The cooler winter months are here, and that means knitwear, layering and ankle boots are back. We love summer, but you really can’t beat a cozy evening in.
These days, high street stores don’t miss a beat and always have their finger on the pulse of what’s current in the fashion world. The best stores offer wonderfully authentic catwalk-inspired looks – without the hefty price tags.
Stay ahead of the game and freshen up your wardrobe with these 10 pieces. You can pick each of them up on the high street to make sure you’re on trend when winter comes around.
1 – Wool Coat
A winter coat is essential and wool never goes out of fashion. Choose the affordable classic wool blend coat from Zara to keep you feeling warm and looking classy, whatever the weather.
2 – Leather Dress
Smart and sleek, the leather dress is one to watch this season. Designers like Stella McCartney, Givenchy and Hermès are flaunting their own versions, but you can pick up a sultry faux leather dress from Topshop for a fraction of the price.
3 – Oversized Knitwear
Arguably the best part of winter is the knitwear. Look for earthy colors and oversized pieces that you can layer – like this camel-colored cardi from ASOS.
4 – Animal Print Coat
If there’s one winter trend that we can’t get enough of, it’s the animal print that’s dominating the catwalks. Dolce & Gabbana and Balenciaga are going wild for leopard, tiger and zebra prints – stay fly and dry with this lightweight leopard print anorak from Urban Outfitters.
5 – Graphic Sweater
Bold logos and statement graphics are back in business. Get the look that Fendi and Armani are showcasing this winter with a graphic tee or sweatshirt from Uniqlo.
6 – Sequin Dress
Sparkle, sequins and glitter galore – what could be better for brightening up a gloomy winter day? The 80’s/futuristic vibe is all the rage this year – see Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne and Balmain. Dazzle with this sequin T-shirt dress from Freepeople.
7 – Fringed Jacket
Just because it’s colder doesn’t mean you can’t look fabulous. Tassels and leather add texture and energy to your winter look: channel your inner rock chick with this vintage-inspired fringed jacket from Mango.
8 – Silk Scarves
Loved by Richard Quinn and Vetements, envelop yourself in a luxurious silk scarf – or get the cheaper and no-less beautiful alternative printed scarf from Anthropologie.
9 – Pleated Skirt
JW Anderson and Sportmax love them: knife-pleated A-line skirts are the perfect transitional piece for cooler temperatures. Pair with a simple pair of pumps for a day look or dress up with heels for a special occasion. Get the look with this simple pleated midi skirt from ASOS.
10 – Tweed Jacket
Traditionally British, versatile and ever-so wholesome, tweed is a wardrobe staple this winter. Grab an affordable tweed-inspired jacket from H&M.
Stay on trend without breaking the bank this winter with these 10 wardrobe staples. What’s your favorite winter look that you can’t wait to start wearing again? Let us know in the comments section below.