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When it comes to looking chic in low temperatures, it’s important to have classic pieces in your closet that you can depend on. A wardrobe clear out is always a wise idea when you’re making space for exciting new pieces, and our luxury resale service helps make this process seamless. From sumptuous cashmere knits and sleek leather boots to ultra-luxe outerwear and more, here are five foundational pieces to invest in now and rely on year after year.   

Words: Jennifer Matthews  

Best Boots

Boots are undoubtedly a staple shoe when the mercury drops, and street style favorite Stuart Weitzman is the go-to designer for the perfect pair. This season, seek out knee-high styles – think timeless heeled pairs in smooth leather –, sleek over-the-knee silhouettes, and more classic shapes you’ll love for years to come. Layer yours under everything from midi skirts in the daytime, to longline blazers paired with a mini skirt for evenings out.  


Enveloping yourself in quality cashmere makes for a chic and cozy way to bundle up on cold days. The best options promise comfort, instant warmth, and endless styling potential – we suggest investing in chunkier knits in heavyweight yarns for effortlessly cool, everyday looks. Brunello Cucinelli, considered the ‘King of Cashmere’, creates classic cuts in elegant color palettes. Also look to Iris & Ink, Autumn Cashmere, and N.Peal for cashmere to wear on rotation. Our top pick? This exclusive ‘Gladiolus’ cashmere polo sweater by arch4 from our Considered Edit is a smart choice. 


For braving the elements, sophisticated coats and jackets are mandatory. When seeking the most enduring silhouettes, look to contemporary brands that have a cult following, such as Stand Studio, Another Tomorrow, Remain Birger Christensen, Rejina Pyo, and more. Think timeless trench coats, tailored longline styles, or statement colors, layered over everything from denim and turtleneck sweaters to sleek suiting and elegant evening dresses.  


You can’t go wrong with a great pair of jeans or leather pants. rag & bone delivers quality essentials in of-the-moment shapes, comfortable cuts, and tried-and-tested washes. Our current favorites include impeccably cut flared jeans and straight-leg styles, as well as sleeker silhouettes that pair perfectly with XXL knits, and tuck seamlessly into winter boots. For a more polished look, rag & bone’s brilliant ‘Simone’ leather pants are ideal for desk-to-dinner dressing.    


When it comes to building a closet of classics, nothing is as fundamental as a top that will serve you well year-round, from office-approved shirts to beautiful after-dark blouses. With intricate patterns, delicate guipure lace, or glimmering metallic fil coupé threads, Iris & Ink has plenty of styles to see you through the chilly season and beyond.  

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