Winter is a tricky season to buy for because quite often the clothes you want are likely to be covered up by the clothes you need—and it is all thanks to the weather. With that said, we know that won’t stop you from shopping so we have put together your cheat-sheet on the items you should invest in this winter. So, whether it is a new jacket you need or just a stand-out party dress, consider this your shopping list of all the major essentials for winter 2012.
If you are going to buy a jacket, make it a utilitarian jacket
like Nasty Gal’s Off Duty Anorak ($98).
If you are going to buy a sweater, make it an animal sweater
like Dorothy Perkins’ Mink Sketchy Fox Sweater ($49).
If you are going to buy an accessory, make it a braided belt
like Rag & Bone’s Braided D Ring Belt ($220).
If you are going to buy a handbag, make it a satchel bag
like Rebecca Minkoff’s Sienna Tote ($525).
If you are going to buy a dress, make it a statement dress
like ASOS’s Lace Overlay Maxi Dress ($85).
If you are going to buy a pair of shoes, make it a pair of loafers
like Sam Edelman’s Alvin Loafers ($150).
If you are going to buy a pair of pants, make it a pair of cropped trousers
like J Crew’s Café Animal-Jacquard Capri Pants ($198).