Callum Smith October 13th

Nothing quite hits you as hard as a good old British winter. Cold winds, snow, black-ice, delayed trains and 9 am lectures. A deadly combination that can leave you rather demoralized and in desperate need for motivation.

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For men, there’s also the issue of dressing up. The freezing temperature can cause a bit of a dilemma – how does one stay warm and look fashionable at the same time?

With so many different styles of winter clothing to experiment with, you’ll start to look forward to the cold mornings. Dress good, feel good. That’s the motto.

Here are our top 6 must-have winter wardrobe essentials.

#1 Leather Jacket

Firsts things first. Get yourself a leather jacket. It’s by far the most versatile piece of clothing you’ll own. You can wear it in a million different ways, and it goes with anything – on top of a hoodie, roll neck jumper or just a t-shirt. A timeless classic.

#2 Black Jeans

When it comes to trousers, the trick is to stick to the basics. Black jeans. Whether you’re going for the rockstar, adventurer, hip-hop or business look, you can pull off dark denim with ease.

Top tip: Add some flavor to your outfit with a bold suit jacket, or keep it muted with a leather jacket, scarf and a slick pair of boots.

#3 A Wool Overcoat

They’re not cheap, but a wool overcoat is definitely a must-have if you want to keep your game up. They come in different lengths, styles and colors – we recommend you stick to the bold colors such as navy or camel – they offer a slick, timeless look while keeping you snug.

#4 A Flannel Shirt Jacket

A Flannel shirt jacket is basically a regular button-front shirt, with softer and thicker material. As well as it being incredibly stylish, this classic jacket does just the job when it’s not full-on coat weather.

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#5 Scarf

Your winter wardrobe is not complete without a scarf – the perfect addition to a jumper or coat. Not only does it protect you from the cold air, it also adds ‘spice’ to your outfit.

Top tip: When choosing a scarf, pay close attention to the composition of the fabric, as this will greatly affect its feel and insulation capabilities.

#6 Cardigan

If there’s one thing for sure, when it comes to keeping warm, you can always rely on a chunky knit cardigan. There are so many ways you can rock this style. If you’re going for a casual look, wear it on top of a t-shirt or button-down sweater. For a more formal look, pull out a blazer or jacket for the knitwear.

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Other winter outfit essentials include leather gloves – for a professional look, suede loafers – the perfect shoes to pair with jeans or chinos, and a puffer vest to go over a sweater or a flannel button-down jacket.

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