Find yourself constantly reaching for the same trusty denim jeans and jumper combo for your winter fashion look? With the weather getting colder and the practical part of our brains telling us to dress for warmth not fashion, it's a tricky time of year to look and feel your best. There's nothing wrong with throwing on a cosy knit, but Princess Diana never seemed to suffer from a limited winter wardrobe.
Hello! Fashion shares Princess Diana's best winter outfits to inspire your style game this season:
A knitted sweater and a pleated skirt in matching or coordinating colours like Diana's is a foolproof way to smarten up your winter style repertoire.
Checks aren't only used for Scottish kilts - from skirts to blazers, the pattern is a regular fashion go-to for the colder months. We're loving the warm autumnal hues in Diana's dress by Caroline Charles that she wore to the Braemar Highland Games, but if you fancy a more low-key tartan addition, we recommend a subtle scarf.
If you're not a fan of tights, don't forget the humble sock. We love how Princess Diana matched hers to her polka-dot skirt, but glittery or sheer ones work just as well. Team with loafers or kitten heels for maximum impact.
Princess Diana rocked her famous red and white sheep jumper to the polo in the 1980s and American label Rowing Blazers has revived the archive design with the blessing of the original brand Warm & Wonderful.
Sheep sweater, £310, Rowing Blazers
The royal looked picture perfect attending a performance of Les Misérables at London's Barbican in a Bruce Oldfield velvet gown. Because of its lustrous finish, the fabric is frequently used to exude glamour - and Princess Diana's chic black maxi dress is a case in point.
The cool-girl cardigan
Cardigans get a bad rap, but we can't understand why. Style a lightweight version over a silky cami for a cooler alternative to a jumper, or brave the cold and opt for a more daring version by Jacquemus or Reformation.
Denim on denim is not for the fainthearted, and yet Princess Diana pulled off the current fashion trend with ease. Take your cues from the royal and break up your denim pieces with a textured leather belt and a glossy jacket.
Cap it off
Swap your knitted beanie for a cap this winter. They look street smart with a heavy material blazer over a sweatshirt but also great for weekends with a puffer jacket and trainers.
Salmon pink and layered over a cream turtleneck – Princess Diana is hitting two trends in one with this layering trick. A pastel-hued sweater styled with a neutral base layer works perfectly with high-waisted jeans.
The French-girl hair moment
Sometimes the best hair trends are the ones that require practically zero effort. Follow Princess Diana's lead and rock a retro-feel French side comb this season.
The royal style icon wasn't one to shy away from a statement coat and this fluffy red version is spot on for this season. If you fancy giving your outerwear game a textural overhaul, keep an eye out for cosy teddy fleeces, luscious faux furs and shaggy Afghan styles.
Looking for something smarter than denim? Tap into the straight-leg trouser trend, and bag a pair that can be worn for either work, rest or play. Princess Diana styled hers like a pro with a navy knit and classic Chanel pumps, but we reckon straight-leg trousers would look killer with a glittery corset this party season.
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