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There are a few classic winter pieces that I consider must-haves when shopping for the cold-weather season. Yes, these pieces can turn into wardrobe essentials. When shopping for the best winter staples, there are three key things to look for: 1) Something to keep you warm. 2) A piece that offers ample versatility. 3) An item that can withstand the test of time. Now, that might sound like a lot for one piece of clothing, but there are several winter staples that deliver on all three needs.
I consider the black puffer coat, a black turtle neck and a faux fur coat essential for every winter in New York City, as these pieces not only fit the cold-weather must-have criteria, but they are also incredibly stylish pieces. A classic black puffer coat, whether long or short, is an all-around hero for its ability to work with every outfit. I recommend a down fill to keep you extra warm. Yes, it is on the casual side, but if you buy the right one, you will only need the puffer coat and a faux fur coat all season. I’m obsessed with this one from Express. And as far as puffer coats go, a Moncler one is the dream, but not in everyone’s budget. I love my “Amazon coat” just as much, AND it has lasted me through my entire pregnancy.
With only a puffer coat and a faux fur coat, you’re pretty much always ready whether you wear fancy dresses, casual sweatsuits or something in between. Most importantly, a winter staple will never go out of style, so you can grab it from your closet year after year. The same goes for a knee-high boot, black leggings and cozy knits in a basic color. In addition to being winter classics, these pieces will anchor almost every daytime or nighttime outfit during the winter months. What more do you need from your wardrobe?
Check out more of my winter picks. Happy Shopping!