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Back to basics: Men’s winter wardrobe essentials

With the temperature dropping and summer now a distant memory, there’s a noticeable shift in menswear, away from the summer ‘uniform’ of shorts and a tee. As we lean into warmer layers like jeans, jackets, and of course, our favourite oversized hoodie, these versatile basics are the wardrobe staples every male needs to nail their winter style.

1. The hoodie

Arguably the most enduring favourite of a men’s wardrobe is a classic, soft fleece hoodie. Whether you’re a pullover kinda guy or a zip-up is more your thing, this is one item guaranteed to be on high rotation through the cooler months. Perfect to layer under a jacket to keep you extra toasty, or to throw on over your favourite shorts for those mild winter days.

Shop now at Hallenstein Brothers and AS Colour.

2. The going out jacket

If it’s versatility you’re after, go for blacks, charcoals or even beige (if your wardrobe already lends itself to lighter hues), and layer it with a hoodie for those colder winter moments. Need a more sophisticated style? The sports jacket look is for you. The most popular and timeless colours are blue, grey or black and these work perfectly when paired with your favourite jeans and tee for a casual look, or with chinos and a button-up for those more formal occasions.

Shop now at Tarocash, Hallenstein Brothers and yd.

3. The classic tee

Always a crowd favourite, a classic tee is guaranteed to stay in style year after year, season after season. Shop around to find the one a good quality tee that fits your body shape. Once you’ve found it, remember a broad selection of tees in your favourite colours gives you a solid starting point to elevate your winter style. Not sure where to start? You can’t go wrong with a classic black, a fresh white and a coloured option that reflects your personality.

Shop now at AS Colour, Johnny Bigg and Connor.

4. The white button up

With a shape, style and cut available to suit every body type and budget, this timeless piece will instantly elevate any winter look. Shop around and find the best one for you so you can simply shop now and wear for seasons to come.

Shop now at Rodd & Gunn, Barkers and Tarocash.

5. Jeans

The possibilities are endless with denim and the perfect pair really comes down to personal preference. Find what works for you, but remember classics never go out of style, so a slim or straight leg pair in a black or dark blue wash will have you sorted for years to come.

Shop now at Levi's, Just Jeans and Hallenstein Brothers.

6. Chinos

These are the ultimate pick for when jeans might appear too casual – think casual Fridays back in the office, date nights, birthday parties, racing events and more. Whilst you can dress them down with your sneakers and a tee, you can also choose your favourite slim fitting pair and style them with your favourite button up shirt (tucked in of course), a leather belt and some smart casual boots or loafers to create a dressier look.

Shop now at AS Colour, Country Road and Tarocash.

7. The casual sneaker

With the sneaker trend unlikely to be going anywhere anytime soon keep your favourite sneakers in rotation throughout winter. With the potential for wetter weather ahead, it's worth moving towards darker shades to avoid the dreaded dirty sneaker look. Top tip – choose a smooth, leather pair and protect them with spray or polish to keep them looking fresh.

Shop now at Skechers, Amazon and Footlocker.

8. The dressier option

There are some moments when your day (or night) calls for a slightly dressier look – think fancy date nights and weddings – and for these occasions, you can’t go wrong with a well-made leather boot or shoe. Team these with your favourite chinos or pare them back with a dark wash denim for a more casual look.

Shop now at Country Road, Rodd & Gunn or Tarocash.

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