What Team R29 Will Be Wearing This Winter
Hello to layering, cosy knits and (very nearly) all things festive. This month, we may be dealing with actual cold but we’re also embracing warm clothes, layers and eyeing up the perfect winter coat to see us through until – let’s be honest – February 2019.
For our winter wish list, team Refinery is loving tones of emerald, mustard, rust and navy. Bishop sleeves and bell bottoms are also a team favourite. And once you get scrolling, you’ll find a plethora of cosy knits, delicate jewellery, trainers and boots to inspire your November style.
Without further ado, have a look at what R29 are coveting for the chilly month ahead…
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Charlotte Gush Fashion Editor
I actually bought this jacket a while ago, but it’s really coming into its own now. It’s a perfect autumn/winter jacket: the boiled wool is super cosy, but the wrap style easily hangs open if you need to cool down, plus it has big pockets for shoving gloves or a compact umbrella into. I’ll layer it underneath an oversized denim jacket when the weather gets colder.
Arket Belted Wool Jersey Jacket, $135, available at Arket
I’m not going to buy this top from ethical retailer People Tree because I have one almost exactly like it that I bought years ago, which I’ll be wearing instead. I feel a bit Friar Tuck with the flared ‘skirt’ of the top (the bit under the elasticated waist), so I tuck it into high-waisted jeans. This design technically has a cat print, but the little half moon shapes could easily be an homage to French design wunderkind Marine Serre’s crescent moons.
People Tree Evette Cat Top, $45, available at People Tree
I love cosy jumpers, and COS has a good selection each winter. I wear Uniqlo’s extra warm heat-tech turtlenecks underneath everything, and buy wool jumpers with a round neck or a slightly raised neck – full wool rollnecks tickle my neck and chin too much. I have an electric blue nubbly wool-boucle COS jumper already, and it is the cosiest thing. This dark grey version will go with everything I own, and will come out every winter for years.
COS Oversized Wool-Boucle Jumper, $79, available at COS
Sian O’Flaherty Senior Creative
I love the look of fresh kicks in winter. Team these Puma ones with some tailored trousers, a cashmere jumper and a belted wool coat for a look that is 100% chic.
PUMA Cali Trainers, $69.99, available at Office
I’m a tiny jewellery obsessive so this delicate Alex Monroe earring is currently top of my wish list. Stacked with my usual array of tiny hoops it’ll be the perfect addition to my ear candy.
Alex Monroe Doctor Who Companion Single Stud Earring, $75, available at Alex Monroe
This Mango bag screams The Row but at a fraction of the price, which is generally my aesthetic. I’ll be wearing it with jeans and the aforementioned trainers this autumn.
Mango Knotted Satin Bag, $49.99, available at Mango
Georgia Murray Fashion & Beauty Writer
Marks & Spencer has a tight collection of drops that impress me every season – you’ve just got to trawl through the site to find them, or hope that your local store stocks the best pieces. I’ve worn last year’s balloon-sleeved trench religiously, and this winter I’m nabbing this mustard beauty.
Marks & Spencer Animal Print Long Sleeve Skater Midi Dress, $69, available at Marks & Spencer
Yes, this will be my third rainbow-striped jumper (I already own Ganni and H&M’s from last year…). Three’s the magic number though, right? It’ll keep my spirits up on winter’s freezing short days.
Mango Multicolor Sweater, $35.99, available at Mango
I adore Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s Chloé girl, all ’70s patterned shirts and Western detailing. These outrageous flares will go with my rollnecks and slogan tees.
Chloé High-Rise Flared Jeans, $810, available at Net-A-Porter
Katy Harrington Managing Editor
I emailed one of my fashionable colleagues asking “Where should I buy clothes?” “What clothes?” she asked. “YOUR clothes”, I said. The answer was Weekday. And so, like the sheep I am, I placed an order for this gorgeous emerald dress. I’m wearing it on a date this weekend. Poor fella.
Weekday Giana Dress, $55, available at Weekday
I have a bag of very old, very cosy, warm jumpers at home that I pull out every winter, but most are too bobbly, old or beaten up to be worn more than 50 metres from my home. So I’m trying to upgrade with some good quality knits that I can wear to death. Unless I change my name by deed poll, I can get wear out of this K-emblazoned one until winter 2028.
Hades Alphabet K Knit, $160, available at Hades
While trying to replace my old leopard print trainers, which I have worn into the ground, I spotted (leopard pun!) these and was very happy with myself, and my pun. Planning to wear with absolutely everything.
Nubikk Yeye Nintu Leopard Trainer, $160, available at Nubikk
Kara Kia Editorial Intern
My winter shopping haul consists of dresses I can wear to work, which are somewhat warm and good for layering. This emerald midi dress, made of merino wool, has come out on top. Emerald is definitely my colour to watch for 2019. Or any jewel tone for that matter.
& Other Stories Merino Wool Dress, $79, available at & Other Stories
If I hadn’t already blown all my disposable income on two dresses from & Other Stories then I would have bought this pretty jumper. Simple black with a scalloped square neck, plus the minimal bishop sleeves are elegant.
Warehouse Scallop Square Neck Jumper , $46, available at Warehouse
Another dress! This one is much less warm but the rust orange colour looks incredible on brown skin, and the fabric will move beautifully for after-work events. Also, I love the subtle keyhole detail at the bust.
