The beautiful warm days are done until the next year. Like every year this year, you will either want to run immediately inside as you step outside, or you can deal with being cold. With all the prep that goes into tweaking your lifestyle for the colder months to come, one fundamental change you make is to revamp your winter wardrobe and decide what chic winter essentials you are going to rock this year.

Your fashion-forward sense will once again be in the limelight for all to marvel. Check out these winter clothing must-haves that should be a part of every wardrobe.

1.      The Leather Jacket

Leather jackets are timeless, you will return to them year after year. In fact, cute leather jackets are the most reliable things that you can own in winter. You can mix and match with them. Not only do they make a statement about your personality but they also allow you to go casual or super glamorous whenever you like. Go for one with a hip look, for hip-hop vibes, and baggy ones for a retro chic look.

2.      Faux Fur Scarves

All of the big brands are incorporating faux fur generously into their collections this year. But how much is too much? It really doesn’t matter. The fluffier it is, the better it will look paired with neutral elements of your wardrobe. The trendiest fur scarves are the ones available in super whimsical and plush looking vibrant hues; you might want to go for something in electric blue, lime green, or pastel pink.

Do not mistake the allure of fur accessories to be the same as that of a fur coat. It is styled differently and does not have the same ensemble outlook.

3.      Animal Print Bootie

These prints are making a comeback. Almost all winter collections have elements of this in either their accessories or footwear. You want them to not look over the top but just high enough that you are not digging your entire foot into the snow.

If you are searching for something to spruce up your 9 to 5 office lineup, the perfect shoes for daily wear are booties with pointed toes. The great thing about these is that they also do a great job in giving your sweater dress the fresh spin it needs, perfect for social gatherings and night outs.

4.      The Extra Layer Tunic

This is not necessarily an extra layer, but it gives the right impression for winters. There may be days when you don’t feel like going out with an edgy or a high concept look, and this shall be your go-to wardrobe staple. These boxy tunics with short sleeves are great for enhancing the most basic silhouettes for the better. If you layer it with a printed or a plain shirt and culottes, they make you look all the more stylish.

5.      Flared Jeans

You tried skinny, you tried boyfriend; now is the time for flared jeans. These throwbacks to the 70s are your best access to the cool girl image, think Jane Birkin. The classy side of you finally has a way to shine. Here’s a neat tip, to elongate your silhouette and make yourself look taller, tuck in the blouse in the old indigo style. You can also revamp your flared jeans with hems that you fray on your own.

6.      Beanie with Pom-Poms

You know your head and ears are going to get cold, and when they do you will reach for the first beanie, you can get your hands on. Instead of going for your standard plain beanie, give your headpiece a bit more character. Check out beanies with faux fur pom-poms, and fabric that is a bit marled.

7.      Cropped Knit Sweater

You definitely don’t want the average knitted sweater. You want to give your sweater a playful twist so that you stand out from the crowd. The best trend that supports this is shorter than usual hems. Cropped sweaters are all the rage. You can wear a rich colored one with jeans, or you can go with edgy high waisted pants in solid colors paired with neutral colored cropped knit sweaters. This way you keep yourself from showing any skin at all in the cold weather.

 And there you have it, all the essential things that you will need this winter season to be at your chicest. Make sure that you prepare a shopping list for each and then compare and contrast the pieces you like with existing articles at home that you are most likely going to pair with your winter outerwear.

Author's Bio: 

"Brooke Whistance is a passionate health and lifestyle blogger who loves to write about prevailing trends. She has been living in Los Angeles, California with her family including, her parents, two siblings and her cats. You can find her on LinkedIn Twitter Facebook."