The 4 Winter Fashion Buys I'm Recommending to All My Friends

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Now that the weather is finally getting chilly, it’s become increasingly clear where the holes are in my wardrobe.

Fortunately, I’m pretty much an expert online shopper (it’s pretty much my job, after all). So after a ton of purchase and returns, I’ve finally settled on my four must-haves to help me survive the winter. In fact, I’m so obsessed with my picks that I’m recommending them to everyone I know. Check them out below.

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1. A Puffer Vest

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Thank god puffer vests have come back in fashion because they are seriously genius!

Winter is all about layering and puffer vests are perfect for throwing on over a chunky sweater or hoodie.

There are also tons of styles available right now from cropped vests to maxi vests, to belted vests. Popular brands vary as well with celebs opting for pieces from Entire Studios (Hailey Bieber), Wardrobe.Nyc (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), and Brunello Cucinelli (Jennifer Lopez).

Personally, I’m going with this Gap Black Duvet Belted Puffer Vest, which is giving off major sleeping bag coat vibes.

2. A Midi Teddy Coat

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Nicky Hilton wearing a Max Mara Teddy Bear Icon Coat
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Whether it’s in the form of a double breasted coat or a robe coat, teddy jackets have become a staple this season. Everyone from Beyonce to Taylor Swift has added one to their closet and its easy to see way. Teddy and faux fur coats are ridiculously warm and cozy, especially when you go with a longer silhouette.

Many are opting for coats in neutral colors like black, white, and brown with the most popular coat being the Max Mara Teddy Bear Icon Coat.

Since Max Mara is a bit out of my price range, I’m opting for an UGG White Double Breasted Teddy Coat instead.

3. A Leather Tote Bag

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Chrissy Teigen carrying The Row Black Classic Leather Tote
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Does anyone else feel like they end up lugging around a ton of extra stuff in the winter? Scarves, mittens, lip balm, hand cream, and other winter essentials quickly fill up my bag. Obviously, it’s time to ditch the micro mini bags from the summer and swap in a sleek leather tote.

Fashion girls seem to be going crazy for bags from The Row at the moment, with Rose Huntington-Whiteley, Suki Waterhouse, Chrissy Teigen, and Kendall Jenner all carrying the brand.

Since I currently don’t have $1.3K to shell out for a bag, I went with this Mango Black Shopper Tote Bag instead, which turned out to be the perfect size.

4. A Matching Loungewear Set

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Kim Kardashian wearing a SKIMS Grey Sweat Set
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I seriously can’t get enough of matching sets and I’m not the only one. Loungewear and sweat sets continue to reign supreme, with everyone from Rihanna to Jennifer Lopez endorsing the trend.

While there are pretty much endless choices when it comes to loungewear sets, popular brands among the “it crowd” seem to be Alo Yoga, Free People, Skims, The Row, and more.

After trying on a few different sets, I eventually decided to go old school with a cozy Fruit of the Loom Maroon Crewneck Sweatshirt and a pair of Fruit of the Loom Maroon Sweatpants.

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Lena Finkel
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella and The Feminist Health Source. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, Tiger Beat, and Sesame Workshop (aka Sesame Street). She loves all things Real Housewives and The Challenge. When she's not busy binge-watching TV, you can find her taking an absurd amount of photos of her tuxedo cat Tom.