10 Winter Essentials You Need in Your Capsule Wardrobe

BY GEORGIA ROSE

The cold has come to bite. From boots to bombers, we round up our favourites in winter fashion.

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6 JUL - 2021

Each year, I find any reason to escape to the slopes just so I can pull out my ‘extra’ winter pieces.

Despite what we see in movies, winter is not glamorous. Aucklanders, you get me - one minute the sun is shining and the next, I’m regretting leaving the umbrella at home. But regardless of the weather changes, winter also happens to be the only season I really like dressing for. I’m a layers gal. It’s all about finding the balance between a functional outfit and a fashionable one.

So - keep it simple, stupid. The key to a healthy wardrobe is to pick items that will stand the test of time. One-hit-wonders don’t have a place around here. Do I sound like a broken record? Stuffed deep down in my vacuum bags are winter items I have acquired over many years that get worn every winter.

From coats to boots here are my favourite key pieces for winter and beyond.

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The Trench Coat

Whenever I think 'trench coat,' I think Burberry (did you hear we are finally getting an Auckland store?!). But for those who can’t drop $2k on a trench (same) but still want to invest in a forever piece - Moochi has really saved us this season.

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Moochie Trenchie

The Lug Boot

Admittedly, this is a trend I have tried to steer clear of but I’ve been sucked in and my boots are currently somewhere over the pacific. With endless outfit options, I can see why. Grunge up a slip skirt, give your floral dress a bit of an edge, or keep it all monochrome with a pant look.

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Alias Mae Cam Boot

The Leather Pant

On the hunt for leather pants that don’t break the bank? Agolde has come to the rescue. A leather pant is timeless and a piece you’ll hold on to forever.

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Agolde Leather Pants

Knit Sweater

Wear it casually on the weekend or pulled off the shoulder with a gold chain necklace. Kiwi brand, Knitted, is proving we can have locally made knitwear at an affordable price! On our list next? The Audrey.

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The Jacqui Jumper

Cashmere

Olivia, the founder of Muse Boutique, has created a luxurious range of cashmere sweaters for winter. My personal favourite? The Harrison Hoodie. Comfortable but luxe is also my personal style - dress it up with a blazer and you’re good to go.

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Muse Harrison Hoodie

The Loafer

This is the ‘it’ shoe of the season. When something is on trend, I often take a while to jump on. Prada launched it but that’s no reason to miss out. Style with a pair of straight leg pants and an oversized sweater for an off-duty look.

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Wittner Madyson Loafer

The Puffer

Okay, I have never loved a puffer jacket. But as Maggie Marilyn put it, “you never second-guess grabbing a puffer when you’re halfway out the door on a frosty morning.” Long gone are the days of wearing a Kathmandu puffer to high school (thank God.) MM’s The Beyond Puffer is made of recycled materials and is possibly the chicest I’ve seen.

Shop Maggie Marilyn The Beyond Puffer, $495
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The Beyond Puffer

The Bomber Jacket

Bomber jackets are a staple, so why not go for the (faux) fur look. Can you picture yourself with a glass of wine by the fire in Queenstown? Me too.

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Ena Pelly Bomber Jacket

The Slip Skirt

A slip skirt in winter? Call me crazy but, pop a chunky knit on and pair it with your favourite boots, and, well, you’ve just converted your most worn summer item into a winter one! This goes for slip dresses as well.

Shop NA-KD Midi Flowy Satin Skirt, $75
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NA-KD Slip Skirt

The Structured Coat

If you are only to purchase one coat forever, ignore the trench and purchase a structured coat. You’ll always have a reason to wear it - to work, on holiday - it goes with every outfit. If you’re budget is generous, I have always loved a Camilla and Marc coat - however, Friends with Frank are *chefs kisses*.

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The Thomas Coat

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