From winter clothes to accessories, here are the winter must haves every woman needs in her wardrobe. Do you have all of these winter essentials?
Hey gorgeous! Winters are great for chilling under a blanket, getting cozy with a book and sipping hot cocoa. But this snowy season can be tricky for fashion. Beneath layers and layers of winter clothes, it’s hard to show off that cute sweater or sleek necklace. Winter fashion for women becomes all about compromise!
But to be warm is to look cute. And that’s why the true fashionista never compromises on her coziness while creating a winter outfit.
So let’s take a look at the 15 winter must haves for women!
1. A Wool, Down or Fur Coat
It’s no surprise that a coat finds its way at the top of the winter must haves list! It’s of utmost importance to have a nice warm coat you can wear everyday. So choose wisely. It should be a color you love, but avoid white for everyday wear, as hot cocoa spills and the accidental slush splatter is unavoidable! It’s a great idea to choose something cute that becomes your signature!
2. A Trench Coat
For those rainy days and winter afternoon strolls, a trench coat is a must have for winter. Choose a classic beige, or a chocolate or off-white!
Classic Burberry Trench Coat
3. A Cashmere Sweater
Warm and cozy, cashmere sweaters are a must have for every woman’s winter wardrobe. If you have one in a neutral color, you’ll find that it goes with all the cute skirts, daily jeans and work trousers. These make great layering pieces for work and are great worn just by themselves.
Aqua Cashmere Fitted V-Neck Sweater
4. A Fitted Crop Cardigan -Navy, burgundy, black or crimson
A crop cardigan is the perfect layering piece for winter dresses. You can also go for a longer one and wear a skinny belt over it, half-buttoned. Go for soft cardigans in a couple of essential colors. They also work for office clothes and casual parties.
5. A Skinny Belt
Yes, a skinny belt is even important in the winter as it is in any other season. You can pair them with your long cardigans, or wear them over sweater dresses to add some structure!
Oscar de la Renta Silk Radzimir Crystal-Buckle Belt
6. Plain Black Pantyhose/Tights
Needless to say, a woman’s winter wardrobe is incomplete without plain black pantyhose. It’s good to have both transparent and opaque, but I feel that opaque ones are essential for those lazy winter days we don’t feel like shaving our legs!! Lace, striped and shimmery tights are good additions too, but plain ones are must haves for everyday wear!
Simply Vera Vera Wang Brushed Sweater Tights
7. Comfortable Flat Boots That Suit Your Coat
You’ll be wearing your boots every other day, so select a pair of comfortable flat boots that go with your winter coat. Neutral colors like brown, beige, black and navy are everyone’s favorites. But if you wanna make it fun, go for pastel blue or crimson. Suede is my favorite material for boots. But leather ones work great as winter essentials too!
Arabia Bots – Aldo
8. Comfy Socks
9. Black Leggings
10. Cute Everyday Gloves
So so important. Unless you want your fingers to become numb with cold!! A dark colored pair is essential for winter. But I love something that matches my coat. Wool, suede, leather and velvet are all good!
Apt. 9® Women’s Suede Gloves
11. A Cute Hat to Match Your Coat
A mid-winter outfit is incomplete without a hat. So choose a cute one. Embellished, furry or plain, select what suits your coat and what make you feel comfortable. Beanies, fedoras,berets and cloches are all good. The essential hat should cover your ears for the windy days. If you don’t wanna match your hat with your coat, go for a bright color to contrast it!
12. A Bright Colored Soft Scarf
It’s a great idea to add some color to your winter outfit with hats and scarves. Scarves are a part of both indoor and outdoor outfits. So select one that goes well with both innerwear outerwear for winter.
13. Black Formal or Heeled Booties
The flat everyday boots soon become tired-looking and lined with snow salts. So it’s always a good idea to keep a pair of formal boots or booties you can wear to work parties, interviews and conferences. Select a color that works with your work wear, and choose a formal style such as leather heeled or pointy-toe.
14. A White Full-Sleeved Tee
Yes, a t-shirt makes my list of winter must haves! I didn’t think it necessary until I ended up buying a trendy sweater that turned out to be slightly uncomfortable. So always have a neutral colored white full-sleeved tee handy. They also work as great layering pieces under half-sleeved sweater dresses and sleeveless fur vests.
15. Rain Boots
It’s sad to see your cute suede winter boots get muddy in the slush. So add a pair of classic rain boots to your winter must haves list. Go for something you can wear both formally and casually, so that you can pair them with work outfits too. Also, something that you can wear to rainy day dates and parties!
So these are the absolute essentials for winter. There’s so many trendy pieces you can pair these with to create chic and cute outfits. Other than these winter must haves, it’s also a good idea to have a wool skirt, a sweater dress and a turtleneck sweater in your wardrobe.
So which of these winter must haves do you have in your closet? What items do you still need to add to your wardrobe? Comment below! Lemme know!
Shilpa Ahuja the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Other than defining the direction of the magazine, she also writes about fashion & beauty trend forecasts, industry analysis, and opinions.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University.
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