5 Anti-Trend Pieces That Will Work Hard in Any Winter Capsule Wardrobe

Winter and luxury are two words that just go hand in hand in the world of fashion. After all, it is the season of over-indulgence, so why not extend the sentiment to our wardrobes too? We've already nailed our layering choices throughout autumn, and now we're looking for pieces that can cater to our consistent need for cold-weather style. The importance of finding those hero pieces that can stand up for winters to come is a responsibility that I personally think lies in the territory of investment buys.

I can attest for myself and say that my favourite items in my winter wardrobe are the classics that have seen me through year after year and which I still get unashamedly excited to dust off as soon as winter rolls around. These are the pieces that we can rely on, the ones that never fail to get us compliments and can withstand any trend cycle. But if you're struggling to think of a few items you already own that are worthy of a place on your forever list, then read on, as I've narrowed down five key pieces that are well worth the investment. 

1. Wool Coat


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Style Notes: I'm not shy about my love for a chic long, wool coat. This kind of coat is simply a no-brainer during a cold winter—it boasts practicality by guaranteeing warmth, yet is so effortlessly stylish and easy to wear. Although some can come with a bold price tag, I still strongly believe that it's best to have one in your wardrobe for this time of year. After all, something this classic will last you for years and years. On those wintery nights out, pair with a sleek ribbed dress and boots, then dress down with a pair of straight-leg jeans and a fine merino knit.

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2. Leather Jacket 


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Style Notes: The iconic leather jacket is an item that can carry you through all seasons. Easy to layer, this classic piece adds an element of cool to any winter outfit. It's a classic for a reason, and in my opinion, is superior to every other jacket trend. I love Anouk Yve's bomber style (pictured above), which is effortlessly balanced with slim-fit jeans and loafers. There are countless ways to incorporate a leather jacket, whether that be a biker, blazer or trench. Style with statement accessories like a bright beanie or beret. 

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3. Sleek, Chunky Scarf


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Style Notes: Winter accessories are hands down my favourite part of chilly-season fashion. You're given the chance to add a whole new dimension to outfits that you've had on rotation for a good few days or weeks, not to mention the extra layers of warmth that a scarf, hat and gloves bring. In particular, the statement chunky scarf knows exactly how to put in the work for your wintery outfit. Whether it's a pop of colour, a contrast in texture or just a switch up in silhouette, a good scarf can do it all. 

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4. Knee-High Boots


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Style Notes: When the cold creeps in, classic knee-high boots make their way to the front of the shoe rack. They mean business and are an easy way to elevate your winter ensembles. With so many variations to choose from and so much styling potential, there's truly a boot for everyone. This is an investment buy you won't regret. 

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5. Bold Knit


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Style Notes: A statement knit is that one item you look forward to styling every winter. It's your favourite of the bunch—the one that washes well, maintains its vibrancy and above all, keeps you cosy. You needn't worry about what the rest of your outfit is doing when you have this to bring it all together. A stellar knit should be versatile enough to wear throughout party season as well as on errand-running days, and I love Laura Klein's vibrant argyle jumper (pictured above) for this reason. Paired with straight-leg jeans, it's a look to rotate all winter long. 

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