5 Winter Capsule Wardrobe Staples (for Men and Women)
Here at BuyMeOnce we love a capsule wardrobe and we love clothing that lasts; however, we also believe that nobody should have to sacrifice style for longevity. It’s easy to find hardy outerwear with a lifetime guarantee, but we don’t always want to look like we’re off on a mountain adventure with Bear Grylls. It can be dishearteningly difficult to find clothing that is functional yet stylish, garments that were designed to be a cherished lifetime investment rather than a seasonal, trend-based whim.
But fear not! There are products out there that offer the best of both style and durability, and there are visionary brands hailing a return to slow fashion. We’ve collated our star finds into a capsule collection of BuyMeOnce staples that will keep you warm and looking tip-top, this winter and for many winters to come.
The Woolrich Men’s Arctic Parka blends iconic style with incredible functionality. Inspired by designs supplied to Antarctic explorers in 1939, and insulated with 80% duck down and 20% feather, you better believe this coat is incredibly cosy! With the Woolrich Quality Guarantee you can rest easy that this brand stands behind the quality they promise, and when you’re just as happy wearing a jacket in a blizzard as an art gallery, you can be pretty sure it’s a good investment. (A fur-less option is also available.)
Cecilia Hammarborg offers beautiful Scandinavian tailoring, recycled fabrics and a refreshingly slow attitude in a world of whirlwind fashion – she’s also offering BuyMeOnce customers free repairs on the Cocoon Coat for life! We’re completely in love with this sumptuously stylish coat. Ethically manufactured in London, the Cocoon is crafted from a cosy blend of mohair and alpaca Italian wool with a clean, minimal silhouette. It can be difficult to find style that’s at once bold, interesting and timeless, but we think this gorgeous piece has done it.
Crafted from blended merino and virgin wool, the Textured Knit Sweater was probably knitted on the very same machines this family-owned Danish brand have been lovingly tending since the 1950’s. (If this doesn’t shout BuyMeOnce, what does?) Featuring the brand’s signature “bubble texture,” which broadens the frame whilst adding warmth and robustness, this sweater is available in a range of understated winter colors. The S.N.S Herning name has become synonymous with style and quality, and you can see it in every stitch.
This relaxed crew neck jumper is called Danielle; it comes from Beaumont Organic, a beautiful brand with a vision for a sustainable future. Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton, Danielle’s ultra-soft brushed interior will keep you snug and cosy, whilst her relaxed, oversized silhouette goes with just about anything – just what you want in a capsule piece! Pair with skinny jeans or leggings for an effortlessly chic everyday look.
We’ve raved about this brand before, and for good reason. Offering styles for both men and women, Myssyfarmi (yes, that’s spelt right) offer a lifetime guarantee and outstanding quality, but that’s not even the best bit. Every one of their hats are 100% organic, 100% traceable and 100% hand-knitted by a group of local grannies in Finland. We love the original wooly hat; we’re also delighted to announce this gorgeous brand are now available on our U.S. site, and that shipping is absolutely free for the whole of November!
Private White V.C.
Functionality meets style in a big way in this unisex cashmere scarf from Private White V.C.. This is a truly traditional British clothing brand; their garments are sleek and contemporary but backed by thinking that echoes decades gone by. This brand believes clothing should be meticulously cared for and carried with you through life, which is why they offer a lifetime guarantee on all their products and prefer to repair rather than replace where possible. Hand-crafted in Scotland and featuring a sleek yet substantial knit in ultra-soft cashmere, choose charcoal grey for the perfectly versatile capsule scarf.
Boots are the most important item in a winter capsule, and we’re in love these tough, stylish beauties from Chippewa. The men's Engineer Boots offer sleek, contemporary look whilst the women's version are sturdy yet super stylish, and both are backed by all the expertise of heritage boot-makers dating back to 1901. This is a brand that offers great value for hardcore durability combined with style; these boots might last you a lifetime, but more importantly, you’ll really want to wear them every day.
Georgie Crosswell is the BuyMeOnce resident copywriter and researcher. Her passion for sustainable fashion and lifestyle has sadly not yet translated into a functioning capsule wardrobe, though the struggle continues. When not furiously typing, she can usually be found reading or drooling over Scandi fashion brands.