Brunette from Wall Street fall winter capsule wardrobe

Everything You Need in 2022 Winter Capsule Wardrobe

WINTER 2022 CAPSULE WARDROBE MUST-HAVES

Winter 2022/23 capsule wardrobe shopping checklist here! Or a list of all the clothes, shoes, bags and accessories in style for winter 2022 2023, if you will. Yes, here’s a list of everything that’s in fashion now. The ultimate winter 2022 2023 list of clothes, shoes and bags in style for AW22/23 you must get if you don’t want to build a boring winter capsule closet. Now scroll down to shop for 2022 winter capsule wardrobe and the most stylish winter 2022 2023 clothes, shoes, bags and accessories! And build a wardrobe you love with brand new options for every moment of the day.

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WHAT TO BUY FOR WINTER 2022 2023?

So, are you ready for winter 2022/23 fashion? If your answer is no, then wait no more but get your credit card, grab a pencil and start ticking all the things on my winter 2022/23 shopping list. Trust me; once you see the 2022 winter capsule wardrobe hanging in your closet, you will feel ready for the new season. And no, you won’t miss fall at all.

I only hope you have put your summer clothes in the boxes already and made enough space for the new season because after you see all the fashionable pieces I found and bought for myself, you will want them, too.

Anyway, less talking and more shopping! Get your credit card ready and scroll down!

FAQ FALL WINTER 2022/23 CAPSULE CLOSET

How to build a winter capsule wardrobe?

By shopping for quality winter clothes, precious winter accessories and the best winter shoes that will walk you through the season effortlessly. POV Go through the capsule winter checklist published in this article to find out where to shop for the best winter capsule closet.

How to start a winter capsule wardrobe?

First, you need to define your style. Is your style chic, boho, sexy, rocker, glam, classy, elegant, casual or sporty? Do you like the preppy style and wish to look old money? Do you prefer to dress minimalistic, feminine chic, or like a Barbie? Are you the next Brittney or just want to nail the Y2K style? Once you know your style, you need to think about your daily activities. Where do you work, how do you spend your evenings, what do you do for the weekends? Third, think about your preferred colours and prints. Finally, think about the weather. Are you likely to be caught in the snow blizzard, or do you expect a mild winter with warm temperatures and no slippery path walks? Once you have all the answers, go through the capsule wardrobe checklist that is published in this article and start shopping for your capsule closet.

When will winter clothes be in stores 2022?

They already are! It’s time to start shopping for winter 2022/23. Ps. Check this article to see the list of everything that is in fashion for winter 2022/23. It’s a must read if you want to build the best winter capsule wardrobe yet.

FALL WINTER 2022 2023 CAPSULE WARDROBE AND FASHION TRENDS

Here are all the clothes, shoes, and bags that are in fashion for winter 2022/23. Obviously, you don’t need to buy everything from my autumn winter 2022 2023 capsule shopping list to build a fashionable winter capsule wardrobe. I merely put everything that’s in fashion on the checklist just to ensure you can build your own fashionable capsule wardrobe regardless of your style. I know you will know what to buy for yourself and include in your capsule closet for winter 2022 2023.

In short, whatever your style is, no matter who you are, where you work, what you do, or how old you are, here’s what you need to build a fashionable capsule wardrobe for the next season.

I see you are raising your eyebrows right now. But please, don’t give me that look. Sure, a capsule wardrobe should consist of classic clothes and shoes. Yet not this season!

As seasons change, it’s time to give our wardrobe a much-needed update. Crisp winter weather has us looking forward to fashionable garments that will lift our mood on cold, dark days.

Hence, consider assembling your 2022 winter capsule wardrobe of fashionable garments and not just classic pieces that never go out of style.

Trust me, you can buy as many fashionable things as you want this season and have no regrets later. I made sure to select clothes, shoes and accessories you will love. And want to wear all of these clothes years from now as well. Besides, many things that are in fashion for winter 2022/23 will turn into classics soon.

Anyway, now that you know this secret, let’s scroll down to the list of all the clothes, shoes, bags and accessories that you should buy for winter 2022 2023.

By the way, the printable fall winter 2022/23 shopping checklist with all the fashionable things that I am buying/bought this season is waiting for you at the end of this article. But bear with me, to find out more about each of the key 2022/23 winter fashion trends.

HERE’S HOW TO BUILD A FASHIONABLE CAPSULE WARDROBE FOR WINTER 2022 2023

Ps. I made sure that you could shop while reading. This article won’t close when you click on the item you like. Read, check the window that opened in a new tab, shop and then come back to read the rest. Be sure to browse through the galleries to find a similar product if you click on an item that is slightly over your budget. I made sure to add clothes that you can afford too.

FASHIONABLE LOUNGEWEAR

If you plan to build your winter capsule wardrobe merely with knits, sweatpants, hoodies and comfortable home clothes – look no further! Here is everything you need to build a loungewear capsule wardrobe for winter 2022.

LOUNGEWEAR YOU NEED IN YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE

EVERYDAY CLOTHES

Putting together an outfit in cooler weather can get more complicated with all the extra layers. Simplify matters by investing in seasonal staples that easily integrate into your daily wardrobe.

All you need is a few signature pieces that can work together with everything in your capsule wardrobe to create endless options throughout the season.

BLAZER

A great blazer is an instant game-changer. It is the item that does everything, goes everywhere and will be in your wardrobe forever.

While you only need one great blazer – this one from Sandro Paris is the one I wear the most, you might want to have more options.

Since it’s back in style, you might want to get a waisted blazer for winter 2022/23. Yes, hourglass blazers are fashionable again. But even if they weren’t – the waisted blazer is a must have in every winter capsule wardrobe. The added darts ensure a tight fit on the waist, while the removable belt gives you versatility by allowing you to cinch in, depending on your preference.

