Speaking of layers—they are, of course, the key to chic cold-weather dressing. And if you invest in good classic layering items like polo necks, blazers, jeans, coats and boots you’ll be able to rewear them in different ways year after year, and through other seasons separately as well. That’s why it’s often in winter that I end up investing the most in key buys because I have confidence I’ll get my wear out of them over the years.
This year, I’m especially taken by all the gorgeous wool coats around (I told you I’m a woman obsessed), and it might be finally time for me to invest in Totême’s newly restocked fringed jacket before it sells out again. If it’s not that, then it will certainly be one of Raey’s oversized numbers, which I continue to see on the best-dressed influencers year after year. For 2023, I’m also in the market for a new handbag—one that elevates all my outfits, and makes my high street pieces look expensive. I can’t stop thinking about Loewe’s Luna in particular—it’s roomy yet sleek, and it’s not been overexposed on my Instagram feed, so it won’t date quickly.
On the high street, everyone in the industry is talking about how great Arket’s knitwear collection is (I can attest to the quality myself), and H&M’s latest minimalist drop also has my full attention. As these affordable brands consciously lean into timeless style, I can tell you that team Who What Wear’s saved folders continue to grow daily.
Keep scrolling to see what else is on a fashion expert’s wish list as we head into the new year. Of course, I won’t be buying all of this myself, but rest assured even just one of these items will add timeless value to your existing wardrobe.