown over your shoul­der.

◆ Love your lay­ers: Lay­ers are a won­der­ful way to fash­ion your win­ter wool­lies.

Prob­a­bly the most prac­ti­cal of win­ter fash­ion trends, putting a long top un­der a sweater, un­der a jacket will look ex­cep­tional and keep you warm in the cool months.

Also, don’t hes­i­tate to put on tights or sheer stock­ings un­der a pair of pants.

No one will know they’re there, but they’ll cer­tainly make a dif­fer­ence.

◆ Wool dress: This lit­tle num­ber can be ver­sa­tile over the cooler months.

You can pop some tights on un­der­neath the dress and layer with a big jacket over the top or slip some heels on for a cute date night out­fit.

Al­ter­na­tively, a nice wool dress can be an ef­fort­less ad­di­tion to your work wardrobe. Make sure you find a nice thick dress. This qual­ity fash­ion sta­ple will last years if taken care of prop­erly.

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