How to build a men’s winter wardrobe on any budget

Departing from the same concept that introduces the small wardrobe as the new definition of luxury, there’s nothing quite like a new season to start rebuilding your closet, or refining it even by getting rid of everything that appears average. A men’s curated wardrobe for winter should hold on to quality, timeless style and luxury, the latter not necessarily feeding upon grandiose expenses.

Statement knits, sturdy coats that are meant to transcend the seasons, and enough accessories to help individualize your looks, this is all you will be needing once the temperatures begin to drop. Either you plan on experimenting with some new styles as presented by the fall 2013> and winter 2014 fashion trends, or you’re determined to stick to your signature aesthetic, there’s still plenty of refurbishing to be achieved, even on a budget.

After the break, we introduce you to some of the winter styles that will help you start fresh, or refresh your wardrobe, all while sticking within the limits of a budget. So regardless of how much you have to spend, you can still indulge in the key styles ready to decide the start of a fashionable season. From high street to high fashion, here are our main picks.

mens winter wardrobe staple

$500 budget

As previously mentioned, luxury doesn’t necessarily have to do with extravagant purchases and exclusive items belonging to the world’s leading fashion houses. In the end it all comes down to style, to how you choose to challenge fashion and interpret the trends. Sticking with the basics will assure a smooth transition through the seasons to come, as will do opting for neutral colour palettes and clean cuts. A pair of hiking boots, a warm knit, a classic backpack and a wool jacket will add up to your existing wardrobe.

Mens winter wardrobe
Pilot Textured Cotton Knitwine Berry at Reiss; Jack & Jones Waffle Scarf at Asos; Mi-Pac Classic Backpack at Asos; Jack & Jones Boots at Asos; ASOS Wool Jacket With Funnel Neck at Asos.

$1000 budget

Even when the budget allows it, it’s definitely easier to indulge in the idea of quantity and forget all about quality. What should stick as relevant though, is the fact that where an extensive wardrobe based on average purchases fails to excite and stand the test of time, one built upon those few well-chosen, timeless styles will always come across as more relevant. A camel coat and a pair of sleek leather ankle boots for example, are the ones that will never truly go out of style.

Mens winter wardrobe
Kanye Double Breasted Coat Lapel Camel at Reiss; Note Extra Fine Merino Roll neck at Reiss; Barbour Plaid Lambswool Scarf at Asos; Base London Saffron Chelsea Boots at Asos.

$4000 budget

A more extensive budget often means that you can afford to invest in statement styles that withhold both the idea of heritage, and indisputable quality in their signature. But the more you choose to spend, the more you should try and seek that timeless quality in your garments. Settle for nothing less and add versatility, poise and effortlessness to the list of attributes that should define your clothing investments.

A hooded duffle coat, a neutral shawl-neck cardigan and a casual shirt that you can work off whenever putting together some cozy layers, are the ones perfectly combining elegance with comfort and practicality.

Mens winter wardrobe
Dior Hommr duffle coat at Farfetch; Maison Martin Margiela Chunky Cotton and Wool-Blend Cardigan at Mr Porter; J.Crew Plaid Cotton Shirt at Mr Porter; Pierre Hardy Velvet trim suede desert boots at Matches Fashion; Mulberry Cashmere-Lined Leather Gloves at Mr Porter.

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Shaped by all things beautiful and feminine, Nicoleta Parascan’s first steps towards entering the captivating world of fashion were taken somewhere around the young age of six, when she received her very own first fashion magazine. Discovering an entirely new universe, filled with pretty ladies and beautiful clothes, there was not much able to ever beat or compete with the fantasy land that was suddenly opening up. Surrounded by books, constantly thinking about the next best outfit, in search of a signature style and defined by a nostalgic calling towards the past, Nicoleta believes in taking chances, in destiny and in building her own path in life. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her playing with her cat, reading an old book, watching movies, exploring the city or blogging her own daily adventures.