The new year is in full swing, and I am so excited to announce my new styling series! The series will feature the closet staples that every fashionista should have in her closet at the beginning of each season. I’ll walk you through exactly how these pieces can be mixed and matched to create endless outfit options. First up, the Winter styling staples! From cozy cardigans to classic button-up tops, each item is a must-have for the winter season.
NON DISTRESSED DENIM
I love a great pair of denim jeans. They offer that classic tailored look that easily transitions with the changing seasons. These wide-leg jeans are a personal favorite and the perfect piece for winter wardrobe styling. They pair well with cozy knits, jackets, blazers and beyond. Whether you prefer high-rise skinny jeans or cropped straight-leg styles, denim is a winter wardrobe essential.
Another piece I highly recommend you have in your wardrobe this season is a v-neck sweater. I love all the cozy and warm feels, but it’s also incredibly versatile. You can dress it up with a pair of tailored trousers and heels, or style casually with your favorite jeans and sneakers. Plus, the v-neck cut is perfect for showing off a statement necklace.
CLASSIC WHITE TEE
While cozy sweaters and warm coats are warm winter essentials, it’s equally important to have the perfect classic white tee in your closet. I love how a tee can be styled in so many ways whether layered under a cardigan, or worn solo with a pair of jeans. It’s definitely my go-to choice for any casual occasion, and it’s the perfect blank canvas for accessories. This timeless piece is so simple, it makes it an easy choice for any outfit.
A classic denim jacket is an absolute must in every closet! It’s such a great layering piece and can effortlessly elevate your look. I recommend pairing it with a cozy sweater and tailored pants. You can also dress it up with a cute dress and boots. This is definitely a stylish winter piece you’ll reach for time and time again.
A crewneck sweater is another must-have winter closet staple. Sweaters work well on their own, but I also enjoy experimenting with layering. There are endless choices when it comes to design, so opt for something with the perfect pop of color or a fun pattern. I recommend styling under a blazer for an elevated look.
BUTTON FRONT CARDIGAN
If there’s one versatile piece you’ll want in your closet, it’s a button-front cardigan. This must-have wardrobe staple is perfect for layering over your favorite tops and dresses, or wearing on its own as a chic and comfy statement piece. Wear it buttoned up for a more formal look, or leave it open to show off a trendy graphic tee. I love that they come in a variety of colors and fabrics, making it easy to put together the perfect winter outfit.
It’s hard to pick a favorite winter piece but a neutral cardigan definitely tops my list. It makes elevating any look seamless. Whether you’re running errands or headed out for date night, this staple piece can be worn casually or dressed up for any occasion. I also love the long line option. It makes the perfect layering piece over blouses, tees, and dresses.
CAMI OR BODYSUIT
When we think of winter wardrobe staples, our minds often go straight to sweaters, boots, and coats. However, it’s equally important to have a good base layer, like a cami. Camis and bodysuits are a few of my favorite staples for styling cold-weather outfits. These pieces create the perfect foundation for all your cold-weather layered looks. I recommend styling a silk cami with a blazer and pants for a polished workwear look, or chic date night look.
Another versatile winter essential that’s a must is a midi skirt. I love that it can be styled with all of your favorite tops and blazers for work or play. It can easily go from casual vibes to a more formal look with a simple shoe swap or added accessory. One of my favorite ways to style it is with a v-neck cami, a blazer, and heels, for the perfect elevated look.
BLACK PANTS OR TROUSERS
A pair of black pants or tailored trousers are a closet staple that I reach for year-round. They’re versatile and can easily be dressed up or styled casually. For a cozy chic look, I recommend pairing them with a chunky knit sweater and ankle boots. For something more polished, simply add a blazer and pumps. A good pair of pants will keep you looking stylish season after season.
While a maxi dress may seem like a summer staple, I think it’s the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe too! I love that a maxi is comfortable and offers great movement. The length also gives you that extra coverage during the winter season. I recommend pairing the classic turtleneck sweater combo. Finish the look with a pair of knee-high or ankle boots and a stylish bag.
A fitted blazer instantly elevates any outfit. This polished piece is super versatile and can be dressed up with a pair of heels or styled casually with a cozy sweater and boots. Whether you love a classic black blazer, a stylish tweed pattern, or one with a pop of color, this piece will keep you looking chic and put together all season long.
CLASSIC BUTTON DOWN
The final winter styling staple, that should be on your must-have list, is a classic button-down. This is one of my favorite go-to pieces and can be worn in so many ways. Pair it with your favorite jeans and sneakers for an everyday look. You can also dress it up by tucking it into a pencil skirt and adding heels for a more formal look. A classic button-down is the kind of wardrobe essential that consistently delivers on style.
I hope you found some inspiration in these winter styling essentials! Let me know which one caught your eye in the comments.