7 Winter Items That Will Make You Look Like a Fashion Person


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I find that January can be a particularly challenging month to dress for. The excitement and allure of the holiday festivities are over, and we find ourselves confronted with assembling a back-to-regular-scheduling outfit for the frosty and frigid days—with no sight of spring yet in sight!

To tackle these winter fashion doldrums, I've compiled a handy list of the winter items that will not only keep your chicness levels high while the temps are low but will also instantly make you look like a fashion person when wearing them. From vibrant red socks to long wool coats, these pieces will keep you on-trend this winter. Take a peek below for seven essential items fashion people reach for to stay warm and look chic.

Long Wool Coat


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With just one scroll of Instagram, you'll see that the fashion set can't get enough of long wool coats right now. They elongate an outfit and unquestionably add a polished touch to every winter look.


Slouchy Leather Gloves


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Nothing makes an outfit more elegant quite like a pair of luxurious leather gloves. Pull up the sleeves of your coat or sweater and show off a chic mid-length pair that you can effortlessly slouch down.


Solid-Colored Socks


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In addition to vibrant red socks (which will continue their reign this winter), we're seeing all types of solid-colored socks come into play. Style a burgundy, pink, or red pair with your loafers or retro sneakers and straight-leg jeans for an of-the-moment look.


Knit Beanie


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It's not winter without a cool knit beanie, and this season's fashion set is wearing them in full force right now. From charcoal to chocolate brown, a neutral hue will work with every ensemble.


Rich Brown Color Palette


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Elegant chocolate brown has suddenly become one of the most coveted neutrals around this winter. We've been seeing fashion people styling the hue from head to toe in a variety of textures, creating a luxurious winter look.


Sheer Black Tights


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Whether you style them with a miniskirt and boots or under your jeans, sheer black tights are an alluring and chic way to elevate a winter ensemble.


Oversize Neutral Scarf


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While scarves in winter aren't exactly groundbreaking, we're seeing plenty of luxe and large iterations on fashion people everywhere this season. Sweep one side over your shoulder for a dramatic effect.


Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith Jones is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear who specializes in shopping content and trend stories with high-affiliate impact. She shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands for every budget. Previous to working in fashion, Judith worked as a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) sharing her passion for travel and culture.