Winter Wear Essentials Lookbook - Revamp Your Wardrobe!

While days spent cooped in the house during winters are covered in chunky knits, woolen blends, and cashmere sweaters, hallmark outings call for playful details. With winter-focused practicality, of course. While only ultra-warm pieces of clothing fit the bill during cool clime, it's tricky to not fall into the pajama trap. With a slew of trends to keep up with, it's hard to know the ensembles that can offer both — warmth from the winter vortex and a statement-making look. Style Junkiie defines winterwear with an adventurous spirit, curating high-performance pieces with a fashion-forward and vivacious spirit. Whether you're planning an intimate karaoke night or painting the town red on holidays, here's a guide to the essentials that you need to warm up with the spirit of the season.

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Powder Dressers

When it comes to winter power dressing, there is a new energy coming in. Style mavens are favouring utilitarian designs that are practical yet elevated, especially for after-dark events. Consider upgrading the structured blazer with cut-outs, paired with a bright top to make the inner pop through. Besides, an oversized blazer is easily the perfect piece to slip over even the dressiest looks. While you can keep a couple of printed and pop-coloured shackets as go-to pieces for casual days under the sun, they can look even more luxurious in intimate after-parties. Keep a blazer ready to throw on for an instant layer of insulation and an added style quotient.


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Casual Layers

The clime may have turned gloomy and grey, but that doesn't mean that you should look the part. Bomber jackets give a vivacious boost to your style no matter what you're wearing- dress or pants. Whether you wish to favour the signature puffed jacket or its short counterpart, bomber jackets offer the perfect balance between fashion and functionality. On the other hand, you can consider denim jackets your 'house coats'- a humble piece that you can wear on casual Fridays, while running errands or simply exploring the city. Style Junkiie gives the humble jean jacket an energetic boost with patchwork and embroidered patterns. When you want to keep the overall look pared down, bombers and denim jackets promise the durability of a coat jacket.

Grey Embroidered Cropped JacketAsymmetrical Denim Jacket

Party Must-Haves

While dresses are breezy and airy, the party mandate makes it impossible to do without them even during winter. The flirty and feminine 90s aesthetic maxi dresses are on the rise. Parallelly, you can also invest in ankle-skimming longline skirts, with a slit perhaps, for a party-ready appeal. You can counter the mini silhouettes with thigh-high boots for a classic holiday look. On the other hand, coming in as a subtle remedy to the chilly weather are columnal iterations of jumpsuits that can be paired with lush and plush fur jackets as well as puffer coats. You can easily slot it from desk to dinner, paired with a statement jacket to keep it polished. The winter trend radar this year has been gravitating towards fancy pants as a great way to make a statement with an added element of fun for night outs. Whether you choose high-shine shimmer or busy printed pants, don't shy away from bold elements to reinstate your fashionista status.

Brown Boiler JumpsuitFuchsia Abstract Printed Pleated Trouser

While it can be tempting to cosy up in warm clothes not giving much thought to the style statement. Whether you're out on leisure winter strolls, exploring a new city on a holiday or cruising through a slew of parties, tap into pared-back pieces with an elevated sense to make the most of your capsule wardrobe. Lean on to a comfort-first vibe to look your best wherever you go! After all, you don't want to pile on layers only to peel them off later thinking it's sloppy.

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As the days get short and the night colder, all need to do is pull together a meticulously layered look to get the essence of the weather right. While sweaters are great, you can team together your basics and play with your versatile style sensibility. With the world bouncing back to a social life after almost two years, it's best to sync in with the spirit with bright colours as opposed to the perennial blacks, greys and whites.

By Monil Bhardwaj