{Fashion Monday} Winter Fashion Basics

Winter Fashion Basics for me is about ensuring you have the basic fashion essentials in winter. The basic essentials range from having gloves, hats to your winter woollys and thick coats. Those living in the northern hemisphere and Southern Hemispheres I believe understand the true meaning of winter. I say this because I was born in Zambia and spent half my life there. When we moved to the UK, my system was so shocked at winter ❄️ that I refused to leave the house for days. You see, what we considered as winter in Zambia is what is known as summer in the UK. So imagine my surprise when I experienced my first winter! Since then I have developed a thick skin and I know what I consider to be my winter fashion Basics.


Winter Fashion Basics

Winter Fashion Basics

Heavy coats are a must as the weather takes a turn for the worst. Some parts of the country have started to see snow already, whilst I am happy we have not I am not taking any chances. With the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals still circulating ensure you grab yourself a warm winter coat.

Warm gloves another must items for your shopping list if not bought already. I am one to talk but I am yet to pick a pair that I really like. I am searching to find warm gloves that will last me past one season. As someone who loves a good bargain, when it comes to gloves I forgo quality and go with bargain but not this year. 2016 winter has something shitty planned and I am not taking any chances.

Thick scarf or shawl doubling as a scarf this winter. I am a huge lover of shawl ever since I was a kid so I have a soft spot for them. My mum used to make them for us growing up but I am yet to find one that matches up in love to my mum’s shawl.

Beanies are a must in my life. Recently give a beautiful beanie by my auntie in South Africa so imagine how sad I was when I dropped it. I was trying to take out my umbrella and I think that’s when I dropped it but because it was cotton so I didn’t hear it drop. I am looking for a replacement but so far nothing and I am quick sad about it.

chelsea ankle strap boots


Boots, need I say more? If you’re anywhere near the northern hemisphere this time of year (with exceptions) you’re in need of some warm boots. I have recently had some lovely additions to my collections, which are serving me well so far this winter disguised as autumn. House of Fraser recently sent me another awesome pair that I am absolutely loving and can not get enough of. You can check their women’s ankle boots section and I promise there is something for everyone.

Disclosure: Boots sent for inclusion in a Fashion Post.

Fashion Monday Winter Fashion Basics ~ Outfit


The Winter Fashion Basics post wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t include an outfit to the mix. It’s December after all and I am sure you have many parties to attend (I don’t) so I thought I give you an outfit idea. Every girl needs to own that one sparkle dress that says ‘hey howya doing‘. And whether you like knee-high boots or not this weather will make love them and so will be sparkle dress. Add some bling to the outfit and you’re ready to go.

What do you have on your winter-fashion-basics list?


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  1. Baby Isabella
    December 10, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    We really like wearing winter boots at this time of the year and love our Uggs…daddy hates them. Lovely selection x

    • December 11, 2016 / 7:40 pm

      Hahaha UGGs have no two way for them it’s either they are loved or hated. I love them now

  2. December 9, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Thanks Beth I loved putting this together

  3. December 9, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    So true mine are always reachable as with England no one day is the same

  4. Kara
    December 8, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    I love that beige coloured coat. Need to get some Ugg boots too as mine fell apart last year

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:18 pm

      Oh dear hope you manage to get some new ones

  5. December 8, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    Yes of course, I can’t live without those during the winter coz I get so cold haha. Lovely beige picks from HoF!

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:18 pm

      Hahahaha thanks Alina I am the same

  6. Annie Brooks
    December 8, 2016 / 7:22 am

    I tend to avoid beige completely but I am loving those chelsea boots – nice twist on a classic.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      When I saw them I fell in love them

  7. OhNikka
    December 8, 2016 / 4:08 am

    Wow!! I love your picks and those boots are fab!!

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      Thanks Nikka

  8. Chrissy Hme
    December 8, 2016 / 12:13 am

    I love all the cute winter accessories but I am all about being warm. A heavy coat fits the bill for me.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      I am the same and wouldn’t neglect that for sure

  9. December 7, 2016 / 10:36 pm

    initially, i thought these were cut out boots. i love the twist to the classic chelsea boots

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:16 pm

      Ah ok cool and thanks

  10. December 7, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    These are some brilliant fashion for winter! I love the the jacket and the boots. Need to treat myself to new boots

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:16 pm

      Thank you so much I love sharing fashion ideas

  11. Ayesha Farhad
    December 7, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    OMG! I love those boots! I have been looking for some boots other than black ones.. and these are just perfect!