Second, you need an oversized blazer (preferably in hot pink – I will buy myself this Pinko hot pink blazer – I just bought this navy Sandro Paris oversized blazer and this grey blazer), then you need a double-breasted blazer in navy or hot pink. I already bought this navy double breasted blazer from Sandro Paris, but I’m also buying this double breasted hot pink blazer from Pinko. I just bought this black double breasted blazer from Pinko. Yes, it’s the same blazer. And once I get it, I will have three of these Pinko blazers. I already have a light pink and white that are part of my summer capsule wardrobe. You know what they say; if the blazer fits perfectly and is good quality – get it in every colour.

Ps. Be sure to swipe through the gallery below to see and shop for the most stylish blazers for winter 2022 2023. POV To shop for your favourite blazers simply click on the blazer you want to purchase first. Your click will take you to the store where I will buy/already bought that blazer, too.

BLAZERS YOU NEED IN YOUR WINTER CAPSULE CLOSET

If you are looking for something exceptional and fashion forward you might buy into the structured vest trend and get a double breasted vest, as well.

FALL WINTER 2022 OUTWEAR

A structured jacket like a fashionable fringed tweed jacket or college tweed jacket looks great thrown over jeans for a cool day look to run errands in.

LIGHT JACKETS

Whether it is casual or dressed up for outside a leather jacket is the easiest item to throw on and a biker jacket (I bought Sandro Paris biker jacket) the most fashionable for winter 2022. Layer over everything from shirts for the day or going out tops and dresses at night.

By the way, I’m obsessed with this blue Maje biker jacket. I think it is a perfect transitional jacket that will work equally well over a high neck top and a dress.

However, you might want to go for a more casual fashion forward option as well.

THE MOST FASHIONABLE LIGHT JACKETS FOR WINTER 2022/23

The most fashionable light jacket for winter 2022 is a bomber jacket. I have my eyes on this bomber jacket from Gucci. It’s the best transitional jacket ever! And you can layer it over a party dress.

POV If you need something even more casual, get a boxy pile jacket.

If you love a good denim jacket, get an embellished denim jacket or a patchwork denim jacket.

TRENDY LIGHT JACKETS TO WEAR UNDER THE COAT THAT SHOULDN’T MISS IN YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE

However, if you can only afford one piece of outwear, get a quilted jacket with a belt. I just bought this quilted jacket with a belt from Burberry. It will be just perfect for the winter staycation in the countryside. Also, you want that jacket if you wish to follow the old money outfit trend effortlessly.

CASUAL LIGHT JACKETS YOU NEED IN YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE

One thing we love about cool weather dressing is a hooded jacket. I found this perfect lightweight hooded jacket from Burberry. I will pair it with a casual T-shirt and jeans in early autumn and with sweaters and other knits when the weather turns colder.

TRENCH COATS

Cold weather always inspires silhouettes that pack a punch. The last thing we want when the temperatures fall is to constantly think what to wear.

trench coat always takes the guesswork out of guessing – especially when a long parka is not an option. I could not imagine my life without my Burberry trench coat. It was the best buy, for sure.

If you already have a stunning trench coat that never feels outdated, you will be excited about the mix between new styles and updated classics. A patent leather trench coat and leather trench coat are the most fashionable for spring 2023.

YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE WON’T BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A TRENCH COAT – THESE TRENCH COATS ARE THE MOST FASHIONABLE

LIGHT WINTER JACKETS

An aviator jacket or fluffy trimmed biker jacket, it is important that our bodies feel touched by luxury in the colder months. 

Oversized aviator jackets and fluffy trimmed leather jackets look equally fabulous paired with bare legs or tights and boots when the cold weather comes.

WINTER JACKETS AND COATS

Thinking about how to stay warm as the weather stays cold? Winter dressing is all about wrapping up without sacrificing style. The easiest way to do it?

THE MOST STYLISH WINTER JACKETS

We love the warm hug of a padded puffer jacket that wraps around our bodies in winter. Do away with dull styles that don’t excite and opt for bright colours that flatter as well as comfort.

Try a padded coat, or duvet coat, or fall for the irresistible charm of soft fluffy coat and a faux fur coat. Or a quilted coat if you are the old money.

If you are looking for a capsule coat that will never lead you astray, try out maxi coat. Style your new oversized coat over trendy denim bralettes for a playful approach or with flare denim jeans for a touch of vintage glamour.

THE MOST FASHIONABLE WINTER COATS

Smart tailoring lends structure and for to every outfit. A peacoat (by the way, I will invest in this navy Valentino peacoat) is capable of sprucing up your everyday jeans, while a double-breasted coat – (I have a light Max Mara double breasted coat, so I’m investing in a black double-breasted coat this year) can make you put together in everything – even sweatpants.

On the other hand, a cape can also work as a stand-alone item for a glamorous night out.

When you are running out of time, a wrap coat or a poncho can save your day.

A SUIT

Not just for the office, tailored pieces are our latest go-for a night out. From chic pantsuits to fashionable hot pink pantsuits and relaxed skirt suit; these suits will take you anywhere from theatre to dinner and onwards to a cocktail party.

In case you missed it, the skirt suit has just made a major reappearance.

POV Classic skirt suits have been refreshed in relaxed silhouettes that speak to #BusinessCasual as well as fitted long-line iterations with midi pencil skirt in line with the trend for smartening up.

EVERYONE NEEDS AT LEAST ONE SUIT IN HER CAPSULE WARDROBE

MATCHING SET

You must be enamoured with tweed sets and chunky knit sets in minimalist block shades if you are anything like me. Soft cardigans and knitted skirts are perfect options to carry you seamlessly from home comforts to real life events. Put the ease back into everyday dressing with a matching knit settweed set with fringe or fashion forward crochet knitted set.

YOU WILL ALWAYS HAVE SOMETHING TO WEAR WITH A MATCHING SET IN YOUR CLOSET

KNITWEAR

Knits are such a tactile objects, and we just love the ones that are extra soft and feel super fluffy.

