These 7 Colours Are the Key to an Expensive-Looking Winter Wardrobe

Once the colder weather settles in, there are a few key things we can always expect. Firstly, on weekdays at least, we'll be rising earlier than the sun. Secondly, we'll begin daydreaming about open fireplaces. And thirdly, we're about to start seeing a whole lot more beige, brown, and orange tones on the rails and in new-in sections. Whether it is because those colours mimic the hues of the changing leaves or simply play contrast to the bright colours we typically wear earlier in the year, there is something about this season that has everyone dressing in warm, cosy tones and timeless neutrals.

It's a tried-and-trusted colour palette that we know we turn to year after year, as each shade looks good individually but also seamlessly complements the other. We've noticed members of the style set also getting on board with the colour combinations, as many of our fashion friends have been posting idyllic images dressed in shades of beige, cream, grey, navy and brown. For those wanting to add a little more colour, orange and a deep shade of burgundy have also been on high rotation.

While black is also on the list for this season and never fails to look slick, we're choosing to prioritise lighter colours. Not only do we know they will see us through the cold months, but they'll also look just as good once the spring sun starts to show. Scroll below to shop key pieces from our favourite winter colour palette.

1. Brown 

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This coat feels deliciously '90s. 

No one does slip dresses quite like Galvan. 

Wear this knit with vintage-wash denim and black leather boots. 

Another Zara buy to add to your wish list. 

2. Beige 

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Probably the most versatile coat you'll ever own. 

If it isn't oversized, we're not interested. 

Shackets present the ideal layering solution between thin knits and oversized coats. 

3. Navy

Classic Autumn Winter Colours: Aïda Badji Sané wears a navy coat


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One of our editors has already snapped up this coat in camel. 

I'm crossing all my fingers that this will be mine before the year is out. 

M&S is ticking off the wide-leg-trouser trend nicely with this relaxed pair. 

4. Orange

Classic Autumn Winter Colours: Monikh wearing orange



The perfect way to update your moody winter colour palette. 

This pair of cords from Monki always sell out—don't miss them again. 

5. Burgundy 

Classic Autumn Winter Colours: Abi Marvel wearing burgundy


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If you're already a fan of the Half Moon, something tells us you're going to like this new A.P.C. bag shape, too. 

This knitted skirt is part of a co-ord, so naturally, we want both pieces. 

This dress can be elevated with velvet heels or dressed down with chunky loafers. Your call. 

Jeans in need of a nice top? Look no further. 

6. Cream

Classic Autumn Winter Colours: Jessica Skye wearing cream


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This will be the coat you reach for when it comes to nights out and weddings. 

Shearling textures have never looked better than in this bag. 

An elevated skirt you'll rely on for years. 

Just think how chic these will look with a black roll-neck and leather boots. 

7. Grey

Classic Autumn Winter Colours: Eni wearing grey


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If you buy one thing, make it a timeless grey coat. 

This is too good to be worn solely on the sofa. 

Softer than typically harsher boot colours, these lace-up boots will go with even the lightest denim washes. 

Finish every winter look with a cable-knit scarf. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. Next Up: Victoria Beckham Is Backing These Three Colours for 2022


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