My Winter Capsule Wardrobe for the 2024 Season
Winter has always been an underrated season, IMO. If we take away the fact that it's freezing and much more appealing to never leave the house, styling a Winter wardrobe actually lands in second place on my list, right behind Fall.
As I've refined my wardrobe over the years, I've come to really treasure my staples that stay in the rotation all season long. Once you have the essentials, you can bring in new trends or a stand-out statement piece or you can stick to the basics, keeping it simple and classic. No matter what's more your speed, working with a capsule wardrobe is not only a great investment for seasons to come, but it just makes everything easy.
Keep reading to see my Winter capsule wardrobe staples for 2024, plus 15 outfit ideas you can mix & match.
Looking for other seasonal staples? See my Spring staples, Summer staples + Fall staples
Basic Tee - A classic t-shirt is always one of my most-worn staples year-round, even for layering in the Winter! I have the Abercrombie essential easy tee in almost every color - it's the perfect fit (not too tight or too loose) and only $25.
Long Sleeve Crewneck - Not everyone's into the mock neck, but also sometimes you just need a basic crew in rotation! This Skims crew is my go-to.
Sweatshirt - If I'm working from home or have an errands day, I'm in a sweatshirt. Anine Bing is a splurge but I've worn & washed mine a million times and the quality is still perfection.
Crewneck & Turtleneck Sweater - Dress it up or down − a classic oversized sweater is a Winter capsule wardrobe must for 2024.
Staple Bottom, Skirts + Dresses
Dark Wash Denim - Jeans are my love language, and you know my love for AGOLDE denim runs deep. If you're not quite ready to splurge on a pair of jeans, try Abercrombie denim, which is another favorite!
→ Check out this post for AGOLDE fit and sizing details
Faux Leather Pants - These are a great alternative to jeans that can easily be dressed up or down. Check out 6 styled outfit ideas here!
Black Leggings - A must-have for cozy days. This Amazon pair is the next best thing if you don't want to splurge on Lululemon.
Satin Skirt - Will forever be a jeans/pants girl over skirts/dresses but I love the versatility of a satin midi skirt this time of year.
Classic Blazer - I love a blazer that's a little on the longer and more oversized side. H&M is always my first stop when I'm looking for something new (and affordable). This Abercrombie blazer is another classic that will never go out of style.
Puffer Vest - I'll rotate a vest in on warmer Winter days or when I want something a little less bulky than a coat. This Free People puffer is my top pick (size down)!
Wool Coat - One of my non-negotiable Winter wardrobe staples for 2024. H&M is great if you're looking for budget-friendly, but if you want to invest in something that will last, my recommendation is Mango.
Puffer Coat - Depending on where you live, a puffer may or may not be a staple you want to bring into your capsule. Winters in NY get pretty cold, and I love the extra warmth on a puffer on those freezing days!
Black Boots -A pair of black boots is one thing in my closet that I'll keep for years and years. I bought this Dolce Vita style earlier this year. If you're into a trendier square toe, these insanely comfy boots were a favorite of mine last season (size up 1/2 size).
Waterproof Chelsea Boots - These waterproof boots have been in my rotation for many years and are a must for rainy days (size up 1/2 size).
Sneakers - Sneakers are what I wear most days. This season, the Samba is my go-to for everyday outfits (size guide here), and I love New Balance when I want to wear a trendier style or when I'm doing something active.
UGG Boots - This is one of those capsule pieces that's on the cusp for me. I wear mine 24-7, but could you do without them? Sure. I bought this similar style last season when UGGs were sold out and while I'm usually a big proponent of buying the real thing, this is a great alternative for half the price!
Classic Bag - And no, it doesn't have to be designer! If you are buying designer, YSL is usually my brand of choice because I find that their bags are very practical and versatile. You can also find a ton of budget-friendly options on Amazon. Check out my Amazon Storefront for all my faves.
Everyday Tote Bag - A woven tote is a great work staple that can also double as an everyday bag if you need something larger.
Scarf - Solid colors are great but if you're building around a neutral base, look for a modern plaid to bring in some different shades.
Jewelry, etc. - Give me a pair of gold hoops and a layering necklace, and I'm set. You can use code DANIELLE 20 for 20% off any Electric Picks jewelry (plus, the brand has a lifetime guarantee on any piece you buy!).