Winter, with its crisp air and snow-covered landscapes, offers a unique and enchanting backdrop for our outdoor pursuits. Yet, navigating the chilly temperatures and ever-changing conditions requires a wardrobe that can keep up with the adventurous spirit.

Enter the winter capsule wardrobe, a carefully curated collection of versatile, high-quality clothing that not only keeps us warm and comfortable but also complements our active lifestyle. In this guide, we'll walk you through each essential piece, providing handpicked suggestions from Take It Outside to help you build the ultimate capsule wardrobe that will see you through the chilly season with style and ease. 

Step 1


A high-quality insulated jacket is the cornerstone of any winter wardrobe. It not only provides essential warmth but also serves as a stylish statement piece. Investing in a top-notch coat like the Canada Goose Shelburne Parka ($1495) or the Tentree Cloud Shell Long Puffer Jacket ($348) ensures you stay warm and fashionable all season long.

Step 2

Tailored Coat

Whether you're heading to a formal event or simply running errands, a tailored coat adds a touch of elegance to your winter ensemble. The Tentree Wool Longline Coat ($328) and Black Tape Longline Belted Coat ($130) are both exceptional options that effortlessly elevate your cold-weather look. 

Step 3

Cozy Sweater

Sweaters are the unsung heroes of keeping you warm without sacrificing style. Consider the Holebrook Regina T-Neck WP ($356) for a blend of timeless fashion and function, or the Pistache Cable Knit Cardigan with Pockets ($101) for cozy, stylish warmth.

Step 4

Elevated Long Sleeve

Elevated long sleeve tops are versatile staples that effortlessly adapt to any occasion, whether dressed up or down. They offer endless outfit possibilities and are essential for a well-rounded winter wardrobe. The Tyler Madison Demi Modal ¾ Sleeve ($105) and Z Supply Eliza Woven Top ($88) are excellent options for effortlessly transitioning from day to night.

Step 5

Classic T-Shirt

T-shirts aren't just for summer! They play a crucial role in layering and comfort during the winter months. Take It Outside offers t-shirts that are versatile enough to be worn solo or layered under tops, sweaters, or jackets. Consider adding the Lolë Effortless Cotton Tee ($55) or opt for Arc'Teryx Lana Merino Wool SS Crew ($100) for a comfortable yet stylish look.

Step 6


Well-fitting, functional pants are a non-negotiable in winter.  Including a pair in your winter wardrobe ensures you're prepared to face the elements while looking effortlessly put-together. Whether you're strolling through city streets or engaging in outdoor pursuits, the Z Supply Marmont Trouser ($114), or the Arc’Teryx Proton Pant ($220) make the perfect choices for your winter capsule wardrobe.

Step 7


Skirts add a touch of femininity and versatility to your winter wardrobe. Pair them with the right layers for a chic, cold-weather look. Explore options like the Holebrook Patricia Skirt ($179) or the Tyler Madison Lily Satin Midi Skirt ($104) for endless outfit possibilities.

Step 8


Winter-appropriate dresses strike a balance between style and warmth, offering an easy solution for a polished look. Favourites from Take It Outside include the Pistache Knit Dress ($159) and Black Tape Asymmetrical Sweater Dress ($80).

Step 9


The right footwear can make or break a winter outfit and warm and durable footwear is essential for braving the seasonal elements. Consider options like the Blundstone 2365 High Heel ($280), Steve Madden Baker Loafer ($105), or the Cougar Shani Leather Waterproof Boot with Primaloft ($190) for both style and functionality.

Step 10


Complete your winter look with carefully chosen accessories. These small yet impactful pieces complete your ensemble, allowing you to express your personal style while staying comfortable in the elements of the colder months. From the Pistil Moto Beanie ($68) to the Pisitil Kin Scarf ($60) Herschel Elmer Beanie ($30), Brume Bromont Glove ($80) and Auclair Maika Fingermitts ($55), each piece adds a unique touch to your winter ensemble.

With these carefully selected winter wardrobe essentials from Take It Outside, you're well on your way to creating a well-rounded and stylish capsule wardrobe for the season. Embrace the benefits of a curated collection, and enjoy a winter filled with effortless fashion and warmth.

Happy styling!