46 Cheap Winter Items to Buy When You Want to Look Chic

46 Cheap Winter Staples to Buy for a Chic Wardrobe


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In no way does an outfit have to be expensive to look expensive. While I’ve highlighted tricks for creating high-end looks in the past, it really just boils down to ensuring your ensembles are comprised of fashion-forward pieces that may look like they cost hundreds of dollars, but actually ring in for way less. And to help you navigate the millions of products out there to uncover those affordable gems, I spent an afternoon scouring all of our favorite stores—from Nordstrom to H&M—to find the chicest under-$75 items that will seriously elevate your winter wardrobe.

So without further ado, keep scrolling to shop 46 cheap winter staples, all broken down by category (from coats to sweaters to boots). Go on and take your "expensive" cold-weather offering to the next level.

Coats and Jackets

Embracing the winter-white look is so chic.

This sleek leather blazer will take the most basic winter look to the next level.

Throw this puffer vest on and just wait for the compliments to roll in.

You can never go wrong with a classic moto jacket.

Wear this puffer coat as is with a chunky knit underneath or as an additional layer over other outerwear.

A shearling-lined jacket is a winter 2021 staple.

Sweaters and Turtlenecks

Yes, this billowy balloon sleeve is as cozy as it looks.

A stylish layering turtleneck for under $60? Yes and yes.

Wrap yourself in this comfortable cardigan all winter long.

You'll turn heads in an instant wearing this vibrant cardigan.

Team this sleek turtleneck with jeans and sneakers or a midi skirt and boots.

Yes, leopard print is on-trend, but so is zebra.

Add a playful twist to any of your winter ensembles.

Layer this fashion-person favorite turtleneck under a slouchy blazer.

The fashion crowd continues to embrace hot pink this season.

Dresses and Skirts

Try this sweaterdress as is or add a belt to bring extra dimension to the look.

Just imagine this ivory beauty with a pair of knee-high boots.

This will pop against any light-colored top.

Try this baby-blue knit dress with either knee-high boots or with tights and heels.

Wear this festive wrap dress now through New Year's and beyond.

Say hello to the perfect plaid skirt for all of those holiday parties.

Give this cozy tie-belt dress a whirl in your 9-to-5 or 5-to-9 life.


Platform ankle boots are all the rage this season.

These seriously look triple the price.

Because you can never have too many pairs of A+ black booties.

The brown mock-croc is so sleek and elevated.

Croc-embossed booties will always feel expensive—even if they cost less than $75.

Comfortable and cute lace-up boots. Perfect.

You can legit wear these stunners anywhere—to work, out on the town, and everywhere in-between.

Trousers and Jeans

Say hello to the perfect wide-leg jeans.

Your winter look will feel so fresh stepping out in these tan knit pants.

Check pants are a fashion-girl staple.

Okay, you can stop looking for those wear-everywhere white pants.

Master that leather-on-leather look without spending a fortune.

Just picture these jeans with a gorgeous pair of patterned ankle boots.


Yes, you'll want to live in this cozy blanket scarf all winter long.

Accentuate your sophisticated fall 'fits with these on-trend rings.

Wrap this oversize scarf around like a cape or tie it around your neck for those extra-chilly days.

Yep, it's still sunny in the winter as well.

A textured shearling tote feels so of the moment.