I started plotting my cold-weather wardrobe while it was still 90 degrees outside, and I'm so excited to finally be able to wear some of the pieces I've been eyeing (without having to blast the A/C in my apartment, that is). I'm keeping it simple this year: My shopping list includes lots of cozy knits and a few great bottoms to wear with them. It's no surprise the first place I'm shopping is H&M because I always find the best on-trend items that are also—you guessed it—affordable. Their latest collection is absolutely no exception: It's got all of the cozy and chic items I could ever want to wear when it's cold out. I want every single piece, but I've narrowed it down to these 14 that happen to be under $50 (for now at least). It's called self-control, people.
Trust me when I say that faux-leather leggings will upgrade your outfits this season. They look so cool worn with an oversize sweater (like the above) that you'll almost forget to care about how comfy they are, too.