When it comes to dressing for different seasons, winter has historically been my least favorite. Winter fashion can feel clunky and too hard to figure out, but I have decided that this year, I will be embracing the cold weather and enjoying the things that we only get to wear during the winter. Over the next few months, I’ll be leaning into big, chunky knits, fun accessories, layering pieces, chic coats, trendy boots, and more.
Every time a new season comes around, I make a wishlist of fashion pieces that I might want based on things I’ve seen while online shopping or scrolling social media. This list allows me to think about things and shop more intentionally, rather than making impulse purchases in the moment. If I’m still thinking about something on my list a few weeks later, I know that it’s something I really want. If I revisit the list and have already forgotten about something, I know that I can skip it for the season.
In addition to saving money in that way, I try to keep my trendier wardrobe additions in the under-$100 range. This allows me to mix up my wardrobe each season without spending a fortune. Keep reading for the 18 under-$100 winter fashion pieces that have earned a coveted spot on my wishlist this season.
If there's one thing I literally live in all winter long, it's a basic turtleneck top. They're so versatile: They can be worn for everything from a nice dinner to going out, and they look super cute layered with jackets, sweaters, blazers, vests, and more. I bought one of these from Old Navy last year, and I will definitely be adding more colors to my collection.
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I'm not kidding when I say I audibly gasped when I first saw this sweater on Abercrombie's site. All five colors are absolutely gorgeous (I won't be able to decide!), and the full-zip detail makes it different from any other sweater I have in my closet.
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I've been eyeing this oversized turtleneck since the beginning of fall, and I think it's finally time to *add to cart.* I've found myself really gravitating toward big, chunky sweaters during the cold weather thus far, so I need to make sure I have plenty to choose from.
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Something my wardrobe is lacking? Going out tops that are appropriate for winter. I'm obsessed with the sweetheart neckline on this one, and the fact that it's a sweater material means that I won't be freezing on a winter night out.
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I'm really loving the look of a midi skirt or dress with boots this winter, and at just $60 for washable silk, this option is hard to beat. I'm already imagining how cute it will be paired with a chunky sweater and knee-high boots.
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I will sing the praises of Abercrombie Curve Love jeans until my last breath (seriously, no pair has fit me as well or made me feel as confident). I tried the 90s Relaxed style this summer and fell in love, so now I need a darker wash for winter—duh.
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I'll never get tired of a puffer vest, and I love the slightly edgier look of this faux leather option. This would not only look insanely cute layered with a sweater for a day of watching football, but it's also a great option if you live in a warmer winter climate but still want to enjoy puffer season.
Bright Kelly green has been a color of the year in 2022, and I especially love the idea of bringing it into the winter season for some unexpected pops of brightness. Not only is this hat festive for the month of December, but it will be cute well into 2023 as well.
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Rings are one of my favorite categories of jewelry, so this year, I've been working toward building my collection to include some everyday pieces that are made to last. I love that this option from Mejuri is the perfect balance of bold and subtle.
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I (and many of our editors) own multiple JW Pei bags, and I can honestly say that the quality for price is unmatched. The styles are on-trend, the colors are beautiful, and they are sustainably made with vegan leather and recycled plastic bottles.
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I am long overdue for a tights upgrade, especially with the resurgence of the Gossip Girl-esque mini skirt + tights + knee-high boots combo. So when I discovered that these rip-resistant tights from Sheertex are made to last 10x longer than traditional tights, I knew they were the ones to have.