30 Under-$150 Essentials That Will Make Your Winter Wardrobe Look So Expensive


(Image credit: @meganadelaide; Pictured: Who What Wear Collection Margot Turtleneck ($65))

I grew up in a suburb outside of Chicago, which means that for the first 18 years of my life, I dealt with some of the coldest winters imaginable. Sure, it's mostly called the Windy City for its politics, but don't let that fool you into thinking that the weather isn't blustery, too. Because of that, I had to get creative when it came to dressing for the weather if I wanted to, at the same time, be conscious of style—not to mention my teenage budget. Suffice to say, I picked up a few things along the way.

From trusty Heattech from Uniqlo to knit socks meant to peek out from under your lug-sole boots, the winter shopping list ahead has everything you need for a stylish, warm, and expensive-looking cold-weather wardrobe. Even better, nothing on it is actually that expensive (to be exact, everything is under $150). So, before you go skimping on style in order to stay warm (or worse, spending the entire winter freezing because you want to look chic), shop the luxurious winter essentials ahead—none of which will break the bank.

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.