My winter wardrobe essentials include a chambray buttondown, fair isle sweaters, and tights or leggings. Bonus points for wearing them all at one time!
If you don’t have a chambray or denim shirt, it is definitely a worthy purchase. I wear mine under every sweater I own! Not only does it add an extra layer of warmth, but it seriously looks great with every color. Don’t have one of your own? Borrower a denim buttondown from a dad/brother/BF/ spouse.
Fair Isle Sweater:
My favorite thing about fair isle patterns are that they scream winter, but not “holiday”. Graphic holiday/Christmas sweaters were a big trend this year, but you spend the money to wear it for such a limited amount of time. Not the case with fair isle, which I’ll be wearing long into February (that’s my limit b/c by March, I want winter to go away!)
Tights or Leggings:
Love ’em or hate ’em, if you desire to wear skirts or dresses at all during the cold winter months, tights or leggings are absolutely necessary. I went with a black cable-knit pair for this outfit because I liked the way they paired with the pattern in my sweater, but I also highly recommend fleece-lined and having some in every color:)
Check out my top Fair Isle picks below (all under $30).
What are some wardrobe essentials you keep on rotation during the winter?