Chic Threads

Winter Essentials

Posted in Life As a Fashionista, Trend Report: Top Picks by skapla7 on December 7, 2009

Winter is finally here! This weekend in New York we got our first sight of snow! Although I love the snow, it got me thinking about all the new pieces I will need in order to remain stylish in the frigid winter weather. Part of the commute to my internship at Pier 59 Studios includes a 15 minute walk from the subway station. I will need to stay bundled but do my very best at looking cute for work! Here are some items I have picked as key winter essentials.

Every NYC girl needs a pair of Women’s Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots. The ones I have selected are in a great color red, Merlot. I have these rain boots in a very nice light blue. Hunter also makes a great Fleece Welly Sock which can be inserted into the boot for comfort and warmth. The boots retail for approximately $115, the sock insert costs $30. These boots are definitely a season must have!

When it is really ice cold out, wear a pair of genuine leather gloves. They are so warm and stylish. This season, there are tons of leather gloves to choose from. The ones I have selected above are 3.1 Phillip Lim black studded leather gloves. They are a bit expensive but definitely a great investment! For an inexpensive alternative, check out the Portolano leather gloves I myself purchased for this season months ago. I have been dying to wear them already!

Invest in a sturdy leather bag this season. Marc Jacobs, my personal favorite, makes amazing black leather bags that are perfect for the winter. This Marc Jacobs Cecilia bag can dress up any casual outfit.

A wool dress is the perfect option for looking great and staying warm. This stripe dress from TopShop would look great with a pair of funky opaque tights. It is affordable, looks cozy, and is adorable.

Be sure to wear fur or faux fur in this winter weather. I have chosen a Karl Donoghue fur gilet.  Obviously, this is an expensive piece but don’t be afraid to wear faux fur this season.

Two main winter essentials are scarves and hats. I prefer knitted wool for both of these accessories. The more over-sized the scarf, the better. The scarf and hat I selected above are by Wool and the Gang.  They are expensive pieces but a great look. I am going to learn how to knit just so I can make the scarf!

Hope you enjoyed, XO

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