5 Staple Items You Need In Your Closet For Winter 2019


Winter fashion has to be my favorite, because more layers equals more fun staple items to add to your collection. Don’t wait to give your closet the update it needs. Give last season’s styles a facelift with trendy pieces that you can easily incorporate with what you already own.

Chances are you’ve already got your go-to basics, so take this opportunity to stock up on statement pieces. Outfits are easiest to build when you choose one central item and work your way around it, so here are 5 staple items for the foundation of your ensemble this winter.

1. Snakeskin Booties

Some say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but I say it’s shoes. You can never have too many pairs of winter booties, and a snakeskin set are sure to be a quick favorite. A neutral tone ensures versatility and mobility to anywhere from the office to the bars.

Animal print isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, so feel free to stock up on different versions of this ssssexy style (see what I did there?) Flat heel, stiletto, black and grey… there’s a piece of perfection for every occasion. I love an option that rises above the ankle, making it easy to tuck in your go-to skinnies or leggings. You could even add a layer of texture by scrunching some chunky knitted socks that peek over the top.

Pain is beauty (allegedly), but make sure you opt for comfort when shopping for these booties, because you’re not going to want to take these bad boys off.

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2. Camo Denim Jacket

Your blue jean jacket is a staple item that is sure to make an appearance or two throughout the chillier days. I’m not against that, but it’s about time you bring a little flavor to your been-there, done-that denim. Camo print is an edgy take on an otherwise common wardrobe occupant.

Leave lots of room for knitted sweaters underneath with a loose, boxy cut. Anything that pulls too close to the body will leave you feeling like you’re trapped in a straight jacket. Comfort is key to pull off this effortless vibe. A menswear aesthetic will help you stand out from the pack, even if camouflage is meant to keep you below the radar.

Gold accessories pair best with the olive and brown hues of this print. Keep the glamorizing to a minimum, though, to stay understated. A pair of  matte gold hoops or a stack of bangles are all you need to bring this outfit together. Last but certainly not least, steer clear of combat boots for your footwear– you don’t want your getup to look “themed.”

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3. Faux Leather Leggings

Don’t worry, you don’t have to hop on the back of a Harley to rock these. Gone are the days of not wearing leggings as pants; if you’re still on that train, I hate to break it to you, but… welcome to the age of making leggings a staple part of your look. Faux leather is a surprisingly breathable fabric that will give you a leg up in your street style. Plenty of shops sell these as a part of their athletic lines, but I think a style this savvy belongs in your everyday wear.

Are you ready for a moment of full transparency? These leggings aren’t the MOST forgiving when it comes to revealing what’s going on underneath. I don leather bottoms with a long length cardigan that covers my bum, because no one needs to know I’ve been skipping squats for sipping spiked hot cider by the fire.

When shopping for this staple item, go for the higher quality over the cheapest bargain. You’re more likely to find a better fit and a more comfortable material when you buy from a reputable brand. And if these are going to be your go-to pants, you want them to last all winter long, right?

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4. Faux Fur Vest

Fur instantly brings opulence to any winter outfit. But you don’t have to be attending a snowflake gala to bring out this timeless option. A faux fur vest is an easy way to dip your toes into the waters of luxury, without going miles out of your comfort zone.

Introducing this soft staple into your closet will be simpler than you think. It pairs with even the most casual of jeans and tops. If your outfit is feeling a bit dull, slip on this furry number for a touch of texture. Add your favorite patent leather belt around the waist for a more structured shape, if the fit feels too bulky. There is a huge range of fur vest options on the market, so browse around to pick the fluff factor that best suits you.

Your look will be hotter than the glowing embers of the nearest fireplace.

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5. Seasonal Skort

Showing off your legs isn’t just for summertime, and plaid isn’t just for schoolgirls. This wraparound buttoned skort is both flattering and feminine for walking the city streets, window shopping at all your favorite boutiques. The shorts–skirt hybrid is the best of both worlds for feeling fashionable and staying practical.

Transparent tights are usually my go-to under skirts/skorts, but this season I’m leaning towards opaque fabrics that will ACTUALLY keep your stems toasty. And don’t feel confined to black because you’re wearing patterned bottoms. A demure palette like this one allows you to pick up on any of the neutral tones for tights, like charcoal gray or chocolate brown.

Another option is a complementary pair of over the knee socks with boots. Just be sure to keep the space between your hemline and sock height minimal– those winter winds can be brutal on bare skin!

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What staple items can you not live without this winter? How will you rock these 5 staple items? Let’s hear it in the comments!

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