The winter sales have already started – these are the wardrobe essentials to shop now

It may not even be Boxing Day yet but, nevertheless, the high street winter sales are already well underway, making it the perfect time to do some last-minute Christmas shopping, find a Christmas Day outfit, as well as pick up a few new pieces for yourself for the year ahead.

High street favourites including Whistles, Cos, H&M, Boden, & Other Stories and Arket have all launched their winter sales already, while department store Selfridges and online designer stockist Net-A-Porter have also joined in. Some of the sales offer as much as 50 per cent off on-trend styles, but we always think the sales are the perfect time to shop for wardrobe essentials and basics.

We’re talking wear-forever coats, go-to knits and classic shirting in timeless suits-all hues of beige, black and grey for maximum longevity. We’ve scoured the winter sales and found 13 of the best wardrobe staples with huge discounts applied, including jeans for £30, chunky leather ankle boots for less than £70 and a drapey satin-style jumpsuit for half price that we can see becoming our go-to out-out outfit for years to come.

Keep scrolling for our edit of the high street winter sales that have already started (you can thank us later…).

Wardrobe essentials to shop in the winter sales

beige jacket

Lol Wool Mix Cocoon Coat, £175 (was £249), Whistles

grey pocket jumper
& Other Stories

Chest Pocket Knit Sweater, £39 (was £65), & Other Stories

pinstripe shirt

Oversized Tailored Shirt, £41.30 (was £59), Cos

black jumpsuit

Collar Detail Cropped Jumpsuit, £70 (was £140), Boden

teddy fleece gilet

Faux shearling gilet, £12 (was £24.99), H&M

black column dress

Midi Tube Dress, £39.50 (was £79), Cos

gold ring
& Other Stories

Embossed Wave Ring, £12 (was £23), & Other Stories


Authentic Elastic Waist Jean, £65 (was £99), Whistles

brown sweater vest

GANNI + NET SUSTAIN ribbed recycled wool-blend sweater, £93 (was £155), Net-A-Porter

knitted midi skirt

Knitted skirt, £9 (was £17.99), H&M

ankle boots

Carvela Treaty leather Chelsea boots, £69 (was £139), Selfridges

grey T shirt
& Other Stories

Relaxed Washed Crewneck T-Shirt, £12 (was £23), & Other Stories

white jeans

Regular Cropped Jeans, £30 (was £59), Arket