Winter is now in full swing and oh, boy are we feeling the cold! It’s windy, wet and there’s not much to look forward to now that Christmas is over. If you’re anything like us, you’ll also find January boring and dull. But we know just the thing to cheer you up! What’s better than some gorgeous new alt clothing to make the January blues float away? We’ve even had a photoshoot to showcase some of our favourite winter items including coats, jackets, jumpers and more!

We invited our amazing affiliates Rowan and Sophie back for another shoot full of winter glamour. Our alternative models took to the wooded areas of Sheffield to show off these pieces in all their glory.

Winter Staples

Knitwear & Jumpers

It’s important that we’re all prepared for the cold spells and what better way to stay cosy than a warm jumper.

First up is our versatile Goat Overlord Jumper from Banned. This gothic jumper works as a Halloween piece with its satanic and occult print but is also great as a Christmas sweater with the stars and Holly wreaths in the pattern. If you love all things dark and gothic then this Goat Overlord jumper is sure to be right up your street. A jumper like this is great as a base when adding layers to your outfit.

A cardigan is a great option for winter. It’s all about the layers to keep you warm during our coldest season. Sophie has modelled the Vixxsin Radhika Hooded Cardigan during this shoot and we can’t get enough! The off-centre zip and cross hem make this cardi extra special, and with the addition of a hood, this knitted jacket is sure to keep you warm this winter! Keep your alternative style and look fabulous this winter. 

Cosy Coats For Winter

If you’re looking for an alternative style coat with some subtle edgy features, then why not choose our Rogue Jacket from Poizen Industries. This has corset-style designs on the sides of the jacket, as well as zip details on the shoulders and buckles on the arms. The lace-up design is also present on the hood. Rowan has paired this with the Goat Overlord Jumper for the ultimate cosy feel.

Looking for something that will make you stand out? Our Strix Coat from Heartless, worn by Sophie, features detachable straps, fur-lined hood and embroidered patches. The black coat with white patches gives an edgy feel to this outfit. This coat would make a great addition to any winter wardrobe.

Dresses For Every Season

Despite what you might think, you can still wear dresses in winter! Take a look at Rowan and Sophie repping our alternative dresses.

Rowan is wearing our Esther Pentagram Dress from Heartless. This soft cotton dress is a true example of alternative fashion with the pentagram strap design over the mesh chest panel. Rowan has paired this dress with black tights and our 297. Dr Marten Quad Chelsea Boots. These chunky boots are perfect for those cold and rainy days as the faux fur lining will help to keep your feet warm! This witchy-style dress is a great staple piece that can be layered up to keep that warmth in.

Here at Blue Banana, we also offer alt dresses such as the Banned Big Crush Tunic Dress worn by Sophie. This black dress has a velvety feel to it, making it a cosy material for those cold days. This dress has flared sleeves and a detailed collar. Sophie has paired this with a gorgeous corset-style belt to add shape to this gothic tunic dress. Despite this dress being on the short side, the soft and thick material means that you won't freeze when your step outside!

Dr Martens: Fur-Lined Boots

A pair of chunky goth boots are a must-have for winter. Our extensive range of Dr Martens Boots & Shoes mean that anyone can find a pair they will love. Dr Martens pair well with almost any outfit. Take a look at Rowan and Sophie wearing some of our best styles in this photoshoot.

Rowan has opted for our Fur-Lined Chelsea Boots. These boots are part of the Quad range, meaning they have a chunkier sole than a regular pair of Chelsea boots. The 297. boots don't have laces so they slip on easily without you having to struggle with lacing and unlacing them.

Sophie has also opted for our fur-lined Dr Martens range. The Serena Wyoming Boots from Dr Martens are a lace up ankle boot made from Wyoming leather for a super soft and durable fit. The fur-lining is the cherry-on-top for these amazing shoes. They're perfect for winter!

Accessorise Your Outfit

No outfit is complete without an awesome accessory and we love a good handbag to finish off a look. Rowan is modelling the Banned Cosmic Satchel Bag. This leather bag features a mystical space scene with pentagram, giving it a witchy edge.

Banned Alternative is a great supplier of gothic and alternative clothing as well as stunning accessories. One of our recent ranges from Banned Alternative features the Lost Whispers Blouse. Sophie has showcased this gorgeous top paired with her fur-lined Dr Martens and some skinny jeans.

We want to say a big thank you to our affiliate photographer Michael Barnes for his incredible work once again. Michael has a brilliant ability to capture Blue Banana's aesthetic in every photoshoot. Another big thank you to our alternative models Rowan and Sophie. They're an amazing asset to our company and we are so glad to have them on board.

You can find all the products featured in the photoshoot in our Alternative Clothing section and our range of Dr Martens.