It’s officially time. The days are shorter and the air is crisp. Winter is nigh. While I don’t relish in cold weather, I do love the feeling of slipping into a chunky knit or cozy coat that I know will keep me warm regardless of what the weather brings.
Winter is no time to skimp on quality basics, lest you end up with water-logged boots on a snowy walk or a hole in your beloved turtleneck. There’s a certain comfort in knowing your favorite cold-weather pieces will stay in tact (and in style) each time you pull them out. That’s essentially the whole mission over at Jenni Kayne, whose winter wardrobe essentials are crafted to make you feel good, year after year. When the brand isn’t busy keeping your skin glowing with its skincare label, Oak Essentials, it's also designing versatile staples that fit right in with the rest of your closet.
From sturdy lug boots to luxe, water-resistant puffers, here are a few ideas on how to style some of the brand’s elevated basics that are worth the investment. Below, five outfits you’ll have on repeat every winter. Use the code BYRDIE15 for 15% off your faves!
The Brooklyn Lug Boot
Lug boots are having a moment, but that doesn’t mean they’ll be collecting dust in your closet come next winter. A classic chunky boot will always work once the temperatures drop. Team this black pair with a matching slip skirt and the luxe cashmere sweater coat for a look that will stand out at the office and during post-work drinks.
The Puffer Jacket
Nothing will keep you as warm as a puffer coat, and this one’s creamy khaki hue will melt in seamlessly with just about everything in your closet. Pair with a cozy plaid shirt and dark jeans for a quick look that will keep you comfortable.
The Cashmere Fisherman Sweater
If you decide to live in this Cashmere Fisherman Sweater, we won’t blame you. The undyed stone shade, a soft grayish-brown, is a stunning (and versatile!) neutral to add to your wardrobe. Embrace a winter white and pair the sweater with white cropped jeans, or go a more classic route with their mid 70s color, and add the taupe Shearling Mules for maximum coziness.
The Boucle Sweater Coat
I’ve never been able to say no to boucle. The boucle sweater coat is the ultimate grab-and-go layering piece for winter and beyond. For a full monochromatic moment, add a pair of wide-leg blue jeans and the Short Sleeve Boyfriend Shirt in French blue.
The Cashmere Turtleneck
I live in chunky turtlenecks during the winter, so having one that can withstand my extreme wear and tear is vital. The Cashmere Turtleneck can do just that. I’m partial to playing with the thick texture and silhouette, so I’d pair this with a slim black trouser and finish with the Oiled Leather Mules in black. Can you tell I’m obsessed with the Jenni Kayne mules?