Posted on: October 28, 2023 Posted by: Comments: 0

While summer was a little temperamental to say the least, we’re fully in the throes of crisp and bright autumn, so if you’ve put off looking for winter clothes until now, I wouldn’t blame you. However, it’s never too early to start planning, and while there are only a few weeks of mild autumn weather left (let’s not think about that right now!) it’s not too early to indulge in some winter-ready purchases. If, like me, you are looking forward to  teddy-coat season, you might be wondering where to turn to invest in those truly covetable pieces. 

With so many choices around it’s actually overwhelming to know where to begin, and it takes a great deal of research to pinpoint exactly which styles are worth adding to your wardrobe. But having scoured the new-in sections of a long list of brands, I believe my time spent scrolling will benefit you.

There are a few affordable stores that have particularly impressed me lately. Zara, H&M and Mango are teeming with pieces that are expensive looking and chic. They’re the types of investment items you can quickly get use out of this autumn, winter and for many years to come. Below are some long-lasting shopping picks that are classic enough to weave into any year, whatever the trends. Keep scrolling to see the key items I’d recommend from the hundreds and thousands that are currently available…

Jessica wears trousers from H&M.

If there’s one item you can trust to always make you look polished, it’s a knit co-ord.

You’ll fall instantly in love with this neckline. 

A trench coat as premium as this deserves all the attention. 

This makes experimenting with textures and layers so much fun. 

I’ve always got room for more jackets if they’re as eye-catching as this. 

This colour is so high-impact you’ll be instantly drawn in.

I have a feeling you’ll be showered in compliments when you step out in this draped dress.  

Smart and chic. The kind of blazer you can just throw on and look “put together”. 

The humble turtleneck is finally getting the recognition it deserves. 

Such a classic.

So ’90s yet so now! 

I keep seeing bags of this ilk on Instagram, but never at this amazing price.

Lauren wears a bomber jacket from Zara. 

The perfect going-out coat. 

A cosy winter staple.

Wear with a simple turtleneck or oversized shirt.

I just ordered this and can’t wait for it to arrive. 

If in doubt, you can always trust an ankle boot.

So glamorous. 

Easy to style dresses always get my vote.

This one is for all the shearling fans. 

Boxy jackets are’nt going anywhere anytime soon. 

Zara always delivers excellent shoes. 

Well-cut and meticulously-made, these flowy trousers are built for a timeless capsule wardrobe. 

Light and cosy, yet super chic too. 

Monikh wears a matching striped co-ord from Mango.

A strong start if you ask me. You’re bound to get so much wear out of this timeless style. 

The perfect, flattering fit and flare.

You’ll get so much wear out of these, whatever the season. 

Is there anything quite as easy to style as a cool scarf? You can pair it with literally anything and it’ll look great. 

Long skirts are enjoying a well deserved revival.

Wear your favourite wool coat in winter and thrown over your shoulders in spring. 

So slick. 

I’m absolutely obsessed with this (especially when worn with matching jeans).

I have a strong feeling that this’ll work for daytime and evening occasions. 

Try styling these with a midi skirt when temperatures dip. 

Fur coats come under the category of truly timeless. 

I just ordered this and can’t wait to wear it. 

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

Next Up: The 9 Most Expensive-Looking Pieces on the High Street This Week

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