On the other hand, an oversized turtleneck vest is a perfect transitional item that will work equally well over jeans or shorts.

An oversized cable knit vest will look splendid over a mini skirt if you are looking forward to levelling up your preppy style.

KNITTED VESTS TO WEAR ON A SKIRT OR ON A DRESS THIS SEASON

SWEATERS

The one thing we look forward to when temperatures drop is a new winter sweater.

BROWSE THROUGH THE WIDGET TO SHOP FOR THE MOST FASHIONABLE SWEATERS 2022

Here are some top tips on what to choose if you are having trouble deciding which sweater is for you. POV oversized sweaters are not the only sweaters in fashion for winter 2022/23.

But I’m pretty sure you will want to buy into the oversized sweater trend and get a oversized quarter sleeve sweater immediately.

For day, pair your new plush sweater with jeans or leather pants and oversized turtleneck sweater with tailored pants when you want to nail the relaxed suiting fashion trends. For the night, an oversized sweater (by the way, I will buy this wool and alpaca sweater in every colour) works equally well over a mini dress or with mini skirt. POV I will also buy this sweater because I have one in camel already, and I feel it will look so good with slim trousers for a more boyish charm.

thin turtleneck sweater is the best outfit to put on when you are rushed for time. It goes with everything! I love wearing my Max Mara quarter sleeve turtleneck (my recent purchase) with blue jeans and pointy flats for the day or with tailored black trousers and stilettos when I need an outfit to take me from the desk to dinner with no stops in between.

Sweaters don’t have to be plain in order to be suitable for every day. In fact, extra details like picturesque landscape printcheckerboard, stripes (I bought this striped sweater), or chevron give additional possibilities to make the transition from casual daytime to evening. Treat yourself to checkerboard sweaterchevron sweater or sweater with a picturesque landscape print that will lift the spirits.

Make it old money with cable knit sweater (I will buy this cable knit sweater for winter 2022/23) or pearl beaded sweater (I just bought this pearl beaded sweater) that makes any outfit look feminine and elegant effortlessly.

There is so much on offer beyond the staple cable knit sweaters in camel and grey. As the days get shorter, why not contemplate more exquisite knits? Try a bold open knit sweater to give an added kick or indulge in some retro nostalgia in a ribbed knit polo sweater.

college sweater – I just bought this chic collage sweater from Sandro is an instant pick-me-up. A chic college sweater is the one item that really pulls an outfit together. Achieve perfect winter layering paired with trousers for the day and a coat on top or wear on your shoulders for an interesting twist.

CLASSY CAPSULE CLOSET STAPLE SWEATERS THAT NEVER GO OUT OF STYLE

CARDIGANS

Whether it is casual at home or dressed up for outside, an oversized cardigan is the easiest item to throw on. Layer over everything from crop tops for day, shirts for work or going out tops at night.

Long cardigans are the perfect item to throw on top of summer dresses when the nights start turning chilly. With vintage embellishments and trims, they will make an easy transition into your cold season wardrobe.

Go for a more fashion forward option instead of a handmade chunky cardigan and get an xl long thin ribbed cardigan – in the most fashionable blue shade.

You might also want to try a brushed wool cardigan – a furry cardigan, a cropped cardigan sweater or a topstitched fine knit cardigan to keep things interesting.

cardigan with golden buttons – I will buy this navy cardigan with golden buttons for preppy outfits; has a vintage charm that lasts throughout the season paired with jeans or pleated skirts.

For a more old money style get a classy cable knit cardigan – I will buy this classy cable knit cardigan.

THE PRETTIEST CARDIGANS YOU CAN BUY ONLINE

CARDIGAN SETS

These are the pieces that will transition effortlessly as the seasons change. A good separate can be styled in endless ways to suit the weather.

THE PRETTIEST CARDIGAN SETS FOR WINTER 2022/23

COLD SEASON DRESSES

Confidently face any formal occasion with an elegant mini tweed dress at the ready. By the way, I will buy this Maje tweed mini dress.

As you manage a full day’s schedule, you need a versatile dress that is equally hard-working. A cutout dress with clever cutouts – I will buy this little black cutout dress from Maje, will take you wherever you need to go.

Mini dresses with plunging V-neck and mini y2k dress make a seamless transition from daytime casual to formal dressing.

Figure skimming 80s style midi dresses are here to heat things up. Apart from being the most fashionable dresses of the season, the clever ruching and sculpted panelling around the waist will make you look elegant instantly. I will buy this pink midi Self-Portrait dress.

STYLISH DRESSES THAT WILL ADD UP TO YOUR CAPSULE WARDROBE

A mini dress is the must have item for this season and will transition well into deep winter with a chic coat. You will love the versatility of a mini scrunched dressmini halterneck dress and mini bodycon dress as you style them with chic flats or loafers and leg warmers to create a variety of looks.

Streamline your evening wear with alluring silhouettes in precious fabrics. A satin dress – I will buy this Zimmermann satin dress, a slip dress, a sheer slip dress or a tulle dress – short bodycon tulle dress are the dresses you need for looks that never feel boring.

FALL DRESSES YOU NEED IN WELL BUILT CAPSULE CLOSET 2022

Crisp autumn weather has us looking forward to a new midi black dress and midi furnishing floral dresses with long sleeves. I will buy this one from Sandro.

You also want to put an A-style midi dress on standby and say goodbye to ANY last-minute panic. I love the simplicity of colourways for some classic charm and will buy this A-style midi dress.

The power mesh fabric of ruched mesh dress clings to your curves like a second skin. Get ready for a night to remember!

LITTLE BLACK DRESS

No capsule wardrobe is really complete with at least one little black dress hanging up there. Fortunately, there is a ton of variations available to keep this staple refreshed.

By the way, there are 15 different little black dresses that are in fashion now. Be sure to get to know them all before the end of the week, or you won’t be able to buy any of those 15 stylish little black dresses anywhere. 

