With all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, who has time to cruise the internet looking for the latest trends?  Have no fear, we’ve saved you the time and energy by putting together a list of all the essential items you will want/need in your closet this winter.  Even better, now you have a wish list handy for when a relative needs gift ideas!

1. Dark Nail Polish

Downtown Brown, Essie, Target

This seasons color obsession is easily oxblood- or maroon.  A little punk and a little polished, this winter essential can update your look quick and easy without breaking the bank.





2. Boots, Boots, Boots

Amanda Riding Boot, Tory Burch, toryburch.com

Boots are always a fall/winter staple, but there are so many new, tailored options out there, we must mention it again.  Tall, short, black, brown, etc. you can’t go wrong this winter.  Wear them with everything and as often as possible!





3. Cat-Eye Sunglasses

BE4117, Burberry Sunglasses, Crown Vision Center

Each season fashion people, celebrities, and the rest of us never seem to disagree about our mutual love of sunglasses.  This winters must have shape is cat-eye frames. Glam up any traditional outfit with these sunglasses rain or shine!





4. Polka Dot Sweater

Collection Cashmere, J Crew, jcrew.com

Who doesn’t love a great polka-dot, no matter the season?  This winter change up the smaller subtle dots for a bigger bolder look with bright and contrasting colors.





5. Leather Moto Jacket

Black Leather Biker Jacket, Avenue 32, avenue32.com

The leather jacket seems to fall in and out of style every few years, but this season, it’s one of our absolute favorites.  Pair it with just about anything (like Burberry Sunglasses, wink, wink) in your wardrobe and you will instantly update your look to fierce and fashionable.




6. Over-sized Clutch

Double Tassel Zip Clutch, Asos, asos.com

This over-sized clutch works as a chic day pack or as an unexpected bag for nighttime.  And even better, a much smaller bag will force you to get rid of all those superfluous purse stowaways you don’t really need anyways.





7. Neutral Eye Frame

DG 3136, Dolce & Gabbana Eyeglasses, Crown Vision Center-City Place Location

In a dusky-pink, white or cream, this neutral eyeglass frame gives all the “four eyes” among us a leg up on the rest of us.  Break away from the usual black this season and go for a more on-trend look.





8. Printed Pencil Skirt

Oversize Floral Print Bodycon, Delia’s, delias.com

A patterned pencil skirt is lean and basic but still has plenty of personality to go around to vamp up your winter look.  Try it out with a skinny sweater or a slouchy blouse.