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Do you have all these winter wardrobe essentials in your closet? These are foundational to most winter outfits. See if you have all ten of them.

Winter Wardrobe Basics 

It’s winter, so let’s talk about winter wardrobe essentials. Next week, I’m sharing a brand new Winter Better Than Basics week (you can see my Summer Better Than Basics HERE and my Fall Better Than Basics HERE), and that’s all about those pieces that are beyond the basics.

So today we need to talk about the winter basics…the super versatile pieces that are foundational to an outfit.

outfit details:

GRAY SWEATER DRESS | SIMILAR GREEN COAT | SIMILAR BOOTS 

10 closet staples for winter you should have in your closet

1. Sweaters 

Sweaters are essential during the winter months, of course, even if you live somewhere with mild winters! This includes cardigan sweaters, pullover sweaters, turtleneck sweaters, and tunic length sweaters. All are good. Choose which ones are best for your style and invest in those.

AMAZON GOODTHREADS SWEATER | FLYBIRD APPAREL T-SHIRT | BLACK ZELLA LEGGINGS | SIMILAR MADEWELL SNEAKERS | BLACK MADEWELL HAT

2. Dressy Coat

A nice coat is absolutely a closet essential for winter. I have a few that I love, but I just bought THIS BLACK ONE that I plan to wear for the rest of my life. It’s an investment piece, so if you’re looking for something similar for a lower price, check out THIS ONE.

BLACK COAT (wearing size 0) | BLACK TURTLENECK TUNIC | BLACK LEATHER LEGGINGS | CHELSEA BOOTS (similar HERE and HERE) | AMAZON SOCKS | CARHARTT BEANIE 

3. Casual Coat

You can’t always wear a dressy coat…sometimes you need those casual coats that look great with more casual outfits. THIS ONE from Amazon is one of my very favorites. But if you need something warmer (we’re in Dallas where we have mostly mild winters) a longer puffer coat or snow jacket is a great idea.

AMAZON COAT | SIMILAR GRAY TURTLENECK SWEATER | MOTT AND BOW JEANS | SIMILAR BUCKLE ANKLE BOOTS 

4. Jeans

I love skinny jeans in the winter cause they’re great for boots. But I also have loved the new styles of jeans that have become popular in the last few years. You can choose whatever styles work for you!

I shared a breakdown of different styles of jeans IN THIS POST, if you need some help, and also some ways to wear boots with straight leg jeans in THIS POST.

My all time favorite jeans are from Good American – I have several styles, but THESE and THESE are my most worn. I wear a size 0, and normally wear a size 26 in jeans.

TARGET PULLOVER | SIMILAR STRIPED LONG SLEEVE TEE | GOOD AMERICAN JEANS | GOLDEN GOOSE SNEAKERS

5. Leggings

I love leggings in the winter with sweatshirts and pullovers, and long tunic length sweaters. If it’s super cold where you live, try FLEECE LINED LEGGINGS.

I’ve also been living in my Spanx FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS. And my ZELLA LIVE IN LEGGINGS are my all time favorites.

AMAZON COAT | MOUNTAIN MOVERZ HOODIE | ZELLA LEGGINGS | SIMILAR SNEAKERShttps://bit.ly/3HiFbJF

6. Boots

Boots are an absolute essential during the winter. My CHELSEA BOOTS have been a closet staple for me this winter and last (I bought them last January), but also a pair of FUR LINED DUCK BOOTS or TALL LEATHER BOOTS  are great staples for the season.

CHELSEA BOOTS (SIMILAR HERE and HERE) | AMAZON BAUBLE SWEATER | GOOD AMERICAN JEANS | GOLD BRACELETS | AMAZON SOCKS

7. Long sleeve layering t-shirt

I love having a few good layering shirts to wear under sweaters for extra warmth, or for a little pop of pattern underneath a basic top. I just bought THIS ONE in black and white and it’s a great option for basic layering.

SIMILAR GREEN SWEATER | SIMILAR BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED TEE | SIMILAR JEANS | SIMILAR BOOTS | MADEWELL TOTE BAG

8. Tights and socks

Tights and socks are an essential in those cold winter months! I love wearing tights with dresses, and I wear THESE TALL SOCKS under my boots constantly.

Also, patterned sheer tights are really popular right now and make a fun statement with a simple outfit.

MERRICK WHITE COLLECTION RUFFLE SLEEVE DRESS | PATTERNED TIGHTS | SIMILAR BLACK PUMPS

9. Hats

Hats are definitely an essential in the winter when it’s freezing. I prefer beanies, personally, but also fedoras and baseball caps are great (they just don’t give you the same warmth).

They’re great for wearing out, but also for lounging at home. I just bought THIS CARHARTT BEANIE and I’m loving it.

MADEWELL BLAZER– almost sold out (similar HERE) | SIMILAR CABLE KNIT SWEATER | SIMILAR POM POM BEANIE

10. Sweater dresses

Sweater dresses are a great option for when you need to dress up but want to stay warm. You can wear them with tights, tall socks and boots, or with bare legs, but they’re just a cozy option for a winter dress.

I just did a post about how to wear sweater dresses RIGHT HERE.

LOFT DRESS | AMAZON BELT | AMAZON COAT | AMAZON SOCKS | CHELSEA BOOTS (similar HERE and HERE)

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10 Winter Wardrobe Essentials You Should Own

WINTER sweater dress

Do you have all these winter wardrobe essentials in your closet? These are foundational to most winter outfits. See if you have all ten of them.

