Canberra Fashion Lifestyle

10 items everyone needs in their wardrobe this Winter

The temperature is starting to drop, and we can no longer deny that winter is upon us. So, we’ve put together our top ten staple clothing items everyone needs in their closet this winter.

A Puffer Jacket:

Sorry, but you can’t possibly be a Canberran without one. It’s a must for those frosty mornings, or icy late nights. Perfect for your walk around the lake, walk to work, or daily activities, it’s an investment item you won’t regret, trust us. Opt for a classic via  Macpac, or get a little trendy and try out Cotton On or Seed for something chic and inexpensive.

A long coat 

A piece to level up your winter look, all while keeping you cosy. Choose to make a statement with a pop of bright colour or a pattern, or keep it clean and classic with a black or camel tones. It’s the perfect piece to take you from day to night, and can last you for years to come. Seed and asos always have you covered with some great finds.

A boot:

Ankle, knee high, heeled or flat, no matter your preference the goal is to keep your feet warm while you’re looking fly. We recommend purchasing a quality pair because they’re going to be on your feet all season long. Our top picks are Windsor SmithJo Mercer or Alias Mae.

A Sneaker

A minimal sneaker for an understated look, think clean and crisp. The perfect shoe to be on your feet all day. It looks chic but best of all, you’ll stay comfortable. Throw them on with a pair of jeans, a cute knitted dress or your effortless loungewear look. AdidasNike, Platypus or Converse house some of our favourite sneakers this season.


They’re a wardrobe essential and you know it. Throw on a sneaker and you’ve got your day look, slip on a heel and stroll into the night. Both options are warm and comfortable, especially if you opt for this season’s slouch or Mum jean trend. Cotton On always have brilliant inexpensive cuts, but if you’re looking to invest a little more, case your eye over ABrandNobody or Levi’s


A scarf is a must for winter, especially in Canberra. But let’s be honest, keeping the old neck warm is a mere bonus, what we’re really looking for is a little something extra to our winter outfits. From your standard neck scarf to an oversized wool scarf that can pass as a shawl, it’s an item you’ll be reaching for all winter long. We suggest checking out options at Portmans or Seed


If there’s one thing we can thank COVID for, it’s celebrating wearing loungewear out of the house. A comfy pair of trackies and jumper is appropriate enough to take you from the comfort of the couch to running errands, and that’s all you need to know. If a brand isn’t jumping on this bandwagon, then you need to dismiss them immediately. The Iconic and Cotton On, are only just two suggestions of the endless loungewear options available right now.

Gym Tights 

And with loungewear comes activewear, particularly gym tights. A must for your walk around the lake, pilates class or your Sunday brunch (and if you didn’t actually get to exercising, we won’t judge). Lululemon and Lorna Jane are obvious staples, but don’t forget to look to brands such as Cotton On, Rockwear or Nike who are really leveling up to provide you quality tights for affordable prices.

Knit Jumper 

The perfect layering piece that you can dress up or down. But, more importantly, it’ll keep you warm. Purchase it oversized for a fashionable snug look or more fitted for something classic. Forecast, Seed or the Iconic are serving up some of our favourite knitted jumpers right now.


With the evening hibernation, you want to be as comfy and cute going to bed as you do during the day. The Pyjama king himself, Peter Alexander, is our pick when it comes to the bst PJs. He always has you covered from cotton to flannel to silk, fun themes and classic prints. A winter must have for sure!

Need to top up on some of our list of staples? Visit Canberra Outlet to shop!

What are your go-to winter staples? 

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