Beat the Blues With These Essential Winter Pieces

These are the five pieces you need to stay warm and stylish this season.

Winter Essentials

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There’s something indulgent about winter’s easy cold-weather pieces, like straight-forward shoes and cozy knits. While oversized puffers and heavy tread boots are essential for snow, your day-to-day staples don't have to swallow you whole. Here, we suggest a few tailored items that even show a teeny bit of skin. A crisp peacoat, a midi-length plaid skirt, a wooly pullover, a dependable loafer, and a convertible hands-free bag will help you stylishly bide some time until spring. 

The Peacoat

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Warm and dependable, the sturdy peacoat isn't just the premiere jacket choice for sailors taking to the high seas. Today, the silhouette is a classic, fashion-forward addition to a modern woman's wardrobe. Both warm and water resistant, the peacoat has attracted famous practical fashion lovers including Jackie Onassis and Jane Birkin, according to fashion historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell.

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The Wool Sweater

Sure, you could wear mohair, cashmere, or cable knit, but the simplicity of a quality wool sweater is unrivaled. Sustainable by nature, a modern wool knit is a feel-good, look-good piece that will protect you from the elements with ease.

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The Plaid Skirt

The popularity of plaid has spread far and wide; once worn exclusively by schoolgirls, the print later became a signature of the '90s punk scene. Today, the pattern is equal parts classic and cool—especially when it comes in a knee-grazing midi style.

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The Loafer

Women everywhere have traded in their cumbersome heels for polished loafer styles. Thanks to their comfy DNA and cool modern upgrades—like chain-link trims and buckle embellishments—you can remain en vogue through the winter chill.

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The Polished Work Bag

Wherever your day takes you, a sophisticated work bag that can carry a laptop, all the cords, your notebooks, plus lip balm, hand sanitizer, and an iPhone is key. Bonus points if your bag can convert to a hands-free model, ideal for plummeting degrees.

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Photographer: Kat Irlin | Stylist: Julia Gall | Hair: Riad Azar at The Wallgroup | Makeup: Jodie Boland at The Wallgroup | Photo Assistant: Ros Hayes