The top 10 winter wardrobe essentials according to moi

Tuesday, January 11


1. Banana Republic 2. Norstroms 3. Panache 4. JCrew 5. American Eagle 6. H&M 7. WindsorStore 8. H&M 9. Famous Footwear / Jessica Simpson 10. Delias / F21
As per your request, here is my Top 10 list for the winter. This was kinda tricky for me to narrow it down, but I picked the essentials in my closet that I always seem to go back to, and that make any outfit look spicy no matter what you pair it with.

Happy shopping pals!


115 Response to The top 10 winter wardrobe essentials according to moi

January 11, 2011 6:45 AM

I have those boots and I love them because they DO go with everything!

January 11, 2011 6:51 AM

I love your picks, Sydney! They are great. I'm lusting after that mustard yellow cardigan. I must go get me one!! :)

<3 Ashley
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January 11, 2011 6:51 AM

I love your picks, Sydney! They are great. I'm lusting after that mustard yellow cardigan. I must go get me one!! :)

<3 Ashley
www.ahastylife.com

January 11, 2011 6:52 AM

Agree with the brown boots... I wear mine all the time! Thanks for sharing your top 10... your blog has been seriously helping me revamp my wardrobe!

<3 Meg

January 11, 2011 6:53 AM

i'm jealous of your closet... and those chocolate boots because they DO go with everything ... I want to wear all these picks at once ... will that work? :)

January 11, 2011 6:53 AM

I love the mustard yellow cardigan. Great picks!

January 11, 2011 6:55 AM

If I had just a few minutes in your wardrobe.... ha! Love this! Great pieces!

January 11, 2011 7:04 AM

Nice post. Liking these essentials a lot. It's a good starting off point :)

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January 11, 2011 7:06 AM

thanks for this. i'm heading off to somewhere winter-y and this is a good start.

January 11, 2011 7:12 AM

I really want a denim button up but they are at no American Eagle anymore...or anywhere period. Is there a place that you can think of that I could find one?? That'd be great! Thanks!

January 11, 2011 7:20 AM

I love this! Been looking everywhere for a list like this :) Can't wait to see your spring essentials!

January 11, 2011 7:23 AM

So true. I live in my skinny jeans and boots. Because it is freezing here. in Florida. This was not in the information booklet. And blazers...to dress up any outfit. I just cleaned out my closet, so I really had to determine what was necessary and pair it down. Love the leather jacket!

January 11, 2011 7:23 AM

I love your picks - they are essentially the same as my essentials (though i much prefer dresses to pants). Love it!

Fast Food & Fast Fashion

bex
January 11, 2011 7:37 AM

I have to say I agree with al you picks, great choices!
I've been looking for a mustard yellow cardi, but i'm having a bit of trouble. I saw target had one a while ago maybe I'll check again today. Love your blog

;)
bex

January 11, 2011 7:42 AM

love your list! i have about 7 out of the 10 soo not too shabby - but that gives me a little excuse to do some shopping right ;)

January 11, 2011 7:47 AM

Thanks, Sydney! I just found your blog about a week ago, and since I've been hooked! Thanks for sharing your fabulous outfits; you're wonderful fashion inspiration!

I have to say my favorite outfit EVER from you was your day 30/30! COLORS! I just got myself a similar pair of boots and I have been going crazy outfitting them... next up: a denim shirt! Thanks again!

Meredith

January 11, 2011 7:51 AM

I am actually rocking a mustard yellow cardigan today and I love it. It brighted up my whole day!

January 11, 2011 7:52 AM

I am nodding my head. Yup...necessities. Now I just gotta convince my hubby. :)

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January 11, 2011 7:57 AM

I like your picks. But I have to say that I would add one more thing to that list: a warm, chunky cardigan in a neutral color. Maybe it's because I'm in Canada and it's cold - but I can't live without one.

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January 11, 2011 7:58 AM

Solid picks! I especially love the cardigan, plaid shirt and denim shirt!

January 11, 2011 8:15 AM

Your boots are amazing! I will be hunting for a similar pair for the upcoming winter! I live in Australia, so our seasons are opposite to yours, though we're lucky that it doesn't get as cold!
I just found your blog a couple of days ago and fell in love with it!

