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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
“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.”
"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."
"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."
"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."