Location: Greenville, SC
Car Coat – consider this the midi skirt of coats. Car coats don’t often make a commotion like this year’s popular teddy bear coats, but their classic silhouette pairs effortlessly with pants, skirts, and dresses. Consider a basic color for this wardrobe staple – like navy, grey, or tan – and be willing to invest in a good quality item to last you for years to come.
Winter Hats – the thing I love about hats are their effortless, jaunty feel that can be classified as an accessory or statement piece depending on the size, shape, and style. For a classic look, try the beret. It’s popular this season but also a staple in most Parisian wardrobes.
Loafers – while I know most people prefer boots in the chilly months, loafers can add a certain je ne sais quoi to an outfit for that classic feel. Add a pair of thin socks or even tights under your pants or skirt for a flawless and warm finish.
Knit Scarf – from chunky to thin, scarves aren’t going anywhere anytime fast. Both functional and fashionable a jaunty plaid or neutral tone is the best way to add warmth and spruce up an outfit.
Durable Denim – even though skirts and dresses are still 100% acceptable in the winter – provided you don’t go bare-legged – a sturdy pair of denim pants will take you from season to season with ease. Try updating your classics with a neutral color – like grey or white – and make sure you get a little stretch in the fabric so both sitting and standing is comfortable.
Check out my top picks below for all the five essential items you should be looking for this winter.
But a word of advice: don’t just pick up the first item you see. Take some time and plan out your strategy – and your budget – for buying. After all, a classic means that it will never go out of style, so invest now and your future self with thank you!