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12 wardrobe staples from the high street that’ll see you through winter

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From statement-making coats to timeless stomper boots, this edit of high-street stars will have your style covered this winter. 

When it comes to stocking up on style staples for the season ahead, you could do far worse than turning your attention to the great British high street, which thankfully has had several of its crown’s gems restored as of late.

Not only has Jaeger been revived as part of Marks & Spencer, but Mango has also tapped Pernille Teisbæk for its latest collaboration, among a slew of others, meaning there’s no better time to have a virtual – or indeed IRL – browse of its shelves to stock up on essentials.

After all, nobody forms the backbone of a capsule wardrobe – the pieces that do an outfit’s heavy lifting – better than the high street. So we’ve rounded up the affordable and achingly cool high-street gems that will not only provide the basis for one seriously killer capsule winter wardrobe, but will also stand the test of time as you whip them out of retirement time and time again. 

  • Whistles navy high neck sequin top

    Whistles navy high neck sequin top
    Whistles navy high neck sequin top

    Embrace a touch of sparkle for the upcoming season ahead by investing in this midnight blue-toned long-sleeved top, which can be equally as dressed down as it can be dressed up.

    Shop Whistles navy high neck sequin top, £119

  • Kurt Geiger Sawyer Chelsea boots

    Kurt Geiger Sawyer Chelsea boots
    Kurt Geiger Sawyer Chelsea boots

    Looking for the perfect pair of stomper boots? We may well have found them for you. This pair of timeless Kurt Geigers are flying off the shelves for good reason.

    Shop Kurt Geiger Sawyer Chelsea boots, £199

  • Hush Esme collared jumper

    Hush Esme collared jumper
    Hush Esme collared jumper

    Collared knits are big news for winter; throw on with a high-neck T-shirt underneath and a pair of leather trousers for optimal appeal.

    Shop Hush Esme collared jumper, £89

  • River Island Studio oversized suit

    River Island Studio oversized suit
    River Island Studio oversized suit

    The perfect suit doesn’t exis … As part of its recent rebrand, River Island has indeed crafted the most exquisite mocha-coloured oversized and boxy suit.

    Shop River Island Studio oversized suit, £80

  • Reiss Florence high rise flared cream trousers

    Reiss Florence high rise flared cream trousers
    Reiss Florence high rise flared cream trousers

    Not only is Reiss celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, but it’s also releasing a line of key staples to coincide with the occasion. This pair of creamy-toned flares are proof that it’s still one of the key players on the high street.

    Shop Reiss Florence high rise flared cream trousers, £138

  • Topshop frill oversized jacquard blouse

    Topshop frill oversized jacquard blouse
    Topshop frill oversized jacquard blouse

    For those days when you’re just not quite sure what to wear and how to wear it, look to a pretty flouncy blouse, such as this Topshop iteration, which will banish those sartorial woes in a flash.

    Shop Topshop frill oversized jacquard blouse at Asos, £33

  • Jigsaw oversized leather blazer

    Jigsaw oversized leather blazer
    Jigsaw oversized leather blazer

    A leather blazer is a staple you will whip out time and time again; this Jigsaw number struggles to stay in stock for precisely that reason. It’s one hell of a style star.

    Shop Jigsaw oversized leather blazer, £325

  • Asos Design 90s shoulder bag in pink diamante

    Asos Design 90s shoulder bag in pink diamante
    Asos Design 90s shoulder bag in pink diamante

    If you’re looking to add a splash of colour and texture to your look, then Asos’ diamante-adorned micro bag will be the go-to seasonal buy for you.

    Shop Asos Design 90s shoulder bag in pink diamante, £22

  • Nasty Gal plus size leopard print vinyl trench

    Nasty Gal plus size leopard print vinyl trench
    Nasty Gal plus size leopard print vinyl trench

    Are you a lover of leopard? Then look to the powers that be at Nasty Gal, who have meticulously crafted the most sublime trench coat you’ll ever lay eyes on.

    Shop Nasty Gal plus size leopard print vinyl trench, £71.40

  • Mango wide leg faux leather flare trousers

    Mango wide leg faux leather flare trousers
    Mango wide leg faux leather flare trousers

    Leather is never a bad idea, especially a pair of flares crafted from the material. This faux pair are so well-fitting they’ll leave everybody asking just where they’re from.

    Shop Mango wide leg faux leather flare trousers, £49.99

  • Mango oversized cotton shirt

    Mango oversized cotton shirt
    Mango oversized cotton shirt

    Oversized jewel-toned shirts are big news for winter; perfect for throwing on over T-shirts and layering with vest tops. Mango’s emerald-coloured iteration is the perfect place to start dipping your toe into the trend.

    Shop Mango oversized cotton shirt, £29.99

  • Pull & Bear chunky loafers

    Pull & Bear chunky loafers
    Pull & Bear chunky loafers

    Chunky loafers are the shoe order of the season and this purse-friendly pair are arguably the perfect pair. 

    Shop Pull & Bear chunky loafers at Asos, £29.99

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