January 11, 2011 8:16 AM

great picks! i just picked up a plaid shirt yesterday cause i felt like it was missing and am so excited to remix it in my winter wardrobe.

kileen of cute and little
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January 11, 2011 8:30 AM

I have that blazer in grey! I love it so much. Your top 10 is fantastic!

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January 11, 2011 8:33 AM

Love a pair of wedges, they go well with everything. Very useful list!

Tam
www.tamworddict.blogspot.com

January 11, 2011 8:36 AM

Great picks! I have a lot of those pieces. :) Love the red zipper on those boots!

Rae
January 11, 2011 8:40 AM

Great picks! You have amazing style and it's nice knowing that you really stick to your staples as can be seen by all your awesome photos. <3

January 11, 2011 8:40 AM

you are right on with the winter wardrobe essentials! my mustard cardigan seems like it goes with everything in my closet lol

January 11, 2011 9:10 AM

I love all your pieces!
Fun and sensible.

xo L
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January 11, 2011 9:11 AM

Oiiiiii good stuff right there! I've been looking for the perfect denim button-up for what seems like ages and I STILL can't find one. Arhh!

January 11, 2011 9:17 AM

Could not agree more with your picks! ... Love your striped jacket, such a great statement piece! =)

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January 11, 2011 9:22 AM

this is so perfect! i love these lists. you should make a different one weekly! like.. top 10 for beach vacation. top 10 for fall. etc. i'm inspired.

January 11, 2011 9:23 AM

at first glance i thought you had posted a photo of jeans - one leg white, one leg dark. i was thoroughly confused. also, is it sad that i immediately detected which purchases came from H&M from the mere glimpse of that little rectangular tag? hope not...

January 11, 2011 9:30 AM

no belt?! I don't believe it!

Oh and I almost bought your "something striped" but when I tried it on, it was July. Seemed weird to buy a jacket then lol

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January 11, 2011 9:33 AM

I agree with you 100% :)

January 11, 2011 9:35 AM

Ooof, those shoes. I need the ones I don't have yet ;)
Beautiful, as always!

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January 11, 2011 10:20 AM

I really need a great Boyfriend blazer, but I have so much trouble finding one that fits! Such a wardrobe stapel! I also love the mustard cardigan. I have one from Target that looks almost exactly like that one. A must have.

January 11, 2011 10:23 AM

whoa! i have that blazer!! i think i got it at a boutique!! AND i NEED a mustard yellow cardigan.. real bad!!

January 11, 2011 10:27 AM

Good picks. I especially like the mustard yellow cardigan. It looks good on everyone.

January 11, 2011 10:55 AM

love the yellow, but do these picks really keep you warm?

January 11, 2011 10:56 AM

oh good grief, i am in love with all those objects! i am also in love with your editing! editing tutorial on the horizon, please?

January 11, 2011 11:01 AM

Great pieces indeed, top 10 worthy! =)

January 11, 2011 11:14 AM

Gorgeous selection. I love the mustard yellow cardigan,and totally second the 'anything stripy' part.

January 11, 2011 11:30 AM

Oh Sydney, you gem! Thanks so much for this - excellent choices!

January 11, 2011 11:41 AM

I just did some essentials posts for accessories the other day on my blog! :) I really love these options, and I'm pleased I have comparable items to almost all of these pieces in my closet(except, that yellow cardigan I'm dying for!); but then I guess that means no shopping trip for me :(

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January 11, 2011 11:42 AM

you have convinced me to try out the sparkle trend. hopefully i can pull it off as good as you! :)

January 11, 2011 11:42 AM

bare essentials are soo important! they make or break your ability to get outfits together!

January 11, 2011 11:42 AM

bare essentials are soo important! they make or break your ability to get outfits together!

January 11, 2011 11:45 AM

The sparkle tank, I want one! And a solid colored skirt too.

Just Better Together is having a giveaway!

January 11, 2011 12:00 PM

Thanks for all the great ideas! I love my leather jacket and have found myself wearing it all the time this winter :)

January 11, 2011 12:03 PM

Yes, a plaid button up is a total must!

