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. This is great for many obvious reasons, one of which is that 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 a 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 at the same time? Well, I’m here to tell you 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 re-create a high-performing winter wardrobe that’ll make your life (and morning routine) so much easier.
1. Cashmere Roll-Neck
Style Notes: A cashmere roll-neck is the ultimate versatile winter staple. Wear it under a dress, coat, knit vest or alone alongside a pleated midi skirt.
2. A Bright Knit
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 red (the colour of the season), lilac or green 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: Berets made a comeback thanks to Emily in Paris but I've always had a soft spot for this French-girl accessory. Evidently, influencers also agree.
4. Knit Dress
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.
5. Classic Camel Coat
6. Chunky Ankle Boots
Style Notes: Shoes need to do these three things in the winter: keep your feet warm, keep you from slipping and withstand the grim and slush. These tread-sole boots have got you.
7. Midi Skirt
Style Notes: Midi skirts are just as essential for winter as they are for the warmer months. Opt for silky slip styles and leather or pleated options that work best with knitwear layered on top.
8. Puffer Coat
Style Notes: A puffer coat is a practical winter essential, especially when many of us might still be keen to socialise alfresco. Wear alongside chunky boots and a beanie for a cosy winter look.