I will buy this short sleeve Peter Pan collar little black dress and this Red Valentino short black dress with V-neck

THE PRETTIEST LITTLE BLACK DRESSES IN STORES FOR WINTER 2022

knit dress for winter is a seasonal staple that never goes out of style and will take you from the desk to dinner any day.

You might, however, want to stand out this winter in a knit dress that is different. Look for a long polo dress for interesting details to keep things fresh and contemporary.

Elevate your look by choosing intricate finishes that flatter and perfect. Balloon-sleeve dresses are the best option to have you feeling extra special.

THE BEST WINTER WORK DRESSES YOU CAN BUY ONLINE

PARTY DRESS

When the occasion demands opulence, the sequin dresscorset dressvelvet dress, and the 1920s dresses are here to indulge. Steal the spotlight in sequins from head to toe or opt for a subtle touch of sparkle that frames the bodice. You will be the centre of attention wherever you go.

POV, if you are looking for an exquisite evening gown – you will love this evening gown under $500 golden gown that I found for you.

THE PRETTIEST HOLIDAY DRESSES

BLOUSES AND TOPS

There is no doubt that dressing well gives an instant boost to the spirits. Whether it is something for the comfort of now or you are looking ahead to busy days on the horizon, you will feel a lot better once these tops are in your wardrobe.

POV If you are moving to Europe swap a flannel shirt for a white or blue cotton shirt. While a flannel shirt is the American fall winter capsule closet’s building block, you won’t find a flannel shirt in a European capsule wardrobe. We wear cotton white and blue shirts in Europe.

white cotton poplin shirt is a wardrobe staple that will never lead you astray. Go for a classic cotton shirt or try out a striped poplin shirt or different proportions to keep the look modern. Get a long drawstring shirt for a playful approach or an oversized poplin shirt for the French tuck with low waist jeans. 

FALL BLOUSES AND TOPS TO WEAR IN WINTER 2022

Office ready blouses and tops that also bring glamour, these will be the most versatile designs you own. Update your desk to dinner wardrobe with smart silhouettes and an elegant touch of embellishment.

For moments when you want that perfect balance between dressy and relaxed, get the late 90s staple – the going out top. Mix and match with miniskirts or jeans, pair with flats or heels, the options are endless to maximise its full potential.

Lights, camera, action! With a transparent chiffon shirt, a sheer mesh blousecorsethanky hem top, or denim bralette, there’s only good times in sight. Be the star of the show in dimanté studded mesh, tube top or ruched top that hugs the body like a second skin.

If you are looking for a more relaxed feel, invest in bandana blouse or oversized silk shirt (I bought this oversized silk shirt).

Pared back tops that speak volumes, there is gold to be found in a halterneck topknit polo shirt and short sleeve polo shirt. Look to neutral autumnal colours for some added chic.

Regardless of your style, your cold season capsule wardrobe will not be complete without a white tank topknit tank top, and a simple white T-shirt. Take your pick from precious Loro Piana or Brunello Cucinelli white T-shirts or be fashion forward about it and get a white thrift-style tee instead.

FASHIONABLE WINTER BLOUSES AND STYLISH WINTER TOPS THAT SHOULDN’T MISS IN YOUR CAPSULE CLOSET

Achieve perfect winter layering paired with a sweater and a three-quarter sleeve white T-shirt or a second skin top paired with jeans for a day or styled under a cardigan for the evening.

A blouse with an ornate finish around the neck is a great way to add interest to your outfit. Look for a band collar blouse and a ruffled lace blouse to wear with jeans and cardigans.

There is a charming old school feel to the act of tying a bow; pair your new silk bow tie blouse (I bought this polka dot and this white bow blouse) with a mini pleated skirt for a truly vintage feel. We love these delicate details that look as pretty as a picture.

silk shirt – I will buy this fancy silk shirt with pleated trim and pearl buttons – is perfect for layering under oversized blazers or cardigans.

On the other hand, a sturdy denim shirt can be worn solo with a pair of chic jeans or an elegant midi skirt, or bermuda denim shorts for an interesting twist.

SHORTS

We love quilted track shorts and denim bermuda shorts for some tomboyish charm. Well, I like short shorts and my new hot pink wrap tweed shorts more, but still, denim bermuda shorts are a chic piece many of you will build outfits around this season.

Going out? Put on tailored shorts (I bought these tailored shorts from Sandro Paris and these navy tailored shorts – also from Sandro Paris) and some heels for a versatile look for meetings or dinner.

Feel the weight of exquisitely tailored tweed shorts as you step out in an ensemble. Tweed shorts can be easily combined with a tweed jacket, a sweater, a cardigan or a blouse. I bought these tweed shorts.

SHORTS ARE A MUST HAVE IN EVERY PREPPY CAPSULE WARDROBE

SKIRTS

While we often need an excuse to put on a dress and really dress up, a button front mini skirt, a mini tweed skirt, and pencil denim skirt are always at the ready paired with a turtleneck or a classic shirt and boots.

With a striking silhouette and a touch of detail, a patchwork denim skirt is the hallmark of chic daytime dressing paired with stilettos.

Showcase your playful approach to contemporary femininity with a mini cargo skirtruched mini skirt, punk skirtmini pleated plaid skirt, or the 60s printed mini skirt – I will buy this Maje mini 60s style skirt. It is true to my style.

Perfectly balanced between elegance and modernity, a pencil midi skirt with low waist, a low-rise pleated straight skirt, and a midi skirt with a slit – by the way, I just bought this midi slit skirt; these are the skirts that stun at every moment.

Choose between a romantic black midi tulle skirtpleated midi skirt and pencil leather midi skirt – I will get this vegan leather midi skirt from Mango if you are looking for ultimate classics that will never go out of style.

SOME OF THE STYLISH SKIRTS I’VE ALREADY BOUGHT AND TRENDY SKIRTS I HAVE TO BUY FOR AW22/23 YET

JEANS

Denim jeans are the items we reach for on a daily, but it’s thought out details that stop them from being basic. Go for navy dark navy straight leg jeans – I bought these A.P.C. straight leg jeans – or try different proportions like low rise jeans. They will both look fabulous with your new shirt.