 

Winter Wardrobe Basics 

It’s winter, so let’s talk about winter wardrobe essentials. Next week, I’m sharing a brand new Winter Better Than Basics week (you can see my Summer Better Than Basics HERE and my Fall Better Than Basics HERE), and that’s all about those pieces that are beyond the basics.

So today we need to talk about the winter basics…the super versatile pieces that are foundational to an outfit.

 

outfit details:

GRAY SWEATER DRESS | SIMILAR GREEN COAT | SIMILAR BOOTS 

 

10 closet staples for winter you should have in your closet

 

 

comfy clothes closet essentials

1. Sweaters 

Sweaters are essential during the winter months, of course, even if you live somewhere with mild winters! This includes cardigan sweaters, pullover sweaters, turtleneck sweaters, and tunic length sweaters. All are good. Choose which ones are best for your style and invest in those.

AMAZON GOODTHREADS SWEATER | FLYBIRD APPAREL T-SHIRT | BLACK ZELLA LEGGINGS | SIMILAR MADEWELL SNEAKERS | BLACK MADEWELL HAT

 

black coat with black leather leggings

2. Dressy Coat

A nice coat is absolutely a closet essential for winter. I have a few that I love, but I just bought THIS BLACK ONE that I plan to wear for the rest of my life. It’s an investment piece, so if you’re looking for something similar for a lower price, check out THIS ONE.

BLACK COAT (wearing size 0) | BLACK TURTLENECK TUNIC | BLACK LEATHER LEGGINGS | CHELSEA BOOTS (similar HERE and HERE) | AMAZON SOCKS | CARHARTT BEANIE 

 

merrick on front porch with poinsettas in green puffer jacket

3. Casual Coat

You can’t always wear a dressy coat…sometimes you need those casual coats that look great with more casual outfits. THIS ONE from Amazon is one of my very favorites. But if you need something warmer (we’re in Dallas where we have mostly mild winters) a longer puffer coat or snow jacket is a great idea.

AMAZON COAT | SIMILAR GRAY TURTLENECK SWEATER | MOTT AND BOW JEANS | SIMILAR BUCKLE ANKLE BOOTS 

 

 

 

sherpa half zip pullover

4. Jeans

I love skinny jeans in the winter cause they’re great for boots. But I also have loved the new styles of jeans that have become popular in the last few years. You can choose whatever styles work for you!

I shared a breakdown of different styles of jeans IN THIS POST, if you need some help, and also some ways to wear boots with straight leg jeans in THIS POST.

My all time favorite jeans are from Good American – I have several styles, but THESE and THESE are my most worn. I wear a size 0, and normally wear a size 26 in jeans.

TARGET PULLOVER | SIMILAR STRIPED LONG SLEEVE TEE | GOOD AMERICAN JEANS | GOLDEN GOOSE SNEAKERS

 

 

graphic sweatshirt with leggings and coat

5. Leggings

I love leggings in the winter with sweatshirts and pullovers, and long tunic length sweaters. If it’s super cold where you live, try FLEECE LINED LEGGINGS.

I’ve also been living in my Spanx FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS. And my ZELLA LIVE IN LEGGINGS are my all time favorites.

AMAZON COAT | MOUNTAIN MOVERZ HOODIE | ZELLA LEGGINGS | SIMILAR SNEAKERS

black chelsea boots

6. Boots

Boots are an absolute essential during the winter. My CHELSEA BOOTS have been a closet staple for me this winter and last (I bought them last January), but also a pair of FUR LINED DUCK BOOTS or TALL LEATHER BOOTS  are great staples for the season.

CHELSEA BOOTS (SIMILAR HERE and HERE) | AMAZON BAUBLE SWEATER | GOOD AMERICAN JEANS | GOLD BRACELETS | AMAZON SOCKS

 

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7. Long sleeve layering t-shirt

I love having a few good layering shirts to wear under sweaters for extra warmth, or for a little pop of pattern underneath a basic top. I just bought THIS ONE in black and white and it’s a great option for basic layering.

SIMILAR GREEN SWEATER | SIMILAR BLACK AND WHITE STRIPED TEE HERE and HERE | SIMILAR JEANS | SIMILAR BOOTS | MADEWELL TOTE BAG

 

8. Tights and socks

Tights and socks are an essential in those cold winter months! I love wearing tights with dresses, and I wear THESE TALL SOCKS under my boots constantly.

Also, patterned sheer tights are really popular right now and make a fun statement with a simple outfit.

MERRICK WHITE COLLECTION RUFFLE SLEEVE DRESS | PATTERNED TIGHTS | SIMILAR BLACK PUMPS

 

beanie

9. Hats

Hats are definitely an essential in the winter when it’s freezing. I prefer beanies, personally, but also fedoras and baseball caps are great (they just don’t give you the same warmth).

They’re great for wearing out, but also for lounging at home. I just bought THIS CARHARTT BEANIE and I’m loving it.

MADEWELL BLAZER– almost sold out (similar HERE) | SIMILAR CABLE KNIT SWEATER | SIMILAR POM POM BEANIE

 

fun outfits sweater dress with tan coat

10. Sweater dresses

Sweater dresses are a great option for when you need to dress up but want to stay warm. You can wear them with tights, tall socks and boots, or with bare legs, but they’re just a cozy option for a winter dress.

I just did a post about how to wear sweater dresses RIGHT HERE.

LOFT DRESS | AMAZON BELT | AMAZON COAT | AMAZON SOCKS | CHELSEA BOOTS (similar HERE and HERE)

 

See a video with all of this advice in action here:

 

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