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Power up your winter wardrobe with these Instagram-approved cold-weather outfits, as seen on our M&S Insiders

Master easy layering with a knitted vest

As M&S Insider Sam knows, a sweater vest ticks all the boxes when it comes to cold-weather dressing. Cosy yet effortlessly stylish, this versatile piece adds much-needed extra warmth to your favourite tops and winter dresses. Steal Sam’s style by wearing this moss-green knitted vest with a striped top for weekend dressing. The best bit? You can roll up the funnel neck for extra snugness when an icy chill hits. Smarten up the look for work or evenings out by swapping the striped top with a floral-print blouse and brogues. You won’t know what you did without a knitted vest in your wardrobe.

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Moss-green knitted vest. Shop now
Make layering easy with a knitted vest
Black and white striped top. Shop now
A striped top is always in style
Black flatform Chelsea boots with contrast soles. Shop now
Take winter weather in your stride 
Dark slim-flare jeans. Shop now
Flares create a flattering silhouette

Put a twist on your tailoring

M&S Insider Dan gives us a masterclass in smart-casual dressing with this modern take on tailoring. Swapping a more conventional shirt or T-shirt with a hoodie lends this pinstripe blazer and matching trousers a casual edge – plus, the outfit is cold weather ready. By matching the light stripes in the suit with a layering piece in a similar tone, Dan gives his look some extra polish. Dial up the cosiness by teaming it with a knitted hoodie and finish the outfit with simple white trainers. Who said suits are only for special occasions?

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Grey pinstripe blazer with black buttons. Shop now
A modern spin on pinstripes
Grey pinstripe slim-fit trousers. Shop now
With a waist that can expand up to one size
Cream cotton-blend knitted hoodie. Shop now
A knitted hoodie is a cosy take on casual style
White lace-up trainers. Shop now
Will go with everything in your wardrobe

Try a bold winter floral print

Prints are back with a bang this winter, as spotted on our M&S Insider Caley. Her Autograph midi dress is the perfect winter dress; we’re tempted to make it our Christmas Day outfit. A flared skirt, scarf neckline and long sleeves make this an elegant choice for all the festive get-togethers in your diary. If you feel the cold – we certainly do – layer it over our clever Heatgen thermal top and wear it with extra-warm tights. Complete the look with a tailored coat and heeled boots and you’ll be ready to swish into party season.

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Black floral-print midi dress. Shop now
We’re head over heels for this print
Black tailored coat. Shop now
Smart and warm = a big tick from us
Chunky black Chelsea boots. Shop now
Puddleproof thanks to the water-repellent finish
Black long-sleeved thermal top. Shop now
Brushed inside for extra warmth
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Look sophisticated in winter whites

A classic car coat is a stylish take on winter outerwear. M&S Insider Rob shows us how to put a contemporary twist on this wardrobe staple, plus make white work for winter, by pairing it with ecru jeans and Chelsea boots. We’re big fans of this knitted polo shirt, an elevated spin on a menswear essential. Several shades of this extra-fine merino wool polo shirt have already found their way into our baskets. Take a leaf out of Rob’s book and go for a head-to-toe tonal look – neutrals are always a winner – for an on-trend cold-weather outfit.

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Brown checked wool-rich car coat. Shop now
A car coat is a classic finishing touch
Caramel knitted merino wool polo shirt. Shop now
Made with responsibly sourced wool
Ecru tapered jeans. Shop now 
Can be worn all year round
Sand suede pull-on Chelsea boots. Shop now
Hand finished for a premium edge

Words: Emily Sutherland

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