Every season comes with its own trials and tribulations when it comes to style. For winter it's all about battling the elements and keeping warm but doing so in a way that doesn't make it look like YOU are out there trying to warm up the weather. 

Here are 5 of my winter wardrobe essentials that I don't leave home without:

1. Get Down

Down jackets have proven to be the quintessential coat to have year after year. Their ability to stand up to the subzero temperatures while keeping you chic is worth the investment. I prefer jackets that come with a belt option.  Creating a hourglass effect is always in style regardless of the season!

2. Put your pom pom ups!

These fluffy and furry toppers have us looking cute and might I say just a little taller. In the cold you lose heat from your head the fastest. So having a great knitted hat is where it is at!

3. Touchscreen Gloves

As women on the go, we need access to our smart devices. Removing necessary layers to answer calls, emails and text messages is annoying and time consuming. When shopping for a pair make sure you do a test in store for fit and function.

4. As FUR' me (faux)

Adorable, cozy and easy to wear. The faux fur scarf is a piece that can easily upgrade your outfit from 'meh' to 'chic'. One of my favorite ways to wear this is with a full black ensemble with the scarf as the centerpiece.

5. Get Lippy

My pick is Dior Addict Lip Glow. It's a sheer balm that enhances your natural lip color while protecting them.  With an added SPF 10 my lips will feel comfy all day. Use it on its own or as a base for your gloss or lipsticks.

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 Coat: Mackage (Similar Design Here)

 Faux Fur Stole /Scarf: Forever 21

Hat: Mendocino (Similar Here)

Touchscreen Gloves: Glider Gloves

Boots: DSW

Bag: Givenchy