By: Connor Madsen
As the seasons come and go, you may need to start to re-up on the latest pieces to stay warm this winter. Here's a walkthrough of some of the numerous items that should be in your rotation for chilly season ahead.
1. Down Fur Parkas
The goal for winter is to stay warm, so why not do it while looking stylish. A quality down fur parka for this upcoming winter is a necessity for those who are trying to step up their game and while staying nice and cozy.
Affordable - Zara, Topman, Alpha Industries, Mandiorve
High-End & High Quality - Canada Goose
2. Sherpa and Shearling Jackets
Another jacket that is perfect for this season is a fur-lined sherpa or shearling jacket. Its another means of having that statement piece that also keeps you warm. Some varieties range from denim truckers, corduroy jackets, and leather coats.
Affordable - Zara, Levi's
High-End & High Quality - All Saints, Acne Studios, Fear of God, Gucci, Off-White, John Elliott
3. Wool or Tartan Flannels
The universally-loved plaid shirt that becomes a household piece in the fall is also a main one for the winter. Preferably owning one of more substantial material makes for a warmer fit and can too go for a better look. Brands and houses will make these in all different cuts and lengths, even in oversized and trenchcoat form.
Affordable - Topman, Pendleton
High-End & High Quality - Fear of God, Represent Clothing, Off-White
4. Heavy Sweaters & Crewnecks
Who knew something so simple and sometimes overlooked could be all the rage this season. Sweaters, cardigans, turtlenecks, and crewnecks are a significant part of anyone's wardrobe this season. Having ones that are simple and bold, and some with prints and embroidery add for variation and choices that would complete an outfit while keeping you warm.
Affordable - Zara, Topman, PacSun, Urban Outfitters, Champion
High-End & High Quality - Gucci, Off-White, Saint Laurent, Balenciaga, Fear of God, Represent Clothing, All Saints, John Elliott
5. Heavy Denim
As summer and fall have passed, so has the need for wearing distressed denim. Where I live, it doesn't make sense to wear them in the Minnesota winters, but I and some others are caught slipping with distressed denim. A pair of necessary, heavy, and quality washed and made denim is an absolute necessity for this season. Washes like dark blue, vintage black, black, and aged acid wash are what should be on your radar to rock this incoming season.
Affordable - PacSun, Levi's, Topman, Mnml.la
High-End & High Quality - Saint Laurent, Fear of God, Acne Studios, Rag & Bone, All Saints
6. Boots - Chelsea, Combat, and Dress
Though sneakers are an article of footwear that everyone should own and pursue more of, boots and winter are a fromidable combination. Depending on your make, model, and mood you want to wear them in, boots should be something that can be compatiable with most of the outfits you'd wear in the winter. Combat boots for outdoor wear, chelseas for casual or an upscale look, and dress for a day on the job or trying to step up the game a bit. Either way, you can't go wrong with a pair of boots this season.
Affordable - New Republic Man, Doc Martens, Favela Clothing, Cole Hann, J. Crew
High-End & High Quality - Rick Owens, Visim, Saint Laurent, Common Projects, Yeezy Season, Gucci, Bottega Veneta