Dark denim high ankle jeans are easy additions to your winter capsule wardrobe that can be dressed down or styled up with some heels and going out top, whereas cargo jeans are fashion’s answer to comfort dressing.

Embrace the versatility of raw denim jeans (western style) and pair them with everything from cosy cardigans to shirts and going out tops. I bought these A.P.C. raw denim jeans – not exactly western style, but you might prefer Valentino western style raw denim jeans.

A GOOD CAPSULE CLOSET CONSISTS OF AT LEAST 5 PAIRS OF JEANS – THESE JEANS WILL BE YOUR FAVOURITE BUILDING BLOCKS

Jeans that multi-task should take the biggest part of your denim drawer. Indigo jeans with patch pockets – I will buy these Sézane jeans.

You can also create endless outfit possibilities with bootcut jeans – I love these Diesel bootcut jeans.

Spice up your events wardrobe by adding some distressed jeans – I will buy these from Diesel – into the mix. Paired with a going-out top, it meets midway between casual and formal, which is a great option for date night or drinks with your friends. Or go all out in cutout jeans (western style – with holes inside between tights – as seen at Mugler).

Who says you need to leave embellishments for after dark? New season jeans come with ringtones. Match your new embellished denim jeans with a cardigan or oversized sweater for daytime glam. Daytime dressing has never looked as fabulous.

TROUSERS

Play with handsome tailoring for daytime affairs and make the switch from jeans to wide-leg trousers (preferably in camel or toffee brown – they are the most fashionable for winter 2022 2023 – I bought these from Max Mara). Look to wool or velvet as an alternative to flare trousers if you are not ready to welcome back this fashion trend.

Now the weather is cool enough to wear faux leather pants with ease, we are loving the options on offer. Flared leather pants offer the perfect balance between looking understated whilst feeling special. Pink vegan leather pants and patent leather leggings – by the way, I have these from Commando (and they are still fashionable) – sharpen up basic tops, making them gloriously appropriate for occasion dressing.

THE BEST TROUSERS FOR WINTER 2022 2023

For a busy day that takes you from the office to the drinks at the bar or dinner in a fancy restaurant, you need pants that go seamlessly from day to night, always flattering your body.

Black straight wool trouserspressed-crease tailored trousers and flared low rise pants are perfectly suited for busy social schedules in the city.

Staying at home? Slip into ruched tracksuit bottomblack cotton track pants or looser silhouettes with a knitted trouser set. Knit leggings are an easy update to leggings and knit pants. Going out? Put on pants with patch pockets in front (I just bought these in navy from Sézane) and some heels for a versatile look for drinks or dinner.

CHIC PANTS FOR WINTER 2022 YOU WILL WANT IN YOUR CAPSULE CLOSET

Inject some edge into your capsule wardrobe with multi pocket cargo pants or even better, with parachute trousersY2K low rise cargo pants and pleated wide-leg cargo pants will make you look trendy in any urban setting. Pair with a simple quarter sleeve sweater with a boat neck and heels for a sleek, modern look. A striking design in earthy tones is our palette of choice this season.

On the other hand, you can keep your edit tight with multi-tasking classic cargo pants – I have these classic utility pants – that do it all paired with a black blouse and sleek blazer.

JUMPSUIT

raw denim jumpsuit and a catsuit save time and hassle with the added benefit of giving your a whole look in one. I will purchase this raw denim jumpsuit from Sézane that pairs well with satin ballet flats.

THE CHICEST JUMPSUITS OF THE SEASON TO ADD INTO SHOPPING BAG IMMEDIATELY

COMFORTABLE SHOES

Satin ballet flats – will buy these Miu Miu satin ballerinas or these – the prettiest satin ballet pumps yet – from Aquazzura are shoes you will want to pair with everything from your capsule closet on a daily. 

While I believe those Aquazzura satin ballet flats to be comfortable (I already have similar Aquazzura ballerinas, and they are OK), you need shearling slidesfurry slippers, and these pointy flat mules in your closet if you are looking for added comfort. You can trust me on these pointy flat mules – they were my best buy. IMAO, they pair so well with everything – especially with black leather pants and a camel sweater. But also with blue jeans and black turtleneck, and my favourite – navy pantsuit.

Heeled loafers, on the other hand, offer you the best balance between comfortable and chic when you are rushed for time. POV I can walk faster in my Gucci loafers than in any other shoes I own. I wonder if things will change once I purchase these Isabel Marant loafers. Black leather loafers are this season’s must buy.

But we also love Mary Jane loafers and oxford shoes for some chic boyish charm.

STYLISH SHOES TO WEAR AT HOME

PUMPS

Not just for the office, black court shoes are our favourite go-to for a night out. From patent leather to suede, black heels will take you anywhere from theatre to dinner and onwards to a cocktail party.

Patent leather pumps are the perfect shoes to pair with winter dresses when the nights start turning chilly. I will buy these stiletto patent leather pumps from Gianvito Rossi. But I also plan to purchase these black midi patent leather pumps from Gianvito Rossi, or black Dior midi heel patent leather heels or black patent leather midi heel pumps from By far. For the day, I will probably buy red patent leather Mary Jane pumps from By Far that make an easy transition into your spring wardrobe.

Shoes that glisten away put you in a dancing mood, and shiny pumps with accessorized ankle straps are sure to delight. From Y2K shoes that are completely bedazzled to subtle ankle straps on patent leather, it is time for embellishments like no other.

Designed to party and the fun times ahead, steal the spotlight in stacked platform pumps (Valentino platform pumps – I might buy them) for your next brunch party. In hot pink or in blue – these are the shoes of the moment you want in your capsule shoe closet. POV their moment will last at least four years. This trend is still on the rise.

