Winter Wardrobe Essentials

Winter 2015 Wardrobe Essentials ||

If you’re wondering what you need in your wardrobe to get you through this winter, no worries, I have you covered! This list perfectly compliments my fall essentials list and I think it rounds out a really nice cohesive cold weather wardrobe. Lets get started!

1. Structured Parka

J. Crew Factory Vail Parka

I’m obsessed with this specific parka. I own it in dusty ginger, I’ve seriously considered buying the Grey, and I love the Navy version as well. It’s the perfect structured parka for work and holiday wear but there are many other fantastic styles out this season.

2. Wool Parka

American Eagle Wool Parka

Long heavy parkas remain an essential and if you don’t own one yet, I highly recommend one lined with sherpa and a faux fur-lined hood (shout out to all my girls also living in frigid states!). How great is this wool one lined with buffalo plaid?

3. Buffalo Plaid

abercrombiebuffaloplaidcoatWoolrich with A&F Cadet Field Jacket

Speaking of buffalo plaid! This may not actually be an essential, I’m just in love. I purchased mine last year from the Levi Outlet for 80% off (score) and here’s a similar one from Woolrich with A&F. You need some buffalo plaid in your life this winter, why not incorporate it into your winter coat?

4. Quilted Vest

J. Crew Quilted Down Vest

 Puffer vests are just warm, simple, and gorgeous. If you haven’t invested, now is the time!

5. Patterned Vest

J. Crew Factory Printed Puffer Vest

The herringbone pattern of this vest is so versatile and works perfectly with all your other winter staples. It looks great with stripes, plaid, and chunky sweaters. I have this vest in grey and loved it so much I was dying to also have it in black and was just able to snag it on a HUGE black Friday sale (50% off PLUS I had a 15% off coupon). Best deal ever.

6. Over-sized Turtleneck

LOFT Turtleneck Tunic

Turtlenecks are back! I’m happy. From thin tunics to thick cable-knit’s feel free to wear them all season long.

7. Fair Isle Sweater

cn10239826Old Navy Fair Isle Sweater

Cute patterns and warm and cozy for the cold season ahead. These look great with puffer vests too!

8. Cable-knit Sweater

Old Navy Cable-Knit Sweater

These never go out of style. Try layering them this year with a button-down or sheer top underneath.

9. Faux Fur Vest

BCX Faux Fur Vest

Oh my gosh. These vests. It took me a little while to “warm” up to this trend, but I must admit, the colder it gets, the more I want one in my closet. Think of an emerald green sweater, black skinnies, and suede booties. Yep, that’s why this is on my list. 

10. Poncho

Old Navy Wool Poncho

This isn’t just pretty and fashionable, it works as an extra layer of warmth. I love this check version.

11. Sweater Dress

Cable-Knit Sweater Dress

Thick and cozy, this is a staple for work in the winter months. my go-to outfit is styling this paired with leggings and boots.

12. Plaid Skirts

06308_WN5827J. Crew Factory pleated mini skirt

You guys. If ever there were going to be a time when it was appropriate for you to put a plaid skirt back on, it’s now. With leggings or not. Booties, loafers, or flats, these skirts are adorable and so easy to pair with a simple long-sleeved top. 

13. Boot Socks

pMAUR1-21367643v275Maurice’s Boot Socks

Not only are these adorable but you don’t have to worry about your jeans or leggings bunching up. They keep my feet and legs extra warm and I hate wearing my boots without them!

14. Over the Knee Boots

Dolce Vita Over the Knee Boots

Oh my gosh am I loving these! Over the knee boots make the legs look so slim and sexy. They also add a little wow to a super casual outfit.

15. Snow Boots

L. L. Bean Boots

I don’t know who gets to decide when something comes back in style but I’m glad they did. I grew up wearing these boots so in addition to being amazingly practical, they are super nostalgic for me. I love them. I purchased a pair from Sorel for myself because we have super harsh winters (according to me) and I have a long, cold, snowy distance to walk from my car to the hospital, but these seem to be the most “trendy” at the moment.

16. White Jeans

_8441642AG Skinny Jean

Whoever said no white after labor day was wrong. White is in. I love it paired with neutrals and boots.

17. Corduroy

cn9915416The Gap skinny cords

It seems like corduroy is always making a comeback. It’s a flattering style, especially in skinny jeans.

18. Destroyed Black Denim

AG Twilight Shredded Leggings

The perfect compliment to plaid, black denim. It’s also slimming. Anyway, you need.

19. Beanies

cn9903415Boyfriend link-stitch hat

Practical and cute. And the pom pom on top? I really needn’t say more.

20. Blanket Scarves

Blanket Scarves

If you haven’t jumped on this bandwagon, it’s time. It’s an accessory and a blanket, I really shouldn’t have to convince you. Support small business while you are at it and purchase through Etsy (click the link above), there is so much variety.

That’s it! What do you have? What would you add?

Winter 2015 Wardrobe Essentials ||

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