Winter Wardrobe Essentials

My Easy Everyday Waves

I rounded up a few closet staples for winter based on things I’ve loved for a long time and new additions to my wardrobe! I’ve said before that I don’t buy outfits, I buy pieces that can mix and match. I found that is the best way to get the most use out of my clothes.

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Striped long sleeve tee – To me a striped tee or tank (or both!) is one of the most versatile options in my closet. I can wear it alone, with a statement necklace, with delicate jewelry, with leggings or denim. I can dress it up or down with my makeup and hair, and wear pretty much any pair of shoes that I want to. I can layer a poncho, vest, or a light jacket over top, too. It’s a step up from a plain tee but functions as a completely neutral basic in my mind.

poncho (similar) – I got a great poncho last year in a trunk from Trunk Club and just added a pretty camel one to the mix this year.

open cardigan – I mention this open cardigan a lot because I get so much dang use out of it. The length is great and it’s perfectly casual for every day life.

bright winter jacket – This is a new addition this year and I love the bright orange-y/red color.

ankle boots (similar) – I usually wear slip on sneakers, ankle boots, or knee high boots throughout the winter. I love an ankle boot because it can be dressed up or down.

knee high boots – A classic, in my mind. And a rich brown shade can’t be beat.

simple bag – I don’t like changing out purses often, so a few good neutral choices that I can wear year round are perfect.

great jeans (also great!) – A great pair of jeans goes a long way in making me feel good about my outfit. I love that these are high waisted and don’t loosen up throughout the day, while still having some stretch to them.

blouse (similar) – My wardrobe is pretty casual but I like to dress up a pair of jeans with a blouse from time to time.

leggings (similar) – I’d call these unbeatable because they are the only leggings I’ve found that don’t slide down during the day. If I could add up the money I’ve wasted on other leggings, I’d have a few pairs of these.


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Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says · 12.05.18

Great list, I agree with so many of these things and have most of the pieces myself! An open cardigan is a must, must, must for me, even during the summer. And of course, cute ankle boots! 😀

Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

Angela says · 12.05.18

Your daughter is such a cutie! Great picks – my winter essential is a turtleneck, I’d wear them all year round if I could.

Angela at Blush & Pearls

Jamie says · 12.06.18

I love all of these items. I would love to see a similar post for those of us that have to dress business casual daily for work.

Meridy says · 12.06.18

My favorite is that pop of color red coat. But I have to ask, what dress is Emily wearing? So cute! I’d love that for my baby. 🙂

Danae says · 12.06.18

Totally not related to this but have you tired the T3 hairdryer and if so what are your thoughts?

Kate says · 12.06.18

Yep, it’s great. I love the Cura.

Patti says · 12.06.18

I’m dying for a reliable pair of black leggings that stay put and don’t look old after a few washings. The reviews on these mention frequently a problem with pilling. Have u had any issues? Thank you!!

Jennifer says · 12.08.18

I agree with a neutral bag.. and where is this one pictured from?? I love the tie on the front!

Inger says · 12.14.18

Hi, love your bag in the first picture. The one with the knot.
Where is it from?

Thanks, Inger

Emeli says · 12.26.18

Thank you for sharing your ideas! Most of your ideas are also suitable for my style this winter. Although lately I have been trying to complement any kind of jewelry from the site, it helps me look better!
Have a nice day!