Finding key winter statement pieces is essential for curating a versatile wardrobe that has the power to elevate your look. By finding those unique pieces that add value to your personal style, you have the flexibility to take your wardrobe effortlessly from day-to-night. Elevating your winter style means you have access to a more sophisticated wardrobe that you can both look and feel confident wearing.
Dressing with elevation in mind couldn’t be simpler with the dynamic AW18 range we have available at Classic Spirit. In following these simple tips and applying your own personal touch you can effortlessly take your wardrobe to the next level.
1. Know Your Look
The simplest way to elevate your image is by nailing the basics. You need to know what styles, cuts and necklines work for you and what you are going to feel instantly comfortable and confident in. Well fitted clothing instantaneously gives your appearance a sharper, more elevated look and can be easily achieved by knowing your fit. Always dress for your body, find a few clean staple pieces you can wear all year round and build upon this. Investing in alterations and tailoring for these pieces is the perfect way to ensure your look is always elevated as these items form the perfect foundation for statement outfits. Trusting in what core pieces suit you and knowing your style will allow you to effortlessly add a statement winter piece with confidence.
2. Know Your Fabrics
High quality fabrications are essential to elevating your look. Investing in quality fabrics not only improves your appearance but improves your garments wear, life and usability. Know which fabrics work for you at each time of the year. If you live in a humid climate try linen, if you feel the cold, invest in quality wool blends and merino.
Never be afraid to experiment or choose a playful winter statement piece. Choose a piece you love; whether it’s a bright colour or unique print and find a clean basic you feel confident in to pair it back with. Build your outfit around this piece, keeping it in mind and style it back with simplistic pieces for a chic look.
Elevating your style with confidence and sophistication coming into the trans-seasonal months couldn’t be more achievable. Our top tips for elevated dressing in winter is by layering with staple outwear pieces and by investing in statement items that can use to effortlessly transform your look from day to night.
Using outerwear for layering is an elegant and easy way to upgrade your look. By building upon your core pieces; a staple tee or collared shirt and adding texture you won’t just be staying warm this winter!
Finding the right jacket for you with a tailored fit will instantly achieve this. Transform everyday styles by adding a cropped leather jacket or tailored blazer. This will add a new element to your outfit and you can experiment with layering an additional coat worn over the shoulders.
The key to effortless layering is in purchasing timeless styles in block colours. By investing in black, navy, khaki or tan tones in classic styles you will have the foundation for a capsule closet. Our range of velvet jackets, tailored crepe double knit, leather and merino wool offers the perfect foundation for winter statement pieces.
Our Favourite Looks
One of our favourite coats for the season is the Lounge the Label Perugia Coat. Available in a staple black or playful black/white/steel print, this coat is the ultimate elevator and our top winter statement piece. Crafted from a quality wool blend, this coat features a tailored design. With a stand-up collar, front pockets, long sleeves and internal lining for added warmth Lounge the Label Perugia Coat is a must have.
Lounge the Label Perugia Coat is styled here with the Second Female Daisy Knit Cardi and a combination of Mela Purdie Select items. This basic tee and slouchy cardigan combination while simplistic on its own is completely elevated with the addition of the Perugia Coat. By adding a structured jacket over this slouchy, relaxed look this outfit changes from off-duty weekend styling to chic eveningwear.
The base layers of this outfit are items that you can shop with confidence due to their simplistic, flattering silhouettes. These timeless items include the best-selling Mela Purdie Palazzo Shell and Mela Purdie Crepe Double Knit Wide Pant. These core pieces we know and love form the foundation to any statement look and are elevated by winter statement pieces such as the Perugia Coat. Shop the look now online and in store today.
The Sabatini Military Blazer is the ultimate statement piece for winter. This classic style is the perfect starting point for layering. In traditional navy, the Military Blazer is crafted from a wool blend with a highly structured fit. Featuring a pointed collar, padded shoulders, front pockets and iconic double breast detailing in military buttons. This jacket has the power to instantly elevate your style.
The Military Blazer is worn here with the Second Female Brook Knit Turtle Neck and 3×1 Aspro High rise Channel Seam Skinny Jean. This casual look is elevated with a structured layer that brings added shape and style, contrasting the softness of the Brook Knit Turtleneck Sweater.
Playing with necklines when layering outerwear is an easy way to tailor your look. Having a high neckline as worn here in a light colour contrasted against a bold jacket elevates this style by drawing attention to the outer layer. Keeping the base layers light draws this focus for a sharp, clean finish. Stay warm in style this winter, shop the look online now and in store today.
Dress It Up
Add a new and exciting element to your Classic Spirit wardrobe with statement pieces. Finding the right winter statement piece for you is essential to elevating your look and in creating a versatile wardrobe you can take from day-to-night. Winter statement pieces are the perfect way to reflect your unique personal style in a playful way and dress up your essentials.
Our top statement picks for AW18 include velvet and bold prints. The Mela Purdie Glitter Stripe Printed Mousseline is our go to statement piece you can easily work into your wardrobe. Planning your outfit around these key styles is fun and easy and you can incorporate as much or as little as you like.
The Mela Purdie Glitter Stripe Range is crafted from Mousseline with a printed glitter stripe design running vertically through the fabric. Available in a variety of tops, jackets and pants in colours Navy/Silver Stripe, Black/Gold Stripe and White/Gold Stripe. This range is the ultimate statement and allows you to dress head to toe in print or keep it simple and add in a touch of colour to dress up that off-duty denim. In this way you can start simply with one key piece and build upon the look as your confidence grows. Shop the full range of Glitter Stripe online now and in store today.
Our best-selling statement piece is the Mela Purdie Glitter Stripe Maxi Retreat Pant. Designed to sit on the natural waistline, the retreat pant features a wide leg silhouette, elasticised waistband and removable tie front belt. This versatile style can be worn in a multitude of ways and is the perfect style to dress up any outfit.
Styled here with a classic crew neck tee by Second Female Murphy T. This simple silhouette is dressed up for eveningwear with the addition of the Mela Purdie Glitter Stripe Maxi Retreat Pant and is further elevated with the addition of the Mela Purdie Tuxedo Jacket. Adding this minimalistic piece completes the look for warm and stylish dressing.
Coming into the thick of winter, one of our favourite winter statement pieces is the Mela Purdie Velvet Smoking Jacket. The textural delight this offers not only adds depth to your look but has the power to elevate your look. Perfect for eveningwear, this jacket pairs effortlessly with anything from a little black dress to drop crotch pants.
Styled here with White & Warren Essential Cashmere Sweatshirt and the 3X1 Denim High Rise Channel Seam Skinny Jean, this jacket offers optimal drape, handle and style to boost this outfit. Featuring full length cuffed sleeves, a tailored fit and waterfall collar, the Smoking Jacket is a go-to winter statement piece.
At Classic Spirit we offer a wide range of velvet pieces, which will elevate your look. Shop our collection of velvet jackets, pants, capes and sweaters online now and in store today.