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.