Fashion / 15 Nov, 2021
Although it’s technically still fall, it’s been so cold here lately that I’ve been having to break out my favorite winter layering essentials. My go-to pieces tend to stay the same every year, often including some variation of a comfy sweater (or sweater dress), cozy jacket and over-the-knee boots. My wardrobe is mostly made up of these pieces because they always make for an easy outfit and can be styled into endless combinations. I also love that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to look chic. If you’re ready to create a winter wardrobe full of versatile layers too, I’ve selected five items from Walmart that won’t fail you even on the coldest of days.
Heavy Duty Coat
Winter is the hardest season to dress for given the snow and freezing temps. One surefire way to not skimp on style while staying warm is to be fully stocked on the right coat. I always build my winter outfits around my outerwear. My default styles are teddy bear coats, heavyweight parkas and bomber jackets with shearling trims because they’re roomy enough for chunky knits and extra layers. I recently found this one at Walmart and can’t get over how warm and snug it is.
There’s no braving the winter season without low-key, casual sweaters that you can tuck into jeans, wear as a cozy dress or layer with other knits. A slouchy silhouette, like this Scoop sweater, makes the perfect foundation for an easy-going fit. The roomy design and chunky knit material provides ultimate comfort! It also comes in a gorgeous camel color.
Boots are a key winter item because they have the power to transform the vibe of your look. I love wearing over-the-knee boots with more simple outfits since they’re such statement makers. You really don’t need much else to spruce things up. When I want an edgier vibe, lug sole or combat boots do the trick. There’s also snow boots when practicality is the top priority. Walmart has boots for every mood and they’re beyond affordable!
Faux Leather Pants
My never-fail winter essential to complete any outfit is faux leather pants whether that’s a pair of leggings or joggers. They’re comfortable beyond belief, helping me get through my busiest days. What makes them a necessity is their versatility – you can style them with oversized sweaters, cardigans, dresses – everything. These Sofia Jeans faux leather pants are great because they look dressier than a legging but feel just like one.
Scarves & Wraps
The most stylish winter outfits are layered to perfection. Scarves and wraps are the cherry on top. However, other chic options are capes and ponchos. Given their looser fit, you can wear tons of layers underneath and still look on trend. I’ll usually reach for mine when my sweater is too thick to fit underneath a coat comfortably.
This post is sponsored by Walmart.