These 7 Colours Are the Key to an Expensive-Looking Winter Wardrobe

Once the colder weather settles in, there are a few key things we can always expect. Firstly, on weekdays at least, we’ll be rising earlier than the sun. Secondly, we’ll begin daydreaming about open fireplaces. And thirdly, we’re about to start seeing a whole lot more beige, brown, and orange tones on the rails and in new-in sections. Whether it is because those colours mimic the hues of the changing leaves or simply play contrast to the bright colours we typically wear earlier in the year, there is something about this season that has everyone dressing in warm, cosy tones and timeless neutrals.

It’s a tried-and-trusted colour palette that we know we turn to year after year, as each shade looks good individually but also seamlessly complements the other. We’ve noticed members of the style set also getting on board with the colour combinations, as many of our fashion friends have been posting idyllic images dressed in shades of beige, cream, grey, navy and brown. For those wanting to add a little more colour, orange and a deep shade of burgundy have also been on high rotation.

While black is also on the list for this season and never fails to look slick, we’re choosing to prioritise lighter colours. Not only do we know they will see us through the cold months, but they’ll also look just as good once the spring sun starts to show. Scroll below to shop key pieces from our favourite winter colour palette.

The clue is in the name—rich, chocolatey hues never fail to look expensive, especially when worn top to toe. 

This coat feels deliciously ’90s. 

Just wait until you see the back. 

Wear this knit with vintage-wash denim and black leather boots. 

Another Mango buy to add to your wish list. 

This bag keeps selling out. 

Versatile and elevated, beige is far from a boring colour choice. 

Probably the most versatile coat colour you’ll ever own. 

An obligatory Loewe mention. 

Shackets present the ideal layering solution between thin knits and oversized coats. 

Such a great cut. 

If it isn’t oversized, we’re not interested. 

Although black will always be an integral colour in the autumn/winter palette, take the softer approach in navy hues. 

One of our editors have been eyeing up this coat. 

A thrown-on dress that looks anything but. 

I’m crossing all my fingers that this will be mine before the year is out. 

M&S is ticking off the wide-leg-trouser trend nicely with this relaxed pair. 

Knitted vests are still going strong. 

It might seem unexpected, but bright tangerine hues always come into their own in the cooler months. Wear with shades of ecru and cream for extra luxe appeal. 

This looks so premium on. 

The perfect way to update your moody winter colour palette. 

Rust hues also fall under the orange umbrella. 

This pair of cords from Monki always sell out—don’t miss them again. 

Such a great bodysuit. 

Like a fine wine, there’s something decadent and impossible to resist about deep burgundy hues. 

Arket’s large tote now comes in a beautiful brugundy hue. 

Ghost is known for its exquisite slip dresses. 

Just gorgeous. 

An investment piece that you’ll treasure forever. 

This is part of a co-ord, and naturally, we want the whole set. 

Embrace the lighter side of autumnal styling with a full cream look made up of different textures. 

This will be the coat you reach for when it comes to nights out and weddings. 

We’re still smitten with cardigan sets.

A unique silhouette. 

An elevated skirt you’ll rely on for years. 

Just think how chic these will look with a black roll-neck and leather boots. 

Far from dismal, grey tones look particularly premium worn with leather accessories in black or brown. 

If you buy one thing, make it a timeless grey coat. 

This is too good to be worn solely on the sofa. 

Another knitwear hit from & Other Stories. 

Softer than typically harsher boot colours, these lace-up boots will go with even the lightest denim washes. 

Finish every winter look with a cosy scarf. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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