If Our Editors Could Only Buy 3 Pieces for Winter, These Would Be Them



The coziest season of the year lies ahead, and I, for one, can't wait to cocoon into a plush oversize knit sweater, watch The Holiday (on repeat), and drink hot cocoa until my heart's content. While I'm at it, some online shopping always brightens my mood on a winter day. In the sartorial department, there are a few essential pieces that I undeniably want in my life with winter on its way—a chic shearling coat, knee-high chunky boots, and elevated loungewear are high up on my wish list.

I'm certainly shopping a little more practically this season, and the items I'm loving certainly don't sacrifice on style. Curious to see the must-have items my fellow editors are buying this season, I posed this question: If you could only buy three pieces this winter, what would they be? Their answers were so good I had to share. Scroll below to find out what our editors had to say.

Shop Allyson's picks:

"I think about this coat a lot. It's definitely a splurge, but I think it's something I'd wear for years. And just think of how cute it would look belted. Oh, the possibilities. But that said, this coat is a great, far more affordable alternative."

"Have you ever seen faux-leather pants as good as these? I haven't. They're going to sell out quickly, so consider yourself warned."

"Since I already have black stompy boots, I now want more subtle shoes (this shearling pair, specifically). They would look so cute with straight-leg jeans and a chunky sweater."

Shop Kristen's picks:

"I can't stop thinking about these amazing chunky knee-high boots and would style them with everything from a sweatshorts set with a trench coat to a ribbed knit dress."

“I’m going through a cargo-pant obsession, and this utility-style version from Zara is topping my wish list.”

"Loose, ripped jeans are the only style of denim I'm wearing these days."

Shop Anna's picks:

"Collared sweaters are one of my favorite pieces right now since they're so easy to wear, and the collar detail adds a trend-forward element. I've been wearing this exact knit on repeat recently, so I can say that it really is a staple piece for fall and winter."

"Chunky Chelsea boots are trendy, yes, but they're also delightfully practical for the season with their rubber lug soles. I love how this pair has a sharp square toe and loafer-style detail that gives them a polished feel."

"I love my sweatpants, but they deserve a break. Elevated lounge pants like these ribbed-knit flares are really all I want to wear at home right now."

Shop Sierra's picks:

"I can't talk about winter essentials without mentioning boots. I have a closet full of stylish pairs and also a broad collection of practical ones, but right now, what I need is a two-for-one deal. In these JW Anderson boots, I can survive the snow and look good while doing it."

"Holiday party season, I'm ready! This is the top I'm bringing right along with me. It can easily be worn for a casual affair with a pair of low-rise jeans or dressed up when paired with a midi skirt and heels. 

"It's been a while since I felt this passionate about a micro-trend, but after seeing leather gloves walk both the runways and the streets, I'm all in. People have been wearing leather gloves forever, but try choosing the elbow-length style to instantly add luxury to any look."

Shop Bobby's picks:

"Hoodies are a staple in my wardrobe. This comfy pick in the camel color is definitely on my shopping list."

"I basically want to live in these slides all season long. They look so comfy."

"I want a statement sweater that's chic and cozy for Zoom meeting and such. This eye-catching style is on my wish list."

Shop Jasmine's picks:

"Honestly, there's no other shoes I love quite as much as statement boots. And I haven't been able to stop thinking about this snakeskin pair from Schutz. It strikes the perfect balance between trendy and classic."

"Without fail, jewelry has been the one thing I constantly put on every day. Demi-fine jewelry is one of the few things I don't feel guilty about buying at the moment. More recently, I've had my eyes on these hoops."

“I'm going through an extended obsession with leather, and when I spotted these pink leather jeans from the sustainable made-to-order denim brand Revice, I immediately had to get my hands on them. I love collecting pieces you can't find anywhere else, and I have yet to see many people wearing colorful leather separates. Plus, I love buying at least one statement piece to get through the season.”

Shop Yusra's picks:

"I rented this before from Rent the Runway, and it's a coat that I have not stopped thinking about. It looks so forward but also provides great warmth. I think I might have to pull the plug and purchase it this winter."

"I love chunky boots, and the Doc Marten Jadon Boots are a classic cool-girl staple. They immediately add an edgy look to any outfit, which I love. I definitely can imagine myself stomping around in them through the colder months."

"If there's one thing I always invest in, it's jewelry. My mother taught me that jewelry is timeless and is something that should be passed down through generations, so that's always how I view it. These gold rings by Misho resemble art and have been on my wish list for a while now."

Shop Lauren's picks:

"Some might look at this coat and think it's unpractical, but all I see is the only coat I will be wearing for the rest of winter. Yes, the checkerboard print is bold, but I am confident it will be just the piece I need to liven up my wardrobe that is currently filled with one too many 'boring' basics."

"My mesh Ganni turtlenecks are my absolute favorite items in my wardrobe, and this winter, this warped floral version is my new go-to. I plan on layering it under sweater-vests and coats alike."

"I feel like I am always on the hunt for the perfect pair of straight-leg black jeans, and this Slvrlake pair just might be the winner. Since I tend to wear more black than blue jeans come the winter season, investing in a nice new pair is always worth it for me."

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, 8 Easy and Economical Ways to Upgrade Your At-Home Look Before 2020 Is Over

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