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      I am glad you think so as I am loving them

  12. Michele d
    December 7, 2016 / 11:35 am

    I wish that I could wear those winter clothes but living here in Florida it doesn’t get that cold enough for me to do so. Love those boots too!

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:15 pm

      I am so jealous of the Florida weather wish the UK we can get some of that weather during the summer

  13. Shannon Graham
    December 7, 2016 / 3:56 am

    I adore burgundy colors especially for winter! That winter hat is a must!

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      I am the same and thanks I love it too and been wearing it lots this winter

  14. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    December 7, 2016 / 12:35 am

    One of each please. I love the dress and the coat. I need the earrings too.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Hahahaha I love that one of each

  15. Karen Gough
    December 6, 2016 / 11:17 pm

    omg I want everything especially those tanned boots

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      They are so cute ain’t they

  16. December 6, 2016 / 10:06 pm

    I need this entire wishlist please! The watch is so beautiful and that beanie is gorgeous.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      Hahahaha it’s there for the taking lol

    • December 9, 2016 / 9:47 pm

      I’ve literally pinned the wishlist. I’M ON IT! 😉

    • December 10, 2016 / 6:56 am

      Hahahaha, well I am glad to hear that. Made my day 🙂 Thank you

  17. Imaobong Asuquo
    December 6, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Coats would definitely be at the top of my list since I only just dealt with Pneumonia so staying warm is super important.
    Oh, and boots too 🙂

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      Oh bless you luv, definitely keep warm for sure

  18. December 6, 2016 / 8:24 pm

    I’m not too fond of uggs on me but I do love a warm bootie. Everything else here is just my style! Love my cardigans.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:13 pm

      UGGs can be a hit or miss depending on the person but yes a warm bootie is always welcome

  19. Sarah D
    December 6, 2016 / 7:37 pm

    I love scarves – my husband thinks I have too many(!) and I’m slowly building up a collection of hats too x

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:12 pm

      Hahahaha I am actually doing the same I have enough scarfs to open a shop and hats I am building up.
      Tell hubby there is no such thing as too many

  20. Jeanine @ sixtimemommy.com
    December 6, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    I love it all! Up here in Canada it seems near impossible to look cute during the winter because its just so cold. But with all these ideas one can look cute very quickly!

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:11 pm

      Oh I can only imagine what it just be like

  21. December 6, 2016 / 2:45 pm

    I love the cranberry colour in this mix. I need to inject some into my wardrobe.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:10 pm

      Thanks Jemma, I am enjoying playing with colours this winter

  22. Teresa Bowen
    December 6, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    Scarves, hats and gloves are a must for me. And a good, waterproof coat for walking in all weathers.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:10 pm

      A waterproof is definitely a get one to have

  23. Beautyqueenuk
    December 6, 2016 / 2:14 pm

    I love that coat it is just stunning and everyone needs a pair of warm boots x

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:10 pm

      Oh absolutely especially in colder climates

  24. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    December 6, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    I love those boots. I am going boot shopping this weekend!

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      I hope you find some cute ones that will keep you warm too

  25. chubskulit
    December 6, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    I love that winter coat and that boots is gorgeous. How I wish I have long legs for it lol.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:09 pm

      I think knee high boots always makes even people with short legs look longer

  26. Zena's Suitcase
    December 6, 2016 / 12:48 pm

    Winter here can definitely be a shock here if your used to somewhere warm! I love your choices, especially the UGG boots. I need those in my life

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:08 pm

      It really can be shocking and though I have been here for years sometimes I forget how cold it can get

  27. Blair Villanueva
    December 6, 2016 / 11:19 am

    ohh winter might not favors me, but I won’t mind wearing these during colder weather! Hahaha I love your selection.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:07 pm

      It’s not my favourite either but it doesn’t stop me dressing up lol

  28. December 6, 2016 / 9:57 am

    I am obsessed with boots and have about 7 black pairs xD Don’t have any brown ones though so maybe that’s my next stop…

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:07 pm

      7 black pairs oh wow I have loads of boots too but in different colours

  29. December 6, 2016 / 9:34 am

    I really need to invest in another set of boots for the winter months, got to keep warm x

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:06 pm

      Got to keep warm indeed

  30. December 6, 2016 / 6:07 am

    The boots would really be great come winter time. It’s gonna keep your leg warm and it’s really fashionable.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:05 pm

      It sure is Franc and will definitely

  31. December 6, 2016 / 4:11 am

    I would love for you to be my fashion advisor…I just love the color and style of everything you picked out. That coat is absolutely to die for!!

