With winter in full swing and stores starting to clear their winter inventory, now’s a great time to stock up on some of those timeless winter clothes that you can wear the rest of this year and for seasons to come.  If you stick with a simple silhouette, you can dress it up or dress it down without looking trendy or dated.

Camel Hair Coat

Camel hair coats, which are made from camel hair and often blended with wool, have been a luxurious winter favorite since Katherine Hepburn wore one in the 40’s.  They’re warm and timeless and can be worn with jeans, business clothes, or evening wear, which makes them a great investment – if you’re not allergic to animal fibers…

Camel Hair Coat

Chunky Knit Cardigan

A chunky cardigan on a cold winter’s day helps to chase the cold away.  Pair it with skirts or trousers for a classic look, but do be mindful of how the bulk – it will make you look bigger than you are.


Knee High Boots

Fashion boots used to go in and out of style, but they’ve been a winter staple for over a decade.  Opt for a simple style in a low or high heel (whichever your preference) in a color that works well with most of your wardrobe.  Always be sure to clean them after you walk through slush or snow.

Knee high boots

Pop of Color

Want a fun way to brighten your dark winter gear?  Add a pop of color in the form of a hat, scarf, gloves, or handbag.  Red, pink, orange, plum – whatever makes you happy.

Ostrich Print Bag

Leather Biker Jacket

A classic leather biker jacket offers a great lightweight casual alternative for those days that aren’t so cold.  Pair it with jeans, trousers, or a skirt for a head-turning look, but be sure to care for it properly and wipe it down if you get caught in the rain.

Leather Biker Jacket

Classic Wool Long Sleeve Dress

A long (or ¾ sleeve) dark wool dress in a simple style will take you to work, for cocktails, to dinner, or to church.  It’s a great staple to have in your wardrobe because you can change the look of it easily by just changing the accessories.

Black Dress

Print  scarf

A fun print scarf is another way to add a pop of color to a perhaps drab (or too dark) winter wardrobe.  Tie it around your neck, use it as a headband, add it to a tote – whatever you like.

Print Scarf

Metallic Evening Jacket

Looking for something elegant to top your cocktail attire or formal wear?  Invest in a classic metallic evening jacket.  Your daughters and granddaughters will still be wearing it decades from now.

Metallic Evening Jacket

Leather pumps

A simple, classic pump can be worn with everything from jeans to evening attire, and is a great wardrobe investment.  Buy them in your best neutrals and wear them for years to come.

Black Pumps

Bouclé jacket

Made from looped yarn, bouclé attire offers an interesting 3-D effect that’s very upscale and has been popular for years.  But it does add bulk, so be careful – it can make you seem bigger than you are.

Boucle Jacket

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Classic, timeless winter clothes may not be “new” and “different,” but they definitely “up” your chic factor.  Dress them up, dress them down, make them the backdrop to your trendy accessories.  Like diamond studs and a good red lipstick, they never go out of style.

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