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5 Winter Staples Every Gen Xer Needs to Have in Their Closet

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As the clocks turn back, the sun sets a bit earlier and the leaves turn colors; you start to realize the weather isn’t the only thing that’s changing – now, your wardrobe needs to follow suit.

While winter makes it easy to wear oversized everything, this doesn’t always have to be the case. As a woman in her 40s and beyond, how can you stay stylish and fashionable while also staying warm?

Here are 5 winter staples you need to do just that:

#1: Monochrome Loungewear

Due to the pandemic, loungewear may have been the norm the past two years, and you can keep it that way and still be fashion-forward with a tiny tweak … make it monochrome.

When purchasing loungewear, be sure to get them in sets as well as in the same color. There’s nothing like a monochrome outfit to make you look fashionable. You can dress loungewear up or down with accessories and different shoes.

#2: Knit Skirts and Dresses

Knit is a winter staple – but did you know you don’t just have to get knit tops? In fact, investing in knit skirts and dresses is a quick way to dress up this warm material and feel feminine.

You can pair them with warm tights and above or below-the-knee boots to add some extra oomph.

#3: Belted Colored Coats

One quick way to instantly stand out in a crowd is to pick outerwear that isn’t the usual shade of black or grey. Instead, opt for colored coats in red, beige, pink and other lighter tones.

While you’re at it, look for coats with waist belts to help accentuate your waist, creating more shape and dimension.

#4: Leather Puffers

Believe it or not, many of the trends you grew up with are coming back in style. One way to keep warm and bring it back is to own some leather puffers.

Not only will they keep you warm, but they’ll freshen up your look while also remaining age appropriate.

#4: Sweater Sets

Just like loungewear, matching sets are all the rage nowadays for Gen Xers. You can count on these versatile sets to keep you warm, no matter what your style is.

From cardigan sets to V-neck sweater sets, to everything in between – sweater sets are a great way to stay fashionable and warm at the same time.


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