As temperatures dip, it’s time to reevaluate our winter wardrobes. And whether we continue to stay in or enjoy the outdoors, the common denominators are comfort and warmth.
Winter dressing means balancing function with form, and there are a few styles that easily check off both boxes. Outerwear is a big focus, of course, but gets reimagined in bold colors and recycled materials. Layering continues to inspire ’fits: long-sleeve tees, hoodies, vests – pile it all on. And plaid in, say, a shirt jacket or even lining in a utility pant, adds visual interest to any cold-weather look.
To highlight our favorite picks, we teamed up with Free Assembly, a brand that’s exclusively available at Walmart. It focuses on style and versatility (i.e. assemble freely), and is committed to sustainability. Many of its outerwear pieces, for example, are made with recycled polyester.
Scroll down for a closer look at our curated picks from Free Assembly.
Classic Puffer Jacket with Hood
Your winter wardrobe’s MVP? The puffer. Free Assembly’s classic puffer features a durable ripstop fabric constructed with a lightweight, sustainable-friendly recycled polyester. Drawstrings in the hem and hood means you can keep the cold out. Style note: add a shot of color and optimism to your outerwear this season.
CPO Shirt Jacket
Free Assembly makes the case for layering with this plaid shirt jacket. With a polar fleece lining, throw it over a turtleneck for added warmth, and add a zip vest for those chilly nights. Stay cozy.
E-Waist Lined Utility Pants
Give your utility pants an upgrade this season. These are lined in flannel for unbeatable comfort and warmth. We like rolling up the cuff on these as a nod to the plaid lining, and teaming with well-worn low-tops, a hoodie, and a denim jacket.
Everyday Long-Sleeve Pocket Tee
The key to winter dressing is layering, but your underlayers shouldn’t be an afterthought. This striped long-sleeve pocket tee adds visual interest to any ‘fit, even if it’s just peeking underneath a hoodie. And in 100% organic cotton, you’ll want to wear it every day.
If, like us, you own as many hoodies as you do sneakers. They’re one of the easiest pieces to layer, and their versatility should not be lost on you. Dress it up by throwing it over a button-down and pairing with selvedge jeans; or keep things casual by teaming over a vintage tee and utility pants. And this one by Free Assembly costs less than takeout.
Free Assembly’s Straight Jeans are the right balance between relaxed and pulled together. We like them in a lighter wash for winter, a welcomed alternative to the darker variety.
Full Zip Vest with Patch Pocket
For an easy layering piece, cop a zip-up vest. This one, made of 100% recycled polyester, features a soft sherpa for comfort, and chest and hand pockets to store your essentials. Layer it over a long-sleeve tee or over a denim jacket.
Selvedge Slim Fit Jeans
Free Assembly comes through with these selvedge jeans for just $40. These have a heritage look and will naturally fade for an individual touch. Notably, Free Assembly is committed to sustainably. Its denim is made using mostly organic cotton that avoids fertilizers and pesticides, and is made in Fair Trade Certified factories.
Free Assembly is available online and in select Walmart stores. Visit Walmart.com for more.