10 Affordable Pieces Worth Adding To Your Winter Wardrobe

Winter always forces us into a wardrobe switch up. The cooler weather ensures the lighter fabrics of summer and autumn are out. That means swapping pique cotton for denser jersey, merino for lambswool and lightweight jackets for more robust, warmer pieces of outerwear.

Although the weather might be worse, this sartorial switch is no bad thing. Winter offers plenty of chances for creativity, with layering and colour combos coming to the fore. But where do you start when it comes to refreshing your cold-weather wardrobe? This is where Jack & Jones comes in.

The once denim-focussed brand now offers a plethora of stylish menswear staples that will look as good now as they will in years to come. Think classic work shirts, versatile parkas and chunky knitwear, as well as, of course, high-quality denim. With subtle branding, well-sourced fabrics and accessible pricing, there really is something for everyone.

So, whether you’re after the finishing piece or you’re in need of a complete style overhaul, you’re in the right place.

Flannel Shirt

As far as winter staples go, the flannel shirt has to be up there. Endlessly versatile and easy to wear with everything from jeans to tailored trousers, it’s a go-to layering piece.

This one is made from soft 100% cotton and comes in a muted monochrome check, perfect for wearing as part of an all-black look.

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Slim Chinos

Chinos are stylish year round, but for winter, they really come into their own. This is especially true if the fabric is slightly heavier and the colour is neutral, like this dark stone pair.

Cut in a flattering slim fit that tapers down to the ankle, combine these with your favourite boots or lace ups and finish with a chunky knit.

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Puffer Jacket

When warmth is a priority, puffer jackets are hard to beat. And this colour-block take, finished in black and green, gives off some on-trend 90s vibes.

Comfortable and endlessly warm, it features elastic cuffs and a stand collar for added wind and rain protection.

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Technical Parka

If you need full-on rain, wind and storm protection, a parka is the way forward. Favoured by the mods of the 60s, and later re-adopted by the BritPop movement of the 90s, the parka is a bonafide menswear icon.

This version comes in classic military olive green and boasts large front pockets, a storm placket and an adjustable hood.

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Whether you’re heading to a Christmas party, or you just need to smarten up your office wear, a winter blazer makes a fine investment.

This Jack & Jones number is made from an ultra comfortable, stretchy polyester, which moves with you instead of restricting you. It comes in a slim fit with flap pockets and plenty of texture, making it ideal for wearing with cords, denim or wool trousers.

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Heavyweight Sweatshirt

Originating on the football fields of early 20th century America, the sweatshirt has long been a casualwear favourite. But for winter, swerve the traditional loopback cotton versions and instead go for a cloth with a little more weight.

Made using thick French Terry cotton, this version comes in a vibrant burnt orange shade, bringing some seasonal colour to cold-weather looks.

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Denim Jacket

Channelling an effortless workwear feel, this rugged denim jacket is finished in black 100% cotton denim; a nice twist on the classic indigo trucker.

With its button front, slanted side pockets and two chest pockets, it has a utilitarian feel that would work well with jeans or heavyweight chinos.

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Textured Sweater

Whether it’s a fisherman’s sweater, cable knit or ribbed jumper, knitwear tends to look its best when there’s plenty of texture going on.

The pullover above is a case in point: with its subtle contrasting squares and warm mock neck design, it will make an interesting and versatile addition to your smart casual wardrobe.

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Denim Jeans

We couldn’t run a list of Jack & Jones pieces without discussing the brand’s denim.

These selvedge jeans has been woven at a notable mill in Turkey before being cut into a roomy, loose fit, making them as comfortable as they are effortlessly cool.

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Shawl Neck Cardigan

A favourite of icons like Steve McQueen, the shawl neck cardigan may just be the slickest way to stay warm this winter.

Finished in a deep brown with subtle cable knit detailing at the front, this version is a natural paring for selvedge jeans and leather boots.

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Charlie Thomas

Charlie Thomas is a writer and photographer, contributing to publications including The Independent, The Times, The Rake and Black + White Photography magazine. His photography has been exhibited by Photofusion, Central Saint Martins and Photo Co-Op.