Just In: The Formula for a Truly Easy Winter Wardrobe

October 22, 2020 at 06:02AM

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. For obvious reasons, this is great because 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 few key elements a winter look needs in order to be both warm and practical. However, I hear you ask, can you still look good? Well, of course, 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 recreate a high-performing winter wardrobe.

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 and red 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.

Style Notes: A cashmere roll neck is the ultimate in versatile winter staple. Wear it under a dress, coat, knit vest or alone alongside a pleated midi skirt. 

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. 

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. 


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. 

Style Notes: Shoes need to do these three things in the winter: Keep your feet warm, keep you from slipping and be able to withstand the grim and slush. These tread-sole boots have got you. 

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. 

Style Notes: A puffer coat is a practical winter essential, especially now that socialising is relegated to an outdoor-only activity in much of the UK. Wear alongside chunky boots and a beanie for a cosy winter look. 

Next: Is it just us, or is everyone in London wearing one of these ten buys?

Author Zoe Anastasiou | Whowhatwear
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