Update your winter wardrobe without breaking the bank with our cash-saving tips

AS the weather turns chilly, it’s time for big coats and sturdy boots. But are you ready to face the elements?

Here are some tips for updating your winter wardrobe — without sending your finances into meltdown.

MIX AND MATCH: Assemble a “capsule wardrobe” — with a core set of plain items that can be easily switched around to create multiple outfits. It’s a cheaper way to build your winter clothes collection.

Seasonal essentials include simple tops, jumpers, cardigans and trousers. Matalan is selling cosy, neutral-coloured women’s cardigans and longline sweatshirts from £10. A men’s ribbed jumper is £29.50 from Marks & Spencer, but a similar cotton zip-neck alternative is sold by F&F at Tesco for just £16.

SAVE: £13.50

HAVE SUMMER THAT: Do not ignore those summery sale items. Thinner tops meant for sunnier months can be layered up during winter. Thin strap vest tops give extra warmth as a base layer.

Next sells them for £4 each if you buy two or more. George at Asda sells a pack of three for just £4.80, reduced from £6.

SAVE: £7.20 on three vests

JOIN THE CLUB: Subscribing to a shop’s newsletter or joining their membership list can trigger discounts.

Peacocks offers ten per cent off first orders when you subscribe to emails. It’s also offering 20 per cent off orders that are £30 or more with the online code Treat20.

SAVE: £6 or more

TIME FOR A REBOOT: You need tough footwear to get you through water, snow and mud. Wellies are an essential.

A pair of Molly mid-height spotted wellies from Joules will cost you £44.95. But Graceland spotty wellies from shoe shop Deichmann are now down to just £19.99, from £27.99.

SAVE: £24.96

BROLLY BRILLIANT: Double- canopy umbrellas are more resistant when battered by strong winds. Sports Direct sells a Slazenger one for £16.99, down from a suggested retail price of £32.99.

SAVE: £16

  • PRICES on this page correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

Deal of the day

FIX windswept locks with the Tigi Bed Head: Rehab For Hair shampoo/conditioner set, £19.99 at TK Maxx, down from an RRP of £30.99.

SAVE: £11

Cheap treat

DOUBLE up on a 200g bar of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk chocolate with two for £3 at Farmfoods.

SAVE: £1

Tricks of the trade

READY, set, Christmas. Lidl is now selling festive cards and wrapping. A 20-pack of classic   cards is just 99p, while   a pack of 20 charity   ones is £1.29, with  25p going to the   NSPCC.  

Top swap


PAD yourself out for winter with a snug longline duvet coat from Superdry for £129.99. Or slip into similar from New Look for £56.99.

SAVE: £73

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