Since it’s FINALLY decided to get cold here in Southern Louisiana, I’ve had to break out some of my winter essentials for wear. I tend to gravitate towards the same basic pieces and then I’ll add some color with accessories scarves, jewelry, or even lip color. Well, let’s get to it y’all! Here are some of my winter essentials for this South Louisiana weather…
// Puffer Vest //
Seriously one of my all-time favorite pieces ever. I have quite a few vests in multiple colors, so I really could throw this baby on over any outfit. It’s perfect for a day when it’s not exactly cold enough for a jacket, or even when it get’s cold I’ll wear it underneath a jacket for some more warmth. I’ve styled one of my favorite vests, the J. Crew Factory herringbone quilted vest here.
// Bean Boots //
After many seasons of lusting over these, I bit the bullet and got a pair last year. My sweet Mama is actually Maine born-and-raised so she helped me with the sizing since she knows her stuff (you should order a size down from your normal size). I love breaking these out in the winter time with some warm knit socks over leggings or even jeans. They are a super versatile shoe that can be worn in cold or even wet weather.
// Ray Bans //
In my book, a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses is an essential ALWAYS. I carry at least one pair around with me at all times. These aviators with green flash lenses are perfect to add a pop of color to my outfit. See how I wear them in the winter time here, here, and here.
// Field Jacket //
I love this jacket to layer over a vest or even to throw on over a simple top. It’s waxed so it’s super structured but it’s such a classic look. I scored it on eBay for around $50 with the tags and everything, so I love showing off this great find.
// Chunky Scarf //
Last season, I picked this up in white and black from Old Navy. I love adding a chunky knit scarf to any outfit to warm it up, or even to make it a little more casual. These scarves come in so many different colors, you’ll be able to find one to match any outfit.
// Hunter Boots //
I featured these in my Wednesday post this week. I normally always pair them with something neutral on top since they are such a show stopper. Wearing some super thick, knit socks is always a must with these bad boys to ensure my feet keep warm. Perfect for cold and/or wet weather just like my Bean Boots!
What are your winter essentials for where you live?