It’s officially 2018, which means we’re fully immersed in the chilliest season of the year. Throw on your mittens and scarves because our winter fashion favorites are here. Yep, it’s time to bundle up and get cozy - we’re talking the essentials you need to complete your wardrobe this season.
Every girl knows a cute pair of cold weather boots is a closet staple during the winter months. Hunter rain boots are a classic shoe choice for staying dry and are far less clunky than your typical rain boots. Plus they come in fun colors, so you can bring a pop of brightness to the even the bleakest winter day.
Though they certainly aren’t as practical as your winter boots, velvet is truly having a moment in the fashion space and we should all celebrate accordingly. It’s okay to treat yourself every now and then, and a pair of these bad boys is the perfect item to dress up any winter look! We love these velvet pumps by Sam Edelman, which are simple yet elegant (plus the block heel is easier to walk in than your traditional stiletto!). We suggest wearing your velvet heels with dark wash skinny jeans or a long-sleeve printed midi dress, so you can stay covered up without forgoing any chicness this season.
A comfy scarf
The beauty of a great scarf is they make for effortless style without the hassle. Just throw on an infinity scarf and - voila! - instant fashion. This scarf by J. Crew is a timeless look that will keep you warm all winter long.
For our college girls, we also have an adorable monogrammed scarf that’s perfect thrown over a fleece jacket before heading to the library for a day of studying.
A neutral carryall bag
We all have a habit of carrying around extra baggage during the winter (pun intended); a flawless oversized bag helps you keep it all organized! This transport tote by Madewell is worth the splurge for a little premium leather. It’s great for fitting your books, a laptop, and anything else you want to carry with you this winter. Besides, every season needs a good go-to handbag!
A fleece jacket
Our monogrammed sherpa fleece is ahhh-ma-zing at keeping you warm and toasty without the bulk of other large jackets. It's uber-soft, like your favorite fuzzy blanket, and fits easily with its flattering silhouette. Even better, you can personalize the sherpa fleece with your very own monogram, so you can truly make this bestseller one-of-a-kind.
A versatile sweater
It sort of goes without saying, but sweaters are must during the winter! A cable-knit sweater like this cashmere from Vineyard Vines is a timeless addition to your closet. You can dress it up with jewelry and a nice pair of heels, or wear it with jeans as a comfy, everyday look. Chunky sweaters and turtlenecks are definitely trending this season, but we believe every girl needs at least one cashmere in her arsenal.
Wherever you go this season, we hope your outfit choices stay fashionable and functional, but mostly warm and cozy. From flawless jackets to shabby-chic beanies, one of the best things about winter fashion is its variety. Did your winter essentials make our list? Let us know in the comments!