Winter Is 9 Days Away: Here Are All the Must-Have Basics to Survive in Style

Winter is just days away, as is the end of the year, and if there is one thing you can do to celebrate both of those things, it's getting your closet in order. There is nothing worse than realizing you don't own an item that you really need right when you need it. Thanks to the list of must-have winter basics ahead, that won't be happening to you this year. Instead of waiting until the very last second to get everything you need, do yourself a favor and load up on the essentials right now. 

Ahead, you will find my favorite winter staples featuring everything you'll need to create your most stylish seasonal looks yet. Between the comfortable sweatsuit sets and coats that are basically blankets, I can assure you that you'll be feeling cozy while looking cute, which is the only winter aesthetic I'm aiming for this year. 

1. Sweatsuits

Let's be real—this winter will be filled with more sweatshirts and sweatpants than we'd care to admit. Instead of creating makeshift coordinating sets with the random sweats assortment crammed in the back of your drawers, do yourself a favor and invest in a set you'll actually be excited and proud to wear. 

2. Cozy Sweaters



Winter is the season to bundle up and stay bundled. In order to win at staying cozy this year, take the time to find the perfect cuddly sweater that you can wear inside, outside, and potentially even to sleep if that's your vibe. No judgment here. 



Whether it's a printed mesh version or a basic cotton version, these thin turtlenecks will be your saving grace time and again. Wear them under sweaters, blazers, sweatshirts, and more. 

4. Practical Puffers

Once upon a time, there was a place in the world for wild-looking puffers, but not today. Instead, just get a simple one in a neutral hue, and wear it with everything. You're welcome. 

5. Wool Coats



Wearing coats doesn't have to feel like a chore when you get one that is wool and wraps around your body like a blanket. Wear them open or tied shut over that new sweatsuit I hope you already added to your cart. 



These don't really need further explaining or convincing, but if there's any chance you have yet to buy into this shoe trend, I am here to motivate you one last time. 

7. Anything Leather

Get leather and lots of it! From shackets to pants to even dresses, faux and real leather can make any outfit look chic, period.