Last year's winter clothes looking a little lacklustre? No worries, you've come to the right place

It takes a special kind of person to absolutely nail the capsule wardrobe. In fact, it's a rare breed of woman who will happily wear the exact same threads from last winter, not to mention the winter before that. Blame the siren call of a fresh pair of boots or the whispered promise of a sharply cut jacket - but let's just say the winter wardrobe refresh is a near-universally understood process that all women go through. Because, unless you're a major minimalist or Marie Kondo incarnate, chances are, you'll need new stuff for winter.

Enter THE OUTNET.COM. Long heralded as the not-so-secret resource of every stylishly minded female who understands the lure of three little words (Net-a-Porter), THE OUTNET also happens to be every Aussie girl's special pre-season weapon. Think heavily discounted designer wares dropping at precisely the right time in season (ie. when it's actually cold), this A/W '17 we're turning to the site for all our sartorial needs. Stocking over 350 labels, including cool-kids brands like J.W. Anderson, Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang and Sandro, plus in-house label Iris & Ink, it offers express worldwide shipping which means you score high-end labels not just quickly, but at a fraction of their usual retail price. Oh, and did we mention they do FREE returns? Too easy.

So to honour our ongoing love affair with THE OUTNET, we've selected a few of our favourite pieces to stock up on. Whether its trend-based pieces like silk dresses and satin flares or classics like a black blazer or suede bucket bag, rest assured these are pieces you won't fall out of favour with... at least not until next winter, when you'll probably want to do a refresh all over again. Such is the joy of being a woman!

The social edit: Buro's guide to a winter wardrobe refresh