Winter is one of my favorite times of year for fashion. I’ve come to realize that I actually don’t need a lot of pieces to obtain a stylish and versatile closet. Building a smaller wardrobe on a foundation of quality basics is super important because it allows you to spend less money in the long run. 

When it comes to looking cute and staying warm this season, all you need to do is to focus on layering. With a handful of crucial style pieces, you can have a wardrobe that offers endless options and fun ways to experiment with your style.

Chunky Knit Sweaters

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In my opinion, there is nothing better than a big chunky sweater on a breezy winter day. They’re just so cozy to wear, almost like walking around wrapped in a big, warm cocoon. There are many different styles, colors and materials used when it comes to sweaters, so you’ll be sure to find at least a few that work well with your own personal style.

Plain White Tees

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Plain white t-shirts should definitely be a staple in everyone’s closet, no matter what time of the year it is. This versatile piece can be worn alone, with another top layered under, or underneath a sweater, cardigan, or button down top. The best part? A simple white tee is usually super cheap, and you can stock up for the year for around $10 or less.

Skinny Jeans

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You don’t have a complete wardrobe without at least one pair of good skinny jeans that accentuate your body just right. I’m a huge fan of these for several reasons – they make you look slimmer, can be dressed up or down, and they’re perfect for the winter because they tuck easily into boots and great socks/leg warmers.

Plaid Shirts

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A good plaid shirt is a must-have for the season. Wear it over an old band t-shirt, layer it under your favorite sweater for some added warmth, or tie it in a knot around your waist for a nostalgic 90s grunge look. It even looks great worn alone with a pair of leggings and some flats. They’re definitely a clothing item that will never go out of style.

Ankle Boots

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If you don’t have a pair of ankle boots in your closet, what are you doing sis? There are so many styles to choose from, so you’ll definitely be able to find a pair you can’t live without. I honestly can’t imagine a winter wardrobe without them. 

Ankle boots are incredibly comfortable while looking highly stylish, which is a combo that's hard to come by in the fashion world. You can find pairs that are a little more stylish, and others that work better for everyday looks, it all depends on where you shop and what your tastes are.

What are your winter wardrobe must-haves?


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