10 winter essentials to keep in your wardrobe in 2024

Winter is most definitely here! And if you haven’t done so already, you need to make sure your wardrobe is ready for the cold.

Every year in winter, we all start putting away the shorts and tank tops to make way for hoodies and winter boots. Everyone’s winter wardrobe should have certain essential items. Read on for the list of winter essentials everyone should have in their wardrobe. 

10 essential items for your winter wardrobe

Most of us hoard winter clothing pieces, while others curate a collection of fully functional clothing for this season. To help you join the latter group, Sainly have created a list of essentials for your winter wardrobe.

1) Winter coat

A good winter coat is the number one essential that you simply can’t live without. However, it is difficult to choose from several models of winter coats.

While you don’t need multiple coats, we suggest investing in two different types of winter coats. Every winter wardrobe should have a winter coat for every day and a more stylish winter coat for going out. 

For your everyday winter coat, we suggest classic down jackets. While they aren’t the most aesthetically pretty, they are lightweight and warm, making them perfect for when you’re rushing out of the house in the mornings.

For your going-out coat, we recommend investing in a wool coat. A wool coat, preferably in a neutral color, is perfect for those outings and Christmas dinners where you want to look a little dressier. 

2) Winter boots 

Winter boots are another non-negotiable, especially if you live in an area where it snows a lot. Again, you have different style options, but what is most important when choosing your boots is their functionality. 

You ideally want snow boots with a wool or fuzzy interior to keep your feet warm, but you also want to make sure they’re waterproof. In terms of style, we offer you an ankle boot, in a neutral color like black so that it goes everywhere. 

3) Cardigans

Cardigans are one of those things you can never have too many of. They are essential during cold weather because they provide comfort and style. They’re perfect for seasonal transitions when it’s not yet cold enough for a coat, but the days are cool. 

Your options for cardigans are extremely varied. You can opt for the more luxurious appeal of the cashmere sweater, just as you can opt for more casual graphic sweatshirts. Just buy sweaters that match your style. Sweaters are an essential layering item this time of year. 

4) Jeans 

Jeans are a must-have for all seasons. Still, there are certain types of jeans you probably want to avoid in winter. For example, ripped jeans are not a good idea because you will quickly catch a cold. 

So we suggest high-waisted skinny jeans for winter. They go with almost any outfit and can be tucked into your boots to keep you warm. The high-waisted jeans style has been in trend for a while and you can wear it all winter long. 

5) Cotton dress

A cotton dress is a must-have for your winter wardrobe for those days when you want to dress a little fancier. These dresses are somewhat casual and do a great job of keeping you warm. 

Pairing a cotton dress with black tights, a pair of knee-high boots, and chunky jewelry can create a stunning look without having to put in much effort. It’s a perfect outfit for when you want a change in your outfit. 

6) Leggings  

Leggings are winter essentials perfect for those days when you’re looking for comfort. They are much more comfortable than jeans but can be styled in virtually the same way. A pair of black leggings should be in every woman’s winter wardrobe. If you can get your hands on a pair of leggings with wool inside, you can ensure you stay warm this winter.

7) Scarves 

Let’s move on to accessories. Scarves are a must! Many women underestimate how essential a scarf is. After all, it protects your neck from the cold. You are spoiled for choice when it comes to different styles of scarves.

We recommend having a few of these so you can match your scarf with what you are wearing. You can also wear your scarves in different ways depending on the look you’re going for.

8) Toques 

Hats are an essential accessory and most women have a large collection of hats. On the other hand, many have the wrong types of hats. The toques in your winter wardrobe need to cover your ears! While baseball caps and fedoras may be appropriate for fall, when it comes to winter, you’ll want to switch to wool beanies and hats that cover your ears and keep you warm.  

9) Gloves and mittens 

There are many options for gloves and mittens. While you can opt for traditional wool gloves, you have many other options. In today’s digital age, gloves suitable for digital devices are gaining popularity. These are gloves that allow you to use your cell phone or any other device while wearing your gloves thanks to special materials on the fingertips of the gloves. 

Alternatively, if you are more of a winter sports enthusiast, or if you like snowball fights from time to time, we recommend that you buy a pair of ski or snow gloves, as they are waterproof and they will do a great job of keeping your hands dry and warm.  

10) Socks 

The last accessory you need in your winter wardrobe is socks… but not just any socks. You want a pair of thick socks that come up above your ankle. A good pair of thick socks is essential to keep your feet warm.