I'm going to make a bold claim: By creating a winter capsule wardrobe, I have genuinely managed to cut my time of getting ready in the mornings to just 30 minutes. This is great for many obvious reasons, one of which is that I can maximise my time in a warm bed.
Whether you're staying home, heading to an office or simply running out to do your errands, there are a few key elements a winter work look needs in order to be both warm and practical. However, I hear you ask, can you still look good? Well, I’m here to tell you the answer is yes! And to prove this, I've narrowed down my winter wardrobe to just eight key pieces that I wear on repeat and that I know will keep me warm whatever the elements throw at me.
Want to know what they are? Keep scrolling to see how to re-create a high-performing winter wardrobe that’ll make your life (and morning routine) so much easier.
#1: A Bright Knit
Style Notes: While you might want to stick with neutrals for all your other pieces, when it comes to chunky knits, you can afford to go for a bold hue. Try green, violet or yellow to give your outfit a bit of life. Pro tip: If you get too warm, take it off and layer it over your coat like a scarf.
Ted Baker Elvinaa Puff Sleeve Jumper in Bright Green (£135)
Ganni Mélange Knit (£275)
Free People Milo Pullover (£140)
#2: Cashmere Roll-Neck
Style Notes: A cashmere roll-neck is the ultimate versatile winter staple. Wear it under a dress, coat, knit vest or alone alongside a pleated midi skirt.
Autograph Pure Cashmere Roll Neck Jumper (£89)
John Lewis & Partners Cashmere Roll Neck Jumper in Grey (£89)
Falke Roll-Neck Oversized Cashmere Sweater (£360)
#3: Felt Beret
Style Notes: Berets made a comeback last winter, and we're sure they're here to stay now thanks to Emily in Paris. Evidently, influencers also agree.
House of Bruar Ladies Wool Beret (£25)
Christys' London Terracotta Wool Felt Beret (£40)
& Other Stories Wool Beret (£23)
#4: Knit Dress
Style Notes: Winter doesn't mean you need to cast aside dresses. We recommend investing in knit dresses that will keep you cosy without compromising on the style factor.
Marks & Spencer Soft Touch Knitted Belted Midi Jumper Dress (£35)
Baukjen Amelia Dress (£152)
Forever New Kourtney V-Neck Rib Knit Dress (£80)
#5: Classic Camel Coat
Style Notes: Consider this your biggest purchase. A winter coat that you love can be worn for almost six months of the year (which is incredible for cost per wear when you think about it). They don't come more versatile than camel.
12 Storeez Belted Double-Breasted Coat (£442)
Massimo Dutti Wool Dressing Gown Coat (£269)
Karen Millen Curve Compact Stretch Notch Neck Belted Coat (£140)
#6: Tread-Sole Boots
Style Notes: Shoes need to do these three things in the winter: keep your feet warm, keep you from slipping and withstand the grim and slush. These tread-sole boots have got you.
Legres New Officer Leather Ankle Boots (£600)
Russell & Bromley Conquer Boots (£245)
& Other Stories Chunky Sole Leather Chelsea Boots (£165)
#7: Pleated Midi Skirt
Style Notes: Midi skirts are just as essential for winter as they are for the warmer months. That said, structured pleated styles are significantly better at keeping the chilly breeze at bay compared to that of floaty iterations.
COS Pleated Midi Skirt (£69)
French Connection Pleated Midi Skirt (£75)
La Redoute Recycled Pleated Midi Skirt (£29)
#8: Puffer Coat
Style Notes: A puffer coat is a practical winter essential, especially when many of us might still be keen to socialise alfresco. Wear alongside chunky boots and a beanie for a cosy winter look.
Weekday Jay Puffer Coat (£140)
Ralph Lauren Quilted Down Maxi Coat (£279)
& Other Stories Relaxed Padded Puffer Coat (£135)
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.
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