The Pieces That Will Instantly Update Your Winter Wardrobe

Feeling uninspired by what's in your closet? Get winter ready with these items that will fill the gaps


The Denim A-line: Flattering and crisp, try this skirt with a classic white shirt. Karen Millen skirt, about $160, from Selfridges.

The Coloured Tights: Forget black: try out pink, red, blue or white opaque tights this winter. Ambra tights, $15, from Farmers.

The Tartan: Does the resurgence of tartan - see Calvin Klein, Balenciaga and Vivienne Westwood - have something to do with the world’s current state of protest? Apiece Apart dress, about $480, from Net-a-Porter.

The Anytime Earring: No longer reserved for just cocktail parties, team statement earrings with a cashmere sweater for quick and easy daytime polish. Marc Jacobs earrings, about $183, from Shopbop.

The Wallpaper Floral: The freshest way to wear flora? Go for something straight out of the 70s, updated for today. Chloe trousers, about $1950, from My Theresa.

The Mary-Jane Pump: This sensible yet sassy style will take you almost anywhere. Pair with coloured tights if you’re feeling brave. Prada shoes, about $945, from Net-a-Porter.

The Wrap Cardigan: Wear with sharp trousers for work, jeans for weekend or a slinky slip dress for evening. Helmut Lang wool and cashmere-blend cardigan, about $680, from

The Beret: Shown in leather at Dior for Fall 2017, and sported by Alexa Chung on the cover of the latest issue of British Vogue, all signs are pointing to go for this twee topper. Hills Hats beret $33.

The Micro Bag: Although seemingly impractical, the trend for petite bags - popping up at Valentino, Hermes, Celine and Chanel - is anything but. What better excuse to lighten your load and head out with only the essentials? Rebecca Minkoff bag, about $310, from Nordstrom.

The Demure Dress: Forget Kendall Jenner baring all at the Met Gala: covering up is the style du jour - and a much more realistic offering - this season. Think long sleeves, high necks and shin-grazing lengths. Joseph dress, about $845, from Stylebop.

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