Hi! This post is your one-stop-shop for all your winter must have basics and closet essentials. If you want to create a capsule wardrobe for winter that makes getting ready super easy this is the post for you. I also have a TON of winter outfit ideas that you can easily re-create and put your own spin on.
WINTER MUST HAVE BASICS: KNIT SWEATERS
Knit sweaters are such an easy piece to dress up or down! I like to have at least a black, and a white or beige, and I tend to like to have a few different fit options as well – some longer, some cropped! Go with whatever you feel best in, or a mix of both for different occasions. Here are some of my favourites.
WINTER MUST HAVE BASICS: LEATHER TROUSERS
Leather trousers are always somewhat in style, but in 2020/2021 they are especially trendy. Leather pants are a great way to elevate a very simple outfit. These looks great with a knit sweater, or with a leather jacket on top as well!
Here are some winter outfit ideas with leather pants, and knit sweaters as well. THIS PAIR of leather pants is from Zara.
WINTER WARDROBE MUST HAVE: LOUNGE SET
Lounge sets are SO on trend this year, mainly because everyone has had to stay home for pretty much the entire last year. This is a trend I will absolutely be carrying through 2021 because they’re so comfortable and stylish. Lounge sets are great for winter must have basics because it’s an easy way to stay comfortable but look a little more put together, and you can wear the pieces together or separately. A winter outfit idea with a lounge set is to throw on a cute chunky sneaker, and a jacket over top! Pair this with a cross body bag and you’re set for errands or a walk in the park!
WINTER WARDROBE MUST HAVE: LEATHER JACKET
An oversized leather jacket is always a winter staple for me because it looks great thrown over anything! Depending on the weather where you live you can get a regular, or a lined leather jacket for extra warmth. Here are a few of my favourites!
Here I have styled two (well actually 3 because there’s a knit sweater under there) of the winter must have basics in this post together. This leather jacket is from zara, and I have paired it with leather pants for a leather on leather look.
WINTER MUST HAVE BASICS: PUFFER COAT
If you live in a cooler climate, a puffer is a MUST. I have 2, a shorter and a longer one and I’m OBSESSED. If I had to pick, I like the longer more just because I get more wear out of it. My absolute favourite puffer coats are the Super Puff coats from Aritzia. I have a review post up about those that you can read here.
These Puffers are from Aritzia.
WINTER WARDROBE BASIC: TURTLENECKS
Turtlenecks are another winter wardrobe must have that can pair with almost anything. They elevate an outfit a bit, and they also make great layering pieces. A few winter outfit ideas for layering turtlenecks are under dresses, crew neck sweaters, and paired under graphic t-shirts.
Black boots are an obvious must have. They go with pretty much anything, and keep your feet warm as well! I prefer a chunkier boot for winter, like a lug sole boot or combat boot! Here are a few of my favourite black boots to pair with your winter outfits!
And there you have it! Those are my winter must have basics and outfit ideas! Hopefully you found some inspiration or new items to add to your closet for this season.