It's December, and we've got a lot on the brain. Gift-giving. Party dressing. Holiday hosting. And, of course, building out our winter wardrobe. There's the essentials that consistently get you through the season: a chunky knit, a layerable turtleneck, a wool pea coat. But there's also those trend-driven items that pop up each year that, frankly, we have to have — and that's what the slideshow ahead is dedicated to.
If you've found yourself lusting over a pair of white boots, a patent trench, or an oversized cardigan, now's the time to, well, just go for it. And if you already have said pieces in your closet, now's the time to experiment with how you style them. While it may not officially be winter just yet, when the temperatures drop and you're trying to get dressed each morning, you'll be glad you added a few less-expected pieces into that whole jeans-and-a-sweater routine. Trust us.