The Black Friday Capsule: Every Winter Essential and Trend to Buy From the Sales

Black Friday capsule wardrobe



We won't lie. Black Friday shopping is a sport. Between literally thousands of items going on sale in the span of 24 hours and sales happening at countless brands and retailers, the shopping holiday can be daunting at best and sometimes downright stressful. So instead of leaving you to aimlessly add items to your shopping cart come November 29, we took it upon ourselves to create the ultimate Black Friday capsule wardrobe filled with the items you'll get the most wear out of this winter.

We narrowed in on the building blocks that any winter wardrobe would pretty much starve without—things like essential puffer coats and functional winter boots—and then added in a handful of the key trends of the season, such as snakeskin print and leather separates. We may be biased, but this capsule wardrobe is foolproof. Shop it from top to bottom to refresh your entire closet at a steep discount, or score on a few key pieces you're most in need of.

You might want to go ahead and bookmark this edit as we get closer to the epic sales and reference it when you go shopping. Simply continue on to see every trend and essential and the exact item we're recommending for each.

Winter Essentials

Puffer Coat

We couldn't survive the winter without a solid puffer coat on hand.

Boxy Blazer

This valuable wardrobe staple deserves to be in rotation 365 days of the year.

Layering Turtleneck

We love the idea of layering this under low-cut dresses.

Black Jeans

Our black jeans get way more wear than our blue denim this time of year.

Loungewear Set

Cozy (and chic) loungewear is the ultimate luxury.

Black Leggings

These have a ton of five-star reviews.

Rubber-Soled Boots

Both a trendy and functional pick this winter.


Opt for a beanie in an unexpected color.


A cashmere scarf is on our wish lists each winter.

Socks to Wear With Boots

Keeping warm in the winter is a full-time job—these will help.

Winter Trends

Leather Dress
Knee-High Boots
Statement Sweater

A statement sweater like this striped one is the easiest way to stand out without really trying to.

Snakeskin Print

I'll always say yes to snakeskin print.

Pearl Jewelry

Great for everyday wear or for party dressing.

'80s Redux

Wear this with tights and heels and you have yourself a night-out look.

Crystal Heels
Padded Headband

Don't forget about the most important accessory for the holidays.

Chain Necklace
Printed Turtleneck

We may or may not have already ordered this.

Fashion Trousers

"Fashion trousers" are basically loosely tailored pants that fashion insiders are pausing their jeans for these days.

Retro Sneakers

Let us guess. You probably needed a new pair of white sneakers.

This post was published at an earlier date and has been updated. Next up: I Wanted to Keep My Black Friday Wish List to Myself, But Here You Go