Sometimes, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, especially when you’re at a loss for what to shop. We don’t blame you for throwing your hands in the air when you realize it’s time to invest in a new coat. Aside from gleaning inspiration from all that scrolling you’ve been doing on Instagram, street style moments are few and far between this winter. That’s why we’ve polled our editors and asked everyone to keep it real — these are the winter basics we’re actually shopping for, and the proof is in the outfit selfies we’re sharing with you.
Most of the items you’ll see on this list have one thing in common: they aren’t super trend-focused, simply because most of us have changed our shopping habits and committed to focusing on well-made, preferably sustainable items that are actually going to last. Enter, Aritzia’s new Super Puff shop with multiple choices for colorways, lengths, and finishes. As for shoes, all the pairs we hype here are completely functional. They’re sturdy, stylish, and chances are they go with most of what you already have stocked in your wardrobe. Ahead, find out which brands we’re swearing by for this season’s staples and shop your favorite picks.