No Winter Wardrobe Is Complete Without These 5 Essentials

How would we survive winter without coats, boots, chunky sweaters, scarves, gloves, and everything else that keeps our body temperature warm enough to get through the cold weather until spring? Well, we don’t really want to know the answer to that question (since we know it doesn’t look pretty), so we always make sure our winter wardrobe has everything we need—and some more, just in case. However, if you’re new to the changing seasons and not entirely sure how to amp up your fall wardrobe to fit the (even) lower temperatures or you’re simply looking to refresh your winter wardrobe, then you stumbled upon this article at the right time.

That being said, since winter is coming, and there’s no escaping what will go down, be sure to shop the options ahead, no matter the reason you clicked on this article. From classic camel-colored coats and boots you can wear to dinner or when the streets are covered in questionably colored snow (it's inevitable) to the secret of staying warm no matter what you wear (that'd be leggings), we sorted out the five winter essentials you need to stroll through winter easily and in style. And before you know it, you’ll be stacking all your layers and winter gear in storage because spring has arrived. Let the countdown begin.

Coats

Coats are the first layer between the cold and yourself, so you definitely want to have a good one in your closet. 

If you want black outerwear and still would like some print, this coat is for you. 

An asymmetrical hemline keeps this tartan gem looking fresh.

Sweaters

Sweaters are a way to show your personal style while still staying cozy. Whether you chose a printed sweater or a neutral one, they're always a pleasant surprise when you take your coat off. 

Everybody needs a bold sweater to break from the usual neutral ones. 

Layer this over a lightweight turtleneck. 

A slightly oversize knit turtleneck is always a must. 

Boots 

From sturdy snow boots to everyday black ankle boots, you'll be living in these closed-toe shoes for the next few months. 

Pointed-toe boots with a heel are still necessary in the winter, and all your dinner dates and meetings will agree. 

Leggings 

You can say what you want about leggings, but during the winter, they become your second skin. Whether you like fleece-lined ones or simply enjoy the extra layer under your pants, they're necessary for every wardrobe. 

A bit on the pricier side, but still well worth it—trust us. 

Fleece-lined leggings are a blessing when January comes around. 

Winter Accessories

Don't forget about your limbs. On those specifically windy and cold days, your ears, hands, and neck will appreciate the following.

Count on Uggs to keep your hands warm too. 

Scarves are always a great (and functional) way to add a pop of color to your winter wardrobe. 

Styling beanies might be a bit hard at first, but they finish off your winter outfits nicely once you get the hang of them.

When it comes to winter dressing, though, don't make these mistakes either.