The Winter Staples to Invest in This Season

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When it comes to winter dressing, we're all about making considered investment purchases we can rely on to carry us through the season. Summer outfits may have all the fun and frivolity, but prints and bright colours can date easily, so it’s difficult to know what will survive the season. With autumn and winter, you can always count on a palette of rich hues, creamy neutrals and interesting textures to feel not only appropriate but elevated. So you can be more confident committing to quality pieces you can pull out year after year.

You can also rely on just a few key hero pieces to carry your whole winter wardrobe— that's where buying fewer, better pieces comes into play. We’re talking about the perfect coat, top quality knits, essential layers and, of course, some great boots. Mix these with your everyday basics, and you’re all set to take on the cold weather as effortlessly as, say, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. (Girl knows a great coat when she sees one.)

We take our job of suggesting places to buy these pieces very seriously since you understandably want to be getting the best of the best when it comes to investing in your wardrobe. Enter Ralph Lauren. Yes, you probably know the super-brand for its celebrity friends and epic runway shows, but this is your sign not to overlook it as a destination to boost your winter capsule.

The brand's dedicated outerwear section is quite simply something to behold, focusing mostly on classic coats and jackets that will stand the test of time. Whether you prefer a down puffer, suede jacket, tailored wool number or cosy shearling, there are tons of options ranging from more affordable outerwear to the serious “forever coat.” (We’re currently saving up for this baby) Add to this an edit of perfect shirting layers, dreamy leather boots and beautiful knitwear, and you’ve got a one-stop shop for winter staples that never date.

Keep scrolling to see and shop our edit of the best coats and winter classics from Ralph Lauren right now.

Shop Coats

Ralph Lauren Suede-Trim Wool-Blend Herringbone Coat (£749)

Cream coats always make outfits look expensive.

Ralph Lauren Cropped Shearling Aviator Jacket (£2699)

Shearling jackets are timeless, but we’re predicting they’re about to have a serious moment amongst the most stylish.

Ralph Lauren Herringbone Wool Coat (£749)

This coat could have a place in your wardrobe forever.

Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Down Hooded Coat (£649)

Your favourite knit mixed with your favourite coat— what’s not to love?

Ralph Lauren Fringe-Trim Suede Jacket (£639)

Classics don’t have to be boring.

Ralph Lauren Suede-Panel Shearling Long Coat (£3199)

Talk about a forever coat. A serious investment you won’t regret.

Ralph Lauren Wool-Blend Wrap Coat (£439)

There’s something just so beautiful about a grey wool coat.

Ralph Lauren Buffalo Plaid Double-Faced Wool Coat (£749)

Classic checks are basically a neutral in winter.

Ralph Lauren Faux-Shearling Quarter-Zip Pullover (£189)

We’d like to cuddle up in this all winter and never take it off.

Ralph Lauren Double-Breasted Trench Coat (£249)

The perfect trench. Need we say more?

Ralph Lauren Plaid Fringe-Trim Shirt Jacket (£649)

We’ve got a thing for blanket coats, and this one is one of the best we’ve seen.

Ralph Lauren Water-Repellent Quilted Coat (£439)

Quilted coats are the puffer’s refined sister. Opt for black over khaki for a more timeless look.

Shop Boots

Ralph Lauren Reia Burnished Welington Boot (£915)

Perfection in boot form.

Ralph Lauren Ensley Burnished Leather Bootie (£165)

Lace-up boots will never go out of style.

Ralph Lauren Jaelynne Burnished Calfskin Tall Boot (£870)

These would be so cute worn with mini skirts or shorts.

Ralph Lauren Calfskin Lug Chelsea Boot (£439)

Chunky Chelsea boots aren’t going anywhere. This is such a classic pair.

Shop Shirting

Ralph Lauren Classic Fit Plaid Cotton Shirt (£105)

We’d pair this with some wide-leg trousers and a belt.

Ralph Lauren Classic Fit Striped Shirt (£105)

Buy this oversized shirt for a looser fit.

Ralph Lauren Plaid Buttoned Jacket (£649)

Try wearing this shirt jacket with a leather belt cinching in the waist.

Ralph Lauren Cotton Twill Jumpsuit (£439)

It’s not technically a shirt. But it’s got a collar, so that counts, right? A forever classic.

Ralph Lauren Beaded Big Pony Oxford Shirt (£139)

A white oxford is unbeatable for layering.

Shop Knits

Ralph Lauren Wool Boucle Crewneck Jumper (£349)

A classic cream crew-neck will slip seamlessly under all coats.

Ralph Lauren Cable-Knit Wool-Cashmere Jumper (£189)

Cable-knit and camel. Ralph, you’re spoiling us.

Ralph Lauren Cashmere Roll Neck Jumper (£740)

Everyone needs a navy roll-neck for layering.

Ralph Lauren Cashmere Roll Neck Jumper (£1125)

We love the speckled texture of this collection piece.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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