Winter Wardrobe Workhorses.
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Winter Wardrobe Workhorses.

  J Crew Cable Knit Sweater / J Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt / J Crew Cocoon Coat / J.Crew Pixie Pants / J.Crew Knee-High Socks / Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots / Knitted Headband / J Crew Scarf / Leather Gloves Everyone has their own personal “workhorses” (clothing that gets used over and over and over and over) in their wardrobes. For this post, I have compiled my favorite Winter Wardrobe Workhorses. 1.) J Crew Cable Knit Sweater: I have been coveting this piece ever since I saw it pop up on J Crew’s website. Everything about this sweater is perfect. The color, the adorable cable knit pattern, and shape all make this sweater a future wardrobe workhorse for me. I could see myself wearing this sweater over pants, with skirts, dressing it up, dressing it down, layering it over shirts, etc. I would buy it to wear it a little on the larger side so I could fit a lot of layers underneath it. I’m pretty sure that I am getting this for Christmas so I am counting down the days until I can call it my own! 2.) J Crew Keeper Chambray Shirt: At this point, I have had to replace this shirt twice from overwear. This says nothing about the quality of the shirt. I had just worn the first one so many times that it was starting to look dingy. This is the perfect chambray shirt. The color is amazing (I tend to prefer lighter chambray tops) and the length and fit are to die for. This shirt sometimes goes on sale, but it’s rare. I periodically check out the sale section just to see if it’s listed. If it is, I usually buy one for myself, or I alert the women in my life that also love it. 3.) J Crew Cocoon Coat: Last year, I bought this coat in black, but I also wanted this gorgeous tan color as well. Unfortunately, it had sold out. Luckily, J Crew brought it back this winter and I am patiently waiting for it go on promotion so I can add it to my collection of J Crew coats. This coat is the warmest wool coat that I own. Also, the shape of it is very chic and unique. Some women don’t like the cocoon shape, but I like that it makes a statement and doesn’t look like every other black pea coat out there. 4.) J Crew Pixie Pants: I discovered these pants two years ago and they are by FAR my most loved winter wardrobe workhorse! Before these pants, I used to (unsuccessfully) stuff my skinny jeans into the tops of boots. We all know where I’m going with this. The dreaded baggy bulge of the jeans/pants material that sits at the top of your boots. I always knew this was unflattering but thought that I would just have to deal with it. Alas, I discovered J Crew’s Pixie Pants and my life has been changed ever since. These pants are INCREDIBLE. They are not pants, but they are not tights. They are some amazing tasteful mixture of the two. Not only do they feel like you’re wearing sweatpants, but they tastefully hug your body in all of the right places without looking too tight. Also, they’re not see through! It’s a miracle! Plus, they tuck into boots as if they were made to do just that. 5.) J Crew Knee-High Socks: This goes without saying. If you’re going to wear tall boots, you need tall socks. End of story. 6.) Stuart Weitzman 5050 Boots: These boots are on my dream list. They are pricey, but the shape is so cute. I also love that they are just black. For me, clean and simple boots are a must have in the winter because, let’s face it, I will not be wearing heels when it is freezing cold outside. 7.) Knitted Headband: My friend made me my own knitted headband a couple of years ago and I love it, especially now that I have a pixie cut. With the shorter hair, I find that I can’t really wear beanies anymore. They just don’t look right on me. However, the knitted headband is the perfect way for me to keep my head warm and still look stylish. 8.) J Crew Scarf: I always want a cute knitted scarf on hand, especially when those cold winter winds start blowing. I usually tend to buy scarves in neutral colors so that they can match more in my wardrobe. 9.) Leather Gloves: Since my hands are always freezing in the winter, I need chic gloves to help keep them warm. I love the Target ones listed above. I’m a sucker for polka dots. 10.) Of course I had to include my favorite winter/holiday hot drink from Starbucks: Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate!!!!! If you haven’t tried this special drink, you definitely should. My holidays would not be the same without it.

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