    • December 10, 2016 / 5:09 pm

      Hahaha wouldnt that be grand lol I would love that too.

  32. Jill Wiley
    December 6, 2016 / 3:59 am

    Oh my gosh! So many adorable things! I love those tall boots!

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:04 pm

      Thanks Jill thanks for stopping by

  33. December 6, 2016 / 2:20 am

    I love these colors. They look great together. The jewelry are a real nice touch too.

    • December 9, 2016 / 2:00 pm

      Thanks Jenn, jewelry can make or break an outfit

  34. December 6, 2016 / 1:16 am

    A classic pair of UGG boots have always been an essential winter accessory of mine. In fact, I just got a new pair this year!

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:59 pm

      Oh how cool is that I would love a new pair

  35. Ella Ivoire
    December 6, 2016 / 12:03 am

    I’m trying to find some boots like those ones for a while now. Do you know where can I get this ones? xx

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:58 pm

      I think I saw some in house of Fraser

  36. Gemma S
    December 5, 2016 / 10:12 pm

    The maroon hat really catches my eye, looking for one just like that.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:57 pm

      I love the colour

  37. Rosana McPhee
    December 5, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    I am very happy with all the suggestion in this post. Beautifully curated R

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:57 pm

      Thanks so much Rosana

  38. Pam
    December 5, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I love those UGGS. UGG style shoes are a love it or hate it type thing, but I love them because they are so warm and cozy.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:57 pm

      I know what you mean, I used to have a love/hate relationship with them too

  39. December 5, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    My mummy invested in her first pair of UGGS this year and they aren’t as clunky as previous seasons -they are so warm!

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Oh how nice of her. I bet she is loving them

  40. Melanie Edjourian
    December 5, 2016 / 9:20 pm

    Loving those UGGS they look quite pretty for UGGS. The watch and necklaces look lovely, they’re sooooo me!

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      I know right, someone buy me some UGGs lol

  41. Jayne
    December 5, 2016 / 9:07 pm

    Love love love those bow boots 🙂
    What an awesome winter collection x

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:55 pm

      I appreciate that and thanks for stopping by Jayne

  42. tots2travel
    December 5, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    The coat is so elegant, what an excellent find.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:55 pm

      Thank you

  43. December 5, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    I’m loving the coat – and I like the way you’ve kept the colours light. I always find too many dark clothes in winter – we should brighten things up a bit more!

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      Thanks I try to lighten up my outfit s during winter as it’s so easy to drift to dark colours

  44. Five Little Doves
    December 5, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Oh what gorgeous winter choices! Thermals are on my winter staples list, I’m always cold!! xx

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:54 pm

      Same here I am always cold and freezing

  45. Elodie
    December 5, 2016 / 7:41 pm

    My winter basics definitely involve a huge blanket scarf, ankle boots and a beanie with a furry pompom. I’m currently on the French Riviera so I can definitely get away with a leather jacket, but I’m heading back to London in a couple of days, so I’ll definitely have to crack the thick coat out too.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:53 pm

      The beautiful British weather will definitely welcome you back lol

  46. Jo Wiggins
    December 5, 2016 / 7:17 pm

    Those boots are lush. I always have a scarf, hat and gloves, as well as a chunky knit as my winter basics x

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:53 pm

      Thanks and same here though I rarely break out the hat

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:52 pm

      I am glad to hear that. I always happy to help

  47. December 5, 2016 / 4:09 pm

    Winter was a shock to me too many moons ago. I am glad to say it is no more xo

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:51 pm

      I know what you mean and though it’s no shock I am not a lover of it I just be honest

  48. December 5, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    Brr it is so chilly at the moment and boots and hats are definitely my winter wardrobe staples. These are gorge xxx

