Winter is officially in full swing, and while in a perfect world we would have fresh new on-trend outfits to throw on every day of the season, the reality is that come winter, we rely on basics the most. Since layering makes up a large part of any cold-weather ensemble, it's important to be sure you are stocked and ready with all of the essentials. Here to prove to you that styling said pieces doesn't have to be boring are 10 of the most stylish celebrities of the moment.
Including sweatpants, puffers, cardigans, and lace-up boots, stars like Hailey Bieber, Ciara, and Rihanna have proven that with the right counterparts, even the simplest of winter basics can be transformed into something stylish. Ahead, read up as we dissect their looks and shop out the 10 best winter basics of the season. Because if you don't already own the selection ahead, it's about time you did—just sayin'.
Sweatpants can be a great warm layering piece even outside of your home, so long as you pair them accordingly. Adding a tailored jacket atop your cozy set will make all the difference.
This look proves just how versatile your puffer jacket can be. Even if you're heading to a more formal event, layering a puffer atop a more elevated look will read fashion-forward, especially if you opt for a monochromatic color palette.
On Ciara: Carmen March F/W 19 puffer jacket and Top ($1572)
Everyone needs a pair of leather or faux-leather pants come winter. We love how Kim styled hers with chunky boots and an oversize shearling-trimmed jacket. To be honest, her entire look is made up of the most stylish winter basics.
On Kim Kardashian West: Yeezy S3 Flight Jacket and 950 Boots ($1250); Helmut Lang pants; Hermès bag
Bet you never thought your cardigan could look this chic. Even when accompanied by a simple beanie and lace-up winter boots, your cardigan can easily steal the spotlight when left a tad unbuttoned. Consider this your new winter going-out top.
Here's a fun fact for you: Leopard coats are the easiest way to transform even the simplest of outfits into a full-blown moment. Case in point: Rosie's once "boring" all-black ensemble made chic via this bold coat.
Katie Holmes has been serving up approachable looks left and right, and we are particularly fond of this chunky knit–and–black skinny jean moment. When in doubt, stick to the basics and only the basics.
Contrast the sleek and fitted look of a long sweaterdress with chunkier boots like a Western-inspired knee-high version or even lug soles. This subtle addition will make your sweaterdress feel less tired and more fashion-forward.
If you don't own a fleece yet, it's time you invest in one. Throw it over your sweatsuit while traveling or wear it with tailored trousers and heeled boots. No matter which way you want to style it, this item is a must-have.
On Rihanna: Chanel pre-fall 2017 jacket; Palace Sofar hoodie and sweatpants; Nike x Off-White Max sneakers