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Maria’s Must Have Winter Staples

Maria Menounos on Winter Closet Staples
Maria Menounos on Winter Closet Staples

There’s nothing like fall and winter fashion! Winter is a great time of year to be stylish and cozy in your wardrobe. I love this time of year because it’s it’s so easy to mix and match pieces to last you all winter long. If you are looking for some inspiration on how to layer up during winter, take a look at these five winter closet staples I can’t live without!


Leather Jacket

A leather (or faux leather)  jacket is a good investment. You can wear it with many different outfits, so that you don’t have to buy multiple jackets for different looks. They are versatile and can be worn in many different ways. Dressed up for a night out with friends or dressed down with a cute sweat set. Your leather jacket will last for years. This means that if you invest in one now, your wardrobe will never be the same again! 

Stylish Warm Boots

Boots are one of the best ways to keep warm, and they’re also a great way to add some style to your winter wardrobe.There are so many different styles of boots out there. You can find boots in just about any material you want: leatherette, suede, leather, faux fur, plaid felt and more! They’re such an easy way to switch up your style (and stay warm!)

A Puffer Jacket

Puffer jackets are a winter staple. They’re lightweight and easy to carry around, so they’re perfect for if you need to go outside at all during the winter. Plus, they come in many different colors and styles—you can find puffer jackets made of denim or leather!

An Iconic Pair of Jeans

Jeans are a wardrobe staple. They’re comfortable, versatile, and can be worn with a variety of tops. Jeans can be dressed up or down—and let’s face it, they’re an investment piece that you’ll wear again and again.

A Cozy Sweater

A warm sweater is a must-have for winter. They’re necessary for layering, and you’ll be surprised at how versatile they are! You can wear them with anything from jeans to dresses. The best part? A warm sweater will keep you comfortable and cute as the temperature drops.

PRO TIP: Layering is important as the temperature drops.

As the weather gets colder and the winter months approach, it’s important to layer up. Layering will help keep you warm and comfortable in any environment. The way you layer will vary depending on what you are doing, but there are some basic rules that apply to all situations:

  • Base Layer: This is the first layer against your skin, usually a long sleeve shirt or t-shirt or tank top made from synthetic material such as polyester or merino wool (you can also use an athletic shirt). It helps wick moisture away from the body so it doesn’t build up under another layer of clothing. This prevents cold air from reaching your skin and robbing it of its heat when moving around outside in frigid temperatures..

  • Mid Layer: A piece like a sweater worn over your base layer(s) protects against wind chill by trapping dead air between its fibers (insulation). Since this type of clothing traps more heat than a thin fleece jacket alone would be able to do without getting too bulky around motion areas like elbows/wrists where movement occurs throughout daily life activities such as driving; these two types combined make excellent choices for comfort all winter long!

Winter fashion is all about staying cozy, warm, and cute! These winter closet staples are the perfect additions to your winter wardrobe and will last you years. The key is picking styles that are timeless and even investing in more expensive pieces that can last you years. 

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