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12 Must-Haves for the Perfect Winter Wardrobe

We Los Angeleans take our frosty winters of 70 degrees very seriously. It’s our one chance out of the year to indulge in fashion that isn’t cropped tops and yoga pants. Just because winter in LA doesn’t look like the snowball fight scene in Elf, or the skating rink scene in Serendipity (the New York FOMO is real), does not mean we can’t slay a cute snow fit. From teddy coats to fur-lined winter clogs, catch us in our 12 favorite winter trends all season long!

1. Crisp Winter Whites

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An all-white ensemble is the elite-est of elite chic winter outfits. If that means risking the possibility of wearing our morning latte, then so be it. *Knock on wood* Bundle up in a snowy sweater dress. Be mysterious in a long white coat. Winter whites look best with neutral tones. Think ivory, caramel, chocolate, blue-gray, and sage.

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2. Fringe Accent Sweaters

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Beaded or looped, long or short–a little fringe is sure to heat up your winter wardrobe. Stay cozy while turning heads in a fringe sweater. Rock a soft glam by opting for fringes down your sleeve or chest (or both if you don’t mind the attention!)

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3. Statement Ponchos

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A blanket doubling as a fashion statement? What more could you ask for in the winter?! With LA’s many sunny winter days, ponchos are the perfect staple for a transitional wardrobe. Elevate your favorite piece with a pair of leather pants, a cinching statement belt, or some cute ankle boots.

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4. Head-Turning LBDs

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Show out at holiday gatherings in your effortless Little Black Dress. Bright-colored, glittery holiday ensembles can get tiring. But an elegant, all-black attire never goes out of style and can be reserved for every occasion. The key to versatility is swapping your accessories for each wear!

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5. The It-Girl’s Velour Tracksuit

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Run errands in style this winter season with a velour tracksuit paired with some trendy dad trainers. Opt for subtle hues like navy, black, or nudes for modern chic. Feeling some millennial nostalgia? Channel your inner Paris Hilton with a low-rise pair in Juicy Couture pinks and purples.

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6. Pop of Color Puffers

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‘Tis the season of the fluffy, plushy puffer jacket. Originally reserved for a sportier silhouette, puffer jackets have made their way into everyday streetwear as a winter and fall staple. Keep your puffer jacket low-key, or make it your statement piece. Our favorite pairings include a puffer jacket thrown over a sleek bodysuit.

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7. Timeless Teddy Coats

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Blake Lively, Hailey Bieber, and Kim Kardashian can all agree that the teddy coat is a winter wardrobe must-have. The teddy coat has joined the trusty trench as the most iconic winter coats of all time. Aside from being warm and cozy, it goes with everything from dressy trousers and heels to your favorite Skims set.

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8. Cozy Knit Pants

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It’s easy to get caught up in picking outerwear for your winter wardrobe and forget the other half! For their comfort and versatility, we can’t get enough of knit pants. Wear them casually with a pair of cozy loafers on a trip to the grocery store. Or opt for a high-waisted pair under a long coat for an elegant look.

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9. Boots & Clogs Galore

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Yes, you’re seeing snow boots in the picture because who says you need snow to wear some cute snow boots? We’re obsessing over this silver, fur-lined pair. Plus, it’s never too late to come to the clog side, especially with our favorite shearling pair this year. And we can’t forget the comeback of the Ultra Mini Uggs

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10. Accessorize!

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Take your outfit from ordinary to Vogue in seconds with our fav winter accessories. Our current obsessions include fuzzy bucket hats, statement ear muffs, and the classic camel plaid scarf.

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11. Fresh New Jammies

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There’s no better time to invest in brand-new PJs than during a frosty change in weather. Be it a chic skin-tight onesie,  a classic striped pair, or a silky two-piece, sleepwear has its very own category in an ultimate chic wardrobe.

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12. The Ugly Christmas Sweater

Courtesy of ASOS

What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to cozy up in a classic ugly Christmas sweater? Layer it over a collared button-down, or pair it with some shearling-lined loafers. If you’re extra committed, dress to impress with one that lights up like a tree!

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For more cozy fashion inspo, check out what made our Fall Fashion Staples List. On top of your wardrobe, show your interior space some love with these 4 ways to elevate your home decor this holiday season!