These 7 Colours Are the Key to an Expensive-Looking Winter Wardrobe

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Once the colder weather settles in, there are a few key things we can always expect. Firstly, on weekdays at least, we'll be rising earlier than the sun. Secondly, we'll begin daydreaming about open fireplaces. And thirdly, we're about to start seeing a whole lot more beige, brown, and orange tones on the rails and in new-in sections. Whether it is because those colours mimic the hues of the changing leaves or simply play contrast to the bright colours we typically wear earlier in the year, there is something about this season that has everyone dressing in warm, cosy tones and timeless neutrals.

It's a tried-and-trusted colour palette that we know we turn to year after year, as each shade looks good individually but also seamlessly complements the other. We've noticed members of the style set also getting on board with the colour combinations, as many of our fashion friends have been posting idyllic images dressed in shades of beige, cream, grey, navy and brown. For those wanting to add a little more colour, orange and a deep shade of burgundy have also been on high rotation.

While black is also on the list for this season and never fails to look slick, we're choosing to prioritise lighter colours. Not only do we know they will see us through the cold months, but they'll also look just as good once the spring sun starts to show. Scroll below to shop key pieces from our favourite winter colour palette.

1. Brown

Shop the shade:

H&M Wool-Blend Coat (£120)

This coat feels deliciously '90s.

Galvan Dark Brown Satin Slip Dress (£625)

No one does slip dresses quite like Galvan.

Monki Oversized Knit Turtleneck Sweater (£40)

Wear this knit with vintage-wash denim and black leather boots.

Zara Midi Skirt With Side Slit (£30)

Another Zara buy to add to your wish list.

River Island Brown Padded Heeled Mules (£65)

Don't these look so expensive?

2. Beige

Shop the shade:

& Other Stories Shawl Collar Wool Coat (£205)

Probably the most versatile coat you'll ever own.

Loewe Puzzle Medium Leather Bag (£2350)

An obligatory Loewe Puzzle mention.

Abercrombie & Fitch Tailored Wide Leg Pants (£59)

Such a great cut.

Mr Mittens Balloon-Sleeve Wool Sweater (£428)

If it isn't oversized, we're not interested.

Zara Faux Suede Long Overshirt (£30)

Shackets present the ideal layering solution between thin knits and oversized coats.

3. Navy

Shop the shade:

Next Wool-Blend Coat (£125)

One of our editors has already snapped up this coat in camel.

Warehouse Premium Knit V Neck Collar Ribbed Dress (£72)

A thrown-on dress that looks anything but.

Mansur Gavriel Pencil Small Leather Shoulder Bag (£425)

I'm crossing all my fingers that this will be mine before the year is out.

Marks and Spencer Wide Leg Trousers (£25)

M&S is ticking off the wide-leg-trouser trend nicely with this relaxed pair.

Jigsaw Sleeveless Cable V Neck Jumper in Navy (£135)

Knitted vests are still going strong.

4. Orange

Shop the shade:

Kin Plain Chunky Funnel Neck Jumper in Orange (£69)

This looks so premium on.

Elleme Vague Orange Leather Shoulder Bag (£355)

The perfect way to update your moody winter colour palette.

Nanushka Beryl Burnt Orange Faux Shearling Jacket (£745)

Rust hues also fall under the orange umbrella.

Monki Corduroy Trousers (£35)

This pair of cords from Monki always sell out—don't miss them again.

16 Arlington Liyu Orange Ribbed-Knit Cardigan (£450)

Such a great top.

5. Burgundy

Shop the shade:

A.P.C. Grace Small Croc-Effect Leather Cross-Body Bag (£605)

If you're already a fan of the Half Moon, something tells us you're going to like this new A.P.C. bag shape, too.

Self-Portrait High-Rise Ribbed-Knit Pencil Skirt (£220)

This knitted skirt is part of a co-ord, so naturally, we want both pieces.

Gianvito Rossi Kerolyn Leather Knee-High Boots (£1315)

Just gorgeous.

Ralph Lauren Georgette Shirtdress (£189)

This dress can be elevated with velvet heels or dressed down with chunky loafers. Your call.

Zara Blouse with Bow (£28)

Jeans in need of a nice top? Look no further.

6. Cream

Shop the shade:

River Island Longline Coat (£80)

This will be the coat you reach for when it comes to nights out and weddings.

Reformation Elke Cardigan and Crop Top Set (£212)

We're still smitten with cardigan sets.

See by Chloé Mara Chain Detail Shearling Bag (£535)

Shearling textures have never looked better than in this bag.

Reiss Toni Cream Toni Pencil Skirt (£138)

An elevated skirt you'll rely on for years.

Karen Millen Clean Tailored Pleat Detail Wide Leg Trouser (£80)

Just think how chic these will look with a black roll-neck and leather boots.

7. Grey

Shop the shade:

COS Belted Wool-Blend Coat (£190)

If you buy one thing, make it a timeless grey coat.

Skims Lounge Dress (£91)

This is too good to be worn solely on the sofa.

& Other Stories Cropped Cable Knit Cardigan (£85)

Another knitwear hit from & Other Stories.

LK Bennett Lola Grey Suede Lace-Up Ankle Boots (£289)

Softer than typically harsher boot colours, these lace-up boots will go with even the lightest denim washes.

Ted Baker Cable Knit Scarf (£85)

Finish every winter look with a cable-knit scarf.

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. Next Up: Victoria Beckham Is Backing These Three Colours for 2022

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