Everyone’s winter wardrobe essentials will vary based on the climate of a particular place. Here are some must-have wardrobe staples you will be needing this winter!
Classic wool Coat
That’s because a classic wool coat will take you just about anywhere — from the office to dinner, from the grocery store to the shopping mall, and anywhere in between. It’s the perfect piece of outerwear to top off a workwear look or a sweater dress for any gathering, or you can throw it on over jeans and a casual sweater and look instantly chic. You can even wear it to level up your favorite workout gear. A classic color like grey, camel, or black is always a safe bet, but don’t rule out fun colors like red, pink, blue, or even plaid! Choose a classic style, and it will last you many years.
You may want a variety of boot styles in your winter wardrobe, but the one that is essential for cold climates is a good pair of snow boots. Color-wise – black, grey, and cognac are all great colors to have. If you only choose one, consider what works best with the other items you will pair with them.
Scarves as an accessory category never go out of style, but they may wax and wane in popularity, and scarf styles do go in and out of vogue. Right now, we’re definitely seeing a shift away from infinity scarves and those big square plaid blanket scarves that were all over. However, a winter scarf as a cold-weather accessory is always appropriate, and it’s also a great way to add interest to your winter outfits.
Whereas you can wear a wool coat with both dressy and casual looks, a puffer coat is pretty much always a casual wardrobe piece, and they come in all different lengths and styles. If you live in a cold climate, you probably need at least one full-length, heavy-duty puffer for the coldest days and a shorter option for milder winter weather. Just make sure your puffer coat is waterproof, so it will hold up to all kinds of inclement weather.
My fingers freeze in the wintertime, but I also want to be able to access my smartphone when I’m out and about, so tech-friendly gloves are a must. Other good options are fingerless gloves or convertible mittens.
Beanies are cute and very much on-trend right now, and they also work really well to keep your head warm when it’s super cold out.
Of course, winters without sweaters are like a sky without a moon! A good quality sweater can work for so many occasions. Wear it to work with trousers or a skirt, wear it on the weekend with jeans and sneakers, wear it on a date night with jeans and heels… Pay attention to the neckline and choose a style that is flattering for you.
Jeans (No ripped)
Jeans are a 3-season wardrobe staple, but in the wintertime, one must stay away from rips and holes. It’s usually too cold for that, and they look rather incongruous worn with sweaters and boots. Straighter styles are making a comeback right now, but skinny jeans are the easiest to wear this time of year, especially with taller boots. It’s totally a matter of preference, so wear what works best for you. Most women will want a variety of styles and washes, and if you don’t have any, try adding grey or black jeans to your winter closet. They’re highly versatile — more so than blue jeans.
Pair it with tights and boots or booties for a look that’s chic and effortless. Wear it to the office, on a dinner date, or for lunch with the girls.
Knee-high or OTK boots are your warmest footwear option, even though we aren’t seeing them as much this year. They work best over skinny jeans, but they’re also fashionista’s favorite for wearing with sweater dresses in the winter. Ankle boots can work with the right style of dress, and if they suit your personal style aesthetic.OTK