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:51 pm

      Thanks Ana it sure is cold lately

  49. December 5, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    OK I am loving those ankle boots they are absolutely beautiful – I could definitely see myself walking around in a pair of those! x

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:51 pm

      They are so comfy and look really good with anything

  50. Jeanette
    December 5, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    I love all the stuff he suggested here. But I think my favorite are those boots. Oh I really really want those boots. I’m going to be adding those to my Christmas list.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:50 pm

      Thanks and I hope you get the boots as I am loving them too

  51. Candy Kage
    December 5, 2016 / 2:18 pm

    I have a new winter coat now looking for great boots and some gloves and hate , scarf to go along.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:50 pm

      I always have these items because it’s always cold here

  52. Briana Marie
    December 5, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I need to start my winter shopping like NOW. The cold weather and snow has already made it’s grand entrance in my town and I need to be better prepared. I love updating my wardrobe with the season changes and this post has REALLY inspired me. Thanks!

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:49 pm

      I am glad to have inspired you I don’t do really well in the cold so I am always ready

  53. December 5, 2016 / 1:36 pm

    Nice stuff! I tend to wear my big jacket–plus my pea coat. I do love my pea coat. I look silly in a hat but when it’s really cold I don’t care.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:48 pm

      Girl when it’s cold everything goes lol

  54. Clairejustineo
    December 5, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    what a beautiful section of clothes and colours. Love the long boots 🙂

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:48 pm

      Thanks Claire

  55. December 5, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    Overcoat and covers for my dress shoes. Add on some good leather gloves and I am good to go!

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:48 pm

      Oh wow I can picture that being a knock out big time

  56. Rose Mont
    December 5, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I guess II’m ready to go. I have the heavy coat, scarf and a beanie somewhere. I’m originally from a cold state so Im always ready. I dream of a life without bundling up! I like that color scheme and that dress is very pretty.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      England is cold year in and out so I am always dreaming about the warm weather lol

  57. Little Steps
    December 5, 2016 / 12:28 pm

    Love everything about winter fashion – the coats, the boots, the hats, the scarves, the gloves, everything! This coming from someone who isn’t a big fan of the cold 😉 x

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Oh girl I am the same big time

  58. Talya Stone
    December 5, 2016 / 12:26 pm

    Beanies and boots – enough said! Literally my every day wear in winter.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:47 pm

      Hahahha so true and won’t argue with that

  59. Oindrila Sengupta
    December 5, 2016 / 12:14 pm

    For me, coat, boots and comfy sweaters are saviour. This time I’m planning to invest in good pair of boots. 😃

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:46 pm

      Same for me since I am a cold baby I always have warm items

  60. Alli Smith
    December 5, 2016 / 11:19 am

    I’m crazy for boots and I love my black over-the-knee boots. I enjoy wearing booties, but when it turns cold, I want tall boots. I still break out the old UGGS when I want warmth and comfort.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:46 pm

      I miss my old UGGs boots big time

  61. December 5, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Those are some cute looking outfits. It doesn’t get cold at all in our neck of the woods so I need to book a trip to a wintery place so that I can have an excuse to buy all of these! 🙂

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:45 pm

      For real? I am so jealous as it’s blooming freezing here

  62. December 5, 2016 / 10:14 am

    I am ALL about beanies and boots during the winter time! We just had our first snow last night here in Chicago so I’m excited to break out my boots today <3

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:45 pm

      As much as I love to have snow for Christmas it’s just that one day lol

  63. Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog.
    December 5, 2016 / 10:09 am

    I definitely need to invest in some gloves this winter! I’ve finally purchased a fleece jacket and a winter coat! Two things I didn’t actually have since I moved from California!

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:44 pm

      Really! You must have always had awesome weather.

      I am looking to buy some new gloves

  64. December 5, 2016 / 9:59 am

    My list is pretty much the same as yours! I’d add superlong black boots to that- they are great to wear to almost every winter outfit.

    • December 5, 2016 / 10:02 am

      Thanks Karolina, black boots definitely go with everything for sure.

  65. LaaLaa
    December 5, 2016 / 8:59 am

    The over the knee boots *drools* at the moment I’m still in trainers but also timbs and a chunky scarf. Depends on my mood.

    • December 9, 2016 / 1:44 pm

      Same here it depends on my mood too

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