Winter Wardrobe Must Haves

Highly some of my top picks for winter wardrobe must haves! 

Blackwatch Cape | Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

look 1: c/o cape (on sale for $89.99 + an additional 50% 0ff)| turtleneck | c/o jeans | c/o handbag | c/o loafers {on sale for $45.99} | sunglasses | c/o earrings | nail polish

look 2: c/o faux fur stole (on sale for $34.99 + an additional 50% off)| c/o sweater (on sale for $39.99 + an additional 50% off) | shirtjeans | c/o handbag | pumps | sunglasses | c/o earringsnail polish

I realize we only have a couple more months of winter left {the rest of January, February, and March, for some} however, I wanted to share some of my Winter Wardrobe Must Haves! Now, is truly the time to buy them as so many items are going on sale. Including several of the items I’m featuring in today’s post. So YAY! These are items that are on trend right now and/or are great classics to have. These pieces can be worn for the next couple months and some of them, beyond that. I also believe that all of the items I am highlighting will be in style and top items again next Fall and Winter seasons. Therefore, picking them up now, while on sale, is pretty genius y’all! 

So let’s dive right in, Winter Wardrobe Must Haves

  • Cape 
  • Fair Isle Sweaters 
  • Faux Fur Stoles {or scarf, if you want to call it that}
  • Tissue Turtlenecks 
  • Tote for all occasions 

Pink Faux Fur Stole | Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blackwatch Cape | Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Pink Faux Fur Stole | Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Colorful Fair Isle Sweater | Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blackwatch Cape | Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blush Pink Tote | Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Blackwatch Cape | Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Colorful Fair Isle Sweater | Faux Fur Stole | Winter Wardrobe Must Haves | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Capes: 

Surprisingly warm and so much fun to style! Capes have definitely received an update over the last couple of years and are chicer than ever! Coming out in beautiful patterns with even prettier details. Capes are great because you have the ability to layer {or not layer} as much as you want under them. They provide lots of space for turtlenecks, chambray, and sweaters. When you choose a thicker cape, it can provide a lot of warmth as well. This one is SO warm! 

Fair Isle Sweaters: 

A classic that has been a big trend year after year come the winter season. You’ll find them at L.L.Bean, J.Crew, Vineyard Vines, and the list goes on, every single year. With classic color combinations or funky colorful ones like the sweater featured in today’s post. I highly recommend having two to three of these sweaters in your winter wardrobe. Go with one or two in classic color combinations and one fun, colorful sweater. 

Faux Fur Stoles: 

This have been EVERYWHERE this year! I would say this winter season has been the biggest one for faux fur stoles in quite awhile. I also believe that next year, they will be just as big. If not bigger! A faux fur stole adds so much to a look. Quickly taking your look from simple {maybe even blah} to chic and fabulous! They’re offered at a variety of price points and colors + sizes. This pink one is SO much fun to wear as is the green one you see featured here and here

Tissue Turtlenecks: 

The most perfect piece for layering come fall and winter seasons! I’ve been collecting tissue turtlenecks for the last three fall and winter seasons. I could not recommend them more. Buying a couple in solid colors {navy, white, black, ivory, gray} are a must! Then, if you like to pattern play or plan on layering a solid sweater {or cape} over, grab a couple stripe ones. 

Tote for all occasions

Last year I used a gray tote almost all of winter {see it here and here} and this year, I find myself reaching for this blush bag more times then not. I’m sure you’ve noticed most of my outfit posts include it. Small crossbody bags and clutches are perfect for spring and summer but come fall and winter, we have more items to carry. We need a place to put our gloves and scarves once we get inside. As well as the lotion we have to carry so our hands don’t crack. Oh, and the hand sanitizer to keep away winter colds + flu. We have lots to carry and a small bag just won’t cut it! Therefore, a tote is necessary and having one that can go with both casual and dressier looks is a must! 

30 Comments

  1. January 11, 2018 / 10:44 am

    your picks are so great! I love the tissue turtlenecks, they’re such great layering pieces. And I need that pink stole, ASAP!!

    The Champagne Edit

    • January 11, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Thanks Dana! They really are perfect for it and so comfy! YES you totally do! Seriously can’t beat that sale price.

      xo Laura Leigh

  2. Jessica Camerata
    January 11, 2018 / 11:15 am

    Such a great list!
    xo Jessica
    My Style Vita

  3. Shelby Back
    January 11, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    okay I need a cape in my closet asap! love these staples!

    xo!
    Shelby

    • January 11, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      Thanks Amanda! Definitely need to wear it in a ponytail more often. SO much easier!

      xo Laura Leigh

  4. January 11, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Totally agree with your list of staples, and especially love tissue turtlenecks and tees for layering. Both outfits are super cute!

    xx
    Sam

    • January 11, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks so much Sam! Glad you agree and love tissue turtlenecks as much as I do!

      xo Laura Leigh

  5. January 11, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    A faux fur stole is something I’m lacking .. and NEED immediately! haha

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  6. January 11, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    Both outfits are really cute but I’m loving that cape!!!

    xo, Laura

    • January 11, 2018 / 6:16 pm

      Thanks Laura! I think that is my favorite as well. So fun and seriously, so warm.

      xo Laura Leigh

  7. January 11, 2018 / 6:46 pm

    So many gorgeous must haves for winter! I love those coats 🙂

  8. January 12, 2018 / 2:14 am

    I’m so in love with this plaid cape. It’s the perfect winter piece!

    • January 12, 2018 / 10:03 am

      Thank you gal! They’re both really fun pieces to wear.Yes, I totally agree, you need to!!

      xo Laura Leigh

  9. Liz
    January 12, 2018 / 10:55 am

    I just love that cape and sweater! Super cute!

    Liz

  10. January 12, 2018 / 3:00 pm

    I love that tartan plaid cape and that adorable pom pom sweater is the cutest!

    xo, Sara

  11. January 13, 2018 / 9:07 am

    Great picks. My huband bought me a faux fur scraf 5 years ago. So I was so happy to see them come out of the wood works on the trend spectrum.

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