7 Winter Wardrobe Staples to Carry You Through the Cold Snap


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Why is it that we're surprised by the arrival of winter every year? I mean, the sudden drop in temperature around November time is as predictable as Anna Wintour wearing sunglasses on the FROW, yet we exclaim at its coming all the same. If you're like me, what typically ensues is a last-minute scrabble to find the winter coats that have lain dormant in your wardrobe for the last nine months and a hurried reacquainting with the art of layering. Well, as always, we're here to give you a helping hand in the fashion department. And now that the temperature has dropped and snow is on its way, our first port of call is always winter basics.


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We all know that staples are an important part of a wardrobe, yet we find that during the colder months, having your foundations in place is more important than ever. It's all about simple pairings: a chunky knit and straight-leg jeans, a long-line puffer and lace-up combat boots. Minimal effort, maximum impact. To get you started, we've rounded up the seven winter staples that we personally turn to year after year and never fail to give our cold-weather capsules a boost. From Arket's staple puffer coat to Uniqlo's time-tested knitwear, scroll down to see and shop our edit.

1. Chunky Knit

2. Sturdy Boots

3. Chic Coat

4. Tights

5. Knitted Dress

6. Cosy Cardigan

7. Woollen Accessories

This story was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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