As a new season beckons, your wardrobe should feel as refreshed as you (hopefully) do. Just as you’d lace up a pair of trusty boots for brisk weather, a rotation of winter
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Each cold weather-friendly
From fabrics like flannel or brushed cotton twill to details like workshirt-style pockets, an array of long sleeve winter
Don’t sleep on the potential to shake up your winter wardrobe with a trusty crewneck base layer, a rugby polo, or a layer-friendly overshirt, either.
Wellen Organic Corduroy
The great thing about refreshing your wardrobe for chilly weather is that you can lean on many of the same fabrics you trust for other parts of your wardrobe.
Cotton corduroy is a tried-and-true winter classic in your trouser rotation, but it takes on the same silhouette as a classic OCBD
This option from Huckberry’s sustainable Wellen brand even veers into eco-friendly territory with organic material. An array of rich colors should help ring in the season quite nicely, too.
Everlane Relaxed Corduroy
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Those corduroy pants you wore years ago likely felt a little stuffy and decidedly unstylish.
Everlane brings that material into the 21st century in a relaxed
The looser fit means it can be worn as an overshirt, as Everlane styles this piece. If you’re feeling more adventurous, it could even be layered over a navy turtleneck for a dressy, visually appealing style swerve.
Flint and Tinder Donegal Architect
Donegal tweed draws its name from the same county in the rolling, rugged hills of Ireland, and while this
Namely, the Donegal fabric features textured contrasting flecks that set it apart from other long sleeve winter
There are even reinforced elbow patches in the tradition of hard-wearing workshirts.
Bonobos Stretch Lightweight Flannel
Flannel is typically associated with the great outdoors, perhaps as a layer for chilly days in the shop or on the trail.
It takes on a unique sense of modern polish in the hands of Bonobos, as the brand has streamlined the fit ever-so-slightly (it comes in Slim and Standard options).
That’s not the only thing the famed chino brand has switched up: They’ve added a hint of stretch for comfort. Oh, and it comes in a vast array of surprisingly polished colors and patterns, along with more traditional plaids.
Schott NYC Buffalo Check Flannel
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Famed moto jacket and outerwear maker Schott has plenty of that history, and this red-and-black plaid flannel is as stylish now as decades ago.
Front button chest pockets give it the utility of a
Proper Cloth Low Twist Twill
Proper Cloth, makers of excellent dress
If you’re searching for a winter
J. Crew Brushed Twill
If you really want to step up your wardrobe for the chillier months in a way that’s decidedly different than your tried-and-true array of
So, have a little fun by scoring an eye-catching fall and winter color, then pairing it with J. Crew’s well-fitting chinos.
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Uniqlo HEATTECH Cotton Crew Neck
As useful as it is to have a selection of go-nearly-anywhere button down
For a highly agreeable price, Uniqlo delivers standout warmth in a minimal crewneck silhouette. Soft pima cotton on the interior makes this quite soft as a base layer beneath a vest or a trucker jacket.
And if you’re in search of a layer to amp up the warmth beneath a flannel workshirt on blustery days, you’ve found one at the right price here.
L.L. Bean BeanBuilt Waffle Henley
Among all of the winter
It’s more visually appealing than a crew neck
In short, it could be your new must-have weekend layer when worn the right way. L.L. Bean makes its henley with a mix of heritage and modern details, from the warm waffle-knit fabric to the timeless three-button placket.
Everlane Waffle Long-Sleeve Crew
When you can feel winter’s chill deep in your bones, that’s when it’s time to break out the heavy hitters.
Or rather, that’s when it’s time to layer up with a dependable waffle crewneck. Note that this piece, made from organic waffle-knit cotton, features a trim fit, so shop carefully (or rely on this as a closer-fitting base layer).
It’s a piece you don’t have to think about too much beyond warmth. For instance: It can be styled with a field coat and chinos, or it can be worn even more casually with classic blue jeans and a shawl cardigan.
Taylor Stitch Rugby
Like the henley, the rugby
It’s also a solid change of pace from your rotation of warm winter
Plus, if you love the look of a polo in the warmer months and want to channel that same energy through winter, you’ve found your perfect match.
Everlane Long-Sleeve Pique Polo
Remember what we said about swapping out your warm-weather polo for an option suited as a cold-weather layer? Meet Everlane’s long-sleeve design, available in a range of solid, neutral colors.
If you’re hesitant about this change of pace, know that with a long-sleeve polo, you’ve got options.
You can think of the long-sleeve polo as you would a dress
Spier & Mackay Long-Sleeve Polo
A long-sleeve polo bridges the gap between laidback and refined – as comfortable as a T-shirt when made from the proper fabric, and as crisp as a polo.
Spier & Mackay blurs the lines between the two by finishing its crisp navy polo with a distinctive
And that soft cotton pique fabric is a pleasing switch-up from winter’s rougher textures, like waffle-knit cotton.
Bonobos Fireside Flannel Overshirt
We talked earlier about a Bonobos flannel overshirt that was well-suited to everyday wear (perhaps even at the office underneath a navy blazer).
The Fireside Flannel, on the other hand, fits more nicely among warm
That’s because the Fireside Flannel uses heavier flannel fabric (still infused with comfortable stretch). It’s designed to be layered underneath, and two front-button chest pockets deliver useful everyday carry storage.
Todd Snyder Italian Boucle Overshirt
This made-in-Italy, 100 percent virgin wool overshirt is the height of a luxe splurge as far as seasonal shirting is concerned.
It still boasts a helpful chest pocket and a relaxed fit for layering, but this is a winter overshirt you opt to wear for apres-ski pursuits, rather than shoveling snow (not a bad thing to have close at hand!).
Stay Warm In These Winter
It shouldn’t feel overwhelming to look at your wardrobe, especially when you’re focused on both bundling up for winter and looking your very best along the way.
Here are our top picks, once again:
Sometimes, it’s helpful to stick with what you know – if you appreciate the crisp-yet-versatile look of a
Roll up those sleeves and style it with dark blue jeans or
On a more casual note, L.L. Bean’s BeanBuilt Henley can pull double or even triple-duty, whether paired with a waxed barn coat or a flannel
And with just those two pieces, you can discover plenty of combinations. However you chose to wear one of the best winter