The countdown to Christmas and the New Year is finally here! Although I’m super excited for the holidays, I admit I’m a little sad that 2018 is coming to an end rather quickly. With that said, the arrival of December is a sign that winter is near. In fact, it officially starts in less than 3 weeks, which means those of you living up north or on the East Coast can expect snow and ice to start rolling in. With that in mind, I wanted to make my December shopping guide all about winter wardrobe staples and outfit ideas for Christmas. Since it’s been so cold in Minnesota lately, I made sure to include lots of practical pieces you can wear on repeat and make use of through a blizzard if necessary. Pieces like puffer jackets and sneakers will get you through each day while sweater dresses will help you put your best foot forward by Christmas. Here are all the pieces worth buying this month.