Cay
January 11, 2011 12:05 PM

I believe this is one of the best lists of "must haves of 2011" I have seen! Half of these are already on my list too.. like a few great button ups, a solid colored skirt and dark pants. Good job:)

January 11, 2011 12:10 PM

I love the denim jacket and the striped ^_^

Great blog, I'm going to follow ;)


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January 11, 2011 12:39 PM

i love all your picks and ESPECIALLY the mustard cardigan (no surprise)!

January 11, 2011 12:54 PM

those pieces are great, and I also own some of them and love them ;-)

January 11, 2011 1:07 PM

i love your famous footwear purchases! i need to start looking there more!

January 11, 2011 1:35 PM

Loving this list. Ok, I am off to buy a solid color skirt now because you said so! =D

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January 11, 2011 1:37 PM

I just started a blog & yours is the first I'm commenting on. Mine still needs a lot of work, and I need to actually figure out how to use the darn thing, but I hope you'll check back. Reading yours was a huge source of inspiration for starting mine.
Thanks so much!

Hilary
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January 11, 2011 1:45 PM

I have a sparkly tank like that. I wish you would give some ideas about how to wear it not on New Year's Eve.

January 11, 2011 2:00 PM

i seriously need a good blazer. and a cute sparkly tank.

January 11, 2011 2:02 PM

How do you wear your sparkle shirt? I have on but i never know what to wear it with! I actually put it in my give away pile, so if you could post a picture that'd be great!! :)

January 11, 2011 2:22 PM

These are most definitely essentials for the winter! Love your picks & I am totally lusting over that striped cropped blazer!

XXXO
M

liz
January 11, 2011 2:34 PM

Yay, so glad I have most of them!

Lou
January 11, 2011 2:36 PM

I stumbled across your blog and have fallen in love....

Your blog is really good and I am like your 'Top ten winter wardrobe essentials'.

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January 11, 2011 3:42 PM

I would freeze if those were my winter essentials. :) I do love all of your choices though, specially the mustard cardigan, the plaided shirt and the leather jacket.

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January 11, 2011 3:57 PM

i love the denim shirt!

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January 11, 2011 4:02 PM

I was looking thru your posts and saw your family is wearing BSU shirts, where are you from? My husband and I live in Boise and are mega fans!

January 11, 2011 4:27 PM

mustard cardigan is my personal winter fav :)

January 11, 2011 4:38 PM

This is great! Have you done one just for everyday essentials?

January 11, 2011 4:39 PM

I have that same denim shirt and I have to admit I wear it an inappropriate amount. This is a great list of items.. you should do more posts like this! :)

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January 11, 2011 4:54 PM

Great picks, I was thinking I needed something mustard yellow... maybe a cardigan purchase is in order hmmmm what am I kidding a cardigan purchase is always in order.

January 11, 2011 5:15 PM

I found your blog somehow, not sure how...and I've been hooked ever since. There are a lot of fashion blogs out there, but yours keeps me coming back for more! You have a real future in writing. Keep it up!

Sincerely,
Aleyta

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January 11, 2011 5:19 PM

100% agree on all of your picks! I seriously need to pick myself up a denim shirt, like stat! XO

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January 11, 2011 6:17 PM

i also rocked a mustard yellow cardigan today.
super proud of myself now

January 11, 2011 7:00 PM
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January 11, 2011 7:01 PM

Gah, blazers. I have like 12 blazers. half of them black. I can't resist them. Cropped, boyfriend, fancy lining, pinstripe, navy, white with poofy sleeves. It's nearly a problem.

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January 11, 2011 7:39 PM

You hit everything dead on lady! I love a good leather jacket... it's so perfect all year round! :)

xo
Janelle

www.janellehaskin.etsy.com

January 11, 2011 8:05 PM

LOVE THESE LOOKS <3!

January 11, 2011 8:07 PM

These are ADORABLE! I'm doing a 30 for 30 right now, and this post totally inspired a lot of the clothing I picked out.

Go take a peek at my blog! <3
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January 11, 2011 8:25 PM

Syd,

Your photos are amazing. And your style is timeless.

