Getting dressed throughout the winter can sometimes feel like a daunting task. Stepping out into the cold and trying to put together an ensemble that feels both stylish and warm seems impossible. Thankfully, there are reliable style essentials that will keep you cozy and fashion-forward all winter long. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to help you and your wardrobe survive the chilly months ahead.
1. Cozy Knits
It may seem like the obvious choice, but we’re strong advocates for keeping one or two (or ten) cozy knits in your winter wardrobe. Our favorite updates to the classic cable knit are cropped lengths, oversized silhouettes, and vibrant pops of color.
2. High-Waisted Pants
For the bottom half, reach for a high rise pant. Whether it’s a legging, trendy pair of denim, or printed pant, finding a pair that sits at your natural waistline will ensure all-day comfort. They look especially chic when you pair them with a chunky sweater and style it with a front-tuck.
3. Fancy Flats
Easy to dress up or down, you can easily pair flats with any ensemble you have in mind. Need a pair that will cut it in the workplace? Try a pair with sparkle or embroidery and you’ve got instant fancy feet.
4. Plaid, Plaid, Plaid
There are few style essentials we keep in our closets all year round, and plaid is one of them. While plaid is no doubt a seasonless staple, we’re particularly fond of it this time of year. Festive color palettes and easy layering make it a no-brainer when you’re not sure what to wear.
5. Boyfriend Jeans
Boyfriend jeans are the answer when you want to round out your outfit with something that’s relaxed and on-trend. Wear them rolled for a fully laid-back look, or uncuff them for a more tailored take on the trend.
6. Slip-On Sneaks
A comfortable slip-on sneaker is a fail-proof finish to your ensemble that can take you anywhere from a low-key weekend indoors to an all-day outing.
7. Sherpa-Lined Jean Jacket
Denim jackets are a go-to piece in the summertime, but as soon as the weather starts to cool down, there’s a need for something more substantial. Sherpa-lined jean jackets provide more warmth, feel super cozy, and will keep your outfit looking cool and casual.
8. Camo Pants
Camo print is the trend that won’t end (and trust us, we don’t want it to). Try it out on a cargo pant, stretchy skinny, or even a relaxed jogger if you want to give an athleisure spin to your ensemble.
9. Comfortable Boots
With it being one of the busiest times of the year, you’re probably running from the office to holiday shopping, and somehow squeezing in your normal errands. There’s no doubt you’ll need comfortable shoes to keep up, and booties with a low heel are the perfect solution. They look polished and professional without killing your feet.