We’re in the less fun stretch of winter, when things are going to get colder before they get warmer, and we don’t even have festive holidays to look forward to. But I’ve always found that having stylish winter essentials are a great way to feel good. So below, we break down the essential components of every winter wardrobe.
COS’s longline quilted coat is the epitome of understated elegance. It’ll make everything look better, from your jeans to your sweatpants. This asymmetrical puffer coat from Bacon is beautiful – we’re obsessed with the layered collar and pretty bow. Pretty pink and fun pullover
This faux-leather puffer jacket in a peanut color is an easy way to make a statement. Unexpected fabric also gives this navy velvet puffer a fun edge.
Fleece can be functional and fashionable, which is why everyone should have at least one. It’s also one of those key pieces that make layering easily. J.Crew’s sherpa fleece half-pullover is a classic, and if you’re looking for something more colorful, Vineyard Vines has you covered. I love this blue color-blocked fleece. This periwinkle plush half-zip is super cozy.
A thin, cotton turtleneck is another must-have layering piece. You can make it a statement piece on it’s own with this leopard print tissue turtleneck from J.Crew, or go for a more basic black like this one from Vineyard Vines.
For something slightly fancier, this Lauren Ralph Lauren ribbed turtleneck is stylish enough to stand alone. Everlane’s Merino Rib Turtleneck is great too, and comes in enough colors to make everyone happy.
Winter boots don’t have to be heavy duty anymore. We’re talking about comfy, cozy shoes that will keep you warm in and out of the house. These UGG Bailey boots come complete with bows on the back. These LL Bean chukkas come with treaded soles. These innovative Sorel snow slip-ons are waterproof with all-terrain soles, while looking like your favorite pair of slip on sneakers.
Socks might seem minor, but they’re a small thing that really make me smile. These pink, red, and purple plush socks from J.Crew will put a smile on your face. Put a preppy pep in your step with these Ralph Lauren check socks.
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