9 Winter Fashion Must-Haves

With winter truly settling in for the year, you might be wondering what pieces you should stock up on. The goal being to be warm yet fashionable. This quick guide will help you to figure out what items are absolute must-haves for any fashionista’s winter wardrobe.

#1: Skinny Jeans

A pair of black or dark blue skinny jeans can be used to create a variety of outfits whether you plan to run errands or are hitting the town. You can tuck them into a pair of cute snow boots and a sweater just as easily as you could pair it with a cute top and 3 inch heels.

#2: Sweater

A nice sweater is a timeless piece of clothing that should be in everyone’s closet. It is perfect for layering and can go with a variety of different bottoms. You can wear it with jeans, skirts, leggings, and even shorts.

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#3: Colorful Jacket

When the weather gets cooler, you are most likely going to be out and about with a coat or jacket on. With that being said, your outerwear becomes just as much a part of your outfit as your top, bottom, and shoes, Why not make it count by making sure your jacket is a fashion statement in and of itself. Even by just having a pop of color, your jacket can go from simply being a protective garment, to being a point of focus.

#4: Knee-High Boots

Seriously, if you don’t have a pair of these in your wardrobe you need to run and grab some ASAP. Not only do they keep your feet and toes nice and warm, but they are really cute and can go with so many different things. You can wear them with leggings, skinny jeans, regular jeans, skirts, dresses, and more.

#5: Sweater Dress

Speaking of things that go well with a nice pair of knee-high boots, another thing you absolutely must consider buying is the popular sweater dress. From sexy and form-fitting to loose and comfortable, I am sure that you can find one that fits you and your personality perfectly.

#6: Scarf

Now this is one winter accessory that many people have but don’t take full advantage of. They are often viewed as simply a way to keep warm. And even the people who are aware of their status as a fashion accessory may not fully comprehend the wide variety of ways that you can sport a scarf. Seriously, guys! You would probably be amazed at all of the different ways you can use a single scarf to jazz up your outfit.

#7: Sleeveless Shift Dress

With this type of dress and the right accessories you can easily go from “just another day at the office” to relaxing with friends during cocktail hour. The right shoes, jewelry, and purse can make all the difference in the world, but it’s necessary to have something to work with. The shift dress is the perfect little “something” that you need hanging up in your closet.


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#8: Blazer

This is a fantastic item for layering (which is PERFECT for the cool Autumn and Winter months. If you want to be casual you can wear a blazer over a hoodie. You can wear a printed (or even a regular) t-shirt and a pair of jeans and throw a blazer on top to jazz it up a little bit. Have a great dress you want to wear that isn’t quite winter-appropriate. Throw a blazer on top to provide you with some much needed warmth. The possibilities are fantastic and widely varied. Seriously – go get a blazer pronto. In fact, steal one from your boyfriend. The boyfriend blazer look is in style.

#9: Trench Coat

This is yet another classic wardrobe staple that can be worn in a variety of ways. You can wear it at the office and out on the town. It pairs up perfectly with a variety of things in your wardrobe: jeans, legging, dresses, and skirts. Besides, there are so many color options to choose from that the trench coat itself can be the primary center of attention for your outfit.

If you have these 9 items in your closet, you are well on your way to having a truly fabulous winter fashion season. Wondering where you can go to get your hands on these things. Well, a little birdie told me that Spiegel has a holiday line that will enable you to inject a little glamour into your wardrobe without paying that glamorous price.



  1. Maria Iemma says

    As a woman of a certain age I am refusing to wear the skinny jeans…everything else can be worn with dignity but the skinny jeans are better left for younger women

  2. Sarah Elyce says

    My favorite winter piece is my red button up long coat that I got from Express on sale and with a coupon a few years ago. It is amazing!

  3. rose paden says

    I love this, Fashion is something I have always been interested in! This is on my must have winter fashion list!

  4. Tanya Holland says

    I just told my husband that I needed a new pair of knee boots. If I could find skinny jns that fit me the right way, I would wear them

  5. Lisa K says

    My Winter must haves are my Husband’s sherpa jacket :) and my boots. They keep me nice and warm. I need to add a lot to my wardrobe. Time to go shopping.

  6. Kim Allmon says

    I have most of the 10 winter fashion must-haves. Skipping the skinny jeans at age 48 – opting for nice warm textured leggings instead. My mother-in-law gave me a new pair of (almost) knee high boots & I love them! Thanks for the list – you’ve given me some ideas to give my mother-in-law for some of the items I don’t have. :)

  7. Nena Sinclair says

    Being as cold as it is here in Manitoba, Canada, and I walk almost everywhere I go, my most important items are a colorful WARM jacket, WARM Boots and a nice but also very WARM scarf! Lol

  8. Kamla L. says

    These are great items use as a foundation for a ‘ready-for-anything’ winter wardrobe. Love your tips for getting the most use out of each. I think I pretty much have everything covered except for the knee boots. Guess what just got added to my Christmas wishlist. :)

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