My 10 Winter Wardrobe Staples

I’m finally back to writing and it feels good! I haven’t been able to put as much thought and effort as I’d like on here lately. My wedding date is fast approaching and along with a full time job, it’s been challenging to keep up. Now things have slowed down so I’m hoping to get back to posting three times a week.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my perfect closet and what’s essential for me. So, I wanted to share with you all my winter wardrobe staples. These are the items I wear frequently together. It’s basically my core winter wardrobe at the moment.

A simple way to start planning a set, seasonal wardrobe is to assess what you have and what you wear a lot. I went through my closet and put aside the things I wear often and established these as my staples.

There was definitely a common theme among them. Effortless, easy to layer, and versatile. These are the basis of my winter wardrobe that I wear the most that make getting dressed in the morning easy and stylish.

So, here are my top 10 winter wardrobe staples for a simple closet.

10 Simple Winter Wardrobe Staples

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Tops

Black and white tissue turtlenecks || My black and white turtlenecks are worn every single week. They’re perfect for layering, work outfits, and even nighttime events.

Cable knit sweater || I received this L.L. Bean sweater as a Christmas gift and have been wearing it so much. It’s perfectly classic for winter layering.

Striped shirt || A striped shirt is a must for any season. Either a long sleeve one or something thinner like the one I’m wearing in this post. They’re easy to layer and add some nice pattern to winter outfits.

Bottoms

Dark wash cigarette jeans || On extra cold days, dark wash cigarette jeans are a go-to. My mind goes straight to comfort on really cold days and these make for an easy outfit that still looks chic.

Wide leg pants || The Everlane wide leg pants are a personal favorite. They’re a nice, chic addition to a simple wardrobe.

Opaque black tights || Wearing pants everyday in the winter gets old. Opaque black tights make wearing skirts and dresses possible. I love to wear these with a linen dress or skirt, my cable knit sweater, and tall leather riding boots.

Linen dress/skirt || I recently discovered the beauty of linen dresses and skirts styled for winter. Linen doesn’t have to be solely a warm weather fabric.

Shoes

Tall leather boots || I don’t think I could survive winter without my tall leather boots. I bought these about five or six years ago and wear them every winter. It was important to me to find a pair that could be worn for years and years. They’re classic and extremely warm.

Converse high tops || For more casual cold days, Converse high tops are a go-to. They’re comfortable, easy, and pretty warm with a pair of wool socks.

Black Flats || My favorite shoes for simple outfits right now are my Everlane day glove flats in black. They look cute with anything and are so comfortable for work and weekends. 

I think the first step to having a simple, seasonal wardrobe is defining your wardrobe staples. I only shared 10 here but there’s no rule for how many staples you can have. This is a good starter list for a simple closet with a few items that let you create comfortable and chic outfits.

What are your winter wardrobe staples?

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