I have always lived somewhere that has cold winter months. Now living back in Minnesota, it's more crucial then ever to have the proper winter essential pieces. With lots of snow, negative temperatures and wind chills that make your nose hairs freeze... Staying warm and looking stylish can be difficult. Winter fashion can be expensive, but in my opinion the pieces can be worn for years to come making them totally worth the splurge. Years ago (i.e. before my blogging days) I had a closet full of maybe 1-3 different jackets. My closet is now overflowing with coats! Making an outfit look cute while staying warm takes having lots of coat and jacket options. In my early 20's I didn't mind freezing my butt off to be fashionable... Definitely not the case anymore. I'm a mama and have too many responsibilities to be getting sick. I also see how silly it looks to not be bundled up when the temperature hits below 40. Funny how things change.
A few years back I got a tip from a close friend on how having the right winter accessories was a total game changer. She, of course, is the most stylish ever so I took the tip to heart. It can be super easy to want to throw on the same winter pieces all the time, but making an effort to change things up keeps you feeling good throughout the chilly months. Winter doesn't have to be ugly! I rounded up some of the cutest winter coats, boots, and accessories to help keep you looking fresh all season long. I know some of these can seem crazy expensive (you know I live on a budget), but splurging on good winter essential pieces can go a long way!