As a fashion editor, I have spent a lot of my career reporting on new trends, new labels and new ways to wear things. However, in an effort to slow down the trend cycle and buy items with longevity in mind, we are also conscious here at Who What Wear to dedicate as many stories to repeated outfit ideas, classic items and secondhand items. Personally, I always gravitate to simple pieces that have a timeless appeal.
Below I've put together an edit of classic winter pieces that I really love, including fine knitwear to wear in place of a T-shirt, beautiful leather handbags, blazers in neutral shades and chunky ankle boots. In terms of brands, there of a number of labels I always turn to for a timeless aesthetic. At a higher price point, Nanushka and Totême are two brands leading the way here, and on the high street I'm consistently most impressed by Scandi brands Arket and & Other Stories for both quality and design. Keep scrolling to see 27 classic winter pieces I love.
Classic Winter Pieces I Love:
The Row Everyday Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag (£2225)
So simple, and so beautiful.
Mango Side Slit Sweater (£36)
I love the subtle cut-out details on this jumper.
Arket Collared Wool Jumper (£99)
Collars always get a big thumbs up from me.
Calle Del Mar + Net Sustain Ribbed-Knit Cardigan (£385)
A dreamy set.
Calle Del Mar + Net Sustain Ribbed-Knit Flared Pants (£505)
& Other Stories Blazer (£135)
I have a weakness for blazers, and this suit is so beautiful.
& Other Stories Slim Silk Press Crease Trousers (£95)
The matching flared trousers are amazing too.
Loewe Sage Hooded Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat (£1950)
Loewe wrap coats are as classic as they come.
Gucci 1955 Mini Horsebit-Detailed Leather Tote (£1580)
Gucci's horsebit detailing will always be iconic.
Joseph Clea Silk-Satin Midi Dress (£425)
I'd layer this under a chunky knit.
Rejina Pyo Ashley Tie-Detailed Linen-Blend Twill Blazer (£575)
This terracotta shade blends perfectly with neutral and beige shades.
Arket Langer Daunen-Steppmantel (£250)
As close to wearing a duvet as you can.
La Ligne Cropped Striped Merino Wool Sweater (£270)
A striped jumper is always a classic.
Totême Draped Silk Blouse (£465)
Totême is one of our favourite brands for timeless pieces.
Arket Ribbed Jumper (£89)
Ribbed knitted dresses are the perfect mix of cosy and smart.
Arket Oversized-Blazer (£135)
Arket is one of our favourite places for tailored jackets.
Joseph Brushed Knit Kaftan Shawl (£645)
Ideal for long winter walks.
& Other Stories Short-Sleeved Jumper (£65)
Sweetheart necklines will be big in 2021 and beyond.
Totême Sleeveless Alpaca-Blend Sweater (£300)
Layer over white shirts.
& Other Stories Belted Jacket (£120)
We'd style it exactly like this.
Atp Atelier Doris Shearling and Suede Slides (£245)
Sliders wouldn't normally feature on a list of winter items, but these cosy sliders are ideal for cold nights at home.
Low Classic Curve Cream Leather Shoulder Bag (£430)
This shape is so striking.
Nanushka Oni Taupe Wide-Leg Ribbed-Knit Trousers (£280)
Nanushka is one of our favourite labels for elevated labels.
Totême Double-Breasted Belted Alpaca Coat (£1050)
One of the most beautiful coats we've seen this year.
Arket Chunky Boots (£175)
Chunky boots are a 2020 essential.
Whistles Leather Tapered Trouser (£449)
Leather trousers are a cold-weather staple.
Joseph Double Felt Cashmere Cottrell Coat (£1045)
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