I'm Revamping My Closet With These 5 Elevated Basics for a Chic Winter Wardrobe


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It's usually around the mid-season mark that I like to take stock of my current wardrobe and see what pieces might be missing or in major need of a revamp. This winter, I am focused on elevated basics since they have the ability to bring just about any outfit to the next level. At the end of the day, I am all about transforming my closet into a chicer version of itself, especially if I can do it in a simple, straightforward way.

With a little bit of contemplating and cold-weather outfits top of mind, I narrowed down five key basics that I would like to shop at the moment, ranging from transformative coats to sleek boots, cool jeans, and more. Ahead, I break down each elevated basic with some visual winter outfit inspiration on how to wear each piece, plus a comprehensive roundup of finds that fit the bill perfectly.

Cuffed Denim


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Brushed Sweaters


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Boatneck Tops


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Black Kitten-Heel Boots


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Long Coats


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