39 High-Street Winter Buys I Can't Get Out of My Mind

Dressing for winter doesn’t need to be all black woollen coats, blue jeans and oversized beige jumpers (though, that’s not to say these classic pieces don’t deserve a place in your wardrobe). There’s plenty of fun and creativity to be had when it comes to assembling your cold-weather get-ups, and the high street is the perfect place to find new additions to breathe new life into your existing wares. This is why I decided to curate an edit of the best high-street winter fashion 2021 has to offer.

High Street Winter Fashion 2021: Basma Kahie wears a trench coat from Arket



Basma Kahie’s Arket trench coat, boiler suit and white boots are perfect for winter. 

The high street is always the first place I turn when I’m in need of a fashionable fix, but that doesn’t mean its appeal is fleeting. In fact, some of my favourite pieces that I pull out year after year come from the high street, and this year it has some of the strongest winter collections I’ve seen, so I decided to handpick items that I believe have staying power but that will also bring your look up to date.

I’ve whittled down what I consider to be the three must-see pieces from some of the high street’s biggest brands, which should hopefully give you an idea of each’s overarching aesthetic for the season ahead. From staples with a hint of trendiness to items that tap into the year’s biggest moments, continue on to see and shop the high-street winter fashion that’s really standing out in 2021.


1. Cable-Knit Jumper

It doesn’t get more classic than a cream cable knit. 

2. Satin Dress

Pink, satin and a thigh-high split? Hello, party season. 

3. Wool-Blend Coat

H&M does some of the best affordable wool coats. 


1. Cashmere Jumper

Cashmere under £100 is hard to come by, especially when it looks this premium. Don’t miss out on this It knit a second time. 

2. Leather Shirt

Every wardrobe should boast versatile shirts, and this one is perfect for styling with jeans. 

3. Jumper Dress


1. Party Blazer

I had a blazer like this in my early 20s, and now, thanks to Zara, I’m wishing I kept it. 

2. Velvet Trousers

The ideal trousers for a house party or when you want to feel fancy working from home. 

3. Cropped Cardigan

And the award for the cutest cardigan goes to…


1. Jazzy Jeans

If you live in jeans, then you’ll want to add this embellished pair into your denim repertoire. 

2. Faux-Fur Bag

I didn’t think bags like this existed on the high street. So strong. Plus, it’s checkerboard, which is a surefire winner for 2021. 

3. LBD

This midi makes me excited at the prospect of wearing a little black dress again. Just look at that those cut-outs. 


1. Puffer Coat

This well-executed puffer coat deserves a slow clap of approval. 

2. Fair Isle Jumper

Finally, a Fair Isle jumper that doesn’t feel naff—and that I’d gladly wear post-Christmas. 

3. Versatile Belt

Though belts have year-round appeal, I’m already planning on wearing this beauty with woollen trousers and a cashmere jumper. 


1. Oversized Coat

The only thing better than a stylish coat? A stylish coat that comes with a matching scarf.

2. Colour-Pop Knit

Fashion people are still very drawn to this specific shade of green. 

3. Leather Blazer

Slip skirts have stuck around for seasons now, cementing them as a sound style investment.


1. Statement Shirt

Use this shirt to pep up your winter outfits. 

2. Wide-Leg Trousers

These trousers will give you some respite from your jeans. 

3. Relaxed Knit

If you’re dedicated to the Y2K aesthetic, you need this in your life. 


1. Belted Blazer

From the sophisticated cut to the heavy-duty fabric, this is everything I want my next blazer to be. 

2. Tailored Trousers

Again, this is an outfit I’d really like to re-create. 

3. High-Neck Dress

The scarf-detail collar is so pretty—and will help keep the winter chill at bay. 


1. Shearling Shacket

Two of my favourite winter trends come together in this borg shacket. 

2. Lightweight Cardigan

I practically collect cardigans, and I’m quite taken with this option, which I’d wear on its own as a top. 

3. High-Waist Trousers


1. Knitted Vest

Hands down, the prettiest knitted vest I’ve come across. 

2. Chain Jewellery

It might not keep you warm, but this bracelet is an excellent way to elevate basic roll-necks and jumpers. 

3. Slip Skirt

Arket’s sell-out skirt is back in a glorious on-trend colour. 


1. Quilted Coat

I love trench coats, and this quilted style is different from any I already own. 

2. Winter Florals

Good winter floral prints can be hard to come by, but not at Karen Millen. This lace-up dress also comes in a mini hemline, which is just as good. 

3. Corduroy Trousers


1. V-Neck Jumper

A simple knit, but one you’ll reach for again and again. 

2. Checked Coat

Of all the checked coats I’ve seen this season, this is the one I can’t stop thinking about. 

3. Oversized Scarf

I’ve never wanted a gilet so badly. 


1. Breton Knit

2. Leather Leggings

3. Chunky Boots

These zip-front boots will work year after year. 

Next Up: The High-Street Items That Deserve a Place in Your Forever Wardrobe

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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