Nevertheless, nothing flatters the foot quite like pointy stiletto pumps – and they are officially back in fashion, too. Made of smooth leather or suede, the pointy toe elongates the leg with its conspicuous nature. Recent iterations offer something for every party look – from hyper-embellished glamour to cool 00s minimalism. I will buy these Casadei pumps.

While I know you will want to seize the comfort and wear your new Malone Souilers pointy flat mules from when you wake up to the moment you crawl back to bed, chic slingbacks will take you seamlessly through the day. Paired with a blazer and trousers will speed your step as you rush to the office in the morning, or keep your feet away from the dirt as you walk through the city in your favourite denim ensemble. For the night, style them with a little A-style black dress. By the way, I will buy these Dior slingbacks.

SHOE TRENDS TO BUY INTO THIS SEASON

From Jacquemus AW22/23 runway among salt mountains in the South of France to the oncoming wave of spring 2023, it is quite obvious that strappy sandals still reign supreme. With temperatures starting to drop, take styling cues from The Row and pair ankle socks back to light hosiery, or like Jacquemus, who suggests opting for opaque ankle socks of the same hue as strappy sandals.

Sculpted and shimmering, high heel mules are the new highlights in your going out wardrobe. Take your pick from pointy heel mules with metallic straps and furry mules that pack a punch.

WINTER SHOES

Explore an intriguing collection of winter shoes that create a striking minimalist aesthetic. Rubber boots are back in fashion, and equestrian boots (also trending again) are our favourite boots when we are looking for the luxurious feel of leather, whilst knee high shaft provides a framework for an old money statement. I bought these riding boots in black – for riding, yet not just for riding.

Sleek low block leather booties (I just love my by Far booties in light yellow) are a winter capsule shoe staple that will never lead you astray. Try out different colours to meet your style and activities. Go for black leather booties to wear with trousers for work or opt for light booties that pair well with jeans and cosy knits.

If you need a bit more height, go for brown Chelsea boots – they are style-proof winter shoes everyone needs in her capsule wardrobe. By the way, I just bought these.

For a playful fashion forward approach, shop for punk rubber platform booties or Spice girl platform ankle boots – Spice Girl style booties that are back in fashion and are likely to stay in for quite some time.

We love biker boots (with a square toe) for a good fashion kick. I – I bought these Valentino boots straight from the runway and have been wearing them with everything ever since. And yes, I begged for rain in summer, just to wear them effortlessly with a mini.

THE MOST FASHIONABLE WINTER SHOES 2022 2023

An instant step in and walk away, knee boots – I will buy these brown knee boots are winter boots that really pull an outfit together. Build a perfect winter ensemble paired with a midi pencil skirt for the day and a coat on top or wear with a mini dress and cape for a Gossip girl twist.

Channelling the Mcbling fashion trend, wedge booties, cowboy boots, and pointy knee boots with buckles – Y2K boots are about to take your feed and street. You can expect to see these Balenciaga Cagole boots everywhere. POV this trend is in its early stage yet. If you add a pair of pointy knee boots with buckles to your closet now, your capsule closet won’t need an update in the foreseeing future.

We love the warm feeling of thigh-high over the knee boots that warm our tights as we walk around in minis. Do away with dull shoes that don’t execute and opt for thigh-hugging designs in bright colours that give you all. By the way, I’m in love with these Stuart Weitzman OTK boots. Hopefully, my size gets a restock as I really want to buy them.

While you might swear on UGG boots, I advise you to update your winter capsule wardrobe with a pair of mini furry snow boots for cold, snowy days. I will get these from Inuikii, since I already have these black Inuikii boots that were one of my best buys and are just perfect for the snowstorm in the city.

Make sure you get pink moon snow boots – I bought them already – for your adventures on the slopes, as well. POV they are the snow boots you want to wear when making a snowman after the first major snowfall in your garden.

Even if you are not running (POV get these Gucci run sneakers if you need motivation) but are running fashionably late in retro sneakersAdidas Samba sneakers. POV I love these Gucci x Adidas Gazelle sneakers also. Anyway, a pair of classic white sneakers and low suede sneakers – I have these low Dunk sneakers and these New Balance sneakers, which I clearly bought being influenced by my French friends – is what you need in your capsule closet.

The white Veja sneakers I purchased for my winter capsule closet are my go-to sneakers to wear with wide-leg pants and jeans. And low suede sneakers are just like skater sneakers (BTW they are back in fashion) – they go with everything.

Obviously, you will want to opt out of low sneakers for high top sneakers once temperatures drop. I wear my Isabel Marant wedge sneakers even for snow.

THE MOST FASHIONABLE SNEAKERS OF THE SEASON

BAGS

A small black top handle bag (like Lady Dior or Kelly bag) is set to become your favourite bag to wear on the go and hold all the essentials for a good time while adding to all your outfits.

A true capsule wardrobe essential – a medium size top handle office bag – Birkin or Gucci Diana tote is the best companion for everything from office days to city runs. They are also the best bags for when you want to travel light with just credit cards and your favourite lipstick, and a laptop, a camera and undergarments, of course.

If you are all the opposite and never leave your apartment without your apartment and always carrying your favourite belongings, get an oversized bag. It is fashionable, too.

bag with chain strap transitions easily from desk to dinner, going easily with casual denim or sleek tailoring. It will never leave your shoulder. By the way, I will buy this Dior caro bag, but you might prefer to splurge on a precious bag with colored oversized chain strap (it’s the latest bag trend).

bag with coloured chunky chains and metals and a chic shoulder bag will be the perfect counterpoint to any outfit.

HANDBAGS YOU WANT IN YOUR WINTER CAPSULE CLOSET

Make a punchy statement with a sleek contrast of forms with Prada Triangle bag. Or rendered in hammered black or grey hardware, biker bag – especially Balenciaga Le Cagole bag, Prada Cleo bag, Diesel 1dr bag, transitions easily from brunch to bar, going well with denim or little black dress it will never leave your hand.