& Other Stories Balloon Sleeve Midi Dress, $79, available at & Other Stories
Jess Commons Health & Living Editor
November is the time I like to stock up on black, high-neck jumpers and sweatshirts. At last count I owned at least 10. This jumper has the added bonus of being designed to be worn post-workout to keep you warm. Whether I take it off after yoga and shower before putting it back on to go to work though is anyone’s guess.
lululemon Principal Dancer Funnel Neck, $88, available at lululemon
I got the blazer to this suit thinking that would be enough to satiate my love of corduroy. Stupid Jess. Stupid naive Jess. While the blazer is divine, I can’t help seeing girls in great-looking suits everywhere I go and now I want the trousers to match. Help.
Ganni Ridgewood Corduroy Trousers, $180, available at MatchesFashion.com
What did I JUST SAY about how much I love corduroy? Do try and keep up.
ASOS DESIGN Utility Boilersuit , $55, available at ASOS
Anna Jay Art Director
I love a winter white jean, and bought these last week – they’re such a good fit. Not suitable for many day-to-day activities like carrying a dribbly coffee, eating soup, having a period… the list goes on.
& Other Stories Cropped Flare Jeans, $59, available at & Other Stories
With the ongoing effort to inject colour into my gloomy winter wardrobe, I feel this blue stripy number is going to give me some pep as the days get shorter.
Mango Contrasting Stripes Cotton Sweater, $25.99, available at Mango
Yes, I’ve hopped on the bum-bag-as-crossbody-bag train (missed the Arket camera bag stop), but I’m enjoying the ride. I got to the stage of taking my huge leather tote to work with just a wallet inside and realised I needed something smaller, to free my hands from carrying a bag and keep them warm. This one’s ideal and a steal at just £15.
Monki Bum Bag , $15, available at Monki
Chemmie Squier Creative
I’ve decided I want to be the type of grown-up person that has cashmere knitwear in their wardrobe, so I’ll be starting with this oversized camel sweater.
& Other Stories Oversized Cashmere Sweater, $85, available at & Other Stories
Like the rest of the world I’m obsessed with long-sleeved T-shirts. I got this recently and have barely taken it off so I’ll be picking up some more ASAP.
Urban Outfitters Carpe Nocturn Long-Sleeve T-Shirt, $29, available at Urban Outfitters
I’m eyeing up these Grenson black hiking-style boots for my winter shoe, but I haven’t taken the plunge yet. They’re not cheap, but I know I’ll wear them to death – should I do it?
Grenson Nanette Boots, $255, available at Grenson
Tamar Riley Director, Marketing & Audience
A fluffy pink sweater sounds like my idea of hell – but here I am.
& Other Stories Eyelet Knit Sweater, $69, available at & Other Stories
I’m still a fan. The posters on my walls have gone, the tapes and CDs are lost in my parents’ attic, but I still want any and all Nirvana merch, particularly if it’s from Bella Freud.
Bella Freud Kurt T-Shirt, $95, available at Net-A-Porter
Like everyone else I’ve been wooed by corduroy. I love these ’70s-style tan trainers from the super ethical brand Good News.
Good News Rhubarb Low Tan Corduroy, $60, available at Good News
Amelia Bowe Creative
Any outfit involving one single pullover action is a winner in my eyes (I’ve had too many awkward clothing transitions in the gym changing rooms by now). The cosiness is duvet level, and exactly what I need at my desk in winter.
Lazy Oaf Roll Neck Stripey Jumper, $75, available at Lazy Oaf
I wish layering jewellery kept you warm in winter… can someone please invent this? Until then, I’ll continue to frost myself with this gorge gold-dipped pearl necklace from Th-Ty Studios.
TH-TY Studios Gold Dipped Pearl Necklace, $30, available at TH-TY Studios
Pink and red. Enough said.
Adidas I-5923 Sneakers, $138, available at Farfetch
Clare Friel Media Manager
Autumnal cord meets millennial pink and the result is delightfully ’90s. Is it too late for me to be in Clueless?
Monki Slim Fit Corduroy Trousers, $30, available at Monki
Proof that floral isn’t only for summer! This is my ideal day-to-night dress for the upcoming party season. I plan to wear this under a chunky black jumper with platform Dr. Martens ankle boots. After work, the jumper will come off and the party tricks (the worm in my case) will come out.
Topshop Daisy Cowl Back Slip Dress, $39, available at Topshop
I have a habit of buying the platform version of everything; Superga, Vans, Stan Smiths, Air Force One… I refuse to stop.
Dr Martens Sinclair Platform Boots, $175, available at ASOS
Emily Fleuriot Creative Lead
I love the nautical lilt of this Rhona Roy ’50s stripe dress, which brings a dash of summer feels while being entirely winter-appropriate with my beaten up tan boots.
Rhona Roy 1950s Vintage Dress Size 12, $35, available at Etsy
These hand-cast gold-tone brass moon and star earrings are sweet reminders of camping out under the stars. They’re also ethically produced by artisans in Nairobi, Kenya, which adds to their shine.
Artisans & Adventurers Star and Crescent Hook Earrings, $30, available at Artisans & Adventurers
Hello pristine Phoebe Philo-era Céline tan knee-high boots! These would be my ultimate go anywhere, wear with anything boots for winter (I’ll just need to snap them up quick). Nothing more to say. Just want.
Céline Leather Boots, $372.46, available at Vestiaire Collective
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