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5 Of The Best Men's Cold Weather Outfit Ideas For When You're In A Winter Fashion Rut

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Is the cold weather killing your fashion mojo? Marks & Spencer’s new-in autumn 2019 menswear collection has all the essentials for aceing winter dressing.

With winter here, it’s the perfect time for some cold weather outfit inspiration. After all, the dreaded ‘I have nothing to wear’ dilemma is only ever made worse on dark, frosty winter mornings and days spent dodging wintery gales and showers. It’s enough to have us burrowing under our covers and hibernating until spring. Or at least reaching for the same boring jeans and jumper combination and dark, dreary palette of black, grey and navy blue every single day.

Luckily for us Marks & Spencer have just announced their newly designed menswear collection, featuring every winter wardrobe essential imaginable. There are winter-proof coats for every taste, on-trend check overshirts, wool textured blazers, corduroy trousers, cosy fleeces and slim fit suits; plus a rich array of knitwear, from chunky woollen jumpers and cotton roll-necks, to cosy cardigans and graphic print knits, all in a warm palette of rusty orange, bottle green, mustard yellow and sea blue. The best part? The entire collection starts at an affordable price point.

Inspired by what’s on offer, we’re taking M&S’s new-in collection as our winter wardrobe inspiration. Our secret? Layering up different colours, patterns and textures to create interest and dimension as well as warmth. Think cord trousers with a cable knit cardigan, ribbed roll-neck and wool overcoat. Check trousers under a woollen blazer or a Fair Isle jumper under a borg collar jacket – the possibilities are endless.

Still feel like you’re in a winter fashion rut? Scroll on for 5 winter-ready outfits inspired by M&S. Next time you’re stood in front of your wardrobe, late for work because you don’t know what to wear, you’ll be thanking us.

1. Statement coat + roll-neck jumper + check printed trousers + Chelsea boots

With a sharply tailored coat like M&S’s AUTOGRAPH Wool Notched Collar Overcoat, any outfit you wear will look put-together. Highlight the coat’s slim fit and it’s stylish notched with an equally high roll-neck jumper and the coat’s traditional identity with classic Chelsea boots. Check print trousers add a subtle but trendy twist to the outfit and feel cosier than jeans. 

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2. Borg collar jacket + zip through cardigan + chinos + boots

For a cool, off-duty look, we love how well M&S’s Pure Cotton Corduroy Borg Lined Jacket layers up with a zip through cardigan. Even in neutral shades, the mixture of materials and textures incorporated creates a dynamic look. Plus, an tonal outfit always looks effortlessly polished and sharp – perfect for lazy days or when you're running late. 

3. Textured woollen crew neck jumper + check overcoat + corduroy trousers + Chukka boots

When you consider the basic elements of any winter outfit to be some type of bottoms, knitwear and jacket or coat, putting together outfits becomes a lot easier. In this case, a richly-textured, woollen crew neck jumper offsets soft corduroy trousers, a check overcoat and smart Chukka boots for a mix that makes winter workwear interesting and cosy.

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4. Quilted puffer jacket + fair isle jumper + jeans + hiking boots

For the perfect Sunday pub lunch and walk outfit, dress on theme in a wintery Fair Isle knit and chunky hiking boots. A quilted puffer jacket with M&S’s Thermowarmth™ padding, double collar and Stormwear™ technology will keep you dry, warm and stylish.

5. Faux fur parka + check overcoat + jeans + trainers 

A faux fur parka is a classic choice. When worn with jeans and a check overcoat you have the perfect mix for staying warm – we’re dressing ours down for weekends visiting Christmas markets with comfy trainers.