If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably looked in your closet and realized you haven’t bought winter clothes in two years. It quickly became apparent this holiday season while I was getting dressed and finally settled on a few “old, but good things” at various holiday get-togethers, it was time. You need to go shopping.
I never enjoyed shopping before the pandemic and this feeling is stronger than ever. So, I did what any of us would do, I sat at my computer to do some fashion upgrades. However, I was more thoughtful about my purchases this time around. Affordability was clearly my top priority, along with quality. I knew firsthand how much I valued the quality of the staples in my wardrobe over cheap, trendy pieces. I also put sustainability in mind for the first time. I became more aware of the needlessly impact we are having on the environment and wanted to reduce my footprint as much as possible.
These factors have led me to my new favorite online shopping site, Quince. Read about Quince’s mission: “To create an item of equal or higher quality than the leading luxury brands at a much lower price.” Well, this fits my shopping style perfectly! As I continued the research, the way they highlighted their core values came to light. Quince believes that sustainability should be the standard, not luxury, and focuses on using sustainably produced materials. In the past, I’ve noticed that it’s the high-end (and more priced) clothing lines that have bragged about their sustainability efforts. It has been recognized by various environmental agencies for this purpose, including the Global Organic Textile Standard and the Global Recycled Standard. For Quince, this value is transmitted to fair and safe working conditions for all of its employees, Including Workers in their manufacturing warehouses. Not only did I check every box on my shopping list, but these values also gave me great peace of mind, and I was sold out.
I decided to tackle the most pressing closet issue first: I needed new winter clothes. Heck, I needed a whole new winter wardrobe. Excited by the fact that I was able to give my core business a facelift and stay within my budget, I picked out some jackets, T-shirts, sweaters, pants, pajamas, and even some accessories. As I write this, I’m wearing my new cashmere t-shirt and cashmere beanie. You need to spread the good news. Here are all the women’s winter clothes I’ve bought from Quince so you can be inspired to upgrade your wardrobe too!
Women’s winter jackets
Multi-use cotton jacket | quince
Utility jackets are an easy option to throw on errands or even for a casual night out. I fell in love with this army green jacket, because my husband has a similar jacket that I have always craved. Unlike his clothes, this jacket is super soft and made from 100 percent BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton material. It’s perfect fit thanks to the hidden waistband. However, I think my favorite part of the whole jacket is the fact that it saved so many pockets! All six pockets are fully functional, quick or compact, and provide enough space for things to leave my suitcase in the car. This jacket is available in sizes XS-XL.
Lightweight down jacket | quince
In the Midwest, it’s common for temperatures to be below freezing one day and sunny and 70 degrees the next. Of all my outfits, I rely on the lightweight puffy jacket the most! It transitions easily between weather extremes and is fashionable enough to throw on anything from a sweatshirt to a pretty blouse. This is down a puffer jacket Made with 650 Responsible Fill. Although it’s not bulky, it has a moderate rating of 32, with armholes and an extendable hem, to keep you warm and cozy. The jacket is available in sizes XS-XL in grey, navy, and black.
Recycled Zip Sherpa Jacket | quince
Versatile fluffy fleece is an absolute winter necessity! This beautiful cream-colored zip-up jacket can be worn from the ski slopes to the fire pit. Plus, you can feel good about using 100% recycled polyester, which is made from recycled plastic bottles as part of a global recycling system. In addition to the cream, it is available in dark blue and black, and in sizes XS-XL.
100% Leather Motorcycle Jacket | quince
If you don’t have a black leather jacket, what are you waiting for? This motorcycle jacket can be thrown over any outfit, from running errands to a night out, to instantly improving your style. The side zip and belt loops add a little flair. The best part? It’s a fraction of the cost of any similar 100 percent leather jacket out there! It’s available in sizes XS-XL, but it’s a slim fit so I recommend sizing up if you prefer a looser coat.
Winter blouses for women
$50 V-Neck Cashmere Sweater | quince
The cashmere sweater is truly a timeless piece for your wardrobe and you can’t beat this beauty for just $50! Similar sweaters are usually $120 or more. I put it on the second I reached the box and it has been faithfully worn multiple times. It is lightweight, comfortable and can be easily dressed up or down. It comes in sizes XS-XL and nine different colours.
Washable stretch silk blouse | quince
This blouse is a real beauty. Even though many of us have been out of the office for a while (or retired!), a silk blouse is still a must for occasions. Made of washable silk, this blouse is lightweight and comfortable while still exuding luxury and glamour. While silk might not be the fabric you immediately think of during the winter, there is just something about wearing a cool, soft blouse before heading out in harsh and violent weather. It’s available in sizes XS-XL and six colours.
Cashmere T-shirt | quince
This beautiful, versatile cashmere shirt is less than half the price of the competition. If you don’t own short-sleeved cashmere, what are the clothes you prefer to wear in fall, winter and spring? This special tee is made of 100 percent ultra-soft and lightweight Mongolian cashmere. It’s available in sizes XS-XL and five different colours. For that price, why not buy them all?
Super Soft Hoodie Pullover | quince
This comfortable pullover is crafted from Quince’s SuperSoft Fit fabric, the softest wool on the market. Slightly stretchy, lightweight and warm, the hoodie is the perfect combination to instantly make it your favorite lounge chair. I’ve worked in it, slept in it, and done errands in it. Once you wear it, it’s really hard to sacrifice comfort for anything else. It’s available in sizes XS-XL and three different colours.
Women’s winter pants
Ponte Bootcut Ultra Stretch Trousers | quince
After reading the description of these bootcut shorts, I had to try them. Quince describes them as “IDress pants and yoga pants had a baby – that would be it. “Anytime I can combine comfort and workwear, I’m in. These pants are made with a four-way stretch fabric to be supportive and comfortable for all-day wear. I chose the bootcut version, but they’re also available in skinny legs, and they’re both in sizes XS-XL.”
Winter accessories for women
cashmere wrap | quince
Covers are the ultimate understated winter accessory! They serve as practical blankets, comfortable scarves, and fashionable touches to spruce up any outfit. This special throw is made from 100 percent Mongolian cashmere to be the softest travel blanket. that it 86 x 25.5 inches Big enough to wrap under it. It’s available in neutral colors to pair with any outfit (and match gloves with a beanie!): black, oatmeal, heather gray, and navy.
Slouchy cashmere hat | quince
I love a good beanie that is both fashionable and practical. This cashmere beanie easily checks both boxes. The fabric matches the gloves and the sleeve is made of lMongolian cashmere is very soft. The rolled hem adds plenty of style to wearing indoors and outdoors. Plus it’s the easiest option to get rid of when my hair isn’t acting up. It is available in four colors: black, oatmeal, heather gray, and dark blue.
cashmere gloves | quince
It may be sad to admit, but the quality I value most of the glove is that it’s touchscreen friendly. We all live on our phones and it quickly becomes annoying to take our gloves off every time we hear a ring. Quince combines that with Made of first-class Mongolian cashmere These are great gloves. My favorite part about this pair is the extra long cuff that easily fits the sleeves of my coat and keeps my wrists nice and warm. It is available in four neutral colors to match any outdoor ensemble.