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15 Coziest and Warmest Winter Clothing Essentials for Your Wardrobe, According to Stylists

Prevention Logo By Shauna Beni of Prevention | Slide 1 of 16: As the weather turns cold, a wardrobe refresh is in order. Not only is it essential for your overall style—but having the proper winter wardrobe is a must for safety reasons, too. The “most important part of choosing the right winter clothing comes down to two factors—functionality and warmth,” says Cassandra Sethi, founder of Next Level Wardrobe and personal stylist in New York City. “You’ll want to choose warmer fabrics like wool, wool-blends, and cashmere,” she says. These fabric types contain thicker fibers and can have a heavier weight, making them perfect to wear in colder temperatures. “My favorite part of winter is the opportunity to layer,” says Maggie Mee, digital styling director of Nordstrom. “This allows you to continue to get more use out of some of your seasonless items and add on.” In general, layering works well for the winter because you can also remove pieces to avoid sweating. And when it comes to accessories you’ll want to have a few items on rotation. “Winter accessories call for warm, cozy fabrics such as a cashmere scarf to ward off the freezing winds, gloves, and ankle socks to protect the foot area,” adds Sethi. Now that you know what to look for when searching for winter clothing, it’s time to shop! To help you find the best pieces for your wardrobe, we’ve rounded up stylist-approved picks to make your life a bit easier (and warmer). Ahead, check out some of the warmest and coziest coats, sweaters, pants, and more.

As the weather turns cold, a wardrobe refresh is in order. Not only is it essential for your overall style—but having the proper winter wardrobe is a must for safety reasons, too. The “most important part of choosing the right winter clothing comes down to two factors—functionality and warmth,” says Cassandra Sethi, founder of Next Level Wardrobe and personal stylist in New York City.

“You’ll want to choose warmer fabrics like wool, wool-blends, and cashmere,” she says. These fabric types contain thicker fibers and can have a heavier weight, making them perfect to wear in colder temperatures. “My favorite part of winter is the opportunity to layer,” says Maggie Mee, digital styling director of Nordstrom. “This allows you to continue to get more use out of some of your seasonless items and add on.” In general, layering works well for the winter because you can also remove pieces to avoid sweating.

And when it comes to accessories you’ll want to have a few items on rotation. “Winter accessories call for warm, cozy fabrics such as a cashmere scarf to ward off the freezing winds, gloves, and ankle socks to protect the foot area,” adds Sethi.

Now that you know what to look for when searching for winter clothing, it’s time to shop! To help you find the best pieces for your wardrobe, we’ve rounded up stylist-approved picks to make your life a bit easier (and warmer). Ahead, check out some of the warmest and coziest coats, sweaters, pants, and more.

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