Winter Essentials

I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I decided to start this week by sharing some items that become my essentials this time of year.  What are your "go-to" items in the winter?

#1.  A plaid scarf!  I love scarves for their ability to pull together a look.  If I'm having one of those "I have nothing to wear days," it's always easy to throw on a neutral top and bottom and then add a great printed scarf.  I've been wearing the green one below A LOT this winter!  

Cozy Plaid Scarf - Gap (sale $20.99) / Blanket Scarf - Aerie ($29.95) / Dixie Scarf - Banana Republic ($69.50)

#2. Winter Boots!  If you live anywhere that it snows, you definitely need winter boots.  And not just any winter boots will get the job done.  You need boots that are comfortable, warm, and waterproof.  I bought the Sorel pair below last winter and I wear them all the time!

Slimpack Riding Tall Boot - Sorel ($210) / 'Shellista Luxe' Waterproof Boot - North Face ($149.95) / 'Thomsen' Waterproof Leather Knee High Boot - UGG Australia ($224.95)

#3.  The Perfect Winter Coat!  Most of my winter coats are black because they're easy to match with any outfit and accessories.  However, this year I have definitely been drawn to winter coats in pretty pastel colored hues.

Coat with Belt And Flared Hem in Brushed Finish - ASOS ($149.48) / Light Blue Coat - H&M ($79.95) / Double-Breasted Wool Blend Coat - Macy's (sale $109.99)