For a bag that doubles up as an ornament, opt for the floral bag, a logo bag or pearl bag.

In a playful nod to femininity, grab a round bag or faux fur furry bag or, even better a shearling bag that doubles up as a hand muff.

Keep it cool, with a luxury backpack or grab IT girls’ favourite bowling bag.

Handle it all with a bucket bag, fusing city charm with refined leather accents.

Add your outfits a touch of bling with the glittering finish of a Y2K bag with rhinestones. Designed for a fabulous time, it will shine like a jewel as you dance the night away.

Make a statement with a handheld bag in hot pink, or have fun with a chic hobo bag.

Adorned with buckles and presented in an array of delectable fall colours, get acquainted with the buckle bag.

Go the extra mile with a quilted bag, a padded bag, or a ruched bag that elevates capsule wardrobe outfits effortlessly.

DESIGNER BAGS YOU NEED IN YOUR CAPSULE CLOSET

If you are shopping for a new designer bag to invest in rather than just to elevate your capsule wardrobe, browse through the widget below and shop for these designer bags. 

Here are designer bags that are worthy of a splurge. Especially now, when purchasing a luxury bag is a smart way of investing. The price of luxury bags is scaling up fast.

WINTER ACCESSORIES

Outfits that come embellished are the best shortcut to a great night out. But winter makes us look for accessories that will keep us warm.

GLOVES

Find the perfect accent for every occasion with a pair of leather gloves. Long opera leather gloves will transition well with the double-breasted vest or poncho, whilst wool elbow gloves will add a soft touch to the cape for a night out.

You will never look out of style with a pair of cashmere winter gloves or teddy mittens if you are looking for something more exquisite.

GLOVES ARE WINTER ACCESSORIES YOU SHOULDN’T LEAVE YOUR HOME WITHOUT

SCARVES

Like gloves, cashmere scarves and silk scarves never go out of style. You will find a silk scarf the most versatile piece in your capsule wardrobe worn around the neck, tied on the top handle of your favourite designer bag to protect the leather, on your head instead of a trendy cap, or as a top under an oversized blazer.

POV if you are looking for a fashionable note to make your capsule wardrobe outfits really pop this winter, get a skinny scarfSkinny scarves are the latest fashion trend.

THE BEST DESIGNER SCARVES 2022 YOU WILL WEAR FOREVER

BELTS

The low-slung waistlines that have returned to accompany #Y2K styling provide a lot of potential for refreshing the belt category. There are options here to reframe classic leather styles as the season’s must-have add-on accessory. Experiment with plating colours and finishes to add interest to buckles and use this style to draw attention to double belt loops as seen at Miu Miu and By Far.

BELTS TO INVEST IN FOR A CAPSULE CLOSET THIS SEASON

SUNGLASSES

Whatever the season, the power of the aviator sunglasses – I will buy these Ray Ban aviator sunglassesblack designer sunglasses (I will buy these black Chanel sunglasses and these Dior sunglasses), moreover of Xl oversized sunglasses (I will buy these Gucci sunglasses) remains undiminished.

From XL designer square sunglasses to 60s cat eye sunglasses – I will buy these Celine cat eye sunglasses, and sunglasses with impenetrable black lenses, and butterfly sunglasses with pink lens; these shades will add up to any capsule winter outfit. It’s time to invest in this true icon of style.

Or get trendy bug sunglassesoval sunglassessunglasses with clear lensessunglasses with yellow lens or shield sunglasses – I’m obsessed with these shield sunglasses – they are so chic, in fact, I will add them to my fall winter shopping list.

THE BEST DESIGNER SUNGLASSES FOR WINTER 2022

HAIR ACCESSORIES

While logo hair clips are something we collect as stamps, you might want a hair accessory box filled with both trendy and classy hair accessories that never go out of fashion

Perfectly balanced between elegance and femininity, a headband (this season’s most fashionable hair accessory) is the hallmark of fashionable daytime dressing. A padded headband stuns at every significant moment. Whilst a leather headband takes you from day to night effortlessly.

bow barrette in your hair is a chic answer for winter dressing. Perfectly matched with brown low waisted wide- legs trousers and a black turtleneck or a relaxed pantsuit, it’s a versatile hair accessory that will keep making an appearance.

Go forth with an elegant pearl hair clip or a pearl barrette for the day. When evening draws and golden hours arrive, maximise on your hair accessories and swap out for Xl large hair accessories or double up on playful Y2K hair accessories.

Dance the night away with butterfly hair clips. For an extra touch, wear crystal gems placed on your middle part.

A simple Y2K snap hair clip gives a trendy touch to everyday looks. Whether you are getting ready for a date or even for work or looking for an effortless way to decorate your everyday look, try simplicity that speaks volumes.

On your days off wear a black leather cord – it’s the latest hair accessory trend.

THE MOST FASHIONABLE HAIR ACCESSORIES FOR WINTER 2022 2023

HATS

Give your bad hair day a fashionable answer with a baseball hat – this Dior baseball cap is the prettiest baseball cap yet – or a bucket hat. Yes, baseball caps and bucket hats are still in fashion. By the way, I will buy this wool Max Mara bucket hat in camel. I already have some Max Mara hats in my capsule closet, and their quality is premium.

The day will breeze by with a pretty headscarf tied under your chin that has you looking elegant and collected. Go for a printed silk scarf that adds to your outfit.

Feel glorious in the wind with an enlarged cloche hat that puts you in a luxurious mood. Soak up the extravagance and get ready to look astonishing. It’s time for maximum enjoyment. By the way, I will buy this navy cloche hat.

Catch the rays under a fedora hat that marries practicality and charm.

BEAUTIFUL WINTER HATS TO SPLURGE ON FOR YOUR CAPSULE CLOSET

The perfect winter hat always comes adorned. Get into the swing of the season with a baker’s boy hat with pearls – I bought this Eugenia Kim baker’s boy hat in camel, but you might want to double up with a baker’s boy cap with a veil.

