Just In: The Formula for a Truly Easy Winter Capsule Wardrobe

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 work look needs in order to be both warm and practical. However, I hear you ask, can you still look good? 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: A Bright Knit

Winter Capsule Wardrobe: Invest in a colour-pop knit

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@alyssainthecity

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 or yellow 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.

#2: Cashmere Roll-Neck

Winter Capsule Wardrobe: Roll Neck

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@_marisamartins_

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. 

Winter Capsule Wardrobe: A beret will round off your winter ensemble perfectly

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@livpurvis

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. 

#4: Knit Dress

Winter Capsule Wardrobe: As far as dresses are concerned, high necks are where it's at.

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@styleidealist

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

Winter Capsule Wardrobe: A camel coat will never see you wrong.

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@stylememos

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

Winter Capsule Wardrobe: Block heel boots with a high-shine finish are practical and stylish.

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@lucywilliams02

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: Pleated Midi Skirt

Winter Capsule Wardrobe: Pleated skirts are ideal for taking the edge off cold winds.

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@brittanybathgate

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. 

#8: Puffer Coat

Winter Capsule Wardrobe: Puffer Coat

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@_jessicaskye

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. 

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