Life as a fashion and shopping editor means fielding many requests for recommendations, especially seasonal advice, from all your friends and family. I am, of course, only happy to oblige. I'll take any chance to wax poetic about my favorite pieces of the moment. In fact, my friend recently asked for help elevating her wardrobe. She is incredibly busy and not an avid shopper, so she requested a guide of sorts to get her winter outfits in order. I sent her a breakdown of luxe staples to get her stylishly sorted this season.
With the right pieces, any wardrobe can be brought to a chicer level. With fall in mind, I narrowed down my selection to include a healthy balance of classic options like button-down shirts and straight-leg jeans along with trendier picks like cinched-waist blazers and sculptural jewelry. Keep scrolling to check out 11 luxe winter staples that can easily be mixed and matched to create a seamless rotation of looks to wear for many years to come. I included outfit ideas for added inspiration.
Chic outerwear options are abundant this season. Whether you're looking for a sleek leather layer, an elevated belted coat, or a classic trench, there's a little something for every personal style. I prefer to stick to basic colors like black, gray, and tan.
When winter rolls around every year, I like to add a timeless sweater or two to my collection. I look for flattering fits in simple stripes or basic colors. This season, I'm very into mock-neck styles and wide sleeves.
No matter the season, classic jeans are always welcome. The main style that has become my go-to is straight-leg denim that hits right at the ankle—these are perfect for showing off your favorite shoes.
Black boots are a must for winter, and I have my sights set on the sleek options this season. I recommend three styles at the moment: a dressier pick with an architectural heel, knee-high or ankle-length moto boots, and a chic pair of riding boots.
Sweaterdresses are perfect for getting ready in a flash without sacrificing style. I recommend opting for styles that have an interesting sleeve shape or a cool texture. Midi and maxi lengths are also a current favorite.
A cinched-waist blazer is an easy way to instantly elevate any look. You can wear the style on its own with jeans for a more fashion-forward vibe or wear it as a chic layer that completes your next ensemble.