Every season there are a select number of items every closet needs. Surely by now everyone knows what their winter essentials are. The only real criteria is that they provide warmth from the frigid temperatures outside. The supplementary criteria is they are stylish but comfortable.
If there wasn’t a secondary criteria, any ratty hoodie and ill-fitting jeans would do just fine. No one is truly going to know if there’s a hole in your sock if you’re wearing boots, right? Wrong. You will. Just knowing that is enough to bring down my whole confidence. I’ll just spend the entire day worried at some point I’ll have to remove my boots and everyone will know I have a hole in my sock. Each of us have our own individual style so what we consider essential will be different. But once we know what those items are, they become easy to swap and replace with updated, trendier versions.
Take for instance skinny jeans. They are classics but this season it’s all about the frayed ends. Since we likely have a large collection of skinny jeans, adding the trendier styles can upgrade our looks for the season while adhering to our classics. Many of the things featured here (like the trench coat) are pieces that every wardrobe should have to begin with. They are the most timeless pieces that stand the test of time. These items here are the building blocks for my winter wardrobe. They make mixing, matching, and layering a breeze (especially when it goes from the 40’s to the 70’s in a millisecond).
H&M plaid shirt, Topshop basic tee, Zara turtleneck, Madewell cardigan, Zara leggings, Forever 21 ankle boots, J. Crew trench coat, LC Lauren Conrad tote bag, Theory beanie
ASOS button down shirt, Madewell chunky knit sweater, Zara skinny jeans, H&M black pants, Nine West boots, Topshop leather jacket, Zara coat, Plush socks, Coach scarf