10 Fall-To-Winter Swaps To Make Before You're Freezing

No matter how much Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping we've done, winter always seems to sneak up and catch us off guard. Of course, we all want to keep wearing our usual short-sleeve tees and backless mules for as long as possible, but there will come a time when the temperature (and the elements!) outside just won't allow for it.

So, not to be your mom or anything, but it's better to get prepared for winter before you're caught freezing your you-know-what off. That means taking full inventory of your wardrobe and making sure you're checking all the boxes of winter dressing — namely: warmth, warmth, and more warmth. Eventually, you'll have to swap out your trench coat for a puffer, your sheer socks for some thicker ones, and the rest of your closet for, well, Heattech everything. And when that time comes, you'll be ready. Here's everything you need for the first day that drops below freezing.

Those Hanes T-shirts are great and all, but it's time to upgrade to a fitted, long-sleeve tee made with 100% long-staple Egyptian Cotton. It looks just as good on its own as it does under your go-to chunky sweater.
Kotn The Fitted Longlseeve, $37.00 Buy
'Tis the season for a sophisticated wool trouser that will have everyone: "Are those vintage?"
Maison Margiela Checked Wool Wide-Leg Trousers, $690.00 $409.00, Buy
Your heeled booties and mules have treated you well, but you'll need some heavier, tread-sole boots on-hand for that first snow fall.
Prada Lace Up Leather Hiking Boot, $790.00 Buy
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With temperate fall weather slipping away quicker by the day, the time to swap light bomber jackets for something with a tad more padding is now. Our pick? This slim-fitting Arctic Parka by Woolrich; featuring a weatherproof Ramar shell, super warm duck down insulation, and removable fur trim. Classic, stylish, and totally practical.
Woolrich Women's Artic Parka, $695.00 Buy
In the fall, you can have fun with open-knits and lighter sweaters. But don't put off stocking up on some wool or cashmere ones, too.
Everlane The Wool-Cashmere Rib Oversized Turtleneck, $125.00 Buy
No winter outfit is complete without some fun socks to keep your toes toasty.
J.Crew Wool Trouser Socks, $12.50 Buy
Down scarves are a thing now, and if you want to feel like you never left your bed in the morning, this one will do just the trick.
Esprit by Opening Ceremony Printed Down Scarf, $90.00 Buy
A hat that's as warm as it is on-trend? Sign us up for the beret, all day.
Gucci Wool Felt Beret, $295.00 Buy
Heattech is our lifeline when winter gets real, so let's just say we're buying this turtleneck in every. single. color.
Uniqlo Heattech Turtleneck T-Shirt, $9.90 Buy
Last year's gloves have probably seen better days. Give them a rest and get your hands into some you won't dread putting on.
Topshop Knitted Leather Gloves, $48.00 Buy
Consider swapping your everyday sneaker for a merino wool pair. Who knew your kicks could be this cozy?
Allbirds & Outdoor Voices Women's Wool Runners, $95.00 Buy