Pulling yourself out of a winter clothing slump.

I’m officially sick of my winter wardrobe.  I’m tired of being so bundled up in coats and socks that I’ve forgotten what shape my body is.  I’m fed up with having to wear at least four layers to stop myself from freezing.  You too?  Read on.

The bad news is that there’s still another month of winter to go (not counting the chilly weather that’s likely to stick about until Spring finally rears it’s head in earnest).  The good news is that you can break out of your winter clothing slump.  Here’s how:


Embrace cute accessories

Winter brings with it a host of accessory options that just aren’t available in the warmer weather.  Woolly hats, chunky scarves, sleek gloves and fuzzy earmuffs are all great compliments to your winter wardrobe.  If you’re into vintage styles, this is the perfect time to experiment with hats and vintage gloves.  If you’re feeling crafty, you could even try making some of your own.  It’s the perfect way to keep busy on a cold wintry night and you’ll be able to smugly state, “Oh yeah, I made this” whenever anyone asks about your fantastic new scarf.

Treat yourself to some quality thermals

Thermals don’t have to be ugly, itchy or unappealing.  There are a host of thermal underwear options out there that are comfortable, stylish and fantastically warm.  Thermals come in all kinds of colours, so pick up a few pairs in black, grey, white or neutral tones that will blend in with your regular wardrobe.  Choosing a selection of sleeve lengths and necklines will ensure that you’ve always got something on hand that will look great underneath your outfit.  I’m a huge fan of bamboo thermals, which are super soft and are perfect for layering underneath other items.


Wear something other than pants

When the temperature starts dropping, I tend to wear pants more often than not.  That’s fine, but it tends to get boring after a while.  Pants aren’t the only cosy clothing option when the weather gets cold.  Try a long skirt with leggings or tights layered underneath.  Wear a short skirt with boots and a long jacket.  These items can be just as warm as jeans and they’ll inject a bit more interest into your outfit and perk up your spirits.


Go op-shopping for knitwear

Good quality knitwear can be very expensive.  But it doesn’t have to be.  If your wardrobe is lacking in gorgeous knits, take a trip to the local op-shop.  You might find some awesomely fun jumpers and cardigans for only a few bucks each.  Embrace your inner Bill Cosby and rock out in an ironically ugly sweater. Sometimes, a new jumper is all you need to pull you out of a clothing rut.


Play about with layers.

Layering is the key to getting more wear out of your wardrobe.  If you’re not afraid to work some layers, then you can wear your sheer summery tops in winter, and make all those floaty gypsy skirts work double time when the weather starts to cool down.  You might like to read this post I wrote a while ago about layering, and then have a play about in your own wardrobe to see what you can come up with.

How do you pull yourself out of a clothing slump when you’re sick to the back teeth of your winter wardrobe?



  1. I love wearing dresses in winter. I have a lovely long-sleeved knit dress that I wear to work with a suit jacket over the top.

    I have also tried Flox fleece-lined tights, which are very warm, but they pill like crazy.

    • I’m yet to find a pair of winter-weight tights that don’t pill like mad. If I ever find the holy grail of super-warm tights, I’ll let you know.

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