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Winter Must-Haves for Your Closet

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Hofstra chapter.

The snow is sticking to the ground, which means it’s officially time for us to accept that fall is over and winter is here to stay. But don’t cry over the cold temperatures, because the new season gives us a reason to re-stock our wardrobes full of winter fashion staples. If you’re like me, you can’t get enough of winter fashion. From holiday parties to adventures in the snow, the coldest months of the year give us the best fashion moments, and these must-haves for your closet will give you the perfect pieces to look chic well into the new year. 


Chic Outerwear

Everyone agrees that the heart, and the staple of every winter wardrobe, is the perfect coat. Pick one that gives a pop of color like this cute red one, and you’ll be sure to brighten even the dreariest of cold winter days. 


Weather Resistant Boots

The snow is a difficult adversary to face during the winter, and most other footwear can’t hold up in wet, slippery conditions. These weather resistant boots from the Frye company keep you warm and safe, without sacrificing your style. 


Statement-Making Hat

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Stand out among the sea of beanies this year by choosing a unique statement making hat to keep your ears warm. Wide brimmed fedoras, Breton hats, and chic berets like the one above will earn you major style points with your friends this season.


Sweater Dress

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Even though the temperatures have dropped, it doesn’t mean you have to give up wearing dresses. Sweater dresses are the perfect compromise piece that allow you to look cute while staying warm.


Midi Skirt

Midi skirts are another great compromise piece, as their longer length gives you a little bit more coverage from the winter chill. Find one that sparkles or shimmers for perfect festive looks at holiday parties, or new years eve bashes. 


Cozy and Versatile Sweaters

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No winter wardrobe is complete without sweaters, and a large majority of my outfits over the season involve a sweater in some way. Basic and versatile sweaters like these ones from Everlane can be styled in a variety of ways, and will give you plenty of outfit potential for the whole winter!

With these cold weather wardrobe essentials, you’ll be sure to look cute and stay warm this winter! 

Kay is an English Lit major and Journalism minor at Hofstra University. She is the instagram editor of HC Hofstra, as well as a contributing writer. When she's not geeking out over 19th century novels, Kay is a lover of red lipstick, broadway shows, and aesthetic restaurant branding.