I search daily for main pieces and accessories that you will love to own, not because of their must-have status, but because of their versatility, timelessness, simple classic design, and of course beauty.
I look for new pieces designers create and I then search for their iterations on the High Street, so that us mere mortals can get our hands on fashionable yet wearable, affordable items. Believe me, this is no mean feat, however I think I have hit the jackpot today.
Below is a list of the latest closet must-have pieces at affordable prices and where to find them. Choose from the listed if you so wish.
As the perfect closet is one that is filled with timeless items you love to wear time and time again, I hope this list helps you to complete your own Fall/Winter Capsule Wardrobe.
Keep scrolling for these affordable must-have pieces that I selected for you (these are affiliate links).
What's more luxurious and warm than cashmere for the Winter months? These good quality woollens will be in your Fall/Winter closet for years to come.
Cashmere Turtleneck (Lilysilk)
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Cashmere Oversize Sweater (H&M)
Black Cashmere Turtleneck (Uniqlo)
A shirt, whether in white, blue, striped or in bright colours, is always an essential item, no matter what the season. Whether on its own or layered under or over classic or trendy pieces, a closet can't be without at least one.
White Fitted Cotton Shirt (Open Edit at Nordstrom)
Blue Oxford Shirt (Banana Republic Factory)
Blue Striped Poplin Shirt (Mango)
Whether a timeless classic such as a beige trench coat, an indispensable black blazer or a chic tweed jacket, you may need one or all of them. I assure you that you will wear them with everything.
Classic Beige Cotton Trench Coat (Mango)
Black Single-Breasted Blazer (Mango)
Black Tweed Jacket (Mango)
A wool coat is an essential piece for every stylish Winter wardrobe. Wear it over your favourite dress or jeans, dressed up or down. A classic camel, grey or black coat will see you through many Winters, making you look chic and elegant. Why not try a dark green coat and stand out in a sea of black? This shade flatters most complexions in Winter. (The coats below are also available in other colours).
Camel Belted Wool Coat (Mango)
Green Belted Wool Coat (Mango)
Grey Belted Wool Coat (Mango)
Tailored trousers, whether in wool, corduroy or leather/faux leather feature heavily in French women's wardrobe. Why so? They are warm but stylish. Choose them in a colour and fabric that is the most versatile for your lifestyle et voilà, great style simply done.
Grey Wool Trousers (Mango)
Tandoori Corduroy Pants (Banana Republic Factory)
Black Faux Leather Trousers (Mango)
There is no avoiding it, denim is everywhere but being ultra versatile, it has become and essential item to have and wear. If you are not into casual denim looks, this is great news, because it is easy to dress up a great pair of jeans, whether for day or evening. This is exactly what French women do every day. The only thing you have to do first is to choose the style that suits your body shape, size and height. Below are three styles that suit most women.
Indigo Wide Leg Jeans (Marks & Spencer)
Favourite Cut Jeans (& Other Stories)
70s Style Front Pocket Jeans (Mango)
I couldn't do a list of must-have closet items without footwear. After all, footwear are THE accessory that will make or break an outfit. Below are three styles of classic yet trendy shoes for you to enjoy.
Black Metallic Pumps (Mango)
Classic Black Loafers (Clarks)
Nude Mary Jane Pumps (Lines Paolo in Nordstrom)
Boots are de rigueur every Winter. I picked out three styles that are versatile, classic and comfortable. You couldn't ask for more.
Leather Lace Up Block Heel Ankle Boots (Marks & Spencer)
Suede Ankle Boots (Lisa Vicky in Nordstrom)
Black Knee High Boot (Kenneth Cole in Nordstrom)
Do you have bags for all occasions in your Fall/Winter closet? Below are three bags I selected for you, for their classic style, timelessness and affordability. The choice is yours.
Oxblood Cross Body Bag (Cambridge Satchel Co)
Brown Leather Shoulder Bag (Mango)
Croc Embossed Leather Crossbody Bag (& Other Stories)
You will need a scarf to wear under your jacket and coats this season. These wool and cashmere scarves I picked out for you are of good quality without the heavy price tag.
Blue Blanket Scarf (& Other Stories)
Wool Cable Knit Scarf (Joules)
Grey Cashmere Scarf (Mango)
Et voilà. Most pieces needed to create or complete your Fall/Winter capsule wardrobe. I did the hard work so you don't have to, as they say. I hope you found this list helpful. Please let me know in the Comments below if you enjoyed it and want to see more.