There are few things fashion editors are more obsessed with than demoing how five articles of clothing can result in something like 93 permutations. And while some ideas can be a stretch (cuff your pant leg, and it’s a whole new outfit!), there’s something to be said about the ingenuity and versatility that come tethered to the concept of capsule dressing. In the end, it’s a way of approaching fashion with intention — really examining which garments you need, whittling down your wardrobe to just the essentials, and thus, reducing excess and waste.
And that brings us to the point of this story: a winter version of a capsule closet, brought to you by Cuddl Duds. We identified the 10 core items that should serve as the foundation of all your cold-weather outfits: leggings spun from the softest waffle knit thermal fabric (brushed on both sides for maximum warmth), a super-soft and stretchy ribbed henley, a fleece-lined vest for an extra layer of insulation, and more. Wear them separately, wear them all together at once — there are infinite possibilities here. Click through to shop what are bound to be your go-to basics from here on out.