It might be the season of blanket-sized scarves, triple socks and coats that resemble duvets, but you don’t have to sacrifice your personal style to survive the cold snap. It’s almost 2024 (gulp), so by now, designers big and small have figured out how to make clothing that’s practical and beautiful. And we couldn’t be more grateful.
That being said, stocking up on winter clothing can leave quite a dent in your bank balance. Think about it: cold-appropriate items are heavier, thicker, and made from insulating fabrics—which are generally more expensive. From leather boots to wool-blend knitwear, it all starts adding up quickly.
But even if you’re on a budget, there are plenty of options on the high street that look and feel more costly than they are. In fact, I think I speak for the whole Who What Wear team when I say that brands like H&M, & Other Stories and M&S are some of our go-to’s for winter staples.
If you need a little inspiration for building outfits around this month’s best high-street buys, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve curated the most luxurious-looking outfits I could find and recreated them using affordable alternatives. Scroll on to see and shop the looks you need to beat the chill in style.