Must Have Men’s Winter Fashion Essentials to Build a Capsule Wardrobe

We all want to stay warm and cosy during the colder months.


The global cost and impact of fast fashion are well documented. While the seasons change, you can build a capsule wardrobe that, with a few tweaks, can last you from season to season and ensure you continue to obtain the best wear out of your wardrobe. 

Winter is often a time that t-shirts are put away, and jumpers brought out. We all want to stay warm and cosy during the colder months. Below are some of the stylish must-have essentials that you can purchase now and wear throughout the year. If you’re looking for other ideas, then head over to this blog post on how Pinterest can be a source of fashion inspiration.

Leather Jacket

One of the most versatile pieces any man can have in his wardrobe is a leather jacket. There are so many different ways to wear a leather jacket from dressing down with jeans and t-shirt to dressing up over a shirt and tie. In the colder months, wearing a leather jacket over a hoodie or roll neck sweater will keep the chills at bay. 

An Outer Coat

Opting for the likes of a pea coat, which is basically an outer coat with is generally heavy wool will stand you in good stead over the winter months. It is also versatile as it can be worn in the springtime. Opting for the traditional navy colour means it can be worn with a variety of other colours. It is an excellent piece of shopping around town or wearing to work as it is a very classic coat.  

Black Jeans

The basic black jeans is a must for all year round fashion. 

Having a plain pair is a staple that can be worn with a variety of items from plain t-shirts, or colourful t-shirts. Wearing black jeans with a shirt and tie is also very fashionable and is undoubtedly an essential item to add to any capsule wardrobe.  

An Overcoat

When it’s cold outside, you want to wrap yourself up in a stylish coat that is a little different to the pea coat. Purchasing a wool overcoat may be expensive, but it is an item that will last years. While it’s available in a vast range of colours, opting for the classic camel colour means it will compliment many of the other items mentioned. It is a flattering shape and will add style to your wardrobe.

Ankle Boots

No-one should be without boots in winter. Choose a pair of good quality and style. This is a winning combination that will stay in your wardrobe for years to come. Choosing a straightforward colour leather style and in black will allow you to mix and match your outfits without having to worry about changing your boots all the time. There are so many options on the market from Chelsea boots to biker boots. Go with something that fits with your style and budget.

Denim Jacket

A denim jacket is a must for all stylish guys. Again it can be dressed up or down. It looks great with a high neck jumper underneath and is an excellent item to wear when it isn’t too chilly outside. It can be adapted to meet your needs and is a timeless classic to have in your wardrobe. It’s also great for layering.

The Trench Coat

Want a tailored look? Then the trench coat is for you. It is a classic coat to have in your capsule wardrobe and great for layering over jumpers in the colder months. It’s also the best option if it’s raining outside and perfect for autumn when it isn’t as chilly as winter.


You can stay warm in the winter by layering up with a sweater. 

They come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Head over to Balmain for Men to view the different options available. Opt for a light coloured one if you are wearing dark jeans and a jacket. Sweaters are great worn with a shirt underneath and ideal for office wear.


Jumpers are different from sweaters as they can be worn on their own. The most stylish jumpers at the moment are oversized ones. They are often best worn on casual days. These chunky knit jumpers will stay in your wardrobe for years and will be a perfect match for keeping the look casual.  

Leather Gloves

Leather gloves are incredibly stylish. They are butter soft and keep you from getting frostbite in the winter months. Leather gloves are so versatile and add a touch of class to an outfit. It is best to opt for darker colours such as black or dark brown as these will match best with most outfits. 


A lot of heat escapes through our head during the winter months. Stop this from happening with a hat. The fashionable choice at the moment is the beanie hat. It is fashionable, and you can dress it up or down. It’s also a very flattering shape on most heads.   

Wool Socks

Nothing is more comforting than wearing wool socks on a cold winter’s day. Keep your feet toasty warm by purchasing a pair of wool socks. They are great for outdoors but also fantastic to wear at home too. If you are wearing them out, pair these with your boots and rolled up jeans. Showing off your socks is a great casual look.  

Checked Shirt

If you want to opt for a more casual look, the checked shirt is the way to go. It is the perfect shirt for layering over t-shirts and an essential in your capsule wardrobe. It works well with jeans or other trousers and can add a layer of colour under your coat. Opt for darker colours rather than bright red as you don’t want to be mistaken for a lumberjack!

These are just a few items to consider for your capsule winter wardrobe. You will want to remain stylish but also warm. While some of these items may be investment pieces, they will undoubtedly last you year after year.