Upgrading My Closet With These Chic Takes on Winter Essentials

Here’s the truth: Whenever I find the perfect staple item, I buy them in different colors. Here are a few perfect items from Uniqlo U that fit the bill this Fall/Winter.

It should come as no surprise that we’d gravitate toward Uniqlo’s specialty line headed by the high-fashion Parisian designer Christophe Lemaire, formerly of Hermès, Lacoste, and YSL. Lemaire is credited with imbuing Hermès with a simplified antiesthetic that never sacrificed on luxury. And with Uniqlo U, he sets out to accomplish a somewhat opposing task: elevating a brand that is well known for its simplicity. So, these days, when Lemaire isn’t running his eponymous label, he’s overseeing this ultra-modern line of Uniqlo essentials meant to see consumers through seasons and seasons to come. This year’s F/W collection is no different: It’s filled with innovative and chic designs like padded parkas and trenches, merino sweaters and twill pants, bow tie dresses and satin midi skirts. My cart is already overflowing quality goods—keep scrolling to see what I’m buying.

These pieces are classic, staples that will coordinate with other items in your wardrobe.  To always keep your wardrobe current, clean and fresh, look for items that are in neutral tones that can rotate through years of great fashion palettes.