Bigger than ever, an oversized beanie with extra fabric will carry you through the cold winter days. Featuring extra fabric, a beanie will look like a treat framed against your beautiful hair. It’s time to get photo ready.

Have fun in the snow with a Peruvian cap – beanie with ear flaps that marries practicality and charm. I think you will love this one from Max Mara.

Inject a breath of fresh air into your wardrobe with a furry hat, destined to be your favourite thing to wear in any day. Whether you save it for special occasions or use it day to day, simply wait for compliments to come rolling in.

Maximise on the appeal of feminine fun with a beret (POV berets are back in fashion). A pretty beret complemented by the signature stalk is just what you need to add to your winter capsule closet if your style is preppy and cute.

Or go fashion forward with a balaclava.

Meanwhile, a beaded hat (20s headwear) will be a delectable addition to any party look. Carry it as a charming counterpoint to an evening ensemble but it works equally well paired with an off duty denim look.

JEWELLERY

diamond ringpearl necklacepearl earrings, and a fine watch will reign forever and hence deserve the most exclusive place in your jewellery box.

On the other hand, you might want to level up your capsule winter closet outfits with some trendy pieces.

choker necklace appeared in highly embellished forms on AW22/23 catwalks, and we also saw jewelled collars ready to add a touch of glamour to everyday looks.

The focus was also on the wrist with double cuffs, and statement stacked bangles and hoop earrings.

If you, like me, don’t wear earrings but wish to add a bit of Babrieocre drama to your chic outfits, get a charm bracelet. It’s back in style!

Brooches are back in fashion, too, signalling this style’s continued renaissance. Adornments should be pinned around the body in single or multiple placements, highlighting this silhouette’s versatile nature for adding embellishment to apparel and accessories. Use as an alternative to holiday sparkle to promote longevity and limit the virgin usage of sequins.

CAPSULE WINTER JEWELLERY TO LEVEL UP ANY BASIC LOOK

SOCKS AND TIGHTS

Satin, sheer or matt, daytime or evening black tights are essential once it gets cold and days are short. POV the less the sun you see, the darker your hosiery should be. By the way, I swear on WolfordFalke, Max Mara, and La Perla – they last the longest.

While high socks and cashmere tights are a winter staple, black micronet fishnet tights and over the knee socks are the latest fashion trend you need to buy into if you wish to put together exquisite capsule wardrobe outfits. By the way, I just bought these silk over the knee socks – in every colour.

THE MOST FASHIONABLE SOCKS AND STYLISH TIGHTS YOU NEED IN YOUR WINTER CAPSULE WARDROBE

COLD SEASON WORKOUT CLOTHES

Don’t let the cold weather keep you inside. Put on a cotton sweatshirt, a
fleece or an anorak and go outside. You need to work out. And I have found just what you need.

POV Browse through the widget below to shop for winter performance capsule wardrobe for the sports I do. Well, truth be told, I only do golf. And this season, you will see me swinging, pitching and putting in navy.

MUST HAVE COLD SEASON WORKOUT CLOTHES

UNDERWEAR

Often it is the unseen things that are the most important building blocks of our outfits. Invest in your underwear like it would be the most precious thing everyone could see as you walk through the door.

Cotton panties – I wear Lé Buns cotton panties or Calvin Klein cotton briefs most of the time, can be worn with everything.

While subtle inflections of embellished lace are little secrets that you share with yourself, yet they are the building block of every outfit. Perfect for moments when discretion is required, lacy underwear and silk underwear are styles that still make you feel extra special. In case you wonder, I always shop from Agent Provocateur and Maison Lejaby for lace underwear and La Perla for silk underwear.

Underwear that multi-task conserves valuable space in our lingerie drawer. A push-up bra (now back in fashion) – I wear Etam push-up bras – they are some of the most comfortable bras – save you thinking about “how will I look” with the added benefit of comfort.

Unlikely in the same way, tanga briefs are supposed to go well with any outfit. Especially the most captivating outfits of the season.

THE MOST PRECIOUS WINTER UNDERWEAR

PYJAMAS

Revel in the luxurious feel of a cashmere pyjama after a long busy day. And enjoy a good night’s sleep in a luxe pyjama. It’s time for an upgrade. Try velvet pyjama or get a silk pyjama set, perfect to roll up an go, crease free and washable.

From the luxorious silk to cute flannel pyjama sets and long sleeve organic cotton PJ set, this season is for wrapping up and taking time for yourself. Sleep never felt so good.

CHIC FALL PYJAMAS AND STYLISH WINTER NIGHTWEAR YOU NEED

2022 WINTER SHOPPING LIST – WINTER 2022 CAPSULE WARDROBE CHECKLIST

And now, as promised, a printable winter 2022 capsule wardrobe checklist with the list of everything that is in fashion for winter 2022 2023. Don’t forget to think about your personal style and activities before you start building your winter capsule closet. You will find clothes, shoes and accessories for every personal style in this list, so it’s important to think about what garments are true to your style. It is also important to build a capsule wardrobe that will see you through all the occasions and locations.

MORE ABOUT 2022 WINTER FASHION TRENDS

So now you know what to shop for winter 2022 if you want a stylish capsule wardrobe that you could use for years. Indeed all the fashionable clothes, stylish shoes, and IT bags and accessories from my printable winter 2022 shopping list will be in fashion for quite some time. And by that, I don’t mean just three seasons.

Of course, you can always build a more seasonless capsule wardrobe that is perfect to wear in-between seasons. Don’t worry, I have you covered on that too. Head on how to build a fashionable transitional capsule wardrobe in 2023.

Be sure to check the key AW22/23 fashion trends and AW22/23 styling trends to see how to style all the new clothes, shoes and accessories for winter 2022, also. After you are done with your shopping spree, of course. Ps. Let me know what from my printable winter 2022 capsule wardrobe checklist you ticked first. I really want to know.