I have two goals right now: to be cosy and look chic in the process. However, these two things don't typically go together. In fact, finding pieces that tick both of these vital boxes can be tricky, as, typically speaking, they're not made with each factor being given the same amount of consideration. As such, I've been searching far and wide to find items of such ilk, not only to show you but also to populate my own wardrobe with. In doing so, I found there were three brands in particular that I kept coming back to: COS, Arket and Massimo Dutti.
Although they all have different aesthetics from one another, it's clear that Massimo Dutti, COS, and Arket have, respectively, gone to great lengths to curate winter wardrobe staples that are elevated and cool and will keep you warm for the next few months. Populating the collections are shearling pieces that strike the perfect balance of being statement but not overdone, impressive knits that will pep up any look and a plethora of polished separates you can layer as you like. Of course, they tap into some of this season's biggest trends and looks, but I truly believe the pieces you're about to see are the sort of thing you'll come to rely on for years to come. Scroll on to see my pick of the best COS, Massimo Dutti and Arket winter buys.