Recycling Clothes Tips: My Winter Fashion Style Each Year

I love recycling clothes year in, year out, so my winter fashion varies very little. For my go-to fashion ideas to re-inspire you during this enduring cold weather, take a look…

For someone who doesn’t buy clothes very often, my winter fashion remains the same almost every year. I stick to my favourite items, including thick jumpers, trousers, and skirts, and just mix-and-match along the way.

With the cold weather still very much underway, I thought I’d put an extra spring in your step, fashion-wise. By showing you some of my most worn items this winter, women’s winter fashion has never been simpler.

To check out my winter fashion ideas for some style inspiration to stop you from getting tired of this weary weather, don’t go anywhere…

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Look 1

Jumper: Newlook, Jeans: Zara, Scarf: Newlook, Boots: Zara

One of my top winter fashion tips is to wear bright colours. I know, for some, this may be a little out of your comfort zone. That said, a little splash of colour day-to-day can really put that pep in your step, and make you feel happier and less dreary.

Here, I’ve done just that, by pairing a couple of red items, in numerous tones, with a simple pair of jeans. This way, we are bringing the summer sun our way, just through what we wear!

Look 2

Jumper: Newlook, Skirt: Newlook, Boots: Newlook, Coat: Dorothy Perkins

I actually think that the oldest item I own in this whole collection of clothes is this coat. I think I purchased it around seven years ago now, so that £45 – which was a massive spend at the time – really did me good.

Personally, I think a smart lapel coat like this is a staple piece for any winter fashion look. Here, I’ve made the coat the star of the show by pairing it with dark and dull colours. I particularly love how the smartness of the coat looks with a high-necked top. I just think it ties the whole look together; perfect for the workplace.

Then, my black knee-high boots really adds that final touch to the outfit, but I think any simple pair of black boots would be ideal.

Look 3

Jumper: Newlook, Jeans: Topshop, Boots: Public Desire, Hat: Asos

For look number three, we’ve donned our woolies and braved the cold.

Naturally, a woolen hat is a staple item for any winter wardrobe. For this, I think a relatively neutral colour – questionable use of wording there, but we’ll go with it – is the best choice for a winter warmer. This way, you can integrate it with every outfit in your wardrobe, and it’ll really blend in.

I particularly love this outfit; it’s perhaps one of my favourites on this blog post. For some, it may be a little too bright for them. But, I just adore the way that the pop of pink throughout just ties it all together.

Look 4

Top: Newlook, Skirt: Newlook, Trainers: Reebok

Noticing a pattern yet? Yes, Newlook has been my go-to in-store fashion choice since I became old enough to earn my own money and buy clothes.

This skirt was actually a gift from my brother a few Christmas’ back, and I think he did a great job with this one. To make sure the tartan pattern really stands out, I like to wear this with a dark colour on top. I love this top, in particular, as the detail is very minimal, but really makes you look super put together, whether at work or out and about.

Here, I’ve paired the outfit with some dark trainers. I think there’s nothing wrong with doing this to help dress it down. However, more regularly, I would wear this outfit with a pair of heeled boots to make it an ideal outfit choice for work.

Look 5

Jumper: Newlook, Trousers: Urban Outfitters

In my opinion – although perhaps controversial – a pair of corduroy trousers is an absolute winter staple. They’re comfy, they’re warm, and they usually come in a great colour to really add a bit of brightness to a dreary winter’s day.

I like to pair my corduroys with plain colours to make them really pop. This way, you can mix-and-match them with everything plain that you have to create numerous outfits, with the trousers as the starring character.

This pretty basic look would probably suit a weekend at home, or an afternoon at the shops.

Look 6

Top: Newlook, Skirt: Newlook, Shoes: Public Desire, Coat: Hollister

Okay first off, this top and skirt have been with me since my first year of uni, if I remember rightly. So, that’s about 5 years, and they’re still going strong.

For me, this would be a great outfit for a day at work. It’s smart, it’s sophisticated, but it also shows that bit of personality that I always love to shine through my clothing. Then, top it off with a fluffy-hooded coat, and you’re all set for a day at work.

Look 7

Body: Asos, Jacket: River Island, Jeans: Topshop, Shoes: Public Desire

For my final outfit, we’ve got all black on black, with pops of colour here and there; my favourite way to style plain colours. All I did was take a black, high-neck body and a pair of ripped jeans, and we have a simple every-day outfit for a weekend of shopping, or even a night out!

Then, to make it more cold-weather appropriate, I like to grab this big, fluffy jacket and a pair of shiny silver boots to top it all off. This jacket is absolute heaven, and is lined with this gorgeously soft pink fluff inside. So, it’s totally enough to wear even on really cold days; ideal for winter.

See… Recycling Clothes For Winter Fashion is Simple!

So, there we have it – my go-to winter fashion by recycling clothes year on year. These looks have seen me through the past few years, let me tell you, and there’s certainly no shame in that!

My take away from this? Fashion doesn’t have to be about buying new things all the time. Fashion is all about making the most of what you have, and mixing and matching clothes you love, to create new and fun outfits every time.

Granted, I’m not a total martyr, and do buy new clothes and shoes every once in a while as a treat. That said, my wardrobe contains clothes from years and years gone by, which I recycle year on year. You don’t have to spend a fortune to love what you wear!

What are your thoughts on recycling clothes every year? Are you a hoarder, like me, or are you a shopaholic, and revamp your wardrobe every season? I’d love to know in the comments below! Thanks for reading, and I’ll see you next time…

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Love your style! I’m such a clothes hoarder. Just about to tackle a wardrobe clear out over the next week. Going to try the Marie Kondo method!

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    1. Joanna Journals says:

      Thanks so much! Good luck with the clear out – Marie Kondo’s expertise should help you out, for sure! Everything you get rid of you could sell on depop and make a bit of money, if you fancy 🤷🏼‍♀️

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