Winter Closet Staples

By Betsy Daniels and Kate Jones

Navigate winters in Texas with these stylish essentials

Pictured: Photos by Breanne Johnson,

Texas winters can be tricky. One day, it’s 75 degrees and sunny and the next, you’re hoping your pipes don’t freeze during a weeklong snowstorm. When it comes to planning a seasonal wardrobe, we believe in starting with the basics and building around them.

Focus on how many ways you can style a piece. Let the trendier items be the accessories to your basics.

We tend to lean more on classic styles for our basics. They are the pieces that will take you from year to year, season to season.

Betsy styled a striped turtleneck into a tailored look that can be worn to happy hour with jeans or with slacks to stand out in the office. With a sherpa lined pleather vest and sneakers, it’s a downtown look ready for Saturday brunch with the girls. For those colder days, a trench coat and chunky boots is a classic look for any day.

Kate chose to style a white button up with a unique printed skirt to contrast the clean and simple top. Worn under a sweater, the collar elevates the look paired with trendy combat boots. In colder weather, a puffer vest is a relaxed look for running errands around town without too many layers.