5 Expensive-Looking Winter Outfits That Don't Cost the Earth

Maxine Eggenberger

It's a common misconception that winter clothing needs to be expensive. Granted, coats and boots cost more than their springtime counterparts of sandals and jackets, but that doesn't mean you can't find yourself comparative bargains.

While we always advocate saving up for investments—buying less and generally wearing the pieces we do own more—there's no denying the fact the high street keeps getting stronger and stronger. The designs on offer have become less throwaway, and, in turn, have a longer sartorial lifespan than ever before. This is handy because, as much as we'd like to populate our winter capsule wardrobe with high-end pieces, our budgets just won't stretch all that far.

This got us thinking—which of our favourite Instagram outfits could we recreate affordably? Turns out, just about all of them. However, we've whittled down our top five. From the new way to wear your trusty checked blazer to the most sought-after skirt-and-boot pairing, keep scrolling to see the affordable winter outfits we've assembled with your purse strings in mind.

BLAZER + MIDI DRESS + STOMPING BOOTS

The blazer you'd ordinarily wear with jeans? Give it a 2019 spin by pairing it with a moody-hued midi dress and thick-soled boots. Sticking to a tonal colour palette will make it look all the more expensive, too. 

Marks and Spencer Checked Blazer (£69)

H&M Chiffon Dress (£35)

Topshop Holly Bag (£29)

Zara Flat Track Sole Boots (£30)

CAMEL COAT + ROLL-NECK + CHECKED TROUSERS

Tonal dressing always looks expensive, as evidenced by Jessie Bush. While her exact getup would set you back thousands, we think this high-street outfit homage looks equally as luxe. 

Marks and Spencer Wool-Blend Double-Breasted Camel Coat (£99)

Uniqlo Premium Lambswool Jumper (£35)

Charles & Keith Cognac Wristlet Handle Bag (£59)

Miss Selfridge Crop Check Trousers (£35)

Monki Chunky Heel Derby Shoes (£40)

GREY KNIT + VEGAN LEATHER MIDI + SNAKE BOOTS

Snake-print boots are all the rage right now, and the sleekest way to wear them is with pared-back staples. Follow Erika's expert lead by wearing them with a classic grey knit and vegan leather skirt. 

Warehouse Cosy Wide Rib Jumper (£42)

Topshop Wide Woven Cuff (£10)

Stradivarius Faux Leather Skirt (£30)

Next Snake Knee-High Boots (£65)

SHACKET + HIGH-NECK BLOUSE + ECRU JEANS

Shackets have fast become a winter style must-have, and Ada has just discovered the formula for the coolest way to wear them: with off-white jeans, a sophisticated high-neck blouse and tan accessories. 

Monki Belted Corduroy Shacket (£50)

H&M Blouse With Stand-Up Collar (£35)

Arket Straight-Leg Jeans (£59)

Charles & Keith Wrinkled Patent Ankle Boots (£65)

TRENCH + BRIGHT JUMPER + BEADED BAG + TRAINERS

The easiest way to dress up your jeans-and–white-trainer combination is with a timeless trench coat, a quality knit and an elegant bag you'd normally tote after dark. 

Oasis Mariana Mac (£85)

Arket Knitted Alpaca-Blend Jumper (£79)

H&M Beaded Bag (£50)

& Other Stories Straight-Leg Jeans (£59)

John Lewis & Partners White Lace-Up Trainers (£80)

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