All this talk of the extra pounds we packed on over Christmas has made us feel more unattractive than ever. And we all know there’s nothing that makes us feel more desirable than spending money on something we’ll only wear for one season.
So with that sound logic in mind, take all of your winter favourites and add on at least one of these six classic investment pieces. You’ll forget about your muffin top at least for one afternoon.
1. The coat
Your winter coat is, simply put, the most important thing in your winter wardrobe. It’s the first thing people will see when you walk into any winter-time event in Malta. It’s essential that you invest in one that will streamline whatever you’re wearing, give you a slick silhouette, and guarantee you’re chic from the get go.
Zara are stocking a bunch of fabulous options this season, but these three beauties definitely have to be our faves. From left to right – the ‘I just threw this on but I look chic AF’ coat, the statement arani issa coat, and the ‘this will definitely hide my newly gained kilos’ coat.
2. The Boots
We don’t discriminate – knee high, ankle, Chelsea boots, take a bit of what you fancy, spend a little extra on a really beautiful pair and you will never look back. A great pair will give you a little height (and keep you dry in Malta’s inevitable floods), elongate your legs, they’ll go effortlessly with jeans, dresses, you name it.
The sock boot is all the rage this year. These beauts from ASOS will have the whole village talking about you for the right reasons.
3. The statement scarf
We advise all Maltese women to invest in a beautiful, head-turning scarf that will keep you cosy and make a statement no matter what you’re wearing. Try Promod for this a guaranteed dramatic look.
4. The twist dress
This dress is all about simplicity, a great cut and a flattering finish. The detail at the front of this type of dress is super flattering, hiding any Christmas pounds that have piled on the middle area. And the bonus is that the dress is a whole outfit in one. Asos is once again the place to head for this one.
5. The baggy jumper
This is the perfect item to have in your wardrobe if you want to look stylish, sexy and hide all manners of sins at the same time. If you want to be sure to find something you’ll love, it’s got to be Top Shop.
6. The patterned trouser
Patterned trousers are perfect for any occasion if you’re out to make an understated, yet memorable impression. They’ll put the excitement back into your winter wardrobe and bring out your playful side. Mango is stocking some awesome styles this year, so head down there and find the perfect pattern for you.