As the weather gets colder, layering becomes the key to a winter-ready wardrobe. These five pieces are the absolute essentials to a comfy, cozy, and chic layered winter wardrobe - with a hint of boho Johnny Was flair, of course!

Must-Have Winter Style Staples

1. Black Leggings

Black leggings have become a wardrobe staple year-round, but during the winter months they're an absolute must. Leggings pair perfectly with boots, avoiding that awkward bulk-up that sometimes happens with jeans. For added warmth, pull a pair of chunky knit knee-high socks over your leggings. Then, pair with a tunic top or oversized knit sweater, a coat or vest, and any cold-weather accessories you like!
Celebrity Black Leggings Winter Street Style

Jessica Biel, Pippa Middleton, Kate Moss, and Jessica Alba wear black legging looks, from casual to polished.

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2. Shearling Coat

 Once temperatures drop, you're going to need a coat to throw on when you step out. A shearling coat is a classic boho-chic piece, not to mention a super comfortable way to beat the cold! The perfect topper to your outfit, whether you're dressed up or down!

Shearling Coat Winter Fashion Bloggers

The shearling coat is a fashion blogger favorite for the winter months!

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3. Velvet Dress

Velvet is making a serious comeback this holiday season! This luxe fabric adds a festive touch of glam to your outfit, especially when worn as a dress! For a super of-the-moment look, choose a dress with a fit-and-flare silhouette (flattering on all body types, as well!). Pair your velvet dress with heels, tights, and a wrap scarf for holiday parties or wear with leggings, flat boots, and a cozy cardigan for a more casual look!
Velvet Dresses on the Runway

Velvet dresses have made a statement on the runways of Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Diane von Furstenberg, and L'Wren Scott

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4. Cozy Wrap/Cardigan Coat

An oversized cardigan coat or wrap is a cold-weather must-have. Throw one on over your sweats to walk the dog or drive the kids to school in the morning, keep one at your desk for when the office gets chilly, or wear one with jeans and t-shirt for a simply chic daytime look. Choose a wrap with colorful aztec or flower embroidery for an added boho touch!
Celebrity Street Style Wrap Cardigan

Fashionistas from Halle Berry and Selena Gomez to Princess Charlene of Monaco and Vanessa Hudgens love their cozy blanket wraps

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5. A Printed Scarf (Or Two!)

 A bright printed scarf is an easy way to add a pop of color to your winter wardrobe! Throw on jeans and a sweater, and add a patterned scarf - voila, instant outfit! You can even layer multiple scarves in different colors and prints for a completely unique look.

Celebrity Street Style Printed Scarf

Famous fans of the printed scarf include Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, Ashley Olsen and Katie Holmes

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With these five must-haves in your closet, you'll be ready to take on the cold months in style!