This Winter’s Wardrobe Essentials… And Where To Get Them

November 17, 2007 • Magazine

This Winter's Wardrobe Essentials... And Where To Get Them

This Winter's Wardrobe Essentials... And Where To Get Them

Sat, 2007-11-17 15:00

Andra Naylor

By now you’ve had enough cold-weather days that you’re feeling the season, have made some shopping trips to stock up on scarves and have pulled out those sweaters from storage. And if you’re like me, you’ve realized which items you won’t be able to live without this winter. I’ve been checking must-haves off my list and wanted to share what I think are the season’s style-starters.

First up are black leggings. Although it took me awhile to warm to this trend, I find myself pulling them on more and more…to keep me warm! A friend suggested I buy my first pair at Gap ($19.90), and I’m so glad I did. They hold up in the wash, keep their color and haven’t stretched out. Also necessary this winter, and a good alternative if you won’t give into leggings are black opaque tights. I find mine at Nordstrom, where I can choose from Spanx ($24) or DKNY ($8.90). And I guarantee that you can wear them with any dress or skirt hanging in your closet. Pair them with pumps, booties and boots.

Did someone say boots? Because I’ve gone absolutely boot-crazy. I’ve bought shoe booties from Target, black patent tall boots (Marc by Marc Jacobs from DSW), cream cowboy-inspired boots (vintage Gloria Vanderbilt) and re-heeled my Carlos Santana red ankle boots and Tommy Hilfiger black leather boots for another go. I’d recommend doing your boot shopping from the freshest online shoe source, Piperlime. Check out Na Na’s “Hanley�? suede and patent ankle bootie ($110) and the Sammi knee-high by Corso Como ($230).

To wear over my tights and boots, I’ve been snapping up oversized shirt dresses, mod shifts and minis with fun, puffy-sleeves. I’m obsessed with looks like Laundry by Design’s princess-sleeve mini dress ($295 at Saks), Tibi’s painted paisley mini dress ($370 at Saks) and Dallin Chase’s Berg dress at ($300).

Don’t forget form-fitting, long sleeve tight shirts for wearing under everything. I’ve taken to Nordstrom’s Halogen brand ribbed shirts ($28), but you can also pick up James Perse classics ($50) while you’re there.

Finally, for wearing over everything, stock up on cardigans. I like slightly shrunken styles that fit close and cozy. Bluefly has a wide stock, and I like Michael Kors’ black angora cropped cardigan ($456) and Inhabit’s white cotton cropped cardigan at a cooler $74.99.

Happy shopping!

1. Gap Leggings

2. Corso Como Sammi Boot

3. Na Na Hanley Bootie

4. Laundry By Design Dress

5. Tibi Dress

6. Dallin Chase Berg Dress

7. Michael Kors Cropped Cardigan

8. Inhabit Cotton Blend Cropped Cardigan

Nordstrom Tights

Nordstrom’s Halogen Ribbed Shirts

James Perse

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