Winter Is 21 Days Away: Here Are All the Must-Have Basics to Survive in Style

Lauren Eggertsen
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Winter is just days away, as is the end of the year and if there is one thing you can do to celebrate both of those things, it's getting your closet in order. There is nothing worse than realizing you don't own an item that you really need right when you need it. Thanks to the list of must-have winter basics ahead, that won't be happening to you this year. Instead of waiting until the very last second to get everything you need, do yourself a favor and load up on the essentials right now.

Ahead you will find my personal favorite 2020 winter staples featuring everything you'll need to create your most stylish seasonal looks yet. Between the comfortable sweatsuit sets and coats that are basically blankets, I can assure you that you'll be feeling cozy while looking cute which is the only winter aesthetic I'm aiming for this year.


Let's be real—this winter will be filled with more sweatshirts and sweatpants than we'd care to admit. Instead of creating makeshift coordinating sets with the random sweats assortment crammed in the back of your drawers, do yourself a favor and invest in a set you'll actually be excited and proud to wear.

Shop sweats:

H&M Cotton-Blend Hoodie ($14)

Shop the matching Joggers ($13).

Bayse Lounge Sweatshirt ($84)

Shop the matching High Waist Cotton Lounge Pants ($84).

Good American Active Boyfriend Sweatshirt ($85)

Shop the matching Boyfriend Sweatpants ($75).

Cozy Sweaters

Winter is the season to bundle and stay bundled. In order to win at staying cozy this year, take the time to find the perfect cuddly sweater that you can wear inside, outside, and potentially even to sleep if that's your vibe. No judgment here.

Shop sweaters:

Nanushka Arwan Cable-Knit Sweater ($305)

Mango Cable-Knit Sweater ($80)

& Other Stories Balloon Sleeve Knit Sweater ($149)

Thin Layering Turtlenecks

Whether it's a printed mesh version or a basic cotton version, these thin turtlenecks will be your saving grace time and time again. Wear them under sweaters, blazers, sweatshirts, and more.

Shop turtlenecks:

Ganni Puppytooth Stretch-Mesh Turtleneck Top ($135)

Nike Lettuce Edge Turtleneck ($50)

Only Hearts Eco Rib Corset Top ($101)

Practical Puffers

Once upon a time, there was a place in the world for insane looking puffers, but that time is not 2020. Instead, just get a simple one in a neutral hue and wear it with everything. You're welcome.

Shop puffers:

Tna The Super Puff ($250)

Eloquii Faux Leather Puffer Coat ($159.95)

Native Youth Avery Puffer Jacket ($119)

Wool Coats

Wearing coats doesn't have to feel like a chore when you get one that is wool and wraps around your body like a blanket. Wear them open or tied shut over that new sweatsuit I hope you already added to cart.

Shop coats:

Totême Annecy Wool and Cashmere-Blend Coat ($1100)

Violeta Double-Breasted Wool Coat ($250)

Leset Sierra Wool-Blend Robe ($525)

Chunky Boots

These don't really need further explaining or convincing, but if there's any chance you have yet to buy into this shoe trend, I am here to motivate you one last time.

Shop boots:

Dr. Martens 2976 Quad Chelsea Boots ($180)

Zara Low Heeled Lug Sole Leather Ankle Boots ($129)

Bottega Veneta Rubber-Trimmed Leather Chelsea Boots ($1150)

Anything Leather

Get leather and lots of it! From shackets to pants to even dresses, faux and real leather can make any outfit look insanely chic, period.

Shop leather:

Agolde Recycled Leather Fitted '90s Pants ($298)

Good American Faux Leather Military Shirt Jacket ($120)

Who What Wear Women's High-Rise Belted Pleat Front Pants ($26)

Next up, shop the coolest French-girl trends of 2020.

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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