The Winter Staples to Invest In This Season

When it comes to winter dressing, we’re all about making considered, investment purchases we can rely on to carry us through the season. Summer outfits may have all the fun and frivolity, yes, but prints and brights can date easily so it’s difficult to know what will survive into the next season. With autumn/winter you can always count on a palette of rich hues, creamy neutrals and interesting textures to feel not only appropriate but elevated. So you can be more confident committing to quality pieces you can pull out year after year. 

You can also rely on just a few key hero pieces to carry your whole winter wardrobe— that’s where buying less but better comes in. We’re talking the perfect coat, top quality knits, essential layers and, of course, some great boots. Mix these with your everyday basics and you’re all set to take on the cold weather as effortlessly as, say, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (girl knows a great coat when she sees one).  

We take our job of suggesting places to buy such pieces very seriously, since you understandably want to be getting the best of the best when it comes to investing in your wardrobe. Enter Ralph Lauren. Yes, you probably know the super-brand for its celebrity friends and epic runway shows, but this is your sign not to overlook it as a destination to boost your winter capsule.

The brand’s dedicated outerwear section is quite simply something to behold, focusing mostly on classic rather than trend-led coats and jackets that will stand the test of time. Whether you prefer a down puffer, suede jacket, tailored wool number or cosy shearling there’s tons of options ranging from the more affordable end of the scale right to the serious ‘forever coat’ end (we’re currently saving up for this baby). Add to this an edit of perfect shirting layers, dreamy leather boots and beautiful knitwear, and you’ve got a one-stop shop for winter staples that never date.

Without further ado then, keep scrolling to see and shop our edit of the best coats and winter classics from Ralph Lauren right now.

Cream coats always make outfits look expensive. 

Shearling jackets are timeless, but we’re predicting they’re about to have a serious moment amongst the most stylish. 

This mannish coat would have a place in your wardrobe forever.

Your favourite knit mixed with your favourite coat— what’s not to love?

Classics don’t have to be boring. 

Talk about a forever coat. A serious investment you won’t regret.

There’s something just so beautiful about a grey wool coat. 

Classic checks are basically a neutral in winter. 

We’d like to cuddle up in this all winter and never take it off. 

The perfect trench— need we say more. 

We’ve got a thing for blanket coats and this one is one of the best we’ve seen. 

Quilted coats are the puffa’s refined sister. Opt for black over khaki for a more timeless look. 

Perfection in boot form. 

Lace up boots will never go out of style. 

These would be so cute worn with mini skirts or shorts. 

Chunky chelsea boots aren’t going anywhere. This is such a classic pair. 

We’d pair this with some wide leg trousers and a belt. 

Buy this oversized for a more masculine fit. 

Try wearing this shirt jacket with a leather belt cinching in the waist. 

Not technically a shirt but it’s got a collar so that counts right? A forever classic. 

A white oxford is unbeatable for layering. 

A classic cream crewneck will slip seamlessly under all coats. 

Cable-knit and camel— Ralph you’re spoiling us. 

Everyone needs a navy roll neck for layering. 

We love the speckled texture of this collection piece.