Teodora

www.teodoraslookbook.com

January 11, 2011 9:05 PM

I totally agree with your picks! I especially love the mustard cardigan and boots. And I'm on the hunt for a chambray shirt, I've tried to resist but I'm obsessed!

January 11, 2011 9:35 PM

Great picks. I've been really into mustard colored cardigans lately. They seem perfect for everything.
My Heart Blogged

January 11, 2011 10:50 PM

what a cute blog you have!

this is kind of funny- we were in the same art class this semester (i can't remember if it was visual art or art history) but i always thought you looked so cute! and here you are... so cute!

hooray for rexburg... and boots!

January 11, 2011 11:29 PM

I totally agree with all of your choices! Love love love!

PS..wish we could come visit you in rexyrexburg :)

January 11, 2011 11:32 PM

ohhh I want your leather jacket! I'm looking forward to winter and mustard clothes

January 11, 2011 11:52 PM

I see you wearing these boots often & I love them to the max-- They really do seem to go with everything. Love your choices!!

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

elo
January 12, 2011 1:50 AM

tienes clase! me gusta el toque que le das a tus oufits! felicidades!

te sigo!


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January 12, 2011 7:43 AM

I definitely agree with you on these! I've been looking for the *perfect* sparkly top, but have yet to find it, unfortunately. Thanks for the inspiration!

January 12, 2011 8:09 AM

those boots... yessss.

did i tell you i got them in black too? couldn't help myself.

January 12, 2011 9:51 AM

These are great Winter essentials. I wear a lot of plaid during the season and stripes never get old!

Don't know why I hadn't come across your blog before! I love it and I love your style, I'm your newest follower : )

January 12, 2011 10:11 AM

I LOVE the boots! AND, I've got a closet full of stripes right now. Love it!

January 13, 2011 6:41 AM

I love these essentials! x

January 13, 2011 8:16 AM

Thank you for posting this! Now I have an excuse to go shopping! I need a good blazer and a good pair of boots.

January 13, 2011 11:33 AM

I'm posting this very late and I'm not sure you will even see this but I wanted to know how you liked the boots. The Madden Girl Zoiiee? If they fit well? I'm looking to get some!

If you do see this you can email me at

Leahferguson321@gmail.com

Thanks :)

January 13, 2011 12:20 PM

I want to raid your closet IMMEDIATELY!!

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January 13, 2011 4:36 PM

You are absolutely right!

January 13, 2011 4:50 PM

I love that striped blazer, it's such a great piece to mix into the gloomy winter days.

January 13, 2011 7:38 PM

GREAT PICKS! so cute :)

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January 14, 2011 12:49 AM

Love it and I think I need to go shopping :)

January 14, 2011 8:53 AM

soo true!
love it :D

Meg
January 14, 2011 12:05 PM

I tried to squint, but I just can't read it...what brand is the blazer? I love the print lining!

January 16, 2011 2:11 PM

I own those boots and wear them pretty much daily. perfect picks! :)

Meg
March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

I tried to squint, but I just can't read it...what brand is the blazer? I love the print lining!

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

I love that striped blazer, it's such a great piece to mix into the gloomy winter days.

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

I have that same denim shirt and I have to admit I wear it an inappropriate amount. This is a great list of items.. you should do more posts like this! :)

http://pieceofcakepeaceofmind.blogspot.com/

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

I love these essentials! x

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

I have a sparkly tank like that. I wish you would give some ideas about how to wear it not on New Year's Eve.

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

i love your famous footwear purchases! i need to start looking there more!

Cay
March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

I believe this is one of the best lists of "must haves of 2011" I have seen! Half of these are already on my list too.. like a few great button ups, a solid colored skirt and dark pants. Good job:)

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

The sparkle tank, I want one! And a solid colored skirt too.

Just Better Together is having a giveaway!

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

you have convinced me to try out the sparkle trend. hopefully i can pull it off as good as you! :)

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

Oh Sydney, you gem! Thanks so much for this - excellent choices!

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

love the yellow, but do these picks really keep you warm?

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

I agree with you 100% :)

March 25, 2011 1:36 PM

this is so perfect! i love these lists. you should make a different one weekly! like.. top 10 for beach vacation. top 10 for fall. etc. i'm inspired.

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