Don’t wait until we’re well and truly in the depths of winter to update your wardrobe with cold-weather essentials. It’s all about smart shopping now to save you the hassle (and heartache) later, and with these top 20 items that all come in at under $200, there has never been a better time to start shopping. Smug-face at the ready…
1. New Trench
I would say the trench is back, but did it ever really go away? We can’t get enough of this linen-version.
SHOP: Mango trench, $199.95.
2. Wide Leg Jeans
If you can’t stomach white jeans in a slim-fit, then why not try this wide-leg style?
SHOP: Zara jeans, $69.95.
3. Denim Dress
It’s all about the slightly western-feel, here…
SHOP: Zara dress, $69.95.
4. Boxy Jacket
Replace your trusty denim jacket with a neutral, boxy version.
SHOP: Warehouse jacket, $149.
5. Pleated Midi
Printed skirts are just the thing to wear with chunky knits and trainers.
SHOP: Topshop skirt, $72.
6. Belted Boiler Suit
We promise, this will be the hardest working item in your wardrobe all season.
SHOP: Topshop suit, $109.
7. Oversized Sweater
All hail the perfect crew-neck sweater.
SHOP: Everlane crew, $45.
8. Classic Jeans
Pick a mid-blue hue and show a bit of ankle – the rest is up to you.
SHOP: Levi’s jeans, $137.80.
9. Pearl Earrings
Pearls and gold, does it get more luxe (yet affordable) than that?
10. Voluminous Shirting
We’ll forever champion an updated classic.
SHOP: J.Crew shirt, $124.45.
11. Pretty Blouse
You’ve got the white blouse covered, so why not try this sweet and flattering khaki version?
12. Coin Necklace
Layered or on its own, the coin necklace is making a serious case for jewellery-piece-of-the-season.
13. Fluffy Sweater
A textured knit is a pair of jeans’ best friend.
14. Satin Skirt
You’ll be amazed at how easy to wear a satin skirt is when teamed with juxtaposing chunky sneakers and vintage-style sweaters.
15. Vintage-Style Blouse
If it looks like something Pandora Sykes would wear it can only be a good thing, right?
16. Chunky Cardigan
Cardigans are back and we are not mad about it.
SHOP: Mango cardigan, $99.95.
17. Floral Tea Dress
A pretty printed dress that works for both the office and dinner dates.
SHOP: Zara dress, $99.
18. Retro Trainers
The most necessary purchase you’ll make all year.
SHOP: Veja trainers, $110.
19. Hair Clip
This trend works best with knits and denim rather than a pretty dress. Basically, it’s all about opposites.
20. Turtleneck Knit
We’ve put our necks on the (weather) line for so long, let’s give a round of applause for the return of the turtleneck!
SHOP: Mango sweater, $79.95.