12 Winter Wardrobe Staples

After living in New York now for 27 years, I’m really starting to embrace certain parts of the winter that I never did in the past. Fashion truly gives you such a creative outlet and ability to try things out in all four seasons that work both on a practicality level and a trend level. I’m sharing some of my must-have winter wardrobe items to elevate your looks this season- if if you’re bundled under that jacket, gloves and hat- why not make these necessities cute!? Trust me there’s a way!

1. Long teddy coat

 

I’m sure you’ve been the teddy coat trend all over the place now. I admittedly just jumped on the bandwagon with mine and I am so happy that I did!

2. Practical lace up moto boots

Lace up moto boots are forever a favorite of mine. They’re so trendy and literally pair with a multitude of outfits. From dresses and skirts to pants and leggings. Last year during Feb. NYFW.. we had a HUGE winter storm.. instead of freaking out about my outfits I wore my trusty moto boots practically all week long and I am so happy I did

3. OTK boots

 

I also included these on my ‘Fall Must-haves’ post as well.. they’re great for a number of reasons. First of all, duh , they’re super stylish and cute- especially these velvet ones that I’m wearing! They’re along long enough to cover most of your legs to keep you warm.

4. Pom Hats

 

Possibly the cutest thing ever! Since you lose most of your body heat from your head and ears (thanks mom for telling me this growing up every time I left the house) why not have some fun with it? Mix and match with different colors and styles

 

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5. Long Statement Dress

I love a good long statement dress- whether it’s a sweater dress, velvet, sheer etc. there’s so many! Pair yours with a long jacket and a pair of boots and tights and viola!

6. Leather leggings/ trousers

 

Leather or vinyl totally amp up your look. I love a good oversized sweater paired with some leather trousers or leggings. They’re comfortable without even trying too hard and that’s the goal in the winter (right?!)

7. Fishnet Tights

 

These may have missed the practical mark.. but who cares really, they’re super cute and there’s thousands of ways that you can style them. I love them paired with a shorter dress or skirt in the winter and a pair of OTK boots with a long jacket

8. Faux Fur

This is a given.. if you don’t own a good faux fur jacket- you need one! They’re so stylish and you can play with different textures and colors. It’s an automatic POP to your look!

 

9. Velvet Blazer

 

Velvet everything really.. but I’m especially loving on velvet blazers. It’s such a chic and polished number to add to your wardrobe. You can pair it with almost anything. I am loving on these chic velvet trousers , too!

 

 

10. An oversized pair of sunnies

Because we always need sunnies in every season- am I right? I prefer a big pair of sunnies in the winter because they also act as wind-blockers too.. lol and they help add a little something to hidden outfit under all those layers!

11. A Statement Bag

Because everything else is practically hidden when you’re out on the streets.. it’s time to let that statement bag shine and be the forefront of your look! There’s so many websites out there where you can rent gently used bags, as well as purchase them at great price points- I have linked some!

12. Statement Earrings

I’m obsessed with pretty much every pair of earrings from Bauble bar.. so I’ve included a whole bunch here that are perfect for the holidays or dressing up that casual sweater and jeans.

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