Build your winter wardrobe with basics

Hey Lovelies, winter is well on its way and also comes with a change in wardrobe. Sweaters, thigh high boots, cardigans, denim jackets, and more, but most importantly...layering, layering, and more layering. When it comes to building your winter wardrobe, it's best to start by incorporating basic and classic pieces into your wardrobe. So, let's get into how to build your winter wardrobe with basics. 

1. Start off with an over-sized sweater or turtleneck.

The most basic clothing piece that everyone should start off with their winter wardrobe is an over-sized sweater or turtleneck. It's such a versatile piece to have in your wardrobe, as you can create several layered looks with a sweater or turtleneck. 

2. Go for neutrals.

Basic neutral clothing pieces can be paired with anything when creating an outfit. When building your winter wardrobe start with the neutral clothing pieces you may currently have in your wardrobe.  You can continue building from there by purchasing basic inexpensive clothing pieces in black, white, tan, brown and gray. Additionally, footwear in neutral colors also brings a look together. 

3. Classic pieces to have in your winter wardrobe.

These are few of the classic pieces that you could include in your perfect winter wardrobe for creating multiple layered winter looks.

 - Crew neck sweaters/sweatshirts
- Cardigans
- A-line Skirt (with tights)
- Basic Neutral Tops and Tees
- Turtleneck or mock neck sweaters
- Blue Jeans
- Black Jeans
- Fashion joggers
- White Collared shirt
- Bold/Printed Collard shirt
- Dainty everyday jewelry
- Denim jacket
- Trenchcoat
- Faux fur coat or Parka coat
- Leather moto jacket
-The Little Black Dress

4. Make sure everything is tailored to your liking.

You don't have to spend much money on basics, but make sure that the basic pieces are of good quality and fit your style and body right. When clothing fits your body right and is of good quality, you can end up creating a look that fits you perfectly.

5. Trendy pieces to have in your winter wardrobe.

Now, with every new year comes new trends people follow. And this is especially true when it comes to seasonal trends. However, it's unnecessary to follow every single fashion trend because that doesn't help you build a winter wardrobe tailored to your personal style. Grab a couple of trends you like and pair them with basic clothing pieces. From there, style the clothing pieces to your personal style. These are a few of the trendy or statement pieces that you could choose to incorporate into your winter wardrobe.

- Graphic t-shirt
-Leather moto jacket
-Faux fur coat
-Oversized denim jacket

- Black sunglasses

- Cheetah print faux fur coat

- Striped collard shirt
- Courdoroy button front skirt
- Plaid skirt
- Oversized infinity scarf
- Plaid mini dress
- Courdoroy pants
- Plaid pants
- Denim skirt
- Color Block Windbreaker

6. Winter fashion layering inspiration

The key to cute layered winter looks is when it's done to your personal style but can also keep you warm during the winter. For example, you may love wearing skirts, but you can keep it winter friendly by wearing tights underneath. Winter fashion layering can be as simple as pairing an oversized sweater with an infinity scarf and wearing a pair of jeans and boots.

Tip: Wear a tank top (or two) underneath clothing for extra warmth. Also, wearing a pair of tights under jeans is great for extra warmth during the winter.

You can grab inspiration from anywhere (like Pinterest, Magazines, Instagram and so forth.) to figure out how to layer with your style for winter. Check out a few of my Pinterest boards by clicking the links below for some winter fashion layering inspiration!

Curate looks to your personal style when layering and mixing up basic and statement pieces in your winter wardrobe. 

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in fashion.


  1. Great post lovely. I agree with the basics and to have a few statement pieces of season. I totally agree with the letter jacket, turtle neck, cardigans, sunglasses, skirt and the black dress, and the jeans. I am going to get a piece of blck jeans though, cause I dont have one.
    Great taste, cool recommendations.

    1. Thanks so much! Definitely, these have been staple pieces for me during the winter. :)

  2. Loving this post ... I need to re-do my fall winter wardrobe and this list is gonna come handy. Thanks! :)


    1. Thanks lovely! Glad you found this helpful!! :)

  3. I have no winter here but I love to visit NYC around christmas time just so that I could wear the boots and sweathers :)

    1. Ooh, so glad you found this useful for your Christmas NYC trip!!

  4. I have a classic cashmere black sweater that I’ve had forever. It’s my Winter go to

  5. I am SO bad at dressing for winter - I usually just take my summer clothes and throw sweaters and jackets over them. I need to build a stylish winter wardrobe - thanks for the guide! :)

    1. I do that sometimes too! I love using some summer clothing and pairing them with warmer clothing to layer for winter. So happy you found this helpful!! :)

  6. love love love the chunky sweaters and the neutral colors. Dressing for winter is my absolute favorite

  7. Neutral colors are always my favorite aka black. That is just a wear with a splash of color in my make up.

  8. Neutrals are always great for your winter wardrobe but I always love throwing in pops of color too. Great list of must-haves for winter!

    xo, Laura

    1. Love pairing neutrals with pops of color sometimes too! Thanks for reading and glad you liked the list! :)

  9. I've been planning to do some shopping to update my winter wardrobe in the next few weeks. These tips will be super helpful- especially the ones about choosing neutrals and make sure everything is fit for you.

    1. Aww, thanks so much for reading and so happy you found it helpful for you! :)